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MOVIE REVIEWThe wizard, the witch and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Jessica C. Millman

November 29, 2001

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Magic spells. Flying broomsticks. Wizards and unicorns. Goblins and witches. From early childhood, children believe that somewhere in the world, magic exists. If they can just find it, magic will be theirs to possess, their power to rule. And then children grow up and find that the world is just too small to hold magic. This helps explain why the "Harry Potter" book series,...

TWO GUYS … AT THE MOVIESOf men and movies

Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson

November 15, 2001

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Editor's note: Rip staffers Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson speak candidly about "Shallow Hal," a new movie in theaters. The commentary reflects how many young men talk about sex, women and movies. This article contains profanity and adult content. Daniel Hunt: "Do you consider this movie a dramedy?" Todd Swenson: "I consider it more of a comedra." Daniel: "I do as well, simpl...

MOVIE REVIEW’Riding in Cars’ takes high road to rewarding finish

Rachel Cribbs

November 1, 2001

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Every girl can identify with Beverly Donofrio. She is young, idealistic and has dreams of a life spent with the perfect man. Except for one small problem: She got pregnant at the age of 15. Drew Barrymore portrays Donofrio in the movie "Riding in Cars With Boys." The film is based on the true story of Donofrio, who wrote the memoir in 1990, "Riding in Cars With Boys: Confessions...

Forensics wins awards this semester

Maria Eutsler

November 1, 2001

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The Renegade Forensics Team has won numerous awards this year. At September's Raisin Center Invitational, the team took home more than a dozen awards and also came in second place in the community college division. In October, the team took part in two back-to-back senior level tournaments. They went up against students from such colleges as Arizona State University, USC...

MOVIE REVIEWWashington is one bad cop

Estella Aguilar

November 1, 2001

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"Training Day" is a non-stop action flick about the lives of two cops, one who is a good guy and his partner, a corrupt, bad guy. Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) is the "fresh-faced daisy" rookie who only became a police officer to "take the bad guys off the street, and bring justice to all." His bad-ass partner, Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington), is the bad cop, who is just like...

Figure drawing class studies nude models

Jessica C. Millman

November 1, 2001

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The room is crowded with brown easels, all of them centered around a raised base in the center. The base is cleared, except for a single chair. Here is where the model poses and the figure drawing class begins. "People outside the art world, I think, are not always clear about what we do," said Chalita Robinson, referring to her figure drawing class, which uses nude models. Robinson...

TV REVIEWA bold new ‘Enterprise’

Jarrod M. Graham

October 25, 2001

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Just when you think it's finally seen its final frontier, "Star Trek" always has a way of revitalizing itself, and that's exactly what it did with the launch of "Enterprise," which premiered Sept. 26 on UPN with the two-hour episode "Broken Bow." Rather than taking another group of boring, politically correct Starfleet officers and putting them aboard another starship some...

MOVIE REVIEWLong, strange movie worth the trip

Ryan Knaggs

October 25, 2001

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If you plan on seeing David Lynch's new film "Mulholland Drive," you might want to consult a travel agent, because this movie is a trip. David Lynch, a director well known for his obscure, eerie and often ambiguous films, such as "Blue Velvet" and "Lost Highway," pulls out all the stops with this film he directed as well as wrote. The movie takes place in Los Angeles, the...

Students win cash prize for ‘innovation’ in poems

Gerardo Delgadillo

October 25, 2001

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Two Bakersfield College students won the League of Innovation's literary competition. Tony Rodriguez, 32, won first place and $500 in the national competition for his poem "Christmas with Kim," and Dana Martin, 32, took third place and won $100 in the national level for her personal essay, "The Elephant." According to Rodriguez, his factual poem was based on events which...

Scary Stories

October 25, 2001

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"The Dare" By Misty Nelson Special to The Rip Editor's note: "The Dare" is the winning entry in The Rip's scary story contest. It was black as night. The electricity had been out for some time. The room was deathly silent, having not been lived in for years. The last family had left in a hurry, it was said. The small one bedroom house was considered haunted. His friends ha...

`Have faith and let it go’

Rachel Cribbs

October 18, 2001

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young will never be as big as Mickey Mouse, he told the Bakersfield Business Conference Saturday. Young discovered this when he rode on a float in a parade at Disneyland wih Jerry Rice and Mickey. After the parade, the three of them got off the float and saw two children sitting on a step looking bored. But then the younger child...

REVIEWBernadette Peters brings touch of Broadway to Bakersfield

Amber Garcia

October 18, 2001

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You may want to hate Bernadette Peters, but she wins you over with her charm. Most women who talk like babies annoy me, but I guess she can get away with it seeing how she's impossibly adorable. She slinked on stage in a curve-hugging dress redder than her famous ringlets and did a lot of Broadway numbers, prompting the woman sitting behind me to say, "Why doesn't she sing...

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