The Renegade Rip

Senate decides not to lower officer GPA requirement

Reagan Ives

April 11, 2002

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Student government leaders decided Wednesday not to lower the grade point average requirements for students running for office. The current standards are 2.4 for executive board officers and 2.3 for senators in the Associated Students of Bakersfield College. On Wednesday, the senate voted 5-4 to keep the current requirements. If the average had been lowered, elections may...

HANGIN’ OUTBC joins the ‘real world’ with MTV tryouts

Jessica C. Millman

March 14, 2002

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"I want my MTV ..." Well, last weekend Bakersfield's demand came true, when MTV came to town to cast for its new reality series. They held an open casting call on the Bakersfield College campus, and I went out to see what all the fuss was about and exactly why people would show up. This was not for the ever popular "Road Rules" or "Real World" reality shows, but a new show...

Faculty retirees look forward to politics, projects and travel

Jarrod M. Graham

March 14, 2002

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When she retires in May after 33 years, Bakersfield College speech professor Dr. Mary Copelin is going to miss her students the most. "I learn a lot from students, and I have learned a lot from students," she said. "I just appreciate that connection you have with students, especially seeing students who are a little bit unsure of themselves come in and just grow and do things...

Literary magazine deadline approaches

Reagan Ives

March 7, 2002

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Submission guidelinesSubmissions for Eclectica must be received by Tuesday.Each piece submitted must be typed and should include the title of the piece, the page number and your Social Security number in the top right-hand corner of each page. (For art and photography, please put your information on the back of the piece.) Your name should not appear anywhere on the piece.All art and pho...

Professors exhibit variety of multimedia art

Amber Garcia

March 7, 2002

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Robert Frost once gave a reading of his poetry and was asked to explain what a certain poem meant. He answered by reading the poem again in its entirety. Thus, poetry is what poets do. The same concept can apply to the art world, and it is considered blasphemy to ask an artist the eternal question, "What is art?" However, Bakersfield College photography professor Harry Wilson...

Longtime BC faculty members set to retire

Jarrod M. Graham

March 7, 2002

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Three campus police officers among classified retireesA number of Bakersfield College classified employees have filed their retirement papers as well, according to Sharon Miller, BC human resources assistant.Campus police officers Joe Johnson and Barbara Mickey are on leave until their respective retirement dates of March 31 and April 1. Johnson has been at BC 17 years, while Mickey has...

HANGIN’ OUTIn search of the perfect cafe latte

Jessica C. Millman

February 28, 2002

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The world can be divided into two groups of people: Those who drink coffee and those who don't. I fall into the former category. My mission was not impossible: Drive around Bakersfield and sample what the coffeehouses have to offer, and who stacks up against whom. My credentials: I work at a Starbucks. Griping aside about evil corporations out to destroy the world, I love...

MOVIE REVIEW’Collateral Damage’ sees the return of the old Arnold of violent action films

Lorenzo Miranda

February 28, 2002

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Arnold Schwarzenegger movies are basically made up of three main elements: a man grunting, special effects and action wizardry, and a healthy dose of heavily accented one-liners. The latest Arnold flick, "Collateral Damage," comes up short on all aspects, disappointing even the most die-hard fans. As usual, Schwarzenegger plays the heroic common man, a Los Angeles firefighter...

Money from parking violations helps pay for maintaining lots

Elizabeth Gregory

February 28, 2002

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Issuing tickets is not a primary concern for campus police at Bakersfield College, according to campus police Sgt. Jess Soto. "You can't say, 'Each year I want to write this many tickets,' because there is no such thing as a quota as far as we're concerned," Soto said. "Our sole purpose on this campus is not to write tickets ... but to provide service to the college community...

TWO GUYS AT THE MOVIES’Mothman’ lacks plot, story line

Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson

February 21, 2002

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Editor's note: Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson speak candidly about "The Mothman Prophecies," a new movie in theaters. The commentary reflects how many young men talk about sex, women and movies. This article contains adult content. T: " 'The Mothman Prophecies' is a thriller, a science fiction, a fantasy and a romance all rolled in to one." D: "When I went into the thea...

Event provides a showcase for films

Lorenzo Miranda

February 21, 2002

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Hard work and anticipation turned into a learning experience for two aspiring filmmakers from Bakersfield College and their two-person crew at the second annual Kern Film Festival held at the Fox Theater. BC students William Hoschele, Aron Vietti, Robyn Olague and Adrienne Lopez made a short film, "The Chase," that was a finalist in the inaugural short film contest that...

Online sites help combat growing Internet plagiarism trend

Neeta Varshney of The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University

February 7, 2002

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EVANSTON, Ill. (U-WIRE) — Northwestern University students often stretch themselves into as many activities and classes as possible, and the constant grind of term papers and analytical essays only worsens the stress. Students could choose to invest the research, time and thought into producing an original composition, or they could fall for the easy solution that is...

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