The Renegade Rip

Comedian lifts crowd’s spirits

Daniel F. Hunt

October 18, 2001

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Longtime funny man and Emmy award-winning actor Tim Conway graced the stage after lunch and brought laughter and comedy to a mostly somber business conference. Conway entertained the crowd with his take of the airline industry, growing old, dieting and visiting the doctor's office - all things he said he's experienced recently. He poked fun at pilots who talk over the intercom. "Can...

`I’ll be back’

Amber Garcia

October 18, 2001

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Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't lie. He was back. The former Mr. Universe, star of "Conan the Barbarian," "The Terminator" and devout Republican swept on stage and whipped the crowd into a cheering frenzy. And this was before he even started speaking. If anyone in the audience doubted Schwarzenegger was an action star who wouldn't have anything real to say, they may have been...

Eating disorders: appetite for destruction

Amber Garcia

October 11, 2001

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It's hard for most people to think of food as an enemy. It's not hard for someone suffering from an eating disorder. In a society that places a high value on appearances and acceptance, there is tremendous pressure on people, particularly young women, to fit that external conformity. According to Dr. Katherine M. Smith, a clinical psychologist in Bakersfield specializing...

FIRST PERSONAnorexia survivor says help saves lives

Estella Aguilar

October 11, 2001

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Six months ago I was battling a life-threatening disease: anorexia. I was anorexic for six months, starting last fall. One evening I was out on a date with a guy I was head over heels for. He asked me how I stayed so thin. I told him it was just a combination of high metabolism and exercise. He said to me, "Well, you need to stay thin.” From then on, my life change...

‘Meet Your Prof’

Ryan Knaggs

September 27, 2001

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The Associated Students of Bakersfield College sponsored "Meet Your Professor Day" in the Fireside Room on Tuesday. This event was organized to let teachers and students meet in an informal setting away from lectures, notes and tests. From noon to 3 p.m., students were given the opportunity to talk with instructors one-on-one. ASBC President Sumeet Batth explained why students...

Campus closes early Friday to save energy costs

Henry Franco

September 27, 2001

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A Friday noon closing on the Bakersfield College campus is the latest change resulting from California's rising energy costs. A college decision was made this summer so that BC can save money. "The closure is expected to save up to $32,000 in energy costs," said Brent Rush, public information specialist at BC. "We have seen a lot of rate increases over the last year, so that...

FEATURE PHOTOWaving in the Wind

September 27, 2001

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An American flag hangs from the Bakersfield sign at Buck Owens Boulevard and Sillect Avenue in support of the United States after the recent terrorist attacks.

Campus Pep Band will energize home games

Amber Garcia

September 20, 2001

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For five years, Bakersfield College had no band of its own at home football games, but now the Pep Band is back. "Both community and students, people, and the BC community has demonstrated a lot of positive feedback about it," said Robert Martinez, director of instrumental music. "They're all happy about it, including myself." For most members, it's about time. "I've been...

Batth outlines ASBC goals

Daniel F. Hunt

September 20, 2001

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The new Associated Students of Bakersfield College president, Sumeet Batth, wants every student to know that her door "is always open" and that if a student has something to say, she wants to hear it. ... She spoke during a press conference in The Rip office recently to reporters about the need to improve the “cohesive” relationship of students and the campus itself...

FEATURE PHOTOHitting the books …

September 20, 2001

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Stephanie Tingley, a Bakersfield College freshman, enjoys the solitude and beauty of a sunny morning while studying near the Math/Science building recently.

MOVIE REVIEW‘Jay and Silent Bob’ director targets loyal fans

Micayla Elliott

September 13, 2001

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Longtime fans of the so-called “New Jersey Chronicles,” which includes “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” “Chasing Amy” and “Dogma,” have finally got the full dose of the loud mouthed pothead Jay, and his silent sidekick in a trench coat, Bob. The finale of this series is called, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” These...

ALBUM REVIEWLocal band’s `real’ music has potential to last a long time

Maria Eutsler

September 13, 2001

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With their self-titled debut album, "Adema," the local boys join the ranks of Korn and Orgy for getting the Bakersfield music scene out to mainstream audiences. In a post-grunge music genre filled with manufactured boy bands and pubescent pop divas, this new generation of alternative music is a mixture of angst-ridden lyrics, fueled by pounding drums, thrashing guitars and...

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