The Renegade Rip

BC panel explores alternative careers for women

Edelith Obas

March 20, 2003

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While she was growing up Robin Mangarin wanted to be on TV. That's one reason she decided to become a reporter. But she soon realized that being a broadcast journalist involved much more than just wanting to be on TV. "It's all about providing the public with not only information that could change their lives but the stories that you wouldn't hear if it weren't for what we...

Monster of a show

Jeff Eagan

March 6, 2003

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function openSlideShow458(){window.open(slideshowpath + 458,'selectUser',config='scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');}Click here to view slideshow Centennial Garden was transformed from a multifunctional event arena to a pulpit for the ministers of power, horsepower that is. For two days the United States Hot Rod Association hosted the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam in the converted dir...

‘Eve’s Journey’

Coumba Tamboura

March 6, 2003

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A Bakersfield College art instructor continues her introspective images of women in her latest exhibit, "Eve's Journey." The 19 drawings on display at the Arts Council of Kern Gallery on K street are a continuation of an earlier project. initiated by instructor and department chair Chalita Brosset Robinson. A few years ago, Robinson showed 12 pieces of drawings illustrating...

Blind student balances school, working and guide dog Dimitri

Edelith Obas

March 6, 2003

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Dane Geer kicks away his vision challenges, determined to stay in school and live on his own. "Sometimes I have a hard time doing my homework," said the 24-year-old Bakersfield College student. Geer is enrolled in three classes at BC and works in the cafeteria three hours a day, five days a week. He is not completely blind, but can only see straight ahead. Geer cannot see...

‘Old School’ puts new spin on college party movies

Dominic Troffer

February 27, 2003

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Watching "Old School" fills you with that "I'm gonna go out and do that" feeling that you get after watching a movie like "Rocky" or "Good Will Hunting." You know what I'm talking about. You leave the theater and, if only for a second, you are determined to go out there and become something greater than you ever thought you could be. On the other hand, "Old School" inspires...

Poetry, artwork celebrate heritage

Jeff Eagan

February 27, 2003

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In celebration of Black History Month, Bakersfield College's Martin Luther King Jr. Center welcomed the public to attend a recital of African-American poetry. It was an intimate night as a small crowd gathered at Barnes & Noble Booksellers to view artwork and recite their favorites. Among the best was a stirring rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a...

Rocked like a hurricane

Jeff Eagan

February 20, 2003

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As I entered Centennial Garden that night the hallways were crammed with a motley assortment of busty, leather clad middle-aged women, aging metal heads, and the occasional mullet. I was sure it wasn't the '80s, but the nostalgic atmosphere and festive enthusiasm could have fooled me. Fervent metal veterans vocalized their excitement and suspense with yells that reached even...

Tips for those who blew Valentine’s Day

Amber Garcia

February 20, 2003

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For those pagans who celebrated Valentine's Day last Friday, you now have either another year to bask in the warm glow of your love for another, or re-enact repeatedly in your head all of the things you did wrong. While Feb. 14 is considered to be the most romantic day of the year, it also is a ruthless consumer ritual composed of rules which no sane person (mostly myself and...

Student, 73, continues learning after lifetime of careers

Mary Lamkin

December 5, 2002

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Patience, persistence and hard work have been James Gibson's tickets to success over the years. He still enjoys challenges, including being one of BC's oldest students. Gibson, 73, always seen on campus in a suit and tie and walking with a cane, is a COBOL 16 student here at Bakersfield College. He travels to BC on a bus from Lancaster, a six-hour round trip, two days a week...

Whatta zoo!

Tami Olivares

December 5, 2002

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Owners and their pets strutted their stuff during Pet Fest 2002, held at Silver Creek Park recently. Dogs showed off their talents at the annual amateur Frisbee toss. Exotic animals, including snakes, were on display and local retailers gave away free pet goodies. The highlight of the day came when Buddy the K-9 made a grand appearance. Buddy, a mechanical German shepherd riding...

Natural Wonders

Mary Lamkin

November 14, 2002

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My love of photography took root when I began hiking five years ago in the mountains of Flagstaff, Ariz., and during these past three years in the diverse mountain and desert areas of Kern County. Kern County has given me the beauty of the Mojave Desert and the waters of Lake Isabella and the Kern River. All have been food for my spirit. During my hikes, I savor the sights, ...

Remembering the brave

Tami Olivares

November 14, 2002

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Natalie Aranda made sure to tell her children why there was a Veterans Day parade happening Monday. The Bakersfield resident said her children understood that some people have fought and died for the freedom of our country. "It is usual for us to come to all parades," said Aranda. "But I told them today was special." Aranda's daughters, 7-year-old Alexis and 4-year-old Anyssa,...

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