The Renegade Rip

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...

Twist of fate unites ‘sisters’ separated at birth

Natalie Bonomo of the Old Gold and Black
Wake Forest University

February 7, 2002

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (U-WIRE) — Two Wake Forest University freshmen that were born in the same hospital room within hours of one another have been reunited in a remarkable twist of fate. Freshmen Emily Word and Anna Hight had no idea they were going to see each other for the first time in over 18 years when they arrived in Winston-Salem for freshman orientation in August. On...

BOOK REVIEWBook proves educated people have moments of stupidity

Dan Hanson of The Clause
Azusa Pacific University

February 7, 2002

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AZUSA, Calif. (U-WIRE) — In the realm of scholarly study it is healthy from time to time to take a step back and laugh at oneself, but who wants to do that? Serious self appraisal often leads to severe blows to the ego and leads one to ask hard questions about the intellectual value of their work. You're treading on dangerous ground there, friend. I say, better to laugh...

COMMENTARYBush learns no lessons from tax cuts

Charles Donefer of The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Johns Hopkins University

February 7, 2002

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BALTIMORE (U-WIRE) — This just in: Taxes are used to fund the operations of government that would not be possible without them. This may come as a shock to some reflexive anti-tax conservatives, who see taxes as nothing more than a burden on the people that must be lifted at any cost, no matter what the situation. This line of thought is best exemplified in the logic...

MOVIE REVIEW’John Q’ takes health care system hostage

Corinne Marshall of the Columbia Daily Spectator
Columbia University

February 7, 2002

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NEW YORK (U-WIRE) — There are a few characters and plotlines in "John Q," a film directed with little subtlety by Nick Cassevetes, but these elements are just padding around the message that the health care system neglects the average Joe or John Q. (Do you get it? John Q. Public — he's Everyman!) John (Denzel Washington) is a church-going, tastefully God-fearing...

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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