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SATIREPlaying Santa not all fun and games

Amber Garcia

December 20, 2001

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Editor's note: The following story is a ficitional satire of the perils faced by volunteer mall Santas. Crowded shopping malls, crying children, an empty wallet and being forced to see family members and treat them like family. 'Tis the season to be jolly my ass. Although I'm still recovering from the Thanksgiving tragedy at my house— the tragedy being having to wear a p...

TWO GUYS AT THE MOVIES’Behind Enemy Lines’ a must see

Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson

December 6, 2001

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Editor's note: Rip staffers Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson speak candidly about "Behind Enemy Lines," a new movie in theaters. This commentary piece contains profanity and adult content. Daniel Hunt: "Todd, I make no bones about it. I really think this movie kicked ass. Not because it was intellectually superior to those movies that I usually like but just the action ...

ALBUM REVIEWMcCartney returns

Maria Eutsler

December 6, 2001

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Paul McCartney gets it right once again. From his years with the Beatles to his years in Wings and also his solo career, one thing has stayed the same: the greatness of his music. McCartney's latest solo album "Driving Rain" is filled with lyrically moving songs and the sweet harmonies that have made this brilliant songwriter a rock icon. "Driving Rain" is McCartney's first...

Wall to carry Olympic torch

Jessica C. Millman

December 6, 2001

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Many dream of being part of the Olympic Games. Bakersfield College business professor Dr. Chuck Wall gets to be a part of that dream. On Jan. 16 he will carry the Olympic torch for a short distance between Ventura and Santa Barbara. "This is going to be great fun," said Wall, who teaches Speech 1 and Human Relations. "It's quite an honor to be selected." Wall's friend Darlene...

International students fear flying home for the holidays

Estella Aguilar

December 6, 2001

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Some international students want to go home for the holiday break but are afraid of flying. "I would really love to go home but I won't because of the problems with the planes. My mother was telling me, 'I would love to see you, but don't come,'" said David Saliba, vice president of the Intercultural Student Association. "After it happened (the bombing) my thoughts were,...

Students in hot water over credit

Micayla Elliott

December 6, 2001

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You're trying to get your education, while working a part-time job, living on your own, buying your own food and utilities. Your student loans aren't quite paying the costs, and that old bomb of a car your parents gave you breaks down every other day. If you're like the majority of college students, your middle-class family can't afford the costs of college. You're stuck. But...

‘Ask me later’ about procrastination

Ryan Knaggs

December 6, 2001

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When BC student Marianne DeSilva was asked to express her view on procrastination and how it relates to college, she replied, "Ask me later." Students procrastinate in everything. Studying for tests, math homework, reading that novel for history or English class. All of these are often put aside and are dealt with at the last minute. Many students find that they work better...

The Curves play for the girls (and the music)

Amber Garcia

November 29, 2001

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Who says there's nothing to do in Bakersfield on the weekends? There's always something going on with the local music scene, and there are plenty of bands rising from the depths of obscurity and into the limelight of Bakersfield stardom. One such band is The Curves, four 18-year-olds (as they put it, "until we feel like turning 19") who can rock out, tell a good joke and a...

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 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...

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