The Renegade Rip

Campus Pep Band will energize home games

Amber Garcia

September 21, 2001

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 21, 2001

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 21, 2001

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 14, 2001

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 14, 2001

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...

Hollywood’s Most Coveted Idol

Liz White

August 24, 2001

The 73rd Annual Academy AwardsDateSunday, March 25TimeLive pre-show coverage begins on ABC at 3:30 p.m. with the awards show starting at 5:30 p.m.HostSteve MartinPresentersMichael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Annette Bening, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Juliette Binoche, Hilary Swank, Nicolas Cage, ...

MOVIE REVIEWStars don’t live up to expectations in new film

Shannon Powell

August 24, 2001

"THE MEXICAN"StarringBrad Pitt, Julia Roberts and James GandolfiniDirected byGore VerbinskiRunning Time123 minutesRatedR (violence and strong language)I am a huge fan of Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. Roberts is funny and warm. Pitt is sexy and smart. But in the new box office release "The Mexican," I found few of those traits in the characters played by Roberts and Pitt. I was disappointed from ...

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