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El Dia de los Muertos

October 31, 2002

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M.E.Ch.A. celebrated the Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos, Wednesday with a shrine in front of the Student Services building. To honor the memory of those who have died, the shrine included a variety of items, including whiskey and cigarettes. The day, which is traditionally celebrated in Mexico and parts of the United States, dates back thousands of years when it was...

Instructors say site proves useful in deterring plagiarism

Archer Sierra

October 31, 2002

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Some Bakersfield College teachers are using high technology to catch students who cheat. The Web site is called turnitin.com. It is a free service offered to instructors at member colleges of the California Virtual Community College system, an organization with which BC is affiliated. There are about 37 instructors who are registered to use the Web site, said Dr. Greg Chamberlain,...

The Royal Treatment

Leanne Cave

October 31, 2002

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For Mario Grijalva and Stacy Elizabeth Segeberg, the 2002 Homecoming was something special. It marked the first time in Bakersfield College history that the king and queen were representatives of the Deaf Club. "To my knowledge, this is the first time that the king and queen have been chosen from the Deaf Club," said Andrew Bickers, director of student activities. "The Deaf...

Voters to decide KCCD upgrades

Demethrasis Blackmon

October 31, 2002

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On Tuesday, citizens will be asked to cast their votes on a $180 million bond measure that proposes to update and renovate Bakersfield College buildings, as well as those of the two other colleges in the Kern Community College District. Measure G, which is a bond that allows improvement projects to take place on all of the KCCD campuses, will be used for the BC, Cerro Coso...

Program helps firms to train employees

Amber Garcia

October 31, 2002

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It's possible that Enron may have avoided a huge scandal if officials had sought the advice of the Corporate and Community Services of Bakersfield College. Located in the downtown Weill Institute, CCS provides training for businesses and organizations that want to improve the efficiency of their workplaces. They have provided their services in the past to companies like Sears,...

Mailroom lacks heating, cooling, staffers say

Tami Olivares

October 31, 2002

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Tight quarters, miserable weather and safety concerns have made mail duties unbearable, according to a Bakersfield College mailroom employee. Grace Gastelum, a delivery clerk, said that temperatures during the summer reached sweltering peaks in the mailroom, which was moved earlier this year into a loading dock area behind the bookstore. The staff relied on fans and a humidifier...

‘Smoke Signals’ to be shown today

October 31, 2002

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The Native American Cultural Awareness Club is hosting a film festival in honor of November, proclaimed by President Bill Clinton in 1994 as National American Indian Heritage Month. The club will show "Smoke Signals" today, "Thunderheart," on Wednesday, and "Dance Me Outside," on Nov. 14. The films will be shown in the Fireside Room at 11:45 a.m. "We want to promote awareness...

Carville shuns media

October 31, 2002

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James Carville, a Democratic strategist known for his entertaining and emotional remarks, spoke at a recent fund-raiser for the Kern County Democratic Party at the DoubleTree Hotel. He refused to allow reporters to hear his speech.

‘Being a Latina is important to me’

Anissa Segovia

October 24, 2002

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Establishing a Chicano Studies Department can't be done by edict, according to Dr. Sandra Serrano, Bakersfield College president. "I have no authority nor does the (Board of Trustees) or the chancellor have any authority to establish a department by edict," Serrano said during a recent interview with The Rip. She discussed the controversy over establishing a Chicano Studies...

Campus ponders new Iraqi conflict

Lorenzo Miranda

October 24, 2002

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Bakersfield College student Jenny Ramon has had some disturbing dreams lately about the turmoil between the United States and Iraq. "I was watching the news the other day and I had a dream that they were bombing," said Ramon, a liberal studies major. "Yeah, I'm not worried," she added, sarcastically. However, other BC students say it will never reach the point of war. "I...

The road to royalty

Jennifer Hubbell

October 24, 2002

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It was a dance contest with no music. Yet that didn't slow down the moves in Campus Center. Deaf Club candidates won the dance contest during Wednesday's Homecoming festivities. Stacy Elizabeth Segeberg and Mario Grijalva of the club acted out a romantic scenario before breaking into a dance with no music in front of a crowd of supporters. The contest was one of many being...

Professor swims from Alcatraz to S.F. during event

Mary Lamkin

October 24, 2002

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This Alcatraz swimmer is no escapee. He is, in fact, Bakersfield College's own Dr. Clark Parsons. On Sept. 14, Parsons swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco, more than 13/4 miles, in the Alcatrz Invitational. Parsons, 62, an instructional technology specialist who works in the faculty computer lab, decided to try the swim after hearing a woman at a Fort Ord conference...

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