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‘This is too big to be real’

Ryan Knaggs

September 13, 2001

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Reactions on campus from the tragic terrorist attack Tuesday on the United States ranged from disbelief and sorrow to feelings of anger and retaliation. The tragedy felt close to home even though it happened across the country. Ken Smith, a 24-year-old student majoring in computer science, has four family members who worked in the World Trade Center. "I feel nothing but pain...

BC officials emphasize safety after attack

Daniel F. Hunt

September 13, 2001

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The terrorist attack on New York City and Washington, D.C., may seem far removed from the campus of Bakersfield College, but teachers, administrators, classified staff and students are feeling its impact. The attack on the two major U.S. cities was presumed to be the act of a terrorist group or groups and the thought of any attack on campus may seem far-fetched, but on Tuesday,...

BC Reactions

September 13, 2001

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"We're a microcosm and in this situation we rally together. We provide the support that is needed, we were all affected." Dr. Sandra Serrano BC president "This is a major tragedy. I used to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the bomb squad and this is typical of mass destruction. Because it was so typical, it was very successful. It will take several months t...

Officials deem city safe, secure

Daniel F. Hunt

September 13, 2001

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Mayor Harvey Hall and city officials want to assure that they are ready for any violent attacks against the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Hall, with Chief of Police Eric Matlock and Fire Chief Ron Fraze, met with City Manager Alan Tandy shortly after the initial attack on the World Trade Center in New York. At a Tuesday press conference on the steps of the City Council Chambers,...

Public prayer vigil at Liberty Bell draws crowd downtown

Amber Garcia

September 13, 2001

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Alicia Zuniga could not talk about it. The Bakersfield College student wept during a Tuesday prayer vigil as she discussed the terrorist attacks on the United States. "If we're going to do this, we need to take it seriously," she said about the prayer vigil held downtown in front of the Liberty Bell. "We need to join together more often. If we're gonna have unity, we need...

Houchin Blood Bank puts out urgent call

Rachel Cribbs

September 13, 2001

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A line of concerned Bakersfield residents were ready to roll up their sleeves at the Houchin Blood Bank on Truxtun Avenue for those injured in the Tuesday terrorist blast. "Ever since we opened at nine, we've been busy," said Linda Kyle, director of nurses for the Houchin Blood Bank. "I would guess that we've already done close to a 100 (donations)." The waiting room was...

Welcome to the online edition of The Renegade Rip

August 31, 2001

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Check out our first edition Sept. 14 for the latest news affecting you, the students, staff and faculty of Bakersfield College. Thanks for your patience, Jarrod M. GrahamOnline Editor

Classified buyouts

Rachel Cribbs

August 23, 2001

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Fear of layoffs has caused morale among Bakersfield College classified staff to plummet, say several classified employees. While classified staffers may face layoffs, teachers and administrators are enjoying recently approved raises. "We are in crisis mode," said Debi Brockman, classified senate staff president. "This is lousy timing by the district. We are already understaffed...

STAFF EDITORIALAnti-solicitation

Ryan Knaggs

August 23, 2001

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Bakersfield College is about learning, reading, writing and oh, yeah, money. BC generates money through many entities, such as the bookstore, food sales and soda machines. But why does BC allow vendors to set up shop within our hallways in orders to make money for themselves? We’ve all seen the guys selling incense by the Fireside Room or the people selling pictures...

Web Extras

August 23, 2001

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Bookseller? Looking for a cheaper alternative for textbook purchases? Find a deal you like in The Rip's Bookseller. Post your used booksBC Web Directory? A listing of Web sites created by members of the BC community, everything from academics and sports to bands and businesses. Get your site listedMore Web extras ......

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August 23, 2001

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Seminar targets eating disorders

Vanessa Boutwell

August 23, 2001

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RELATED LINKS→ edreferral.com: Dedicated to prevention and treatment of eating disorders and provides free information.→ something-fishy.com: Chat rooms and message boards for people suffering from eating disorders.→ tel-a-teen.com: Help line for youth victims.→ zyworld.com: Essays, poems and old diary entries from a bulimic.Today, society considers the ...

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