The Renegade Rip

Event revs up safe sex

Bianca Franco, Highland High School
and Daniel Cacopardo, East Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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Did you take your dad anywhere special on Father's Day? The Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan organization, also known as M.E.Ch.A., of Bakersfield College had a unique car show on Father's Day on the Bakersfield College soccer field. M.E.Ch.A. put on the car show to provide information about safe sex, how to have safe sex and to promote abstinence. It was also to...

Fewer teens lighting up

Vanessa Galatas
Highland High School

June 26, 2002

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Teen smoking is on the decline due to the increase of cigarette prices, said Roberta Lawson program consultant for the California Department of Health Services. The cost of cigarettes is between $3.80 and $4 per pack. "I think if cigarettes keep going up in price smoking will decline even more," she said. In the last eight years, teen smoking has dropped 46 percent, according...

FEATURE PHOTOBaby Blaze booster

June 26, 2002

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Two-year-old Jillian Hill stands on the railing to get a better look at the Blaze game on June 20 at Sam Lynn Ball Park. See Blaze coverage in Sports.

Dance class helps build confidence

Elizabeth Gregory

May 9, 2002

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Bright plaid clothing, funky hairdos and tennis shoes express a new style of dance, according to Bakersfield College dance instructor Eve-lyne Thomas. That style was expected to be exhibited during a recital Thursday when her modern dance class was slated to perform in Campus Center. "Modern dance doesn't really say a certain story," Thomas said. "It's an expression of a...

TOP STORY’Guilt by association’

Rachel Cribbs

May 9, 2002

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A Bakersfield College Foundation grant writer once was investigated by the FBI for fraud, embezzlement and extortion. But Michele Bresso, director of marketing and public relations, maintains that all potential employees undergo background checks and only the best candidate is hired for the job. The grant writer, Adrienne Herd, who once worked for the Kern County Housing...

It’s a wrap

Tami Olivares

May 9, 2002

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Less than half of students who apply for graduation at Bakersfield College actually attend the commencement ceremony. Sue Vaughn, director of enrollment services, said the college has been accepting applications for graduation since Jan. 1 through April 1. She said she has had a little more than 800 applicants but normally only about 300 attend commencement. Although numbers...

Japanese family travels to Bakersfield for graduation

Elizabeth Gregory

May 9, 2002

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Take three years in the United States away from a loving and close family in Japan, add unfamiliar cultural experiences along with some obstacles that can make living feel intimidating, and - presto - the life of Bakersfield College exchange student Nozomi Nagumo can be seen at a glimpse. Nagumo is known for her contagious smiles, self-expression and being loud with family...

Student writers place in districtwide literary competition

Reagan Ives

May 9, 2002

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League For Innovation contest winnersBC WINNERSShort StoryFirst place: "Danielle," Julia KennedySecond place: "Marriage: Always About the Cleaning," Joshua OchoaThird place: "Jessie and Mom," Susan DamantPersonal EssayFirst place: "It's Funny What You'll Save," Dana MartinSecond place: "You Don't Know Jack," Dana MartinThird place: "The Imminent Shopping Ordeal," Rachel CribbsPo...

Cinco de Mayo

May 9, 2002

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M.E.Ch.A. kicked off May by celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Bakersfield College May 1 and 2. Festivities at the two-day event included the band Mariachi San Marcos performing on campus for students. Horses pranced in the free speech area as part of the celebration. Carlos Verlas performed lasso tricks for the crowd of BC students and faculty. Later, singers performed with Mariachi...

Eye in the Sky

Rachel Cribbs

April 25, 2002

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Finding a hobo asleep in a park in Bakersfield is just another nightly occurrence for George McNinch and Norm Canby. "I've got a hot spot on the infrared camera," said Canby during a recent Sunday evening patrol above Bakersfield. "It just turned out to be a hobo asleep. We find a lot of hobos asleep in areas like Central Park." McNinch and Canby are both deputy sheriffs...

Forensics team debates their way to national championships

Demethrasis Blackmon

April 25, 2002

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The message at the end of Bob Lechtreck's e-mail gave a poignant message: "Putting out fires, and damn good debaters." For all of the students who are shy about performing in front of live audiences, the study of forensics just may be the key to overcoming this natural phenomenon. "Forensics helps you figure out who you are," said Helen Acosta, director of forensics at Bakersfield...

TOP STORYBC icon remembered by friends, coaches

Leanne Cave

April 25, 2002

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Friends spoke passionately about the impact that Gil Bishop, former director of athletics and basketball coach at Bakersfield College who died April 17 at the age of 88, had on the community during his memorial service on Monday. "A lot of you have great memories and stories to tell about Gil," said Don Pruett, during the service at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Bakersfield....

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