The Renegade Rip

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....

TOP STORYBC center directors to be reassigned

Elizabeth Gregory

April 18, 2002

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RELATED STORY EDITORIAL: The budget cuts in counseling and other student services have the potential to cause problems with the success rates of students at BC. OPINIONThe Bakersfield College Chicano Cultural Center will not be eliminated due to budget cuts, but its director will be moved to another position, according to Cornelio Rodriguez, center director. And the same thing will happen to Dr. Wil...

Memorial stirs memories of vets

Tami Olivares

April 18, 2002

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Denise Short placed a red rose in front of the granite wall that contained her uncle's name. She was 9 years old when her uncle, Noel Bruce Witmer, 20, of McFarland, died in 1971 while serving in the Vietnam War. She said she has never been to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and was happy to hear that a replica of the monument came to Bakersfield. "We didn't talk...

Students face longer classes, shorter semesters

Lorenzo Miranda

April 18, 2002

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The upcoming summer break will be a week longer than previous years at Bakersfield College thanks to the new 16-week semester. But when students return in the fall, they will spend longer periods of time in class to complete all the requirements in a shorter semester. The 16-week semester will cut off two weeks from the original 18-week schedule. This cut will increase the...

CONCERT REVIEWGreen Day burns Blink-182

Amber Garcia

April 18, 2002

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For one night, I was a believer in punk-pop. Dressed in a green Blink-182 shirt, cargo pants and black Converse so as to blend in with the faceless crowd, I entered the Centennial Garden, where the smell of posers hung heavily in the air. Yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen, the Pop Disaster 2002 Tour kicked off in Bakersfield on Wednesday, and its co-headliner, Green Day,...

Custodian videotapes vandalism

Tami Olivares

April 11, 2002

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The Kern County District Attorney's Office filed vandalism charges on Feb. 27 against a Bakersfield College food services employee for allegedly scratching a campus custodian's car. Pamela Jane Miller is accused of scratching a 1993 green Toyota Camry belonging to veteran campus custodian Edison Cruz. Miller denied this during an interview. Cruz said he had noticed scratches...

TOP STORYBC cuts counselors, classes

Elizabeth Gregory

April 11, 2002

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Bakersfield College students will find it harder to see a counselor next year and may see fewer classes offered because of budget cuts, according to campus officials. "It's sort of a bad budget year," said Steve Eso, president of BC's faculty union. "We will be having to make potential cuts." Due to a shortage in state funds, community colleges are required to make reductions...

Packard takes plunge at Spring Fling

Rudy Llamas

April 11, 2002

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Despite low attendance, Spring Fling was a success, said Andrew Bickers, director of student activities at Bakersfield College. "I try never to equate a successful event with numbers of participation," Bickers said. "As long as some had a great time, I think it was a success." Spring Fling, which was held March 18-22, featured many games and prizes during the week, which...

Bond proposal to upgrade BC

Rachel Cribbs

March 14, 2002

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The Kern Community College District needs $200 million to be brought into the 21st century, according to Linda Quinones-Vaughan, executive director of external relations and administrative services. That's why she hopes the district board of trustees will approve placing Proposition 39 on the November ballot. "I was proposing a master plan campaign for the foundation board...

‘God Loves BC’

March 14, 2002

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God loved Bakersfield College this week. The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship sponsored a week of activities as part of "God Loves BC" week. The week began with the band JITOW (Jesus Is The Only Way) performing for an hour in the Campus Center. Tuesday included a free raffle and students expressing their beliefs through chalk drawings in Campus Center. On Wednesday, the...

Salary increase in the works for faculty members

Reagan Ives

March 14, 2002

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A tentative agreement has been reached regarding teachers' salaries, giving faculty more than a 20 percent raise during the next three years. Union officials and district Chancellor Dr. Walter Packard announced the agreement this week in a joint e-mail. Packard could not be reached for comment because he was out of town, according to Kellie Van Westen, his administrative...

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