The Renegade Rip

New adviser helps ASBC find focus

Henry Franco

November 15, 2001

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Starting a new job in the middle of a hectic time isn't easy. Just ask Andrew Bickers, who started his position as the new director of student activities at Bakersfield College a week before Homecoming activities. "Student activities has a lot of responsibilities for that week, so it's been a little crazy, but fun crazy," he said. "You get to know all the people and all the...

FEATURE PHOTOSoccer Slam

November 15, 2001

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BC player Kim Sherret, left, hits Lilina Ledn during the soccer game against Glendale last Friday. BC and Glendale tied 1-1.

No staff layoffs at BC

Rachel Cribbs

November 15, 2001

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No classified staffers at Bakersfield College will lose their jobs due to layoffs, according to an agreement of understanding signed by district officials Tuesday, said Del Allen, classified union president. Allen said that the only college in the district that will have classified layoffs is Cerro Coso. "There will be no layoffs at BC, the district or Porterville," he said....

PHOTO ESSAYSalute to Veterans

November 15, 2001

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Two months after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, patriotism was at an all time high Saturday at the Veterans Day parade. ...

Students not told about latest threat

Jessica C. Millman

November 15, 2001

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RELATED LINK→ Take a look at Bakersfield College's evacuation plan map. Evacuation_Plan.pdf (482 KB)Many students may not have realized it, but Bakersfield College recently received another bomb threat. And the reason students may not have known about the threat is that campus administrators made the decision not to tell students or to evacuate classes. The threat happened Nov. 1, two days after a bomb threat had officials evacuating th...

Bomb scare forces campus evacuation

Jessica C. Millman

November 1, 2001

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RELATED COVERAGE→ "Calling the school switchboard at 8:40 a.m. with a bomb threat is not funny — not anymore," says Opinion Editor Daniel Hunt in this week's "Simply Put" column, in which he discusses his thoughts on the bomb scare. OPINIONBakersfield College was evacuated early Tuesday after the school received a bomb threat. No one was injured during the evacuati...

Hoffman family plans to sue for safer roads for cyclists

Daniel F. Hunt

November 1, 2001

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Grant Hoffman wants to make the roads safer for bicyclists and motorists. That's why he and his sister, Kirsten Hoffman, plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Bakersfield in the alleged wrongful death of their father, Bakersfield College health professor Norm Hoffman. "We want to find out if the city was negligent," he said. "My pops would have wanted us to check it...

Night of Spirit

Leanne Cave and Ryan Knaggs

November 1, 2001

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Renegade spirit ran rampant in Memorial Stadium Saturday night as clubs and floats were paraded and hopeful king and queen candidates waited anxiously during "Medieval Madness" Homecoming night. Just west of the practice field, clubs made last minute preparations for their floats. Homecoming candidates were waiting for their time to shine as they also prepared their waves ...

National/World News

November 1, 2001

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House of Representatives backs expansion of NATO From Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted strongly in favor of expanding NATO and released $55 million to aid several Eastern European nations in their bid to join the alliance. By a vote of 372 to 46, the lower chamber of Congress passed the Freedom Consolidation Act, ...

Anthrax scare prompts mailroom gloves

Henry Franco

October 25, 2001

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In response to the nationwide anthrax scare, the Bakersfield College mailroom is taking some precautions, in response, said mailroom coordinator Louise Farris. In addition to posting safety steps on the wall, the mailroom employees are wearing rubber gloves. "We're on alert," she said. "Everyone here knows what to do if something happens." The workers have been wearing gloves,...

New bookstore provides more services for students

Estella Aguilar

October 25, 2001

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Bakersfield College unveiled its newly renovated bookstore at the beginning of the fall semester. The bookstore, which cost about $800,000 to renovate, has been improved in many ways. Much of the merchandise has changed. The bookstore now has purses, wallets, umbrellas and other items to appeal to college students. Located in the back of the bookstore is an ATM, which was...

Staff braces for district layoffs

Rachel Cribbs

October 25, 2001

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Seventeen classified staffers at Bakersfield College may be laid off according to Del Allen, president of the classified employee union. But the number of classified staffers at BC and throughout the Kern Community College District who could lose their jobs seems to change daily, said Steve Eso, president of the faculty union. What is known is that the decision of how many...

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