The Renegade Rip

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...

FEATURE PHOTOMTV Calling

March 14, 2002

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Ambei Stapleton, left, of MTV, conducts an interview with LeeAnn Barragar, center, and Gretchen Twisselman at the network's open casting call last Friday. See story in Features.

Equestrian Excellence

Reagan Ives

March 7, 2002

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The wind was kicking up and so were the horses at the Intercollegiate Horse Show at Robertson's Stables in Bakersfield. "This wind is going to make it interesting," said Kathi Hickerson, the BC Equestrian Team coach, and teacher of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) class at BC. For BC, the show was successful. The team went on to receive numerous ribbons...

Le¢n lectures on ‘uppity women’

Rachel Cribbs

March 7, 2002

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Vicki Le¢n is an uppity woman. She has written more than 28 books in her 59 years, four of which are about other uppity women. She is a woman who chose to have a career and writes books for a living. Le¢n pays tribute to "unsung women" by writing about them in her Uppity Women series. She gave a lecture about her work on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Bakersfield College Forum...

Despite disabilities, students pursue dreams

Rudy Llamas

March 7, 2002

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High School Day for students with disabilitiesBakersfield College will invite high school juniors and seniors with disabilities to spend the day on campus March 19.Morning tours will be offered that focus on academic and vocational programs available, as well as lunch and an afternoon information display about programs available through California's Department of Rehabilit...

FEATURE PHOTOPerilous Pickle

March 7, 2002

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BC third baseman Rya Baker tags a Ventura player Thursday. See story and additional photos in Sports.

Food for the Mind

Demethrasis Blackmon

February 28, 2002

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Andrea Caldwell used a key chain flashlight as incentive for students to voice their opinions regarding what they felt was necessary to shed a better light on parts of Bakersfield that they felt were neglected. Caldwell presented a workshop in Forum East on the Project Reach Mentor Program. "It's always important to stimulate your mind and to get some intellectual food for...

Memorial work begins

Daniel F. Hunt

February 28, 2002

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The concrete has been poured for the Norm Hoffman Memorial which is slated for completion March 16. A ceremony that day will highlight the contributions that the late Bakersfield College professor had on the college, its students and the community. Coinciding with the memorial's finish, the Bakersfield City Council is expected to proclaim that date as Norm Hoffman Day, according...

City leaders discuss ideas, issues

Elizabeth Gregory

February 28, 2002

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Potential leaders filled the seats in the East Forum and Humanities rooms at Bakersfield College. For three hours, local high school students learned about leadership, responsibility community involvement and decision-making at the first Student Leadership Conference hosted by the Center for Political Education at BC. High school students also had the opportunity to interact...

BC hopes growth will pay off soon

Rachel Cribbs

February 21, 2002

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Bakersfield College enrollment increased 12 percent during the fall semester, according to Sue Vaughn, director of enrollment services. But the college will have to wait until next fall before finding out if it will be paid by the state for its growth. While BC grew 12 percent, 6 percent of that was over its intended target. Vaughn said that by exceeding that number, BC...

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