The Renegade Rip

Fire up the Grill

Sueraine Valderrama

September 27, 2001

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The Alumni Association of Bakersfield College held its 47th annual barbecue at Memorial Stadium last week, its main fund-raiser of the year. Friends and family were welcomed and for entertainment, the new and improved BC Renegade Pep Band performed. The program also consisted of introducing the 2001 football team and cheerleaders as well as the seasonal sports of this year. "This...

Rodeo keeps interest with exciting events and hot cowboys

Rachel Cribbs

September 27, 2001

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By Rachel Cribbs Editor in Chief I love cowboys. It's official; I love cowboys. I have never seen so many good looking guys concentrated in one place in my life. Where are these hot guys in tight jeans? The Kern County Fair Rodeo of course. The Friday night PRCA Rodeo at the fair was amazing. The night included team roping, professional bull riding and steer wrestling. Now,...

BC continues to increase in enrollment

Daniel F. Hunt

September 20, 2001

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The parking lots, lunch lines and the classrooms are more packed than ever. Bakersfield College faculty and students are used to having crowded conditions in their classes and the bookstore during the first few weeks. This year, they can see the enrollment increases everywhere. According to the Admissions and Records Office, through Aug. 30 the number of students enrolled...

United We Stand

Rachel Cribbs

September 20, 2001

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Fighting tears as she looked out over a group of college students, Bakersfield College President Dr. Sandra Serrano said that America will “not be defeated by acts of terrorism.” On Sept. 14, a day declared by President George Bush as a national day of remembrance, at 9 a.m. the Associated Students of Bakersfield College held a prayer vigil for the victims and s...

Local concert ends in violence

Micayla Elliott

September 20, 2001

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A free rock concert, organized to raise money for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks on the United States, ended in the violent beating of a 32-year-old Bakersfield man at Stramler Park on Sunday evening. No arrests were made, according to Detective Mary DeGeare, spokeswoman for the Bakersfield Police Department. Witnesses say Frank Olds was moshing in front of the...

BC parking creates problems for students

Demethrasis Blackmon

September 20, 2001

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Students at Bakersfield College are confronted with a sometimes-frustrating predicament before they even set foot on the campus. The parking situation, on and off the school grounds, has left some students literally driving around in circles. The start of the fall semester, with the addition of even more students this year, keeps most of the parking lots full, especially...

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...

‘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...

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