The Renegade Rip

George Martin

Ryan Knaggs

October 18, 2001

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Looking out over a crowd of 9,000 people, George Martin, organizer of the 17th annual Bakersfield Business Conference held at California State University, Bakersfield, on Saturday said, "We need to be brave if we're going to be free." This statement was needed as a response to the concerns of security at the conference. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, security...

Run government like a business

Ryan Knaggs

October 18, 2001

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This year’s Bakersfield Business Conference was host to many speakers who claimed to be business gurus or financial “wizards.” Andrew Cuomo was a guest who preached that even the wizards don’t have any idea about the future status of the nation’s economy and that government should be run like a business. Cuomo served as secretary of Housing and...

Legend speaks of hope for peace

Amber Garcia

October 18, 2001

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An American hero got the audience on its feet, cheering and waving flags. John Glenn, a former Ohio senator and NASA astronaut who first orbited Earth and the oldest person in space, received a huge ovation when he walked out onstage at the Bakersfield Business Conference. He spoke of the space program, the terrorist attacks and what the future holds. Glenn said the space...

Letters inspire Martin to continue organizing conference

Rachel Cribbs

October 11, 2001

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It was the letter from a lady in Elk Grove that brought tears to George Martin's eyes, convincing him to organize the Bakersfield Business Conference once again. "Each year when it is over I think I'm not going to do it again," said the managing partner of Borton, Petrini & Conron, LLP. "This is a big undertaking and it takes a toll on you. Then you get the wonderful letters...

BPD starts college beat Monday

Daniel F. Hunt

October 11, 2001

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An armed Bakersfield Police Department officer will begin patrolling Bakersfield College Monday. It will be the first time in the school's history that an armed officer from an outside law enforcement agency will be assigned to the campus. Senior Officer John Jamison is assigned to the campus and will begin his duties Oct. 15. Jamison has been on campus most the week meeting...

Vibrant Visions

Maria Eutsler

October 11, 2001

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When Bakersfield College graphic arts teacher Nelson Richardson was attending Santa Monica College, friends said he’d never get a job in art. “So, of course, whenever people tell you not to do something, you do it,” he said. Today, 24 years later, his passion for art remains strong. “It’s a very competitive field,” said Richardson, who is a p...

Do You Like Scary Stories?

October 11, 2001

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The Rip does, and we want to see your scary stories. The writer of the scariest story will receive $20 in free movie passes to Pacific Theatres and have his or her story published in The Rip. All entries will be published in our online edition. The contest deadline is Monday, Oct. 22. To send us your stories, register, login and submit them through the Letters to the Editor section on this Web site. Entries...

Twice the Play

Amber Garcia

September 27, 2001

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A flourish of uncomfortable dresses, ruffled shirts and a rushed but content look on the actors' faces. This was the scene at a 17th annual Kern Shakespeare Festival rehearsal. And they haven't even gone on stage yet. For four weeks now, the actors, directors and "techies" have been rehearsing the two plays "The Winter's Tale" and "As You Like It." While the crew will tel...

Mailroom move prompts concern

Henry Franco

September 27, 2001

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After more than 30 years in the same location, the Bakersfield College faculty mailroom is making a change. The mailroom is being merged with shipping and receiving, bringing its new home to the BC Bookstore. Philosophy professor Dr. Jack Hernandez said the campus community will be affected by the move, which is expected to happen in late October. "As the college has spread...

Muslim student drops BC after harassment

Estella Aguilar

September 27, 2001

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She was minding her own business eating breakfast on Sept. 11 in the campus cafeteria when it happened. The 20-year-old biology major, who was dressed in a skirt, blouse and a hÖjÖb, a traditional scarf, was surprised when two white male students approached her. “(Expletive) you. Go back to your country. Go back, you terrorist A-rab,” one of the young men told...

Transfer Day attendance affected by national crisis

Maria Eutsler

September 27, 2001

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Although Transfer Day is normally a large event at Bakersfield College, the devastating terrorist attacks on America on the same day greatly affected the turnout. Those at the event were more concerned with world events than anything else. “Indeed many students were home with their families,” said Vivian Mason, transfer student services coordinator at BC. “The...

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...

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