The Renegade Rip

Identity crisis

Maria Eutsler

November 29, 2001

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A woman of Latin descent denies her race in a scene from "Latin's Anonymous." "She is in denial of her heritage," said Kimberly Chin, the director of the play. "She says that her name is not Garcia that it is Garsa, that she really is French and not a Latina. So she goes to this woman who's kind of like an Oprah Winfrey type, and tells her that she's going to dye her hai...

‘Gades go for gold in Potato Bowl

Leanne Cave

November 29, 2001

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will host the Antelope Valley Marauders in the 50th Annual Invitational Shrine Potato Bowl on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The 'Gades have participated in 25 previous Spud Bowls and have recorded 16 victories. "This is a prime sporting event," said Frank Blua, assistant coach for the Marauders. "I would like to acknowledge the Kern County...

BPD officer settles into campus role

Daniel F. Hunt

November 29, 2001

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Instead of going to jail, students who commit minor offenses often are escorted to the office of the dean of students, according to Sgt. Jess Soto, BC campus police chief. That's a big change from what many police officers experience during a typical day. Escorting students to the dean instead of arresting them is one example of how minor crimes are handled in college environment. "That...

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...

Muslims stress that Islam does not condone terrorism

Estella Aguilar

November 15, 2001

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Islam does not equate to terrorism. That is the message that the Bakersfield College Muslim Student Association presented at a seminar Wednesday titled, "Distinguishing Islamic Beliefs and Teaching From Extremism and Terrorist Attacks." About 50 people attended the event. The seminar featured Islamic scholars and clergymen. Topics that were discussed included Islam, terrorism,...

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.

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 ...

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