The Renegade Rip

How to contact local legislators

February 6, 2003

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SENATE Roy Ashburn 18th District District offices 901 Tower Way Suite 202 Bakersfield, CA 93309 or 5001 California Ave. Suite 105 Bakersfield, CA 93309 323-0443 Sacramento office State Capitol Room 2068 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 445-5405 E-mail [email protected] Dean Florez 16th District District office 2550 Mariposa Mall Suite 2016 Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 264-3078 C...

Opinion: Get a room, just not a classroom

Amber Garcia

December 5, 2002

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The next time you sit down in your psychology or History of Rock'n'Roll class, just think of this: Someone else may have participated in the horizontal polka in the exact spot you are parking your rear end. Alarming? You bet your ass, or someone else's, that is. The Rip recently reported that two naked people were caught doing the nasty in the Fine Arts 30 auditorium, where...

‘Bumfights’ give distorted view of homeless

John Vodopija

December 5, 2002

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Cold and alone on the streets, a homeless man is suddenly approached by a man wearing khaki pants and a friend carrying a camera. All of a sudden, the homeless man is bound up with duct tape and drawn on with a marker. The man in khaki talks into the camera in a horrible Australian accent while the homeless man wriggles around scared and confused as to what is happening to...

Chicanos need new department

Richard Rodriquez, BC M.E.Ch.A. historian

December 5, 2002

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To all those that oppose the Chicano Department, I would like to say that you should do some research on the history of the Chicano Movement. America makes up only 4 percent of the world's population; however, it uses about 40 percent of the world's resources. Do not get me wrong, I do not hate America. I love America, but I hate the corrupt many that control America. Many...

GADE FEEDBACK:

Courtney Ross

December 5, 2002

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Where would you have sex on campus? Why? Valerie Bailey, psychology: "I would go inside the child care building because there is a private bathroom." Nathan Ford, history: "I would have sex anywhere if I did not care about getting caught." Kristen Wood, administrative office assistant: "I will never have sex on campus because there are too many people." Danny Cruz, human...

Measure G: Let’s not break taxpayers’ trust

Demethrasis Blackmon

November 14, 2002

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With the passing of Measure G, Bakersfield College and all of the other colleges in the Kern Community College District will share $180 million in bond funds. This money will be used to upgrade aging facilities, build new classrooms and install modern equipment to prepare the colleges for the inevitable enrollment explosion that has been predicted for the future. This seems...

Hearings focus on high book prices

Jennifer Hubbell

November 14, 2002

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What is the point of publishing the same book year after year, and changing a few words and then calling it a new edition? ?The point is for publishing companies to make money. ? If students have to buy new textbooks every semester, instead of being able to buy them used from other students, it can cost the average student up to $1,200 a year just in books. It doesn't make...

Ballistic ‘fingerprints’ may not be answer to shootings

Jennifer Hubbell

November 14, 2002

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The recent sniper attacks have embedded a sense of fear into lawmakers and citizens everywhere. ? The newest plea for gun safety is to record the ballistic "fingerprints" embedded in a firearm as they are manufactured and sold. This would become standard procedure for all Californians wanting to purchase a firearm, along with the background checks that are already done. State?Sen....

Mudslinging buries political issues in state governor’s race

Chris Keeler

October 31, 2002

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The California governor's race is solely based on the attack of ideals, business records and personal pasts. It is just like an old fashioned mudslinging contest. Gray Davis has been fronting his campaign on the idea of making Bill Simon look like a crooked businessman, while never even mentioning the politics in this political race. In rebuttal to Davis' extremely negative...

Tuesday is your chance for change

John Vodopija

October 31, 2002

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For some reason "vote" has become a four-letter word to the just-over-18 crowd. This is kind of odd because if Nelly was running for governer of California, hoards of Carson Daly wannabes would jam the voting booths. Why not put someone cool in charge? Believe it or not Ronald Reagan was an actor and even did movies with chimps! Even Arnold Schwarzenegger is thinking about...

It’s time for youth to flex its power

Demethrasis Blackmon

October 31, 2002

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Californians are some of the most powerful people in the world. In fact, the youth of California has the power to shape the world we live in today. That's why every election year in this country there is a major push for the youth to flex their power and vote. However, ever since 18-year-olds obtained the right to vote in 1972, fewer and fewer young people have made their...

Voting is as fun as a midterm

Anissa Segovia

October 31, 2002

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That time of year is already here, the time when people who sit outside of the stores and ask whether you go in or you come out, "Excuse me, ma'am but are you registered to vote?" It always seems as though I'm in a hurry and I just don't want to be botherd and at that moment I feel like screaming, "If people want to vote, they're going to go ahead and vote when they're ready...

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