The Renegade Rip

Students should fight higher gas prices

Jennifer Ruiz

March 20, 2003

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Compared to the glorious price of $1 per gallon, the cost of gas has become ridiculous in the past three months. Californians are paying more than $2 per gallon now. In Northern California regular unleaded is up to $2.49 a gallon, according to MSNBC News. Bakersfield and the rest of Southern California is not too far behind. Gas prices have also increased because of a fear...

Letter to the editor

Robert Hamilton, BC student

March 20, 2003

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If the state budget crisis will result in a tuition increase at community colleges, then it behooves our illustrious instructors to check the price tag on the textbooks they require for their classes. The average cost for a textbook is at least $60. The instructors get, for evaluation, free copies of any textbook they want from the publishers. They seem to have little regard...

OPINION: Long Road to Equality

Daniella Williams

March 6, 2003

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Women's History Month serves a dual purpose. It is a reminder of those who fought for women's independence, like Dolores Huerta. It also serves as a reminder to women, as well as men, that the fight for independence and respect is not over yet. Woman's fight for freedom in America has continued for more than 200 years and is still going. It first took written form in 1792 with...

OPINION: Top universities should reflect diversity

Victor Garcia

March 6, 2003

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Affirmative action is still an effective tool in the college admissions process and should not be abolished. The case that is going to the Supreme Court involves the University of Michigan's admissions point system. Out of a total of 150 possible points, a student can earn up to 110 for academics and 40 for factors such as residency, according to a Newsweek report. Being from...

OPINION: Affirmative action policies amount to racial discrimination

Jennifer Hubbell

March 6, 2003

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The primary purpose of affirmative action is to expand the opportunities of minority students at universities and colleges, but instead it has hindered the opportunities of other students on the same campuses. The admission standards of colleges and universities should be based on knowledge and achievement, not on race. It is wonderful to give all races the same chances to...

OPINION: Students plan Capitol protest of budget cuts

Nader Mojibi-Yazdi

March 6, 2003

Filed under Opinion

A 'March in March' On March 17, students from all over California are rallying for community colleges in Sacramento to show their dissatisfaction with the recent budget cuts. The event will take place at the Capitol in Sacramento from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We, the Associated Students of Bakersfield College, are leaving Bakersfield at 5 a.m. on March 17, and are looking for more...

OPINION: It’s time for United Nations to take down Saddam

Jarrod M. Graham

February 27, 2003

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The United Nations must act against Iraq before Saddam Hussein launches an attack using weapons of mass destruction. On Monday, countries on both sides of the issue offered proposals to the U.N. Security Council. On the side of war, the United States, Britain and Spain called for military action against Saddam's government, while France, Germany and Russia proposed a plan...

OPINION: ‘Logic of peace’ calls for more U.N. inspections

Victor Garcia

February 27, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Declaring war on Iraq is wrong. What is the purpose of going to war with Iraq? It has "weapons of mass destruction," according to President Bush. Bush chooses not to mention one thing, though. Iraq is not the only country that poses a threat to the United States with weapons of mass destruction. There are numerous countries that pose a bigger threat to the United States...

OPINION: Californians can take control through recall of Gov. Davis

Jennifer Mills

February 27, 2003

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Last November Gov. Gray Davis ran for re-election, and Californians voted him in as "the lesser of two evils." But American citizens have the right to choose who runs their state, and many are fighting for a recall to remove him from office. Because of the terrible condition California has been in under his watch, Californians should take a stand against the governor and help...

Opinion: Student involvement offers various opportunities

Nader Mojibi-Yazdi

February 20, 2003

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Did you know that participating in extracurricular activities could improve your chances of getting better placement in universities, internships, jobs and other programs? Bakersfield College offers many opportunities for students who want to be involved in such activities. Campus clubs There are several clubs at BC that meet on a weekly basis and schedule activities on and...

First Person: Space exploration must continue despite tragic loss of shuttle Columbia

Jarrod M. Graham

February 20, 2003

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For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by the stars. Not the kind you find in Hollywood, but those little twinkling points of light way up in the night sky. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. I wanted to hop on a rocket and go explore those little points of light. I wanted to visit the other planets in the solar system. I read books about red giants,...

Opinion: A Time For Cultural Reflection

Jennifer Hubbell

February 20, 2003

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By Jennifer Hubbell Opinion Editor For the past 77 years, February has been dedicated to educating Americans about the history and culture of African-Americans. But how often during the month, or the year even, do you hear anyone mention the man who started the tradition of Black History Month? For years, African-Americans were viewed by many as "a race of men which has never...

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