The Renegade Rip

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 PERSONQuick fix of budget may last lifetimes

Jennifer Hubbell

February 6, 2003

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How many students are going to be quitting school because they cannot afford to continue? With tuition fees being raised for the coming semesters, the question of "How am I going to get through school," is one that many students now face, including me. I am taking 17.5 units in an attempt to get through school as fast as possible so that I can start building my career. With...

COMMENTARYFor students, it’s time to raise hell

Jennifer Mills

February 6, 2003

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Three thousand students in Kern County will be pushed away from affordable education next fall. And 200,000 students in California will be set back from opportunity, unable to achieve their education and career goals. All of this will happen because of a state budget deficit that is expected to increase community colleges' per unit cost to $24 and cut Bakersfield College's...

Bakersfield College ‘cannot be paralyzed’

February 6, 2003

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Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from an interview with BC President Dr. Sandra Serrano on Jan. 31. I believe that students need to be aware of how their futures are going to be affected by the drastic budget reductions proposed for education, but specifically California community colleges. I believe if students don't understand the impact of the budget reductions, then t...

Increase a ‘tax on students who can least afford it’

February 6, 2003

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Bakersfield College is facing the greatest fiscal threat since its inception nearly 90 years ago. The California budget crisis, with its series of impending budget reductions, does not bode well for our students, our employees or our community. The state budget shortfall has already had serious consequences for BC and the Kern Community College District. This past spring,...

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...

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