The Renegade Rip

Letters to the Editor / April 26, 2002

April 25, 2002

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Fashion is a luxury, not a necessity I'm writing in response to the article printed in the April 12 edition of The Renegade Rip. The article was titled "Fashion Emergency: Rolling backpacks, last season's styles, don't belong on campus." Frankly, I was quite offended by the message Ms. Millman conveyed in her article. She showed an obvious standing against fellow studen...

STAFF EDITORIALElection gives students chance to flex power

April 25, 2002

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Coming to therip.comNot sure who you're going to vote for in the election? Over the next couple of weeks, therip.com will be posting campaign statements from candidates as we receive them, as well as the endorsements of current ASBC President Sumeet Batth.Voting is the cornerstone of American democracy. As citizens, it is our civic duty to vote in every election, and the upcoming el...

‘Gade Feedback / April 26, 2002

Tami Olivares and Melissa Smithee

April 25, 2002

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What is the most unusual thing you remember learning in high school? Amy Roomsburg, Political Science: "My U.S. history teacher in high school told me George Washington was an idiot." Omid Sharbati, Business/Economics: "It always pays to make friends with the security guards." Mercy Ozaeta, Undeclared: "The odor of formaldehyde from dissecting a fetal pig and real...

Farewell

Rachel Cribbs

April 25, 2002

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Rachel Cribbs Editor in Chief Four semesters ago when I came to Bakersfield College, fresh out of Bakersfield High School, I didn't plan to work on The Renegade Rip. I had already completed four years of journalism on the Blue and White and was going to focus on my English major. However, that all changed when Editor in Chief Bryan Swaim, also from BHS, asked advisor Kathy...

COMMENTARYCity pushes its religious agenda on the public

Jessica C. Millman

April 18, 2002

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On May 15, Bakersfield Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan will present to the Community Service Committee — made up of three City Council members — her plans for where the mottos "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum," (out of many, one) will be placed on the outside of the Bakersfield City Hall. The motto "In God We Trust" does not belong anywhere on the outside...

STAFF EDITORIALBudget cuts ax student opportunities

April 18, 2002

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The budget ax is back, this time cutting and splintering services for students like never before at Bakersfield College. BC is faced with major budget cuts due to a shortage in state funds. Students will be affected because counseling, cultural centers and CalWORKS are expected to be reduced or eliminated. Hours for counseling services will be reduced significantly, creating...

LETTERS TO THE EDITORStudents maintain college should keep Don Turney

April 18, 2002

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This letter is being written with a shaky hand and a pained heart. Ever since Ronald Reagan's half-hearted governing of California, the public education system has been quite a joke. Tuition costs have risen, professors have been conditioned to streamline classes and see their students as numbers, and administrations have worried about nothing but dollars. It is rare to find...

LETTERS TO THE EDITORCampus officers criticize comments of former colleague

April 11, 2002

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Johnson's views aren't shared by everyone During negotiations with the Board of Trustees over the changes in the Security Department, I was one of the most outspoken against Dr. Serrano's recommendations. Over the two years that this took place, I spoke on numerous occasions with Dr. Serrano and the Board of Trustees. These meetings were always professional, courteous and resp...

COMMENTARYJudge teacher’s ability, not lifestyle choices

Amber Garcia

March 7, 2002

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Being a teacher is a personal career. Teachers interact with children and teen-agers and inadvertently set themselves up to be both instructors and role models. However, there is a distinction between how they choose to live their personal lives and how they conduct themselves in the classroom. Recently, The Bakersfield Californian ran a story on Jason Oliver, a 23-year-old former...

COMMENTARYPearl was kidnapped, murdered in pursuit of truth

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 7, 2002

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The kidnapping, torture and subsequent execution of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has some eerie undertones that dwell far beyond most people's comprehension. His kidnapping and brutal videotaped slaying show how far terrorists will go to attack Americans. It also reflects the dangers that journalists face when they cover news from an unstable part of the world. Pearl...

SIMPLY PUTThink carefully when deciding whether or not you should leave home

Daniel F. Hunt

March 7, 2002

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For anyone who thinks that living on your own would be the best thing in the world, this is your wake-up call. This month marks the two-year anniversary of when I moved out of the house. Although I would never, ever, go back to living under the tyranny of my mom, it'd be nice not to have to worry about my rent, my car payment, my health insurance, my tuition (which I think...

LETTER TO THE EDITORLindh has not been found guilty

February 28, 2002

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I am writing in response to the article titled "Lindh is no longer American." I was appalled to read Jessica C. Millman's article and see the prominence it was given. Bakersfield College is an institute of higher learning and, as such, should encourage critical thinking. Instead, we are given the rhetoric of the radical right, thinly disguised as patriotism. John Walker...

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