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PROAlcohol would attract more fans to football games

Henry Franco

November 29, 2001

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Attendance at Bakersfield College football games is on the decline, so it's time to rethink the strategy for increasing those ticket sales. If BC sold beer during all its football games throughout the year, attendance would be higher. Currently, the Helmet Club, a campus alumni organization, sells beer before home games, but sales stops one half hour before games begin. ...

STAFF EDITORIALThreats to lay off classified employees must end

November 29, 2001

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How many times have we read this headline: "Bakersfield College classified staff to be laid off," a story that strikes fear into the hearts of those people who keep the campus running. It seems that every year, the administration, the district, or both get themselves and BC into a financial hock. Every time it happens, you can be sure of one thing: the threat of a classified...

LETTER TO THE EDITORStaffer criticizes district layoffs

November 29, 2001

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The Kern Community College District is only going to lay off five people. That is five people too many and that is ludicrous. These people need their jobs like the rest of us. Classified people did not cause the financial problem, the district did. Therefore, the district should bear the brunt of the layoffs. Why are there no administrators being asked to leave or cut back...

EDITORIALHoliday cheer is way too near

Rachel Cribbs

November 15, 2001

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The holidays come earlier and earlier every year. We just barely finish Halloween and suddenly the populace is hit with a barrage of commericals of Christmas music, Christmas sales and Christmas memories. What is the fascination with shoving Christmas down our throats almost two months before the actual holiday? In reality, Christmas is just another consumer-driven holdiay...

SIMPLY PUTSobriety checkpoints fail at stopping those sly drunken drivers

Daniel F. Hunt

November 15, 2001

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If you're not 16, you can't drive. If you're under 21 you can't drink alcohol — in public anyway. But no matter what age you may be, drinking and driving is not allowed anywhere in the U.S. It may be law, but it's not the case. Hundreds of thousands of people, and I'm not being conservative when I say this, drink alcohol and then proceed to drive home or to another...

LETTER TO THE EDITORRip review of movie misleads readers about film’s content

November 15, 2001

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First of all let me say that I am a big fan of The Rip. Every Friday when it comes out I like to read it. But I was really disappointed to read the movie review about "Mulholland Drive." Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of freedom of speech, but not a fan of misrepresentation and misinformation. Mr. Knaggs talks about the plot of the movie and then moves on to what s...

‘Gade Feedback for Nov. 16, 2001

Todd E. Swenson

November 15, 2001

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What historical figure do you admire most? Why? Kari Neal, Psychology: "Chris Farley because, beside the whole OD'ing on drugs and stuff, he was a super cool, funny guy." James Lunsford, Undeclared: "Martin Luther. He decided to separate from the Catholic church when he felt that they were doing something wrong." Necole Chatter, Child Development: "Rosa Parks. I believe that s...

SIMPLY PUTNobody’s laughing

Daniel F. Hunt

November 1, 2001

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Ironically, it reminds me of Sept. 11. Waking up on Tuesday morning after another long night at work and constant arguing and bickering with my ex-girlfriend, I was deliberating on whether I could bear another morning class. That's when the phone rang. "There's a bomb on campus," a voice said. I scratched my head in disbelief. I was in disbelief. At BC? Please. Yet, an...

EDITORIALEthnicity should not replace talent

Daniel F. Hunt

November 1, 2001

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Editor's note: This editorial was written during the SoCal Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference at California State University, Fullerton. The editorial won first place in the on-the-spot opinion writing competition. The above cartoon, by Gerardo Delgadillo, won an honorable mention as well. Diversity in the workplace is important, but talent should not be...

EDITORIALHomecoming here is not like high school

Ryan Knaggs

November 1, 2001

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With Bakersfield College's annual Homecoming taking place last week, many students seemed disinterested. They didn't participate in any of the events or noon games. Why is this? It's simply because the students on campus are disillusioned about Homecoming. They associate Homecoming with high school Homecoming. The Homecoming at BC is different. It isn't a popularity contest. High...

EDITORIALNew name won’t sweep old problems away

Micayla Elliott

November 1, 2001

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These days we have gotten so politically correct that nothing makes any sense anymore. Why do we feel the need to sugarcoat everything? I mean, people in wheelchairs aren't handicapped, they're physically challenged. There are no old people left on this earth, only senior citizens. This has gone so far that we now call secretaries administrative assistants and housewives ...

‘Gade Feedback for Nov. 2, 2001

Andrew T. Mullican

November 1, 2001

Filed under Opinion

What is the quality you most look for in a man or woman? Chris Hodge, Biology: "The quality I most look for I would definitely say honesty and sincerity." Kate Richardson, International Relations: "I look for a good sense of humor. I crack a lot of jokes so good sense of humor is the most important to me." Jessica Bidabe, Business Administation: "Somebody who is funny, has...

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