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COMMENTARYBlame Game

Rachel Cribbs

February 28, 2002

Filed under Opinion

The collapse of the energy provider Enron has left people in Washington scrambling to find someone to blame. But no one seems to know anything about the crisis, or better yet, what was happening before the complete collapse of the business. No one knows anything about a multimillion dollar company going under. But isn't it interesting that in 2001, those who ran the company,...

ASBC NEWSLearn about campus clubs on Internet

Melissa Errecalde
Special to The Rip

February 28, 2002

Filed under Opinion

Students will soon be able to get ASBC and campus club meeting dates, times and information online from the library or your home computer. The Associated Students of Bakersfield College will have a Web site full of useful information. You can read the biographies of the associated students that represent you, the students, your ideas and concerns regarding Bakersfield College. Are...

SIMPLY PUTHave you seen Osama? Neither have the Feds

Daniel F. Hunt

February 28, 2002

Filed under Opinion

Have you seen Osama bin Laden? Neither have I. More importantly, neither has anyone trying to find him. After pondering what the federal government and the military are doing to find the leader of al-Qaeda and the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, I figured it out - they've been alerting the public. Once a week, Attorney General John Ashcroft or Defense Secretary...

COMMENTARYStudents need to be educated about plagiarism

Lorenzo Miranda

February 21, 2002

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Students are found guilty of plagiarism every semester at Bakersfield College, yet it seems amazing to students when they are accused of it. Some professors touch briefly upon the subject of plagiarism within the confines of their class orientations, leaving the issue far behind until grades come back, much to the dismay of students. A Rutgers University study of high school...

LETTER TO THE EDITORDenying transplant equates to a prisoner’s death sentence

February 21, 2002

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I read with personal interest the opinion piece by Daniel Hunt criticizing a recent heart transplant operation which involved a convicted felon as recipient. First off, I'm sure that Mr. Hunt is truly concerned about the critical shortage of transplantable organs - and, of course, is himself a donor. I know two transplant recipients personally, and have met a gentleman who...

COMMENTARYGold suddenly lost its value

Rachel Cribbs

February 21, 2002

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Olympic gold medals are for sale now in Salt Lake City. All you have to do to buy one is to perform a "technically harder program" and not perform it perfectly. The Russian pairs figure skating couple of Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze were awarded the gold medal after skating a program that was deemed "technically harder" than the Canadian pair of David Pelletier...

SIMPLY PUTPrisoner’s heart transplant, taxpaying public do not mix

Daniel F. Hunt

February 7, 2002

Filed under Opinion

If there was ever a time in my life that the government has left me absolutely clueless on its rhyme or reason, this would have be it. A man, who is in prison serving a 14-year sentence for robbery, was given a heart transplant on Jan. 3 in San Francisco. Now I've heard of some stupid things that the goverment has done in the past: Imprisoning Japanese-Americans during World...

EDITORIALLindh is no longer an American

Jessica C. Millman

February 7, 2002

Filed under Opinion

John Walker Lindh turned his back on his country. He deserves no special treatment. The United States is in the unique position of trying to bring the Taliban and its members to justice, while trying to refute criticism for the military's alleged mistreatment of these prisoners. According to The Associated Press, Lindh learned in June about the suicide operation carried out...

EDITORIALDenying same-sex marriage only prevents equality

Amber Garcia

February 7, 2002

Filed under Opinion

Let's get to the true point of opposition against same-sex marriages: It's not about "preserving" the institute of "traditional" marriage. It's about discrimination and homophobia. Two years ago, Proposition 22, which defines marriage as a union specifically between a heterosexual couple, was passed in California by 61 percent. The reasoning? Many in favor of Proposition...

ASBC NEWSThis year’s Fling will be ‘Big Easy’ style

Melissa Errecalde
Special to The Rip

February 7, 2002

Filed under Opinion

This year for "Spring Fling," the Associated Students of Bakersfield College is going to be celebrating Mardi Gras. We're asking for suggestions on T-shirt designs supporting our theme. Keep in mind, this is an alcohol and drug-free campus and we do not support any public display of nudity. Other restrictions may apply to the design as well. For more details contact Paul Bench,...

STAFF EDITORIALU.S. retaliation is essential

December 31, 2001

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SIMPLY PUTThere’s no reason to question lower gas prices

Daniel F. Hunt

December 6, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Have you noticed the low gas prices? I sure have. It hasn't been since I first got my license, at 16, that I've seen the prices this low. It's a welcome change for students, especially those on a budget. Some of the things that I've done since the prices dropped below a dollar: Drove to Irvine to visit my friend Craig and I drove to San Diego to visit my friend Bryan; I made...

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