The Renegade Rip

ASBC NEWSStudents urged to voice opinions

Sumeet Batth
Special to The Rip

October 25, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Since Saturday is Homecoming, the ASBC has been busy with Homecoming activities all week. I want to thank the students, faculty and staff who participated in this week's festivities. Next week, ASBC goes back to work as usual. Currently, I am meeting with our administrators and department heads to convey student needs. Still, I need more information. I encourage students...

CON: CELL PHONESCell phones threaten lives

Jessica C. Millman

October 25, 2001

Filed under Opinion

As if driving wasn't hazardous enough, now cell phones have been thrown into the mix of accidents waiting to happen. Cell phones have received a bad rap since they debuted, but they have definitely earned this reputation. That's why driving while using a cell phone should be against the law in California. Whether they be in a five-star restaurant or a movie theater; the...

STAFF EDITORIALU.S. retaliation is essential

October 11, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Since Sept. 11, the United States has been unified in the pursuit of stopping terrorism. That unity comes to a grinding halt at just that point. Stopping the terrorists, according to President George W. Bush, is to be done by "any means necessary." That any means necessary is what divides us as a country. There are endless possibilities to "smoking" these terrorists out of thei...

COLUMNStudents can save money on campus

Demethrasis Blackmon

October 11, 2001

Filed under Opinion

The rising prices of goods and services at Bakersfield College give students just a taste of what is waiting for them in the real world. Of course, it's not fun to shell out more money for items like food, books and supplies on a yearly basis, but that's the price you pay for a college degree. There are ways for students to save money. One way they can be more efficient with...

ASBC NEWSHomecoming festivities just two weeks away

Terrie Bracamonte
Special to The Rip

October 11, 2001

Filed under Opinion

The ASBC thanks all the students who participated in the vigil for the disasters that occurred in our country last month. We are now beginning to see things get back to normal. ASBC would like to congratulate our agriculture ambassadors. They were awarded a second place ribbon at the Kern County Fair for their booth on BC agriculture. The ag students have played a large role...

COLUMNTeachers’ haven ends with closing of mailroom

Gerardo Delgadillo

October 11, 2001

Filed under Opinion

The mailroom is going to be closed and changed to its new location in the bookstore. At first glance, we, the students might think, "So what?" or "This doesn't concern me!" But the move has resulted in some upset professors who could suffer due to this new change. You see, the mailroom is more than the obvious location for teachers to get their mail. It is also a place where...

Gade Feedback for Oct. 12, 2001

Neil Kitchen

October 11, 2001

Filed under Opinion

What living person do you admire most? Why? Remy Cruz: "My grandpa 'cause he is hard-working and has done it for so many years and now it's time for my parents and me to take care of him." Brianne Beasley: "I think I admire probably my mom. She had such an impact on my life and supports me a lot." Elias Fernandez: "Hugh Hefner because he is what every man wants...

Letter to the Editor

October 11, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Linkage of America not being an honest broker in the Israeli/Palestiniain confilict, to terroist attack on Amerca? BC MSA Pres. Walaa Pt. 2 Question to Khalif I. Abdullah, Emam from King Fahad Mosque. Holy Qur'an 2:10-13 "Diseased hearts, hypocrites, they corrupt earth, yet say reforming it; believe like true believers, say they're fools; Allah say hypocrites are fools, and...

LETTERS TO THE EDITORWe will stand united

September 27, 2001

Filed under Opinion

All faiths must join to fight ‘terrorist reasoning’ Why Allah (God) allow killings, suicide and terror? I put this great question to Emam Khalif from King Fahad Mosque to give the great Islamic answer. Allah says in the Holy Quran (4:79) “All good comes from Allah, the bad comes from what your own hands do.” We only have finite understanding, to try ...

COLUMNOn-campus vendors are here to stay

Ryan Knaggs

September 27, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Bakersfield College is about learning, reading, writing and oh yeah, money. BC generates money through many entities, such as the bookstore, food sales and soda machines. But why does BC allow vendors to set up shop within our hallways in orders to make money for themselves? We’ve all seen the guys selling incense by the Fireside Room or the people selling pictures...

’Gade Feedback for Sept. 28, 2001

Andrew T. Mullican

September 27, 2001

Filed under Opinion

What is the best way to stay awake in a boring class? Mike Hooper, Culinary Arts: “Listen to the radio, headphones, Gameboy.” Anna Moltz, History: “Drink a lot of coffee before class.” Anthony Lewis, Undecided: “The best way to stay awake in a boring class … the thing I do is I start talking to people. Talk to the person n...

PRO: STEM CELL RESEARCHPresident’s stem cell decision gives patients hope

Alyssa D. Stumbo

September 20, 2001

Filed under Opinion

President Bush attacked a very controversial topic this summer, whether or not to continue federal funding for stem cell research. It is one thing to watch a documentary or flip through a magazine about scientific progress, but it is quite another to be alive as a result of it. I am a cancer survivor, and I can't help but approach this topic from a personal viewpoint. As...

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