Staff encourages students to voice their opinions
September 8, 2010
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Well, the fall semester has begun, and with it comes another exciting year of Bakersfield College’s student run newspaper, The Renegade Rip.
You are holding, right now, in your hands, the latest edition of a BC tradition over 80 years in the making, and growing.
Over the years, our focus has been on you and covering the news that matters to you, our readers, the student body. And this year, as we expand our reaches on the Web through therip.com, which includes our very own special feature on BC sports with an in house production titled, The Renegade Rewind.
We are also continuing the tradition of excellence started a couple semesters ago with The Dissenter Magazine, our very own, first ever magazine that covers all things here and now.
We will cover the news that happens on campus, around Bakersfield, and beyond.
With a dedicated staff of reporters and photographers, we will be actively seeking and investigating the stories that affect not only you, but us as well, because, ultimately, we are all students of this great institution and share in its downfalls and triumphs.
There may be controversy.
Recently, we at the Rip have raised a few eyebrows with some controversial story content, and it may happen again.
We are going to explore hot button topics because we understand that what’s good for one group is not good for all. We realize our readers are a uniquely diversified group of individuals because we are too. That’s why we cover the stories that ride the fence.
We will bring these stories, and more, to light through pro-con arguments, features exploring current trends, and spotlight features on BC students and athletes.
So if there is something that you feel we are not covering, or you want to voice your opinion in the pages of the Rip, online or in print, send a letter to the editor.
Let us know what you think and take a part in what your college has to offer. We certainly are.