Tutoring Center complaint is without merit

Joy L. Wheat, BC Student

March 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Editor:   If there was an unbridled party in the Tutoring Center, I didn’t get the invite. Being a former tutor, I feel compelled to address a Letter to the Editor published Feb. 27 concerning favoritism... Read more »

Take time to think of our soldiers overseas

Gregory D. Cook, BC Student

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Editor: Twelve years of unchanging news can callus even the most sensitive of well-meaning psyches. It was birthed as the iron fist of a wounded nation striking out in well-deserved vengeance, the very embodiment of biblical... Read more »

There was more to the smoking story

Jason Stratton, Associate Professor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Editor: I always appreciate the overall quality of the articles in The Renegade Rip. From having taught at multiple colleges, I can see the professionalism that is being developed with your paper. I read the most recent... Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rebuttal to teacher offers a new view on Prop. 37

Robert M. Trabin

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Editor: As a professor who teaches about food and nutrition at Bakersfield College, David Lightsey commented in the Oct. 17 edition of The Rip that he feels that students need to be more informed about Proposition 37. On... Read more »

Ringling Bros. offers a different perspective on treatment of animals

Letters to the Editor

September 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the 9/6/12 article, “Protesters against circus at Rabobank,” the reporter, Mr. Luis Garcia, incorrectly states that we at Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey declined to speak with him regarding protesters and our animal... Read more »

Student offers opinion on Akin

Letter to the Editor

September 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

While reading the Sept. 6 Rip, I noticed an opinion article about Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment.  The article focused initially on Akin’s comment,  but it turned into a man-hating rant.  While I agree Akin’s... Read more »

LETTER: Smoke-free campus

Daisy Morales, BC Student

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Dear Editor, No-smoking on campus should be enforced, even though the smoking limit is within 20 feet from a building. Smoking on campus is disrupting. It may be a stress reliever for some, but many people don’t like the... Read more »

LETTER: BC classrooms don’t follow fire safety codes

Donna Hamm, Psychology Major

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, Fire safety is the concern and responsibility of everyone. It has come to my attention that the computer lab and other library lower floor areas are unsafe, especially for physically challenged people. Take for... Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BC Cheer is tougher than you think

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Editor: I am responding to Zak S. Cowan’s comments on Sept. 21 that began with, “our cheer team is unbearable.” I realize that in the Oct. 5 edition of the Rip you admitted your error and called yourself a moron, which... Read more »