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Taking care of your body

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

April 26, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. is heart disease. In a 2015 study, the CDC stated heart disease claimed the lives of 24.4 percent of males of all ages. As for women, it claimed 22.3 percent.  Besides heart attacks, what other heart diseases are there? But first what is heart disease...

A childhood dream

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

It’s been a whole school year since I started writing these WWE stories and I’ve hoped that many of you readers of The Rip have learned just a little bit more about the greatest business in the world. With this issue being the last of the Spring 2019 semester, I wanted to share the dream I once had of being a wrestler for WWE. Every fan at one point in their life has wanted to ...

Feminism: Comparing crime and consequences

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

Is there a double standard between crimes committed by men versus crimes committed by women? You bet your sweet bippy. But before we begin talking statistics, let’s define what a crime is. A crime is “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.”  Basically, it’s doing stuff you know you shouldn’...

The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania is nothing short of “phenom”enal

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019

When I hear the phrase “WWE legend,” the name that first comes to my mind is The Undertaker. He is easily one of the most memorable superstars in the history of the business. The Undertaker debuted in 1990 at one of WWE’s “big four” pay per views named Survivor Series. The landscape of the company would never be the same once he stepped foot into a WrestleMania...

WWE is a global phenomenon for many reasons

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

How could something scripted be a larger than life phenomenon? How could that something bring thousands of people together in one arena and millions of other people around the world for one night? How could that something become someone’s passion after viewing just a match or an entire episode for the first time in their life? The WWE reaches an audience that spans overseas...

The deets on removing and covering tattoos

The deets on removing and covering tattoos

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Let’s just get to it. Tattoos are the shit, and I mean that in the best way possible. Except, there are tattoos that are absolutely horrific, and...

Who pays for my food?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

Women and especially men have certain expectations to fill when it comes to dating. For example, as a man, you are expected to make the first move a.k.a. asking the girl out and planning the date whether it be to a restaurant or the movies or any other cliché activity. Let me tell you when you are courting a woman it is very attractive to show some type of effort and...

Body modifications throughout history

Body modifications throughout history

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Famous Greek Philosopher Plato thinks your tattoos are barbaric! Not in the way you are probably thinking though. The history of tattoos goes far...

From Attitude to Ruthless: the evolution of WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

The late 90’s and early 2000’s of the WWE were perhaps the best years in the history of the business but in many people’s eyes, the Ruthless Aggression Era, which started in 2002, was historic as well. The Ruthless Aggression Era began when the Attitude Era ended in late 2002. It was no longer about Steve Austin performing stunners on every person he confronted...

Discrimination against men

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 22, 2019

You can’t have a feminist column and not talk about men. Did you know men are discriminated against for their gender? One discrimination is they can receive longer prison sentences compared to their female counterparts. In a study conducted by Sonja B. Starr, a law professor at the University of Michigan, found gender disparities in federal criminal cases. In her...

Feminism: Why isn’t there more women in charge?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Let's talk about feminism and the relationship with the U.S. government. Let's begin with political representation. Back in 1789, when the Constitution was written, its goal was "to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." The Constitution...

Keeping your tat and piercing clean and safe

Keeping your tat and piercing clean and safe

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Tattoos and piercings look cool, but they come with a heavier price tag if not treated with proper care. For example, infections, STDS, scarring and...

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