The Renegade Rip

Staff Editorial- Removed from SGA, but given a second chance

May 7, 2014

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When you are accused and then later punished for doing inappropriate things during a conference paid for by the school, there is no way you should be able to run again for a spot on the student government. Last semester, some of the members of SGA were accused of drinking alcohol and using drugs during their trip to the Student Senate for California Community Colleges General...

Movie Review- Spider-Man sequel caters to hardcore fanbase

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is what you expect from a sequel to a very successful reboot, but with all the new characters and information they threw at us they had enough for another movie in there. The cast was great like the first film, and they use every special effect they could get their hands on to make this movie beautiful visually. Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter...

Music Review- Boring music from legendary Santana

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

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If you’ve heard one Santana song, you have heard them all. “Corazon” is no different than the rest. “Corazon” is the 22nd studio album by Santana, and there are a few songs that stand out to me. But out of 15 tracks, a couple of songs just don’t cut it. One of the best songs on the album is “Margarita” and it features Romeo Santos. The song isn’t bachata,...

Game Review- Newest game in Trials series will not disappoint

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2014

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A new addition to the Trials series, Trials Fusion brings back everything players loved about it with some new added features that are sure to please anyone from the hardcore to the casual player. Ubisoft and the developers of the game, RedLynx, attempt at adding a storyline to this Trials game, but fail at making it a selling point, so it’s more like an afterthought....

Movie Review- A whole new family, another haunted house, but more laughs

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2014

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With its big success over the first movie, “A Haunted House,” Marlon Wayans and co-writer Rick Alvarez go back to the well and made a sequel, “A Haunted House 2.”  This movie is almost a carbon copy of the first movie with some hilarious new actors and the return of great characters from before. The movie opens with Wayans, who plays Malcolm, and comedian Affion...

Pro- Con Should athletes be allowed to display multiple colors?

April 23, 2014

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Pro   Over the past couple of years, the sports world has seen some of its athlete role models turn from big time players to convicts. Criminals are not always gang members and that needs to be understood. Saying that a criminal is affiliated with gangs is stereotypical. A person with gang ties can be someone that grew up in a bad neighborhood and has friends ...

Food Review- Mi Peru provides plenty of flavor

April 23, 2014

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Bakersfield has more than its fair share of Mexican restaurants, carts and trucks, yet sadly, the rest of the Spanish-speaking world is grossly underrepresented here. Mi Peru is one restaurant that shows just how badly our city needs more South American offerings. Located at 731 California Ave., just southeast of Maya Cinemas, Mi Peru may be easy to miss on the first pass....

BC puts vital departments to backburner

Myrissa Johns, News editor

April 23, 2014

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Bakersfield College prides itself on being a school that focuses on the needs of the students and student success, yet so many departments that actually do work hand-in-hand with students go without resources they need or face staff cuts, which make it virtually impossible for them to increase student success. Recently, it came to my attention that the library staff is facing...

Music Review- Rapper stays ‘Honest’ with his sophomore album

April 23, 2014

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After almost two years, Future has released his sophomore album “Honest,” and easily regains his spot within the upper echelon of the hip hop game. There is a little of something for everybody in this album. The super team of Future with executive producer Mike WiLL Made It make Honest a real contender for best hip hop album. Future announced his sophomore album in which...

Pro, Con- All the play with no pay

Daniel Ojeda, Amber Hayden

April 2, 2014

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Pro-  If everyone else gets money, pay students Student athletes perform and entertain millions of college sports fans. Without them, the millions of dollars that collegiate athletics generates simply would not exist. We wouldn’t have the millions of fans buying tickets to watch a game, and those same fans definitely wouldn’t be subscribing to those expensive cable...

Game Review- 2D classic shooter proves it is worthy, Mercenary Kings

April 2, 2014

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Mercenary Kings gives you the classic feeling of Metal Slug with an RPG element that will have you grinding on enemies to collect supplies to upgrade your gear for hours. You have the choice to play two characters, King and Empress, and they are both infantry experts. The rest of the mercenaries are M.I.A. and Colonel Tasker thinks that CLAW is behind the whole thing. CLAW...

Music Review- Shakira surprises with her new album

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

April 2, 2014

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Shakira’s 10th studio album, which is self-titled, has proved that certain artists really do get better with time. The Colombian singer’s music has been contagious throughout the years, and her artistic image has always been dance influenced, and although I did get that during the first few tracks on the album, it was the ballads that unexpectedly won me over. From...

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