The Renegade Rip

Op-Ed: Oversaturating songs on albums lessens quality

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Features, Opinion

Music has always been a primary source for me to zone out on long drives, zone in while working out, or most importantly to express how I’m feeling in a particular moment. With that being said I’ve come a long way since buying explicit songs on my family’s shared iTunes account without my parents’ permission. As a college student it is invaluable to have the ability...

Violence has become a problem


September 10, 2014

Filed under Editorial

With the recent rise in violence, it has made us wonder how people can be so cruel to one another. Look at what has gone on here in Bakersfield alone. Over the summer, it has seemed that people can barely get along with anyone. If it isn’t some form of accident that we hear about, it's about how someone was killed, often for a petty reason. A few weeks ago, a staff...

Staff Editorial- BC website improves to be less outdated

April 2, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorial

The Bakersfield College website has seen a major overhaul and it should not go unnoticed. The website is definitely cleaner and modern looking now, but it seems like some important resources have been thrown to the back burner in order for the school to do some serious self-promotion. Is the website just a bunch of bells and whistles or is it really useful? What takes center...

Important history shouldn’t be ignored

March 19, 2014

Filed under Editorial

With a large amount of festivities put on at Bakersfield College, you would think that every year during Black History Month there would be some kind of event or series of events planned. Nope! It wasn’t even acknowledged once by BC or SGA. No events were planned, and we didn’t even see a mention of it on campus at all. That’s unacceptable. This campus community needs...

Staff Editorial- An area for all to respect and enjoy

March 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, News, Uncategorized

Free speech is always taken to extremes. Either someone is very timid about their opinions or they are very open and verbal with their opinions. Bakersfield College has a Free Speech area that is open to anyone who wishes to share an opinion about a cause or a topic. Many of us have noticed that over the past few weeks this area has been used for clubs to recruit new members,...

Staff Editorial- New cards a waste of time and money

February 20, 2014

Filed under Editorial

U.S. Bank is now responsible for all financial aid disbursements, and they also control our Bakersfield College identification cards. As students, we should be concerned that the card, known as the OneCard, holds all of our private BC information. Upon receiving your card in the mail, which took way too long, you register it online and decide whether you want the basic account...

Pro- Con- Security concern in Sochi Olympics

By Elias C Ahumada and By Daniel Ojeda, Reporters

February 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Features

Pro With the Winter Olympics around the corner, athletes from all over the world are making final preparations. All the hard work, training, and sacrifice will be put to the test on the big stage, the Sochi 2014 Olympics, but the athletes competing in this year’s Olympic Games aren’t the only ones making final preparations. Some U.S. military troops are also getting...

Staff Editorial- Classified employees and their importance

February 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Classified employees are sick and tired of being overworked and underpaid. Does that matter to us as students? First, let’s explain that classified employees are basically the workhorse of any school. They are the secretaries, the maintenance workers and the people who process the many financial aid applications every semester. So yes, these employees are very important....

Finally an answer for the age-old question

April 17, 2013

Filed under Editorial

In the process of creating our student newspaper, we have grown accustomed to asking questions to stay informed. However, there is one question that gets asked of us that we cannot, for the life of us, find an answer to: What does “Rip” stand for? There has been some conjecture over the years that it began because the paper would “rip” into people, but we find the...

SGA correctly shows a government at work

April 3, 2013

Filed under Editorial

Voting, whether it is on a national level or voting for local representatives, has always seemed like a lowest common denominator popularity contest. Elections bring out the worst and most polar sides of people. The constant pandering and sensationalism that accompany campaigns can be sickening and ultimately result in leaving a bad taste in the voter’s mouth. We divide...

Parking rules inconvenient mess

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2012

Filed under Editorial

Parking.  It has sparked debate and headache for students at Bakersfield College for many years, and yet no real evidence can be found to show that the administration has heard our grievances. Our on-campus student numbers have grown, and like class sizes and cut programs, it sends the message that there doesn’t seem to be room for us all. Administrators are constantly...

Diverse Views

December 31, 2001

Filed under Editorial

A semester ends — our new lives begin Massachusetts Daily Collegian University of Massachusetts, Amherst AMHERST, Mass. (U-WIRE) — The final months of 2001 are not ones that will be forgotten anytime soon. Just as our parents will never forget where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot, our generation will never forget where we were when...

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