The Renegade Rip

Hulu’s “Palm Springs” makes up for underwhelming comedy with a lot of heart

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

July 31, 2020

It’s a premise that has been done many times before: the lead gets stuck in a time loop. Whether it’s the horror film “Happy Death Day,” the action film “The Edge of Tomorrow,” or the classic “Groundhog Day,” everyone is bound to have seen at least one iteration of this tired concept. The romantic comedy “Palm Springs” doesn’t exactly reinvent the redundant...

Op-ed: To vaccinate or not

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

May 11, 2020

Will there be a cure for the coronavirus disease within the next few months? When they do discover the cure, will everyone be required to get vaccinated? What about those that don’t want to be vaccinated? Will they be forced? These are questions many of us are thinking about. But what will the cure for the coronavirus disease entail?  “Vaccinations are Injections of a killed m...

Op-ed: My hospital experience with COVID-19

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

May 9, 2020

Since the winter of 2019 the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world. By March 2020 most states in the U.S have ordered a stay-at-home quarantine, California included. I was swabbed for the virus on May 6, and the results came back positive May 8.  My symptoms had worsened so I went to the emergency room to be treated, at the time I did not know I was carrying the viru...

Dating during quarantine

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Quarantine has taken a turn on a lot of activities for people, especially for those who are dating. It has either made dating easier or harder for people. With modern technology, people can now date through phone or computer. Which may be a big contributor for those who are unable to physically be together during quarantine. “It’s hard,” said Kaylee Choe, a Bakersfie...

Women and self-defense

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 27, 2020

Self-defense has been known to be a great way to stay fit and help people learn how to defend themselves in dangerous situations, especially for women. I’ve been planning on taking different types of self-defense, so I can defend myself if I get caught up in a dangerous situation. Over 60 thousand women have graduated from self-defense courses worldwide, according to...

Op-ed: overcoming the downfalls of social distancing and myself

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 26, 2020

Some days are better than others. Some days I feel like I’m accustomed to this new life already. Some days I’m tired of deciding on what viewpoint I want to have for that day, which will depict how I feel for the rest of the day.  Do I want to be motivated and accomplished today and get all my homework done? Do I want to pretend like this crisis doesn’t get past me? Or ...

Op-ed: Books versus games

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 23, 2020

There are many forms of entertainment in the world like video games and books, but with more modern technology being made, more people have decided to play video games instead of reading books. I used to play video games a lot when I was younger, but as I grew over the years and started to focus more on school, I changed my habit to reading books. There are over 2.5 ...

Netflix’s “Money Heist” was given life after death

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Netflix released part four of the Spanish show “Money Heist,” originally named “La Casa de Papel,” on April 3.  Part four continues right where part three left off. Nairobi (Alba Flores) was shot in the final episode of the third part and the gang must do whatever they can to attempt to save her in the fourth part.  The first half of the season was boring. ...

Op-ed: How to cope with mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Being stuck in quarantine isn’t as ideal as it seems, especially if you suffer from mental illness. I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, and I haven’t had an attack in so long, but being in quarantine caused a trigger.  Work and school kept me busy. Now that I don’t have either of those, what do I do now? At first, it was hard to control myself, but I foun...

Op-ed: Reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The job as a reporter is important, now more than ever, during this outbreak of COVID-19.  The goal of both reporters and journalists is to give unbiased facts and newsworthy information about any current situation. As COVID-19 exceptionally got worse, the public has continued to go to the media to get the information desired for.  Personally, this has caused a l...

Op-ed: Staying at home during quarantine

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

March 31, 2020

In my opinion, with this quarantine going on I’ve realized that lying in bed all day is literally the worst thing.  I wake up, get out of bed, go downstairs and eat breakfast, go back upstairs and brush my teeth, then go straight back to bed. On days where I have school, nothing changes from my routine except once I lay back down in bed instead of going back to sleep, I...

Op-ed: Quarantine birthdays

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Quarantine has not been a fun time at all, but it especially sucks if you are quarantined on your birthday. Sadly, instead of blowing out candles the alternative to be safe was to fan out candles during quarantine. I thought having a birthday during quarantine would suck but that’s not all true. For quarantine birthday babies it could be fun.  For one, most don’t...

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