The Renegade Rip

Patriots claim their 6th Super Bowl ring

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Gritty, grimy and “boring.” That’s how most viewed the 13-3 spectacle that was Super Bowl LIII on Feb .3 with punts and defensive stops highlighting the evening. The offensive upturn of the NFL was seemingly put to a halt in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium by the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, when he shut down the Los Angeles Rams and offensive guru...

The Los Angeles teacher’s strike ends with reform

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Teachers and educators throughout the Los Angeles public school district went on strike in earlier in January, impacting about 500,000 students and their families. Teachers sought to improve students’ overall education by demanding that the district hire more school staff, decrease class size, and provide higher wages. Many argued this affected the current students’...

Chasing dreams: Playing pro

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Sports

As unrealistic as it may seem, it’s every young athlete’s dream to go pro and play in front of millions of fans with bright lights and the roar of the crowd driving them relentlessly. Any athlete would pounce at the chance to make millions playing any sport and a highly regarded draft pick with the future face of a franchise. Imagine being a bonafide star from the first...

Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

November 25, 2018

Sneaker culture has evolved into a phenomenon that now reaches far beyond the typical sneakerheads and Jordan collectors. More and more people across th...

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

November 25, 2018

Uh-oh. Victoria doesn’t have a secret anymore. What has been her secret? Transphobia and fatphobia. Which if you ask me it doesn’t look so great on ...

Netflix’s new reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” brings a dark twist

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

A new take on the 90’s sitcom, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” took off on Netflix after its release. Though the new series features Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka), her aunts Hilda and Zelda (Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto), and her cat Salem - it is based on the 2014 comic of the same name, a darker version, and not merely a lighthearted remake of the old show. The show takes...

Op-Ed: Watch the upcoming NBA season

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA season is upon us once again. With an active offseason, many teams improved while some teams stayed stagnant. Many elite players found a new home through trades and free agency this summer. LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker with a young set of teammates to hopefully help him reach his ninth straight NBA Finals. Reigning champion Golde...

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion, Reviews

The best rendition yet of “A Star is Born,” is a total knockout that will hit you with every emotion possible. It told a story of love, addiction, an...

Hozier wows fans with new EP “Nina Cried Power”

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Hozier’s new EP “Nina Cried Power” wowed listeners upon its late September release. Hozier, a folk-rock artist from Ireland, first made waves with his single “Take Me to Church” in 2013. Since then, Hozier has collected numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination. Hozier’s self-titled album made its debut in 2014, and fans have patiently waited for the release o...

Op-ED: The new Kanye

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Opinion

While growing up I came to idolize famous people or celebrities who were influential in areas that I was interested in. I looked up to Kobe Bryant when I was first learning to love basketball, and when I become infatuated with Apple I loved Steve Jobs. But undoubtedly, the person I looked up to the most was the Chicago rapper Kanye West. His musical genius mixed with an unmatched...

Op-Ed: How to believe women in the era of the #MeToo movement

Haley Duval, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Perspectives

The testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford captured many people’s attention around the country through social media. Ford appeared at the Senate hearing to address her allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Ford alleges the assault took place in 1982, at the hands of Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge. Upon watching and following the h...

WWE in Bakersfield

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rabobank Arena opened back in 1998 on Oct. 1 and has since held numerous incredible events such as concerts, sports games, musicals, plays, symphonies, circuses and many more. However, one event that has stood out tremendously throughout the 20-year history of the arena is World Wrestling Entertainment. The WWE, then World Wrestling Federation (WWF), was the first sold-out...

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