The Renegade Rip

MY TWO CENTSCritics unfairly tout Eminem as hatemonger

Brynn Galindo
East Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

Filed under Opinion

Aside from sex, controversy sells. Bad-boy white rapper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, has been the target of criticism by Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne Cheney, saying his lyrics "(advocate) raping and murdering his mother in one of his songs," at one Senate hearing, according to the Drudge Report Web site. True, Eminem's lyrics give the impression of...

Manners fall prey to hostility of modern world

Anne Kleinsasser
Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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O Mr. Darcy! Where art thou? Yes, the Bennett sisters had it good. The age of chivalrous men and polite women has long since passed, leaving only Jane Austen's novels to remind us of a time when SUVs didn't ding smaller cars just because they could, and food was a source of contemplation - not something received through the car window. Granted, not everyone ran around in...

COMMENTARYAn open door for ‘virtual’ porn

Jarrod M. Graham

May 9, 2002

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The United States Supreme Court scored a victory for perverts everywhere in its recent decision to strike down the Child Pornography Prevention Act. The 1996 law - which made illegal any form of "virtual" child porn - was challenged by advocates of the adult entertainment industry along with other photographers, filmmakers and the like, who feared their First Amendment rights...

Letters to the Editor / May 10, 2002

May 9, 2002

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Gaming policy makes it hard to take BC seriously "NO GAMING: Games (Chess, Checkers, Cards, Dice, Dominoes, etc.) are not allowed within the Cafeteria or Campus Boundaries. Anyone violating this regulation may be subject to removal and prosecution and the game may be confiscated." Look familiar? This sign is posted at the north and south entrances into BC's cafeteria. I ...

FROM THE EDITORRip editor signs off as tour of duty nears end

Rachel Cribbs

May 9, 2002

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I am so thankful that I joined The Renegade Rip staff. These last two years have been some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of my life. I joined the staff as opinion editor and immediately discovered the strong friendships and work ethic that holds this staff together. Each semester provided its own set of challenges, but also an unique and talented staff of writers, photog...

‘Gade Feedback / April 26, 2002

Tami Olivares and Melissa Smithee

April 25, 2002

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What is the most unusual thing you remember learning in high school? Amy Roomsburg, Political Science: "My U.S. history teacher in high school told me George Washington was an idiot." Omid Sharbati, Business/Economics: "It always pays to make friends with the security guards." Mercy Ozaeta, Undeclared: "The odor of formaldehyde from dissecting a fetal pig and real...

Farewell

Rachel Cribbs

April 25, 2002

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Rachel Cribbs Editor in Chief Four semesters ago when I came to Bakersfield College, fresh out of Bakersfield High School, I didn't plan to work on The Renegade Rip. I had already completed four years of journalism on the Blue and White and was going to focus on my English major. However, that all changed when Editor in Chief Bryan Swaim, also from BHS, asked advisor Kathy...

SIMPLY PUTWarning: MTV may cause vomiting

Daniel F. Hunt

April 25, 2002

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I had 15 minutes of fame and what did I do? I threw up on national television — well, MTV anyway. A month ago, my roommate, two of my friends and I were filmed for the show that MTV had a casting call for in March. The show's working title is "FM Nation" where "it's all about the music." Or so I was told. After seven call-backs, I was told to take the weekend off from...

COMMENTARYThe rise of a new order

Rachel Cribbs

April 25, 2002

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An open lack of information and disgust with men thinly veiled as feminism characterized the lecture given by three women's rights activists recently at the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Conference in Sacramento. For an hour and a half, Elena Perez, Jane Harrington and Tia Koonse, all of the National Organization for Women, or NOW, traded the male-hating...

Letters to the Editor / April 26, 2002

April 25, 2002

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Fashion is a luxury, not a necessity I'm writing in response to the article printed in the April 12 edition of The Renegade Rip. The article was titled "Fashion Emergency: Rolling backpacks, last season's styles, don't belong on campus." Frankly, I was quite offended by the message Ms. Millman conveyed in her article. She showed an obvious standing against fellow studen...

STAFF EDITORIALElection gives students chance to flex power

April 25, 2002

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Coming to therip.comNot sure who you're going to vote for in the election? Over the next couple of weeks, therip.com will be posting campaign statements from candidates as we receive them, as well as the endorsements of current ASBC President Sumeet Batth.Voting is the cornerstone of American democracy. As citizens, it is our civic duty to vote in every election, and the upcoming el...

COMMENTARYCity pushes its religious agenda on the public

Jessica C. Millman

April 18, 2002

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On May 15, Bakersfield Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan will present to the Community Service Committee — made up of three City Council members — her plans for where the mottos "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum," (out of many, one) will be placed on the outside of the Bakersfield City Hall. The motto "In God We Trust" does not belong anywhere on the outside...

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