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Protesters attempt to force religious views on others

Archer Sierra

September 12, 2002

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I believe we live in a society that has become liberal enough that individuals should not be shoving their personal preferences down each other's throats. According to the office manager of the Family Planning Clinic located at 2500 H St., protesters are consistently in front of the clinic every Monday and Tuesdays on a weekly basis. This is an invasion of privacy. The women...

Letters to the Editor / Sept. 13, 2002

September 12, 2002

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M.E.Ch.A. leader announces plan for student walkout Hello, my name is Hector Leonzo, a Bakersfield College student and a Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, or M.E.Ch.A., for its initials in Spanish) member. BC M.E.Ch.A. has been asking for a Chicano Studies Department for the last three years. Unfortunately, the president of our c...

A time for reflection

Liliana Fahel, Special to The Rip

September 12, 2002

Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, the entire world was thrown off track. Amazement, shock, horror and sheer terror spread throughout the world. The twin towers of the World Trade Center, in all their splendor, crumbled to the ground after hijacked airliners slammed into them. As if the destruction of two of the world's tallest skyscrapers wasn't enough, less than an hour later,...

Taking a stand against hate

Ashley Owens
Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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Hate is a thing that many people believe has diminished in the world, but actually it's rearing its ugly head in new fashions. A young child sits down to research his history project on Martin Luther King Jr., and types in the name as a keyword for an Internet search. Instantly, numerous sites pop up. He randomly chooses one that reads, "The truth about Martin Luther King...

U.S. should suspend right of young people to vote

Ian Hamilton
Tehachapi High School

June 26, 2002

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There is a teen out there who cherishes his democratic rights. On his 18th birthday, John Hash, a senior from Tehachapi High School, will register to vote. However, he is apalled at the lack of participation in the democratic process. On his bookshelf at home sit stories of historic battles for the rights of men, but he said he was dumbfounded when it seems the Revolutionary...

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...

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

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