The Renegade Rip

Quick, cheap and tasty

Rigo Villalobos

November 6, 2007

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Finding a good pizza place to eat close to Bakersfield College was not very difficult. L.A. Pizza Veloz is around three to five minutes away from campus located on 3605 Mt. Vernon Ave. and has specialties in Italian food since 1997 starting in Los Angeles and currently in Bakersfield as well. At first, I was not very sure of what to expect from, according to them, a place famous...

Vampires suck Alaskan blood

Donny Van Sloten

November 6, 2007

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"30 Days of Night" is the best vampire movie I've seen in a long time. Action, suspense, horror, it's all there. I would give it four stars out of five, but there was only one thing in the movie that I didn't care for. They could have given a back-story to the vampires. Where did they come from? Why did they choose to suck the life out of the town then? "30 Days of Night,"...

Marvel Comics’ superheroes unmasked during colossal Civil War

Gabino Vega

November 6, 2007

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900 casualties, the unmasking of Spider-Man and the death of Goliath were all part of the Marvel Comics event: Civil War. This comic book style story had magnificent detail, interesting storyline, and constant surprises, written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven. In the Marvel Universe, a tragedy occurs, which causes Congress to pass the Superhero Registration...

‘Night’ has good cast and plot but bad direction

Anna Robledo

October 23, 2007

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The only thing that could have possibly saved this movie is by deciding to save it as a sequel to a much better movie. Writer and director James Gray failed to impress me with "We Own the Night." Gray had so much greatness at the tip of his fingers, and he didn't seem to know quite what to do with it. He had brilliant actors in Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Duvall and Mark Wahlberg....

Band Cashes out at the Dome

Kelly Ardis

October 23, 2007

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Johnny Cash may be long gone, but on Oct. 13, Cash'd Out, the self-proclaimed "next best thing," performed at The Dome along with opening bands like Leeds, Vecar, The Councilmen and Jennifer Juarez. Made up of Douglas G. Benson (vocals and guitar), Kevin Manuel (guitar), Sean Glithero (bass) and Andy Robillard (drums), Cash'd Out has been performing as a Johnny Cash tribute...

Kelley’s makes you feel at home

Crystal Roberts

October 23, 2007

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A tiny little truck stop off of Seventh Standard Road is what you see. This small restaurant has one swinging door as the entrance, small windows and a low ceiling. A sign read Kelley's Café and Scales. I was about to dine at a truck stop, and from the look of the outside, I didn't know what to expect. I closed my eyes, opened the door, and hoped for the best. Kelley's...

Radiohead makes fans decide the value of music with new album

Earl Parsons

October 23, 2007

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British alternative rock band Radiohead's new album "In Rainbows" is the most cohesive effort by the band since 2000's Kid A. However, its method of distribution may be more memorable than anything on the album. Radiohead is allowing people purchasing their seventh LP, available since Oct. 10, to choose what they want to pay for the album online. You can pay as much as you...

Rockin’ Rodeo’s diversity had mass appeal

Marcinda Coil

October 23, 2007

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I long for the times when a person could expect to have a good time in a bar or club and for the variety of activities such a place could afford. I long for the good parking. I long for the location. Not long ago, I did not have to long for such a place because Rockin' Rodeo used to host all the great amenities that a bar/club should have. However, the place was shut down due...

Snoop Dogg does G-Funk doggy style

Chris Garza

October 23, 2007

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"I rock rough and tough with my afro puffs/ handcuffed as I bust bout to tear shit up," says the Lady of Rage as she is the first to drop down her rhymes on the song "G-Funk Intro" off of Snoop Doggy Dogg's first release, "Doggystyle." The album gives the listener a chance to journey with Snoop for a brief moment in his life. The cover art and book are a testament, as the comic...

Shaskespeare plays are about gender struggles

Katherine J. White

October 9, 2007

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The battle between the sexes rages on. However, women wind up being in control. Women and men have always vied for control over each other, and William Shakespeare's plays have never been the exception to that rule. In the 24th annual Kern Shakespeare Festival, this is still quite true, especially in Bakersfield College director Randy Messick's "Troilus and Cressida" and in...

*NSYNC album caught the fancy of ’90s pop culture

Chris Garza

October 9, 2007

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Mass hysteria took control of the feeble minded in the late '90s when forceful, storm-like battalions of young men sat atop the pyramids of pop culture as if gods in their own right. Temperatures rose as alley creatures set in motion the trends of a generation. The Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and *NSYNC were the main contributors to the phenomena of boy bands who infectiously...

Bill Lee’ s is a good place to eat out at

Crystal Roberts

October 9, 2007

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Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks is one of the best restaurants to eat out at. Whether it's a nighttime affair or just a casual lunch date, Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks provides excellent food while maintaining a clean and authentic atmosphere. Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks, located in downtown Bakersfield, attracts many business people who work near the restaurant. At noon, the...

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