The Renegade Rip

COVID changes the dating game forever

Thalia Pimentel

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 2, 2020

We can all agree that dating is already difficult as it is. Whether it is us being very picky, stepping out of comfort zones, trust issues, you name it....

Waist trainers: helpful or dangerous?

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 17, 2020

People who aspire to begin a fat loss journey look forward to seeing the results that all of those hours at the gym will give off, but working out might not be enough to get rid of those stubborn fat areas. Once people realize this, they often turn to products and alternatives that they believe will eliminate stubborn fat, such as the waist trainer. Waist trainers seem to...

NFL column closing thoughts

Tyler Frost, Reporter

December 4, 2019

As we are nearing the home stretch of the NFL season and the semester, I wish everyone good luck on their finals, and good luck to their favorite team in the playoffs. We’ve witnessed a very entertaining season with many surprises. Andrew Luck’s retirement, Lamar Jackson’s monster season, and the Steelers vs. Browns brawl highlight the up and down moments of 2019. There...

How to study with a mental illness

Paige Atkison

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

November 4, 2019

Studying when in the throes of mental illness can be incredibly difficult. However, there are countless ways to adjust your studying style to suit your me...

Midseason NFL power rankings and three-word game

Tyler Frost

Tyler Frost, Reporter

November 4, 2019

We have seen a wildly entertaining NFL season thus far. We have reached the midway point in the season, which is a fitting time for all teams to assess...

Brown leaves the NFL

Tyler Frost, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Antonio Brown is still making headlines, and we should not be surprised. My NFL Column on the last edition of the Rip featured a story about Antonio Brown forcing his way out of Oakland to join the New England Patriots. After 11 short days, the Patriots released the troubled wide receiver after two allegations of sexual misconduct were placed on Brown. Following his release, Brow...

Debunking myths about veganism

Debunking myths about veganism

September 20, 2019

Seven myths about the vegan diet.  Myth No. 1: All vegans are skinny. A popular myth about the vegan diet is that vegans are all skinny.  Bu...

Antonio Brown and the “Patriot Way”

Tyler Frost

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 12, 2019

The NFL season has come and gone as the New England Patriots won Super Bowl 54 nearly five months prematurely with their stunning acquisition of wide receiver...

Who pays for my food?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

Women and especially men have certain expectations to fill when it comes to dating. For example, as a man, you are expected to make the first move a.k.a. asking the girl out and planning the date whether it be to a restaurant or the movies or any other cliché activity. Let me tell you when you are courting a woman it is very attractive to show some type of effort and...

Feminism: Why isn’t there more women in charge?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Let's talk about feminism and the relationship with the U.S. government. Let's begin with political representation. Back in 1789, when the Constitution was written, its goal was "to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." The Constitution...

Tattoos: My form of self-expression

Hope Denney, Reporter

January 24, 2019

When you go to the doctor and discover you’re going to get a shot most people don’t get too excited about it. I don’t either, but the feeling of having a needle puncture my skin 50 to 3,000 times per minute feels so liberating. The first time I decided to get a tattoo I was terrified. Growing up with strictly religious grandparents made me fear the pain and the...

What is feminism and why is it important?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019

The best definition of feminism comes from Wikipedia! It states, “Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies, that share the common goal to define, establish and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. This includes seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those...

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