The Renegade Rip

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”

Antonio Brown and the “Patriot Way”

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...

“Luigi’s Mansion,” a unique remake for Nintendo

Ruben Lira, Reporter

December 5, 2018

When the Nintendo GameCube came out in early 2000, there were so many games to play and choose from. “Luigi’s Mansion” gave the Mario brother his own game. It was a very unique game that was not like most Mario games released. Nintendo had recently released the same game for the newer console the Nintendo 3DS. The game, although still the same, has slight changes since...

STDs? No Problem.

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

November 28, 2018

For people to effectively take care of their sexual health, they need the resources and support. It’s not always simple for some because of financial reasons and lack of knowledge and trusted sources. I’ve spent some time curating resources that I found useful, but like always any questions about sexual wellness should be taken to a professional to ensure receiving...

Twist of fate to life

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Looking back ten years ago I never would’ve thought that I’d be in love with wrestling as much as I am now, let alone know that it exists. Most of my family weren’t fans of wrestling so I was basically the odd one when it came to interests.  I always thought of WWE as a larger than life phenomena that I couldn’t imagine my life without.  When I was 11 years old...

Make Sex Safe Again

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

September 17, 2018

Having the knowledge about practicing safer sex is important for every person who is sexually active or considering becoming sexually active. Refreshing and expanding one’s knowledge about practicing safer sex is just as important because some information may have slipped by unnoticed, new information may have been released, or something may have been forgotten. Sexually...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 30, 2018

Talking about sex and sexual wellness is something that should be spoken more openly about in Kern County—between families, friends, schools, and healthcare professionals. There is still a hefty amount of discomfort and stigma when it comes to openly discuss sex and all that it entails. Because of that, it plays a role in negatively impacting our community. This kind of co...

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