The Renegade Rip

Learn from past mistakes and grow

Learn from past mistakes and grow

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Columns

I’ve learned a lot about myself within the past few years of dealing with mental illness, but the mistakes I made along the way are what I want to elaborate...

Letting go of the idea of perfection

Letting go of the idea of perfection

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My name is Paige and I am a perfectionist. I spend hours each day thinking about how I can be more efficient with my time, how I can do more with my academic...

Self-love takes practice

Self-love takes practice

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My journey with self-love has been difficult due to mental illness, but not impossible. I’ve learned a lot about myself the past few years. It took me...

My friend the sociopath

My friend the sociopath

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some of us are whole hearted, and we are willing to accept almost anyone. Especially because those of us dealing with mental illness already feel cast...

Women!!!

Women!!!

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women have been attempting to find their place in the world, from the right to vote to obtaining equality. In professional wrestling, however, women have...

Break the stigma and offer help

Break the stigma and offer help

November 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

Suicide is a controversial topic. Even those who have never experienced it have a heavy opinion on the topic. I speak from my own experience of having...

Don’t feel guilty, it’s okay to indulge, just moderate

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

If you walk around campus, you are likely to find a vending machine filled with snacks in virtually every building. Even in the bookstore, you can purchase anything you crave. You can see people eating in the most random places, such as the restroom. Yes, I am talking about the ones near the cafeteria. There is food that tempts us everywhere we go, but that is okay. I believe...

It doesn’t define me

It doesn’t define me

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our struggles are not always visible. I have a specific learning disability that affects my mental health and education. When you are a community college...

Make new sugar rules

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although I grew up in another country, I was always somehow connected to America. My father used to travel to the United States for business frequently, so I grew up hearing stories about his adventures in America. Whenever he came back from his trips, I would stay awake just to see what presents he brought me. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to see him too, but, secretly, it...

‘Gamers are not dead’

‘Gamers are not dead’

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns

“Gamers” are not dead. Several articles written by video game journalism websites were posted in late August 2014 and early September 2014 stating...

Just try to Breathe

Just try to Breathe

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My courses at Bakersfield College have allowed me to socialize and interact with new people. This can sometimes be a nightmare for a person who is dealing...

Learn to read labels

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We often hear that the best approach to healthy eating is based on nutrition labels, and the Food and Drug Administration encourages people to check nutrition information before buying their food. Labels show calories as well as percentages of macronutrients and vitamins; knowing that information can help people make better choices. Here’s the thing: reading labels can...

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