The Renegade Rip

Apps used for sex, not dating

Apps used for sex, not dating

J.R. Hensley

April 20, 2017

Filed under Columns

If there is one thing gay men have done, it is find a way to streamline their pursuit of sex. Hook-up apps like Grindr and Scruff make it easier to find...

Removing the labels of identity

Removing the labels of identity

March 30, 2017

You know what’s really frustrating? Labels! They are so stifling because people literally always only associate you with your label. Whether that label...

Tricks to survive summer

Kylie Hendrickson, Reporter

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

With summer fast approaching, it gets harder to make your makeup, hairstyle, or almost any beauty product last on your body. While the temperatures rise, makeup slides off and hair tends to fall flat. It may still technically be spring, but we all know that living in Bakersfield, it can skyrocket to 100-plus degrees at any given time. I’ve learned a few tips and tricks...

Finding that drag in you

Finding that drag in you

J,R. Hensley, Photo Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

By the time this article publishes, the first episode of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” will have aired. I will have gagged and will be waiting insatiably...

Diffusing woe with therapy

Diffusing woe with therapy

March 20, 2017

With all the stress I was dealing with this semester I knew if I didn’t do something I’d flip. Aromatherapy is something that I came across a few years...

Gay films deserve happiness

Gay films deserve happiness

J.R. Hensley, Photo Editor

March 16, 2017

Filed under Columns

This past Oscars was historic. Not for the flub, which took all of the spotlight, but that a black, gay film was nominated for “Best Picture”. I’m...

Honoring common diversity

Honoring common diversity

March 2, 2017

Black History Month just ended, and I wanted to dedicate this column to embrace your blackness, and mine. For the past five years or so it feels like there’s...

Tradition over time

Tradition over time

Sam L. Jaime, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Columns

Baseball is a classical drama staged outdoors beneath the lights, in front of thousands. Its history spans generations, surviving tragedy and triumph alike....

Secrets of skin care

Kylie Hendrickson, Reporter

February 16, 2017

Filed under Columns

Skin care is the number one necessity that both women and men forget about or slack on. I cannot express enough how important it is to take care of your skin. It’s the first thing people notice and that shows age the quickest. Living in Bakersfield is also a huge factor that takes a beating on your skin. We have pollution, and we have extremely dry and hot summers that...

The holy land of equality

The holy land of equality

J.R. Hensley, Photo Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Columns

I jokingly say that my husband and I made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the holy-gay landmark of The Stonewall Inn, referring to the trip most...

Billionaire buys seat

Billionaire buys seat

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

February 15, 2017

Filed under Columns

On Feb. 6, billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 51-50 vote. The historic vote, requiring a tiebreaker cast by...

Finding out what hides beneath

Finding out what hides beneath

February 15, 2017

I want to start this off by telling you all that you are enough, no matter what anyone tells you. You are enough. So often we walk around in a dull haze...

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