The Renegade Rip

Stick with what you know you are good at

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

March 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As with most things in life, time seems to make things better. For example, wine, medicine, movies, technology and food. One thing that has declined in talent over time is music. Almost anyone can get a record deal these days from actors to athletes just as long you have the funds to cover the equipment usage. Athletes like Shaquille O’Neal have tried to share their rhythm...

Advice from an unlikely source

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 19, 2015

Filed under Features

When I lived in Los Angeles, an elder man once came up to me and said, "Just don't get out of the line, that's all you have to do." I took it pretty literally since at the time I was standing in a line for Chipotle. I started to retort with a joke along the lines of, "Oh no sir, I'm very serious about my Chipotle burritos," until he cut me off and continued, "What you are...

The hip-hop and rap feud deciphered

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Opinion

What is the difference between rap and hip-hop? Well, that would depend on who you ask. If you ask an adult over the age of 50, you will get a lot of negativity toward what is considered real music in general. For the younger generation, most of them think the old stuff is lame and feel that rap music now is more diverse or that it’s even better. What some don’t differentiate...

What to regret in your 20s, nothing

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Features

Being in your 20s is hard. Your 20s is the decade of change, huge life decisions, and you have to accomplish all of this with limited time, money, and sleep. You might feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions, and your teachers, parents and peers are all watching you very closely. Blink-182 even has a whole song dedicated to everyone hating you...

Athletes need our support

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

Besides being home to over 17,000 students, Bakersfield College is also represented by over 300 total student-athletes. Despite those numbers, we can’t even draw a decent-sized crowd to come watch our athletes – who sacrifice many obstacles through strenuous periods of times long before the start of the season – finally showcase their abilities that go unnoticed by colleagues. As...

Show rock concerts some love

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion

For a town that credits itself to being the rock band Korn’s headquarters, there isn’t much to this town other than country music going on in its music scene. When I first moved to Bakersfield in the ’90s, I couldn’t turn a channel on the radio stations without hearing about a rock band headlining at the Bakersfield Convention Center. Now I have to look for some...

When your car gives up

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Features, Opinion

I was 18 when I moved away to a big city without any friends or family. Needless to say, I messed up catastrophically more than a few times. Reoccurring statements included, “I have five dollars till Friday” or, “Oh, yeah, I can totally come to your party, pull an all-nighter and go to class at 6 a.m. the next day” or my personal favorite “Whoa, those $90 jeans...

COLUMN: Don’t inhibit your abilities

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

November 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I have been writing songs for about five years now and it’s something that I treasure. It provides such a sense of accomplishment. It helps me define my feelings and know what’s going inside of my crazy head. Living through our daily lives, we all experience the highs and lows of emotions, we go through breakups, we think about our past and worry about the future.  When...

COLUMN: Fall sports start the year right for BC

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

November 28, 2012

Filed under Sports

As the fall sports at Bakersfield College come to an end, it’s time to look back and see how we have faired. Overall, I’ll give BC sports a solid B-plus for this semester. I think this fall semester has been a lot better than last year’s, and it’s not just because of the football team making the State Championship game. When you look at the overall picture, you can...

Let your clothes say who you are

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2012

Filed under Features

It’s really hard sometimes to think about other’s reactions to who we are as people, but fashion is a great way to break the ice. Our clothes don’t tell people who we are, but it’s a great way to showcase what you think is special about your personality. Personally, I’m crafty. I love sewing and altering clothes, especially ones I find at thrift stores and yard...

COLUMN: Local art can be a breath of fresh air

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features editor

November 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It’s always about a month before the semester ends that the stresses of school seem to pile up, and wherever you can find something to help you get through it is a blessing.  I found that something right here on campus. Adel Shafik, a graphic arts professor at Bakersfield College, had a collection of pieces at the art gallery in the library, and he said his work is “a...

COLUMN: School spirit is easy to style

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2012

Filed under Features

What’s black, white and red all over? Bakersfield College of course, and I am beyong happy about it. Each color on its own stands so far beyond any other color’s popularity. Red is bold, passionate and always makes a statement. Would the lady in red have been as famous if she wore turquoise? Does a woman prefer a pink rose over a red one? I think not. Black...

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