The Renegade Rip

COLUMN: Renegade Lair to hype up BC athletics

November 15, 2012

Filed under Sports

We continuously see more changes made to the athletics department to enhance the collegiate atmosphere here at Bakersfield College, and the idea to implement the Renegade Lair is no different. The big idea with the Renegade Lair is creating a student cheering section and also get more students involved because not too many students go to games and support the student athletes,...

COLUMN: BC golf team shows unity

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

October 31, 2012

Filed under Sports

As the season winds down for the Bakersfield College women’s golf season, one might be left to wonder, how is a team with limited golfers having a good year? You just really have to sit back and acknowledge all the extra hard work that they had to put in with a smaller group of players. When you have a smaller team, you have to do more work and it might put a strain...

COLUMN: Don’ t let ads be your guide

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Today, what does it mean to be a man? Growing up I have seen images on television, magazines and in the media in general that answers that question for me. It paints a picture of masculinity that makes me ashamed to be a man. Whether it’s the Axe body spray ads where smug men use their products and women follow in a zombie-like state, or it’s the hip-hop songs where...

‘Big Pink’ brings peace of mind

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

October 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

No other generation has had more distractions, more little electronic nothings to keep us entertained. Between Youtube and Twitter, people my age might look at hundreds of little jokes and videos that we watch for 30 seconds and then forget 10 seconds later. But what happens to those pieces of art, those pieces of music, that have a history, that have an understanding...

COLUMN: BC athletics enhanced by band’s presence

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

October 17, 2012

Filed under Sports

If you have been to a Bakersfield College sporting event recently, you might notice the bigger presence of the BC band. They’re not only performing at football games, but they were also at the crucial volleyball game between number-three ranked BC and number-one ranked L.A. Pierce, and are scheduled to make a few appearances at basketball games for this upcoming season. When...

COLUMN: Pop music sings of love

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

October 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I love, love mainstream dance pop. I’m talking about “Teenage Dream” and “I Found Love.” It’s weird because I’ve never danced at a club, and it’s the type of music that’s meant to be disposable, the type of music that serious music lovers like myself are supposed to despise. Yet I can’t help but smile,  and nod my head, to feel happy inside when I hear...

COLUMN: Coaches not just in it for money

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

October 3, 2012

Filed under Sports

When you’re watching any sport at Bakersfield College, or any junior college for that matter, you can start to think that every coach is just trying to win games. Sure that’s one of their goals, but it’s not the main one. Many of these coaches are trying to help their players advance their education and continue their play to the next level. It’s easy to be critical...

Patriots do not need speeches

Martin Chang, Opinions/Features Editor

September 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

At this year’s Republican and Democratic national conventions, “God bless America” was a common and familiar refrain. Right or left it doesn’t matter; these politicians want to let us know that they love America. Yet these words ring hollow. Those three words seemed practiced, rehearsed; just words read off a teleprompter. Each talking head making sure they...

COLUMN: Not there yet, BC athletics

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

September 19, 2012

Filed under Sports

All the changes made to Bakersfield College athletics by athletic director Ryan Beckwith have been to give BC more of an NCAA atmosphere, and I think all of them have been good changes. Like getting the gym refurnished, changing the home side to where the press box is at, getting a radio channel for BC games and hiring a swimming coach with NCAA experience. But there are some...

COLUMN: Use your creativity to mix up wardrobe

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2012

Filed under Features

It’s hard to be fashionable on a budget, especially if you think you have to constantly shop for new trends and styles. However, it is easy to get creative with what you do have when you’re strapped for cash. A lot of times we find ourselves in a rut, and we end up wearing the same clothes or outfit combinations over and over again. The trick to enhancing the style we...

COLUMN: Life’s joy can be a simple process

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the quick day-to-day pace, it can be easy to forget what is important in life. I had slept in before my class. I was naturally stressed and worried about getting to my class on time. But as I was walking briskly to class I began to notice the stillness of the morning. Walking from the library to the classroom for just the smallest time  there was no one around. In...

COLUMN: Fashion is more than spending money

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 6, 2012

Filed under Features

It’s a sad fact that the fashion world often gets a bad rap. Any culture that defends spending hundreds of dollars on a single pair of sunglasses, or thousands on a single dress, is no doubt going to be called materialistic and shallow. Just the connotation of the word “fashion” brings to mind spoiled celebrities and over-paid super models. What most people don’t...

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