The Renegade Rip

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...

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...

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