The Renegade Rip

‘Ice Bucket’ has its challenges

James Macias, Reporter

September 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This is a debilitating disorder, which I believe deserves as much attention as possible. That having been said, I feel the current ice bucket challenge that has been sweeping the nation is embarrassing and un-American. Charity...

Wings are the thing

Bertin Rodriguez, Online Editior

September 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Football season started Sept. 5 and what does every party need during your favorite football team’s game? Chicken wings. Do you know where to find the best chicken wings in town? Probably not, but you are not alone and up until now I included myself in this category. I had the pleasure of trying three of the best chicken wing restaurants in town according to Yelp. H...

Jonas Brothers’ comeback is not as great as it seems

Jonas Brothers’ comeback is not as great as it seems

April 17, 2013

By Samantha Briggs Reporter After four years of obscurity, the Jonas Brothers are attempting to make a comeback. For those of you who do not rememb...

Postal Service mails a remix of old & new

April 17, 2013

Filed under Reviews

By Robin Shin Online Editor After a decade since the release of “Give Up,” The Postal Service is back with a re-issue.  The album was released in a digital, compact disk and vinyl copy, all three of which come in different prices.  When I first heard that they were going to re-issue the album, I was quite confused. Remix? I was expecting something of computer remixi...

Finally an answer for the age-old question

April 17, 2013

Filed under Editorial

In the process of creating our student newspaper, we have grown accustomed to asking questions to stay informed. However, there is one question that gets asked of us that we cannot, for the life of us, find an answer to: What does “Rip” stand for? There has been some conjecture over the years that it began because the paper would “rip” into people, but we find the...

RapeAxe won’t prevent rape

Alana Garrett, Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

By Alana Garrett Reporter   Sonnet Ehlers, a South African doctor, is trying to make a change for all women. However, the change Ehlers is trying to make is very questionable. Ehlers has invented an anti-rape device called The Rape-Axe. The device is an anti-rape condom that has sharp barbs lining the inside of the condom. These barbs will snag the attacker ...

States should decide for themselves

Robert Mullen, Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

By Robert Mullen Reporter   With the U.S. Supreme Court still deliberating on the issue of same-sex marriage legality, a very polarizing issue, I thought I’d weigh in on it. Firstly, I am not against gay marriage. I’m also not for it. I’m pretty sure that I’ve never voted for or against a measure dealing with the issue. This has little to do with an...

Sexist beliefs anchor us to our past preventing progress

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

By Patricia Rocha Reporter   I think I’m pretty. If that comes across as vain or superficial, then I think the problem is in the reader and not in my opinion, because all women should think they’re pretty. Every woman should be proud of their looks and bodies and all of the amazing differences between them. What shouldn’t be happening, however, is that confi...

Answers not always in the major parties

Ruben Perez, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The 2012 Presidential Election is coming up and registered voters will get to choose the next leaders of our country. Unfortunately, most voters think they have to choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. There are actually more than six different candidates running for the presidential seat. People need to be more educated on who they will be voting for on Election...

Bullying still a major issue

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

  The current media hot topic is Canadian Amanda Todd, 15, who ended her own life due to continuous bullying. The news of this haunts me. It makes me think of myself as a teenager and makes me thankful that my time as a teenager wasn’t as torturous. It makes me question why this poor girl was not helped when she so clearly cried out for help countless times...

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...

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...

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