The Renegade Rip

Midsummer Slump


Paige Atkison, Reporter

May 9, 2018

Summer is upon us! If you’re anything like me, your gut instinct is to spend the weeks of your summer lounging around in pajamas and binging on potato...

Christian’s leadership resonates


September 10, 2015

Bakersfield College president Sonya Christian has been offered a three-year contract, which is what many of us had hoped for. The last three months have shined a spotlight on Christian after enduring a fight to stay on as our BC president once the Kern Community College District decided that she might not be fit to continue running the BC campus. The truth is that many...

Shooting near BC sparks debate

Shooting near BC sparks debate

December 3, 2014

OK, let’s get one thing straight. When it comes to the topic of police brutality there is no pro and con. It’s a matter that shouldn’t exist in our...

No excuse for abuse on the BC campus

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Domestic violence and rape of college students cannot go unreported. Too often issues that happen at school, or even at home, go without ever being acknowledged. Statistics would have you believe that 1 in 4 female college students will be a victim of a rape or domestic violence incident. Some national groups organize the information in order to educate the population, but...

Democrats, prepare for the long road ahead

Democrats, prepare for the long road ahead

Graham C Wheat, Contributing Editor

November 19, 2014

  It seems like more than a trend in this country, but rather a basic instinct of the American voter. Turning over control of the government...

Republicans get their chance to take the reigns

James Macias, Reporter

November 19, 2014

  The Republican Party is firmly in control of Congress following the recent midterm elections. Finally, we have an atmosphere in which our legislature can no longer complain that it’s impossible to get anything done. So-called “partisan politics” has been a common scapegoat of our leadership for far too long. With any luck at all, we can finally expect to...

Weapons on campus: invitation for violence

Amber Hayden, Photo Editor

October 8, 2014

  Lately it seems school shootings, or shootings in general have increased. And now there is talk of wanting to allow teachers and students to have concealed weapons while on school campuses across the nation. To say I don’t support the right to bear arms would be incorrect, but I can’t seem to wrap my mind around allowing concealed guns on a campus no matter...

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

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

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

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

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...

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