The Renegade Rip

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...

It’s time for Madness to begin again

Jason Reed, Sports Editor

March 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of the year again, which means March Madness is here and the NCAA basketball tournament is right around the corner.  I believe this year’s tournament bracket will be the toughest bracket I’ve ever made.  With so many teams in contention to win the championship, I have a hard time deciding who’s going to bring the hardware back to their school. Over...

Bakersfield ranks last on literacy

Robin Shin, Online Editor

March 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When I heard that for the second straight year, a study showed Bakersfield to be the most illiterate city in the United States, I was very shocked.  Maybe it is because I hang out with people who love to read and I too like to read.  Even before going to bed, I can’t sleep until I read a chapter or more of well anything!  Books, stories written by my friends online, and...

Early sex education acts as prevention

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

March 14, 2013

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Parents need not fear giving “the talk,” at least in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Education is now mandating that a set amount of time will be spent on sex education in every grade beginning in, wait for it, Kindergarten. I think this is a great idea.  The only problem is people focus too much on the wording “sex ed.” The school board has emphasized that kindergartners...

Ebooks better than paper?

Ebooks better than paper?

February 27, 2013

EBooks By Robin Shin Ever since I was a child my mother and father bought me collection of books ranging from science to fairytales. To this day,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: The Oscars could be a good break

Staff

February 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion

We, as college students, need an escape, just a few hours to forget our problems and not worry about the numerous pressures in life. For those that are willing to enjoy it, shows like the Academy Awards can provide that. Sure the whole event is Hollywood simply congratulating themselves, sure at three and a half hours long it goes on forever, and sure most speeches consist...

Increasing BC security and informing students

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In light of all of the school shootings nationwide and some car thefts on our campus, it raises an important question: Is Bakersfield College safe? Every semester, there are some cars thefts and break-ins, but that seems to be the extent of most serious crimes at BC. Thankfully, there haven’t been any shootings. So it seems safety isn’t really something we need to worry...

Benefits from smoking ban

Benefits from smoking ban

Robin Shin, Online Editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As a student who dislikes smoking, when I heard about the vote on whether they will make the Bakersfield College a smoking free or smoking designated c...

All is fair in love and networking

robin shin, online editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In this new generation of mass communication, we are able to communicate with those who live in places we haven’t even heard of, as long as they have an Internet connection. We use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and many other social networks to get our lives known and shared by those who have the same interest.   You meet a cute girl or guy in class, you want to know t...

Bathroom of Horrors

Bathroom of Horrors

February 13, 2013

My first semester at Bakersfield College, I had a three-hour break between classes every day. While many people would have used that time for studying...

Pinball is still a classic game

Pinball is still a classic game

Graham C Wheat, Features Editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In the old and dying East Hills Mall, a humble arcade hosts something that might be old but refuses to die. High Voltage Arcade or “the nickel arcad...

Great dining and prices

Great dining and prices

February 13, 2013

Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar is the perfect choice for your next date or dinner. Bakersfield’s downtown is filled with shops, art galleries, bars, clubs and businesses ...

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