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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...

Is gun control necessary now?

Is gun control necessary now?

January 30, 2013

YES by Ruben Perez With the recent school shootings in the last two months, we need to have more gun control. Unfortunately when gun control is...

Monopoly is doing it again; vote now or forever lose your piece

Monopoly is doing it again; vote now or forever lose your piece

January 30, 2013

Many people are afraid of, or do their best to resist change. But here comes one change no one can fight.  Hasbro has announced that it will be replacing...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Then there were two: BC’s smoking options narrow

Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The issue of smoking on the Bakersfield College campus is not a new one.  Since 2005, it has been a subject that has received much attention from the student body, Student Government Association, and even Kern County health officials. Numerous polls and votes have been taken. There have been bans with no enforcement, and there have been dissonant voices from either side of...

Armstong’s apology is just a little too late

Armstong’s apology is just a little too late

January 30, 2013

After 13 years, seven-time winner of the Tour de France Lance Armstrong decided to come clean about doping, a little too late. Armstrong did a two-part...

Does Petraeus deserve the attention?

Graham C Wheat, Metiqua Eng, Reporters

November 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

PRO:   By Graham C Wheat Reporter We, as a people, are enamored with anything that might have the faintest whiff of scandal, and there is nothing wrong with that. Gen. Petraeus and his indiscretions are the most recent to grip our nation’s basest instincts. His tryst with the biographer of his book has made national headlines and has been widely public...

Traditional gender roles are outdated

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Being a woman is hard. This article will not be about how much high heels, monthly cramps and childbirth hurt. It’s about how much of my life was decided for me 20 years ago when someone in a hospital declared, “It’s a girl.” It kind of blows my mind that an X or a Y could change so much about the course of one’s life. Growing up, I never noticed it much. My...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Fall semester closes; a time for reflection

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

November 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The days are closing in on the 2012 fall semester and to some the past few months have been a blink, while to others they have felt like molasses. Many students have already climbed the obstacle of submitting college applications, but all students are preparing themselves to tackle finals week. Through all the stress and sleepless nights that come with studying for final...

Abuse victim describes his fight for justice

Abuse victim describes his fight for justice

Hannah Breeland, Reporter

November 15, 2012

Filed under Reviews

The most famous sports scandal in the past two decades was started with Aaron Fisher, better know as “victim 1.” In the book “Silent No More:...

‘Iron Fist’ pays homage to retro kung-fu movies

‘Iron Fist’ pays homage to retro kung-fu movies

November 15, 2012

It’s no secret that all things kung-fu rules everything around Wu Tang Clan’s founding member Robert “RZA” Diggs. RZA makes his directorial debut...

STAFF ED: Overview of confusing propositions explained

Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There are plenty of issues to be decided on Nov. 6, the official general election day. The Rip’s editorial board has broken down some important issues and is giving slight direction to those who are looking for it. These choices are being made based off information from the official voter guide, and the political debates, and disregard the numerous campaigns on television,...

Romney’s style unattractive

Romney’s style unattractive

October 17, 2012

The Presidential debate between Sen. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is the first one I’ve ever seen.  It wasn’t half bad and even a little...

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