The Renegade Rip

New president a perfect fit for BC

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2012

Bakersfield College needs a president that treats students as the number one priority. Whether we are here for a certificate, degree or transfer credits, students want a president that put their best interests at the top of his or her to-do list. We felt presidential candidate Pedro L. Martinez was the candidate that would do just that. We felt that though Kevin Trutna...

Don’t let a man’s hobbies define his maturity level

Metiqua Eng, Reporter

October 17, 2012

It’s an inevitable truth that video games, comic books and Star Wars go hand in hand with the term “nerd.” Where there’s an X-box, there’s a nerd; eyes locked and heart pacing with the rapid anticipation to play a new game.  It’s easy to see nerds are everywhere, but does the obsession with video games, Sci-fi, and Princess Leia’s “buns” ever become something...

Video games can be artistic

Steven Martin, Photographer

October 17, 2012

I was going to start off this article with a definition of the word art, but I figured that would be facetious of me. You see, the word art means different things to different people. I’m not an art major, but I do consider myself an art critic. I think to some degree we all are. Are video games art? I think they are. They just don’t have to hang in a museum (although...

STAFF ED: Prop. 30 a bandage for education

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

October 3, 2012

They say you can’t put a price on education, but it is clear that is not the case. Proposition 30 is calling for a sales tax increase, and an increase to personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers. The motive behind this is to help fund public education, and if it does not pass, colleges will face severe cuts and tuition hikes. This situation puts one of the...

This generation is more than just a stereotype

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2012

My generation is glued to their cell phones, won’t get off of Facebook unless Jersey Shore is on, and is so self-absorbed that none of us will ever amount to anything. That’s what I’ve been told anyway, and I couldn’t disagree more. I have spent the last 15 years of my life as a student, and in that time I have learned a lot about my peers and the lives they lead...

Portion control healthiest choice

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 3, 2012

Being a busy college student makes it difficult to make time to exercise regularly and make healthier choices when it comes to food. Luckily, on-the-go food options in convenient locations are plentiful and usually provide healthier options for those who are concerned with their waistlines. Salads are always everyone’s go-to thought when it comes to a healthier option;...

STAFF ED: Students unhappy with unsettling times

September 6, 2012

In the process of creating this newspaper, our staff generally asks, “What’s going on around campus?” Now it seems that this question has spread campus-wide as students wonder about the state of this new semester. Parking fees and cafeteria food prices have risen, our student government officials have changed, and talks of budget cuts leave many wondering what their...

Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments are ignorant

Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comments are ignorant

Metiqua Eng, Reporter

September 6, 2012

Just when I thought chivalry wasn’t dead and that America was getting back to “serving the people,” another politician comes along with snide remarks...

COLUMN: Life’s joy can be a simple process

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

September 6, 2012

In the quick day-to-day pace, it can be easy to forget what is important in life. I had slept in before my class. I was naturally stressed and worried about getting to my class on time. But as I was walking briskly to class I began to notice the stillness of the morning. Walking from the library to the classroom for just the smallest time  there was no one around. In...

RNC should focus on ideas not insults

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

September 6, 2012

Watching the Republican National Convention was the first time I ever turned off the television in anger. I started watching on the first full day on Aug. 28. At first it seemed OK, Mia Love compassionately spoke about the American Dream, about how her parents grew up as immigrants and “didn’t look to Washington, but looked within.” A great way to state the small...

COLUMN: Music provides memories

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2012

What is the power of music? It captures moments in time. It gives people something tangible to remember when they look back in their lives. But it is so much more than a picture or an object you can put in a shoebox. It captures an emotional memory, something that captures what you felt, what you believed about the world. It just stays with people. For the past...

STAFF EDITORIAL: We no longer have one of us


April 18, 2012

Bakersfield College is a school deep-rooted in tradition and loyalty. We are a community – a collective of people from all walks of life – all believing that education is of the upmost importance. That is why we must all take notice at what is going on in the administration sector of our school. That loyalty and tradition will not be found in the president’s office...

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