The Renegade Rip

Polls show a race bias in America

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With the election of Barack Obama in 2008, people around the world applauded the United States for making a step forward in the fight to defeat racism and inequality. Now, three years later, there is a scary trend going on in national polls regarding Obama’s performance as president as well as his handling on various issues. In the latest CNN/ORC International Poll...

People in positions of power destroy trust

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Molestation and child pornography seem to be a trending topic lately and quite frankly, I’m disgusted. Grown men forcing themselves on children, girls or boys, is wrong in so many ways that it just makes me want to vomit. Coaching football, working charities for children, composing music for children’s shows, teaching, policing, and preaching are all upstanding job titles,...

COLUMN: Fashion is what makes an impression

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

This will be my last fashion column in the Renegade Rip. In the past 10 columns, I gave a lot of advice for the money-saving fashionista, fashion-forward, and not-so-fashion-forward person, but I never talked about why fashion is important. Fashion is much more than an interest to fashion-forward people. Whether people care about fashion, “practice” fashion, or just throw...

COLUMN: It’s oscar season

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

I know it may be a bit early to guess what films are going to win the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Sure, some of these movies haven’t come out yet, but I think I can make an accurate guess. So here are my picks for the Oscars. Best Adapted Screenplay This is a difficult category because right now the theater is flooded with adaptations. Most of the movies that look like...

Occupiers deserve your respect

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The resistance to the Occupy movement has been confusing to me. I understood it when the news media had a month-long blackout; the clear anti-corporate and generally peaceful message was just not racy enough for the 24-hour news cycle. I understood when conservative talking heads castigated them as socialist hippies; conservatives have been defending big-money interests...

Pick a side: The Rebel Alliance or Starfleet?

Pick a side: The Rebel Alliance or Starfleet?

November 2, 2011

Two members of the Rip's editorial board debate the oldest argument in the history of nerdness: Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars By Tyler McGinty Opi...

COLUMN: I’ll take my rock without the post-

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There’s a big problem with popular music today. It’s too fractured. I can’t just like rock music, apparently. Do I like post-rock? Experimental rock? Punk rock? Which kind? It’s silly. Music was once a uniting force, and now it divides people. Post-rock may be different enough for it to stand out on its own as a genre. It really isn’t rock at all. However, it...

Moms, discipline isn’t a bad word

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Some women should never become moms. Seriously. Day after day, I see moms totally uninterested in interacting with their children, sometimes even ignoring them completely. Everywhere I go, I see kids running amuck, acting like maniacs, screaming, crying, begging for toys or candy, and acting like plain brats. Gee, where’s mom? Oh, she’s over there on the phone...

COLUMN: This autumn stay warm and stylish

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It always becomes really cold the day before Halloween.It’s the worst time to wear cute skimpy outfits and it’s probably the last time you’ll wear something like that till June. You purchase an entire new winter wardrobe or you can plan on wearing your spring clothes if you want to freeze. If there’s a will not to spend money and to keep wearing spring clothes...

EDITORIAL: Congress did not approve this war

Staff

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With the Libyan revolution coming to a close, the American people should take a step back and assess the situation we’re in. Our involvement in Libya has breached the same line that Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq did: unconstitutionality. For America to engage in a war, there must be approval by Congress. That did not happen for any of those wars,  and it did not happen...

Is the red planet really worth the journey?

Is the red planet really worth the journey?

October 19, 2011

PRO By Keith Kaczmarek Getting to Mars is not going to be easy, and in the current economic climate it might not even seem like a good idea, but...

Occupy has right message

Occupy has right message

Nate Perez, Reporter

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

By Nate Perez Reporter   America: Where a handful of robber barons helped destroy the economy and got paid for it. Where the wealthiest o...

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