The Renegade Rip

Admiring the adventurous

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor I have a tendency to admire strong independent women, and who wouldn’t. I guess to be proper, I would say my idols are girls. One of my idols is Arya Stark, a fictional character from “Game of Thrones.” In the beginning of the series, she’s 9 years old.  For those who don’t know, the show is about several noble families fi...

Early sex education acts as prevention

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

March 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

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...

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...

The puppy love you’ve never heard of before

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

This Valentine’s day I’m not going to be thinking about flowers and candy or not having that special someone. My heart will grow heavy with the thought of my four-legged friend. I love animals. I don’t know why but I just do, especially dogs: they have always been a part of my family. A couple months ago my mom rescued a six-month-old golden retriever. She had been ...

BC nursing student tries out for tv talent show

BC nursing student tries out for tv talent show

February 13, 2013

Bakersfield College nursing student Kristen Bumbaca, 24, to be on “The Voice.” On Feb. 2, Bumbaca went to Los Angeles to audition in front of the pro...

Student gladly gave her brother a kidney

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2013

Filed under Features

On Jan. 16, Bakersfield College student Rose Rodriquez had surgery, but it wasn’t to benefit her. It was for her brother. Rodriquez, 21, who is currently a culinary major, donated her kidney to her brother Joseph Rodriquez, 27. “When my brother was 3, he was diagnosed with hydronephrosis, which is what messed up his kidney,” Rose said. “They took one out and saved...

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