The Renegade Rip

Is animal testing acceptable? (Con)

Is animal testing acceptable? (Con)

May 3, 2016

Over 400 years ago, William Harvey used animals to research how blood circulated in the body. In 1922, animal testing was put on the map when it was found...

Is animal testing acceptable? (Pro)

Is animal testing acceptable? (Pro)

May 3, 2016

I’ve heard horror stories of animals leading tortured lives in tiny cages being poked and injected and slathered in toxic goo in the name of research....

Breast-feeding in public: Is it really that big of a deal? (Con)

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

April 19, 2016

I am a man who loves the female body, from the complexities of the female personality, to the broad range of physical features that I myself find alluring on the female body. I may be a little unconventional in saying this but, the female body is the greatest piece of art ever created. Being born into household of six women and only one male, and being from the south, I was...

Breast-feeding in public: Is it really that big of a deal? (Pro)

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

April 19, 2016

I Googled “breast-feeding in public” and found out that on April 11, a woman participating in a case being heard in a North Carolina courtroom was expelled from the premises for breast-feeding her infant son. According to North Carolina law, a woman may breast-feed her child in any place where she is legally allowed to be. I started with the Google search because...

Donald Trump: Yes or No? (Pro)

Joe Bergman, Photo and Sports Editor

April 5, 2016

The President of the United States is often considered to be the world’s most powerful person, leading the world’s only superpower. The president commands the world’s most powerful military, which is armed with the largest nuclear arsenal, and leads the world’s largest economy. One would think that a position with so much power would have stringent prerequisites,...

Donald Trump: Yes or No? (Con)

Freddie Ward, Reporter

April 5, 2016

Donald Trump is no longer a joke, and it’s time for voters to take this sexist, racist, bigoted, lying, and narcissistic candidate seriously. Currently, he has won 18 of 30 primaries and has approximately 800 of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination for President of the United States. First and foremost, Trump has no knowledge of the Constitution...

Tattoos ink deeper than skin

Tattoos ink deeper than skin

Javier Valdes, Reporter

April 22, 2015

Con:   I have never understood the hype with tattoos. It is hard for me to grasp the fact that people are willing to pay insane amounts o...

Tattoos ink deeper than skin

Tattoos ink deeper than skin

Amber Hayden, Online Editor

April 22, 2015

Pro:   When we see people in society with tattoos there is always a stigma in our minds that “the person is all kinds of bad.” But t...

Roomates: a problem or a solution?

Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter

April 8, 2015

CON   I don’t believe in roommates. Sharing one bathroom with roommates is not pleasing to the eye or the nose. This becomes much worse with the more roommates you end up with, men or women. There is always going to be that roommate or two who just doesn’t want to clean the bathroom, and someone ends up cleaning it all the time because they can’t stand it...

Roomates: a problem or a solution?

Trina Goree, Reporter

April 8, 2015

PRO: I live for a roommate. There are so many benefits from living with others; my thoughts are tumbling over one another in an effort to get everyone out. I have lived in many different living environments in my short life, maybe a hint to the free spirit I am. The most epic moments and experiences have been life spent with roommates. I believe, the more the merrier. ...

Bakersfield living: good or bad?

Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief

March 5, 2015

CON   When the most scenic view in town is a bunch of blinking oilfield lights, residents can tell that Bakersfield is still lacking that city feel, regardless of population size. The frustrating absence of city nightlife in town is felt nearly every evening when looking for something fun to do and you come up pretty empty. Let’s start with movies. Sure the...

Bakersfield living: good or bad?

Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter

March 5, 2015

PRO   When I tell people I’ve been living in Bakersfield for the last 14 years, they ask me how the hell do I live in a town with nothing to do? Now I’ll tell you how. Bakersfield is a great place to live and has a lot to offer its residents and tourists from gorgeous weather to a wide variety of food and restaurants, professional sports teams, a community coll...

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