The Renegade Rip

Village Grill offers fresh sandwiches and dining

Luis Garcia, Reporter

September 19, 2012

If you like to avoid chain restaurants and grease pits then the Village Grill in downtown Bakersfield is the place for you. For the past 12 years the Village Grill has been serving up a wide array of American cuisine, offering a long list of salads and sandwiches, open-flame burgers, seafood and vegetarian options. They are open seven days a week 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. It...

Book on Paterno ignores scandal

Jason Reed, Reporter

September 6, 2012

I have a very strong opinion about Joe Paterno and his role in the Penn State scandal, but I’m not going to share that.  What I will talk about is the recently released book, “Paterno,” written by Joe Posnanski. After reading this book, it was very clear to me that Posnanski is trying to preserve the name of Joe Paterno. Posnanski, a former senior columnist for...

CS: GO adds graphics and guns

Robin Shin, Photographer

September 6, 2012

It has been almost eight years since the release of “Counter-Strike: Source” in November of 2004. Valve Corporation on Aug. 21 brought it back with “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.” PC players, who are a fan of first-person shooters, have been expecting this game for quite a while, and a lucky few had the chance to test out the beta version after they were able...

‘Our House’ showcases lyrical talents, impressive featured artists and good beats

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

September 6, 2012

The very anticipated, “Welcome to: Our House,” second album of rap group Slaughterhouse is finally out. It was officially released on Aug. 28 through Shady Records. For all those who don’t know who Slaughterhouse is, they are rap group that consists of Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9”, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I. They joined together to make this supergroup about four...

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a good time with technical caveats

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a good time with technical caveats

September 6, 2012

Let me get this out of the way, this game is in no way, shape or form related to the Michael Bay cinematic garbage that was the live action Transformers...

D-BOX adds nothing to movie experience

D-BOX adds nothing to movie experience

Nate Perez, Reporter

May 2, 2012

The D-BOX warning label states that hot liquids should not be anywhere near the motion-enabled seats. Nor should pregnant women, the elderly, people with...

 Jack White storms back with new album

Jack White storms back with new album

May 2, 2012

With “Blunderbuss,” Jack White’s first solo album, White has released a collection of songs that, not only show his skills as a musician and songwriter,...

Planetarium shows off beautiful side of universe

Crystal Sanchez, Reporter

May 2, 2012

The planetarium’s showing of “Two Small Pieces of Glass” was really mind-boggling and wonderful to see. When I first walked into the planetarium, I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful purple-and-blue colored ceiling. It made me feel like I was in a spacecraft about to take off. The astronomy professor, Nick Strobel, had recommended I sit from the third row back,...

‘The Three Stooges’ weak plot boosted by casting

Omar Oseguera, Reporter

April 18, 2012

“The Three Stooges” is a ride back to the 1930s, when slapstick comedy was thriving in film and an experience for the whole family to enjoy. For the average young adult not familiar with “The Three Stooges,” this film may be somewhat of a bore, with the exception of a cameo from the “Jersey Shore” cast. The film reaches out to the older crowd, those familiar...

Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ lacks the punch of classic hits

Megan Luecke, Photography Editor

April 18, 2012

So many great songs and music videos come to mind when you hear the name “Madonna,” so needless to say I was rather excited when I found out that she would be releasing a new CD. A four-year break is more than enough, especially for an artist like her. My hopes were high, but I tried to keep them in check seeing as her music has declined over the years, and with each...

DIY style of Gibbons try new sound

Breanna Fields, Reporter

April 18, 2012

If you have never heard the melodic sound of a musical saw, you wouldn’t be the first. The DIY styling of indie-folk strummers Gibbons and the Sluts have managed  to combine the ethereal sound of this instrument along with nonsensical lyricism on their debut album, “Mama’s Milk.” On its surface, the album has taken a bold step by offering audiences puzzling tales...

Bakersfield sound back with Austin’s ‘Dozen’

Bakersfield sound back with Austin's 'Dozen'

Breanna Fields, Reporter

March 28, 2012

Local musician Stephen David Austin has made it clear that he is determined to carry on the vision of country western music through the legendary sounds...

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