The Renegade Rip

Selfies can be risky

Staff Editorial

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Selfies are fun and can be cool images, but apparently they’re causing more problems than sharks. According to The Telegraph online publication, so far this year 12 deaths have been caused by selfies or selfie attempts while only eight deaths have been by shark attacks. When thinking of social networks, especially Instagram and Snapchat, we think selfies. The thought...

Parking disaster at BC

Staff Editorial

February 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The spring semester is finally upon us and that gives all college students the chance for a fresh start, but a new semester also brings with it the added dread of having to navigate around campus trying to find a parking spot in an already hectic campus. Before someone can actually attend class, they must first drive around the gauntlet of students and then fight off the...

Staff

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

While the weather isn’t all that cold outside, it is winter. All the trappings of the end of year preparations and celebrations are quickly becoming commonplace. Whatever your denomination, or prescription of faith, Christmas is just a fact of life in December. The familial festivities are inescapable even if you choose not to celebrate any holidays, for religious reasons...

Students, get some manners

Staff

November 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A simple hello, thank you, and good morning can go a long way. A problem with the Bakersfield College campus and the students who attend classes on here is that many seem to lack proper etiquette. So often we find certain areas around campus to be filthy and that has a lot to do with students not picking up after themselves. The campus cafeteria is a good example of students...

Staff Editorial

September 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Another fall semester is grinding away. We are already through a month of the 16 weeks and the bewildered faces still linger around the campus. There seems to be record numbers for the 153-acre main campus that the cramped construction walkways alone cannot account for. Let us examine some of what is happening: the amount of warm bodies packing seats, the addition of late-start...

Violence has become a problem

Staff

September 10, 2014

Filed under Editorial

With the recent rise in violence, it has made us wonder how people can be so cruel to one another. Look at what has gone on here in Bakersfield alone. Over the summer, it has seemed that people can barely get along with anyone. If it isn’t some form of accident that we hear about, it's about how someone was killed, often for a petty reason. A few weeks ago, a staff...

Vote reveals biased views

May 1, 2013

Filed under Uncategorized

This whole semester everyone has been focusing on the pending smoking policy. Bakersfield College Student Government Association held a vote and the students have spoken. The board is now taking the necessary steps for a tobacco-free campus. Now that’s great. This is what the student body wants. We just hope people didn’t vote that way for the wrong reason. It’s understandable...

Finally an answer for the age-old question

April 17, 2013

Filed under Editorial

In the process of creating our student newspaper, we have grown accustomed to asking questions to stay informed. However, there is one question that gets asked of us that we cannot, for the life of us, find an answer to: What does “Rip” stand for? There has been some conjecture over the years that it began because the paper would “rip” into people, but we find the...

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