The Renegade Rip

Bands, garages, and the grunge

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2015

As my last column of the semester, I would love to give credit to a certain genre of music that I feel and acknowledge as the gateway for anyone wanting to get into rock music. Grunge and underground garage bands have long been a gateway genre of music that can take the ethnic minority and have them loving rock music. When it comes to garage bands, you can appreciate the...

Wrongful labeling in music

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2015

Why do people feel it is necessary to give everything a label? Understanding why there are so many music genres is unnecessary. If you look up music genres you will see the multiple labels there are for each type of music. The different names of these genres are just as ridiculous as the amount of them there are. Some of these names aren’t even names. They are activities...

Bakersfield College discusses civil rights

Bakersfield College discusses civil rights

April 8, 2015

Bakersfield College’s Leven Center was host to a civil rights act lecture recently. The lecture touched on numerous issues that the Mexican American...

New album may give rappers a fight for the top of the charts

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2015

There’s a certain sense of depth when it comes to Kendrick Lamar’s new album “To Pimp a Butterfly,” which released a week earlier than thought in March. No doubt Kendrick Lamar has rhythmical talent that goes beyond the typical rapper these days, and in his new album he and his band, along with collaborations with other rappers make this album a hip-hop success that...

Partying is done for spring break

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2015

Is spring break dead? Growing up, I remember watching MTV and seeing all the craziness that would happen during spring break, yet lately there hasn’t been much fuss in the music world over it, which makes me wonder what happened. During spring break I waited to see what would happen in the music media world but found nothing. The typical college student was either on vacation...

Stick with what you know you are good at

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

March 19, 2015

As with most things in life, time seems to make things better. For example, wine, medicine, movies, technology and food. One thing that has declined in talent over time is music. Almost anyone can get a record deal these days from actors to athletes just as long you have the funds to cover the equipment usage. Athletes like Shaquille O’Neal have tried to share their rhythm...

Planetarium in need

Planetarium in need

March 19, 2015

Since the fall semester of 2014, student Jackie Estrada has been writing one part of the student blog and giving advice to students about how to get through...

The hip-hop and rap feud deciphered

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2015

What is the difference between rap and hip-hop? Well, that would depend on who you ask. If you ask an adult over the age of 50, you will get a lot of negativity toward what is considered real music in general. For the younger generation, most of them think the old stuff is lame and feel that rap music now is more diverse or that it’s even better. What some don’t differentiate...

Controversy as Mr. West runs his mouth once again

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2015

The Grammy’s 2015 was filled with a lot of glitz and glamour as artists who normally out-do themselves and go to the extreme to get as much media coverage as possible, were actually at their best and had tamed their looks for the night. The usual spectacle that is the Grammy’s would not have been complete without someone trying to turn it into the Source awards, and...

New education program to help BC students in need of tutor support

New education program to help BC students in need of tutor support

February 24, 2015

  In spring of 2014 Bakersfield College gained a new educational program that takes tutoring to a whole other level. The Supplemental Instruction...

Show rock concerts some love

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

February 4, 2015

For a town that credits itself to being the rock band Korn’s headquarters, there isn’t much to this town other than country music going on in its music scene. When I first moved to Bakersfield in the ’90s, I couldn’t turn a channel on the radio stations without hearing about a rock band headlining at the Bakersfield Convention Center. Now I have to look for some...

Out of the Box Bakersfield FIlm Festival held to benefit those with disablities

Out of the Box Bakersfield FIlm Festival held to benefit those with disablities

Vanessa Munoz, Photographer

November 19, 2014

Fox Theater lit up the night sky Nov. 7-9 as Bakersfield had its second annual Out of the Box Film Festival. This festival commends and brings awareness...

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