Page 6 Campus The <strong>Renegade</strong> <strong>Rip</strong> www.therip.com Wednesday, <strong>Sept</strong>. <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> Welcome to “Eden” at BC By Jocelynn Landon Reporter Bakersfield College hosted a lecture and open discussion for art students followed by the grand opening of the art exhibit “Eden” at the Bakersfield College Mylie and May Louise Jones Gallery. The event started off with a lecture in the fine arts building. Audia Dixon started off by showcasing her artwork for the series “Eden.” The artist spoke about their story of how they started to become creative, how they got their artistic style, and gave tips to aspiring artists. It was followed by an open discussion where students and faculty could ask questions. Multiple students asked questions and participated in learning about her and the artwork that was showcased. After the art lecture the artist went over to the Bakersfield College Jones Art Gallery, located in the library, where the artwork was showcased in the opening of “Eden” along with an assortment of small snacks to taste. The art gallery showcased six gigantic art pieces, with a wide range of colors and unexpected, yet creatively placed, symbols. The majority of attendees were Bakersfield College Students, who were art majors, and had the opportunity to see the art work. They were able to mingle with other students, faculty, and Dixon herself. Student Preet Kamal Kaur talked about how “This is actually my first time, but I’m definitely going to be looking into her.” One of the featured pieces “Into Eden” was one of the biggest art pieces showcased with a variety of things to look at that all are different depending on the person. “It has a lot of different symbols, it’s the most surreal out of all of them.” said student Alejandro Vava when talking about his favorite piece, “Into Eden.” Dixion was inspired to create pieces from “memories that I had… also being curious about the childhood experience and what children go through today, and putting these black figures and black youth in natural spaces to give a sense of vulnerability…” stated Dixon. Dixon is now an art teacher at Clovis Community College. During a conversation with a professor, she was talking about how she enjoys teaching and helping kids be creative. If you’re interested in seeing her art work and opening up your imagination to what was created, Dixons art work will be showcased until Oct. 13 and is open Monday-Thursday from 2sp.m.-5p.m. JOCELYNN LANDON/THE RIP BC student Preet Kamal Kaur looking at Audia Yvonne Dixon’s artwork at exhibit opening on <strong>Sept</strong>. 8 JOCELYNN LANDON/THE RIP One of Dixon’s pieces of artwork currently on display at BC First place nationally for two year college Websites at the Associated Collegiate Press 2020 midwinter conference. Fifth place newspapers. First place for newspaper in 2011, third place in 2013, 2014, 2015 for CNPA General Excellence Fourth place nationally in 2019 for website publication by Associated Collegiate Press The <strong>Renegade</strong> <strong>Rip</strong> is produced by Bakersfield College journalism classes and is circulated on Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters. The newspaper is published under the auspices of the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees, but sole responsibility for its content rests with student editors. The <strong>Rip</strong> is a member of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, Associated Collegiate Press, and California Colleges Media Association. The <strong>Renegade</strong> <strong>Rip</strong> EDITORIAL BOARD Editor-in-Chief..............Anthony Vasquez Jaspreet Multani........................Designer Adviser.........................................Erin Auerbach STAFF Reporters/photographers: Blake Burton Amanda Hernandez Jocelynn Landon Eduardo Jr. “E.J.” Martinez Jason Mena Jaspreet Multani Nicholas Watson Write The <strong>Rip</strong> Letters should not exceed 300 words, must be accompanied by a signature and the letter writer’s identity must be verified. The <strong>Rip</strong> reserves the right to edit letters, however, writers will be given the opportunity to revise lengthy or unacceptable submissions. If an organization submits a letter as a group, it must be signed by only one person, either the leader of the organization or the letter writer. Anonymous letters will not be published. How to reach us -Address: Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305 -Phone: (661) 395-4324 -Email: email@example.com -Website: therip.com
Page 7 Opinion The <strong>Renegade</strong> <strong>Rip</strong> www.therip.com Wednesday, <strong>Sept</strong>. <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> Review: “The Last Of Us” By Jaspreet Multani Designer and Reporter The Last of Us is a 2013 action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer entertainment. This story is about a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, and a brain infection survivor, Joel, in a post-apocalyptic United States. They both work together to survive on their journey across what remains of the country to find a possible cure for the modern fungal plague that has nearly decimated the entire human race. The Last of Us Part I is released in native 4K at 60 FPS*and features on PS5. This series has a deep and complex narrative that players should probably be aware of before they start down Ellie’s path to bloody retribution. The first part was about Love, and the second one is all about hate, as “Naughty Dog” says. The upcoming series will be a darker continuation of the story, than the original. Netflix show is relatable By Blake Burton Reporter The Netflix series “Never Have I Ever” began with an Indian girl losing use her legs after sad death of her father Mohan(Sendhil Ramamurthy). The girl, Devi( Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), has to go through the first year of high school in a wheelchair, which wasn’t very fun for her. She is eventually able to get out of her wheelchair and was ready to mingle or have sex with none other than the most popular boy in school Paxton(Darren Barnet). Thought the characters are young, this is a show people of many ages would love. It involves heartbreaks, love, drama and more. Created by Mindy Kaling (writer, producer and star of “The Office” and creator of “The Mindy Project”), this show will have you watching it for hours just to see what is happens next. Anyone who has been through high school will relate to these characters on some level. It is so watchable, and audiences will want to find out what happens next for all of these characters. Horror prequels The Horror Files By Eduardo Jr. Martinez Reporter Eduardo, Jr. Martinez A prequel to a horror film was release this this month as “Orphan: first Kill” (<strong>2022</strong>) a prequel to “Orphan” (2009) center on the character Esther as she attempts to survive in a wealthy household while impersonating their lost daughter. This movie is not the first but the most recent introduction of horror movies prequels that seems to present a possible future for horror films and how horror prequels can be done right. Pervious horror movie prequels often carried a reputation of not being as good as their original counterpart, often missing the point surrounding why the movie is so horrifying, how the mystery plays a role within horror or, the fundamental aspects that made the original film enjoyable in the first place. Not only does a prequel movie have to deal with these factors, but they have to worry about building anticipation in new scenes and creating the fear of the unknown for something that the audience already have information about due to it being a prequel. “Orphan: First Kill” is a movie that I would consider to be equal or greater to the original with how it deals with emulating the plot twist of the original that dramatically changes the film, acknowledges the information that the audience already knows before watching and, understand why the audience are here to watch the film in the first place is for Esther. The movie really encapsulates the perfect horror prequel as it had a set course of where the movie is leading toward while providing audience with a new and entertaining experience that respects the original film. The flick opens up a door of opportunity for possible horror prequels that center around the slasher and their backstory such as “Pearl” a prequel to the film “X” (<strong>2022</strong>). Hopefully, the success of “Orphan: First Kill” and “Pearl” will spark a revival of horror prequel surrounding slashers such as, Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” series, Charles Lee Ray from “Child’s play” series and Pamela Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” series.