Bakersfield College Students Weigh in on McCarthy’s Bill to Build the Border Wall

After Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, proposed a $23.4 billion bill to fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Bakersfield College students weighed in on the proposed bill. “What would you do if you’re struggling with no income and a corrupt government? If you thought there […]

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In the 661

In this video, youth reporter Janell Gore sits down with Edgar Aguilar, a representative of Dignity Health. The pair discuss “public charge,” a new proposal that could impact many families in Kern county. “This is extremely important for immigrant families to know about because it could affect their possibilities of becoming legal, permanent residents.” Read […]

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Crowd Gathers to Protest Rumored Expansion of Mesa Verde Detention Facility

Recently, rumors have swirled in Bakersfield over the potential expansion of the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center. Protestors gathered to voice their dissent against this. “Although the rumors have yet to be confirmed, those at the event wanted to voice their concerns with the hopes to stop any possible expansion of the detention facility.” Read […]

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In Greenfield, Advocating for a Small Piece of Sidewalk Makes a Big Difference

When Bakersfield’s Barbara Perez noticed an issue with a local stretch of sidewalk, she didn’t just sit by. Perez worked with local community organizations and politicians to find a solution to the problem, which showed her the power of young people’s voices. “Getting this sidewalk finished taught me that youth involvement can make a difference.” […]

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Mental Illness Is Not A Choice

Ja’Nell Gore shares her opinions on the rampant portrayal of depression and anxiety as romanticized mental health issues. From her own experiences, she knows firsthand that these are not issues that people choose to have. “Too often social media gives a misconception of what depression looks like and sometimes even romanticizes it.” Read more at […]

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