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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 … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser, Another Year Closer to Voting

For many Americans, voting isn’t just a right, but a necessity in the current political climate. Delano teenager Biviano Uribe is concerned about the future of immigrant rights and protections … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sometimes the Road to Success Requires Actual Roads

“[Have] you ever thought about how much your life would change if you no longer had access to safe and working roads?“ Read more at  South Kern Sol

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Recent Berkeley Grad Announces Candidacy For Delano City Council

A 22-year-old UC Berkeley graduate returns home to run for City Council. Read more at South Kern Sol

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Civil Rights Leaders Make Final Push To Remove Citizenship Question U.S. Census

Civil rights groups around the nation ramped up efforts to oppose to a Trump Administration proposal that would add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, a move they say … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

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