Monthly Archives: August 2013

Six Tips to Get into Your Dream College

August 30, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

Are you a high school student applying for colleges?

Learning to Live Without Anorexia

August 23, 2013 / By

By Estephanie Aquino for South Kern Sol

As August began, students across the nation, filled with anticipation for the start of a brand new school year, and eagerly went shopping for a new binder, new clothes, a new hairstyle -a new look.

Caravana pro-inmigración sacude a Bakersfield

August 20, 2013 / By
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Por Daniel Jimenez  / South Kern Sol

Este pasado miércoles 14 de agosto tuve la oportunidad de asistir a un gran evento pro-inmigrante donde activistas y organizadores por los derechos de los inmigrantes se convocaron en la ciudad de Bakersfield para exigirle al congresista republicano Kevin McCarthy, el tercer líder más poderoso de los congresistas republicanos, y al resto de la cámara de representantes, su apoyo para una reforma justa y con camino a la ciudadanía para más de 11 millones de indocumentados en este país.

Arvin’s Academic Decathlon has a History of Success, but Not Recognition

August 20, 2013 / By
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Pictured above: 2013 Arvin’s Academic Decathlon Team

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

When people ask what I did during my high school career, I respond by saying “I was involved in various clubs, tennis, choir, AP/honors courses, We The People (a constitutional knowledge competition), and Academic Decathlon.” I usually do not need to explain what any of those extracurricular activities are – with the exception being Academic Decathlon, which no one in the Lamont/Arvin area seems to know about.

Vidak-Perez Election Turns Out Few Kern County Voters

August 16, 2013 / By
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By Donna Europa for South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. – In the wake of the July 23rd special election pitting Republican Andy Vidak against Democrat Leticia Perez for the State Senate District 16, South Kern Sol asked Kern County residents what kept voter turnout at a low 4%.

Many Eligible For Obamacare, But Few Know About It

August 15, 2013 / By
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By Christian Romo / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law a major health care law that is the largest reform to health care in America since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960’s.

Growing Up With Domestic Violence, and Learning to Live With the Scars

August 7, 2013 / By
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By Malcolm Rivera / South Kern Sol

I’m going to relate a story from my past to you.

Young and Catholic: Losing My Religion, But Finding Hope in the Pope

August 7, 2013 / By
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By Yesenia Ayala / South Kern Sol

Growing up, I became accustomed to being woken up bright and early every Sunday morning by my mother.

With Health Care Reform Looming, Clinics and Patients Brace for Overcrowding

August 1, 2013 / By
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By Donna Europa / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – When she needs medical attention, Mariela Vega, 18, goes to her local community clinic, Clinica Sierra Vista, in Lamont.

Arvin College Center Has Backers, But Faces Challenges

August 1, 2013 / By
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By Malcolm Rivera / South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. — Mr. Larry Hallum, a former teacher of mine at Arvin High School, could always be overheard telling his students, “Education is the key to your future.” Now, he is one of many community leaders and residents here calling for the creation of an Arvin college center.