Monthly Archives: March 2016

We’re Recruiting Student Reporters

March 30, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol is looking for a few great student reporters to add to our team.

Recess Before Lunch Program Behind Improved Student Health and Behavior

March 24, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Marcus Castro

Myrtle Avenue School in Lamont has structured recess before lunch, and it has improved students health and behavior, according to Parent Partners and Myrtle Avenue School Principal Maria Ozuna.

Op Ed: Passing a Soda Tax in Kern County

March 17, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Randy Villegas

Sixty percent. That is the percentage of Kern County residents considered obese.

Call for On-Site Nurses in Kern High Schools

March 17, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Marcus Castro

While elementary school districts and middle schools in Kern County have school nurses, the high schools have been left out.

Bakersfield’s Trans Community Demands Justice

March 17, 2016 / By

By Dean Welliver

On January 22, Bakersfield resident Jasmine Sierra was found murdered in her apartment.

StrikeOut, A Docudrama about the School to Prison Pipeline, March 28

March 15, 2016 / By

The community is invited to a free screening of StrikeOut, a docudrama about the harsh discipline practices in Kern schools, that have pushed out students out of school.

Immigrants Encouraged to ‘Take Action’ — Apply for DACA, Get Ready for DAPA

March 10, 2016 / By

New America Media, News Report, Text: Elena Shore / Video: Michael Lozano

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Immigrant rights advocates are encouraging families to get ready for the possible implementation of two programs that could go into effect later this year.

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

March 4, 2016 / By

New America Media, News Feature, Text: Andrew Lam/Video: Edgardo Cervano-Soto,

Liberty Dycus, 23, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a child, ended up in foster care after being abused.

Lamont Parents Want an Approachable Assist. Superintendent

March 4, 2016 / By

By Marcus Castro

Lamont School District Assistant Superintendent Jose Cantu resigned on Tuesday, March 1. Parents in the Lamont community believe that was the right choice, but say the blame for Lamont schools’ low-academic testing shouldn’t fall solely on Cantu.