Aimee Preciado

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McFarland Golden State Annex detainees go on a hunger strike with community support

February 28, 2023 / By
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In early 2020, there was a possibility of a detention center opening in McFarland, a residential area where immigrants make up around 33% of the overall population according to the census.

McFarland resident shares her experience as a first-time voter

November 14, 2022 / By
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November 8, 2022, was the date to remember to cast your ballot for the consolidated general election.

McFarland FFA students hope to sell their own almond oil

October 7, 2022 / By
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Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a program meant to help students succeed in the agricultural field and McFarland High School’s FFA has been doing just that and more.

La Guelaguetza returns to Kern this weekend

October 8, 2021 / By

La Guelaguetza is coming back to Kern County this weekend.

La Guelaguetza is a traditional Hispanic event meant to merit recognition to indigenous cultures.

COMMENTARY: It couldn’t be any more clear. White privilege on full display as rioters storm, terrorize U.S. Capital

January 8, 2021 / By

On Wednesday, terrorists stormed the U.S Capitol, which caused an unbelievable amount of mayhem; however, Even after all the chaos, danger and damage they caused, they were met with little to no resistance from law enforcement.

COMMENTARY: The McFarland City Council race deserves to be more than a popularity contest

November 2, 2020 / By

Considering what McFarland has gone through this year — with the City Council voting to allow GEO to operate in my hometown — the McFarland City Council race might be one of the most important races in Kern County. 

Applications for Kern Recovers Nonprofit Grant Program to close soon

September 8, 2020 / By

The County has set aside $1 million to help local nonprofit organizations that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COMMENTARY: My freshman year of high school is full of confusion, nervousness, and hope

August 21, 2020 / By

Freshman in high school across the nation are starting a school year that virtually no other freshman has experienced in the past.

After Week of Action to defund police in schools, KHSD to vote on final budget for 2020-21 school year

August 3, 2020 / By

A week before the Kern High School District is set to vote on the final budget for the 2020-21 school year, the Kern Education Justice Collaborative launched a week of action, calling to defund the District’s police department. 

Sol on the street: McFarland students discuss expectations for upcoming school year

July 31, 2020 / By

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McFarland Unified School District has decided to reopen schools in four phases, beginning Aug.