Estrella Ramos

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‘There is hope’: Survivors raise awareness of Suicide Prevention by telling their stories

September 14, 2020 / By

Ruby McNitch identifies as a survivor of suicide loss. Her son Christopher died by suicide when he was thirty years old.

COMMENTARY: The pandemic has me missing my abuela on Grandparents Day, but it won’t stop me from learning about her history

September 11, 2020 / By

Sunday, Sept. 13, marks National Grandparents Day 2020 in the United States, and I would love to celebrate with my abuela just as I have done in the past.

Local teenager collects more than 300 pairs of shoes for those in need, has a goal to donate 500 pairs

September 11, 2020 / By

Phoebe Nguyen’s senior year of high school has already proven to be busy. She is not only juggling her new busy school schedule with distance learning, but she has also been putting in tremendous effort to spark change in her community.

CSUB graduate programs requiring hands-on experience forced to adjust during pandemic to help students reach success

September 1, 2020 / By
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Covid-19 has dramatically changed the classroom environment for many college students in graduate programs. 

With the CSU system ordering all classes be online this Fall semester, many graduate programs require hands-on experience to gain knowledge of the field; however, with the pandemic still very present in Kern County, many students and professors have had to adapt to new ways of fulfilling program requirements and gaining the experience necessary to be successful.

Kern County voters can track vote-by-mail ballots with ‘Where’s My Ballot’ tool

August 28, 2020 / By

Kern County is partaking in California’s a new vote-by-mail tracking system for the Nov. 3 election.

Kern County Library continues curbside pick-up service

August 12, 2020 / By

Although summer is nearly over, summer reading does not have to end. The Kern County Library is still open with a curbside pick-up service.

Kern County proposed budget cuts funds in multiple departments

August 10, 2020 / By

The proposed budget for Kern’s 2020-21 fiscal year proposes to make cuts in specific departments, such as the county library system, the District Attorney’s office, and the Fire Department.

COMMENTARY: There is a great need for transparency in our local law enforcement agencies; what will we do about it?

July 24, 2020 / By

The official police academy’s motto is: “To Protect and to Serve,” yet time and time again, many law enforcement officers have failed to uphold this motto.

Health officials offer tips on how to remain healthy during pandemic

July 13, 2020 / By

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be stressful for many people.

The uncertaintly of what could happen can cause fear and anxiety.

Q&A: College students reflect on Kern County’s progress in the Black Lives Matter movement

June 30, 2020 / By

Since the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matters Movement has erupted across Kern County and has had a large impact on the young adults in our community.