Estrella Ramos

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Historic voting rates continue into the 2020 election

November 3, 2020 / By

Despite the difficult obstacles brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, early voting rates are abnormally high. According to the United States Voting Project, the turn-out rate in the 2016 election was only 60.1 percent.

KHSD partners with Lynx to help students in need

October 21, 2020 / By

The Kern High School District is partnering with a local nonprofit organization Lynx to hold a Necessities drive-thru drop off Drive this weekend to help local students in need.

COMMENTARY: The Latino community needs to make their voices heard by voting

September 30, 2020 / By

In the 2016 presidential election, around 138 million Americans had cast their vote; however, this number only makes up 58.1 percent of eligible voters, and based on data from The United States Elections Project, this number is less than previous years: 2008 (61.6%), and 2012 (58.6%).

‘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.