Estrella Ramos

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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.

Community organizations call to de-fund BPD, reallocate funds to services that promote equity

June 17, 2020 / By

At a community budget meeting held Friday via Zoom, nearly 90 community members called to defund the Bakersfield Police Department and reallocate those funds to other community services.

Q&A: CSUB, BC presidents share plans for future sessions during pandemic, offer words of wisdom to students

June 12, 2020 / By
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As both Cal State Bakersfield and Bakersfield College move into their summer sessions and plan for the fall, students are preparing themselves for a different type of schooling.

COMMENTARY: 5 ways you can support the BLM movement

June 10, 2020 / By

The Black Lives Matter movement has erupted across the nation, following the wrongful death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.