JaNell Gore

JaNell Gore Ja'Nell Gore, 18, is an incoming freshman at Bakersfield College. In addition to writing for South Kern Sol, Ja'Nell is involved with several clubs at her school. Ja'Nell enjoys writing and listening to spoken word.

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Sol on the Street: What do you think of jailing the homeless?

October 8, 2019 / By and

Kern County officials announced a possible plan last month that would decrease the homeless population on the streets.

Teen struggling with housing insecurity rescued by family with love

August 1, 2019 / By

Featured photo: Heaven Sanders stands with Ester Valdez.

For years, Heaven Sanders lived homeless. 

Some nights, the Bakersfield High freshman would stay at a Union Avenue motel with her mother as a parade of seedy strangers visited.

In the 661: One STD is reported every hour in Kern; it’s time to start a conversation

July 15, 2019 / By

Kern County has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the state, experts say.

Angela Davis talks about education and incarceration at CSUB lecture

April 15, 2019 / By

Hundreds of people gathered in Cal State Bakersfield’s Dore Theater to hear activists, academic and author Angela Davis speak for the 33rd Charles W.

Q&A: CSUB professor talks about social justice

April 5, 2019 / By

Ivy Cargile is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, Bakersfield. Her research focus is in American political behavior.

‘Everyone’s news is equal’: Local newspaper editor highlights black community in weekly publication

February 25, 2019 / By

James Luckey Jr. has been in the newspaper business for as long as he can remember.

‘Black Love Is Necessary’: Local woman empowers and educates black community through advocacy work

February 4, 2019 / By

Faheemah Salahud-Din lives to serve and empower the black community in Bakersfield with the hopes that one day her children — and every person of color — can live in a world where everyone is treated with respect and love.

Teachers association advocates for increase in teacher pay at KHSD board meeting

December 12, 2018 / By

Newly elected Kern High School District trustees Cynthia Brakeman and Janice Graves — both retired teachers — were sworn in at Monday’s board meeting — the same meeting the president of the Kern High School Teachers Association advocated for an increase in teachers’ pay.  

Q&A: New York Times writer Sonia Nazario talks about immigration and journalism

October 24, 2018 / By

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario is currently an opinion writer with the New York Times. She won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for her six-part series “Enrique’s Journey,” which follows a Honduran boy immigrating to the United States, searching for his mother eleven years after she was forced to leave her family to find work in the U.S.

Report: At KHSD, suspensions down, but students feel more unsafe

September 22, 2018 / By
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While Kern High School District has made strides in driving down suspension and expulsion rates, more students say they are skipping days of school because they feel unsafe on campus, according to data released by the district during a community forum hosted at West High School Thursday.