JaNell Gore

JaNell Gore Ja'Nell Gore is a student 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.

Posts by JaNell Gore:

COMMENTARY: Representation matters, especially for Black women and girls

February 7, 2021 / By

Growing up, I hardly saw women in the media that looked like and represented me. To say it was rare is an understatement. 

Unapologetically Women

February 3, 2021 / By

She’s a woman 

She’ll grow up, maybe get a job in her degree

Definitely get a husband

Have as many children as he pleases 

She’ll know that managing her family comes before any superficial need she thinks exists 

She knows that her duty as a woman 

Is to be a loving wife and mother


10 Facts about the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine

January 27, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department opened its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds Wednesday morning.

President Joe Biden emphasizes unity during inauguration speech

January 20, 2021 / By and

As President Joe Biden was sworn into office in Washington DC Wednesday, his speech was filled with thoughts of hope, unity, and change for the better. 

Q&A: CSUB professor discusses legality of sitting president pardoning oneself

January 19, 2021 / By

Donald Trump was impeached last week for the role he played in the riot at the capitol.

CSU system extends application deadline to Dec. 15 due to pandemic

December 8, 2020 / By

The California State University system announced last week it extended its application deadline to Dec. 15.

Q&A: CSUB professor discusses election results and voting

November 7, 2020 / By

Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared President elect Saturday morning by multiple media outlets. It was no surprise Biden won the electoral college votes from the State of California, as it has been a blue state for quite some time; however, Kern County is known for being a predominately red county.

Kern County voters turn in mail-in ballots at higher rates than previous elections, officials say

October 30, 2020 / By and

With Election Day just days away, the Kern County Elections office continues to receive ballots at higher rates than precious years, officials say.

High School students return to in-person instruction; however, will remain on Zoom in the classroom

October 28, 2020 / By

The Kern High School District had its first cohort of students return for in-person instruction Wednesday. 

Immigrant rights advocates demand action be taken quickly on policy that forces asylum seekers to remain in Mexico

October 27, 2020 / By

Last year the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Southern Poverty Law Center challenged the policy that forces asylum seekers to remain in Mexico.