Jessica Manzo

Jessica Manzo Jessica Manzo is a youth reporter for South Kern Sol and a student at Cal State Bakersfield.

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Q&A: Ridgeview High student works towards raising awareness of Sikh community and giving students more opportunity

May 22, 2019 / By

Ridgeview High senior Harvin Kaur has been elected President of the Sikh Honors and Service Society and the class Vice President.

‘It was the weight of humanity he carried on his shoulders’: CSUB student remembered as someone who always put others first

April 25, 2019 / By

Friends, family, professors and many more community members came together Wednesday to honor a son, classmate, student and brother and to remember the impacts he had on those around him.

Sol on the Street: Students discuss Gavin Newsom’s death penalty decision

March 22, 2019 / By

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order this month, putting a temporary prohibition on the death penalty in the state of California.

‘The next generation of leadership’: Local community organizer encourages Sikh youth to give back to community

March 19, 2019 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable women in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

‘A moment of freedom’: CSUB students talk ethics with Tehachapi inmates

February 8, 2019 / By

Should felons have voting rights? Students and inmates discussed this question in January at Cal State Bakersfield’s Ethics Bowl in the Tehachapi prison.

Asthma Impact Model expands to Kern County; aims to provide free services to those with asthma

February 7, 2019 / By

The Asthma Impact Model is a free and active California collaborative program that provides services to community members with Asthma.

Community suggests a health clinic, community garden and more be on Kern High’s newest campus

January 15, 2019 / By

The Kern High School District held a community meeting Thursday at Golden Valley High School to discuss the newest high school coming to Bakersfield and to listen and learn what the community would like to see in the school.

COMMENTARY: Homeboys Industries gives former gang members a second chance

December 13, 2018 / By

Just at the age of six, a boy from Los Angeles was on a road to destruction — not necessarily by choice.

BC and CSUB food pantries to close for winter break; students still in need of food during time off

December 3, 2018 / By
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With winter break just weeks away, the food pantry at Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield are preparing to close for winter break, but that doesn’t mean student hunger takes a break.