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Navigating the waters: McFarland’s struggle with water scarcity and quality challenges

February 26, 2024 / By

By Tracy Rios

McFarland, California has been facing significant water issues in recent years. One of the main challenges is water scarcity, which is primarily caused by prolonged drought conditions in the region. 

Commentary: How can we revitalize McFarland?

February 26, 2024 / By

By Lilia Gonzalez

As a resident and member of the McFarland community, I’ve noticed and lived through the lack of focus that McFarland receives.

McFarland student advocates for video game development opportunities

February 23, 2024 / By

By Mariah Gonzalez Vega

The students of McFarland High School Early College should have more opportunities for video game development.

High nitrate levels pose health risks in McFarland

February 23, 2024 / By

By Lupita Sosa

A local city, McFarland, California has been warned that its water has been found to have high levels of nitrates.

Breaking the Mold: examining stereotypes in Hispanic representation within film and media

February 22, 2024 / By

By Sofia Gonzalez

 Hispanic Representation in the media is significant, but a lot of times it’s stereotypical and when it comes to Hispanic representation in media and films, this Cesar Chavez quote comes to mind: “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” 

Social media’s impact on cyberbullying

February 22, 2024 / By

By Sussie Andrade

Social media can have many negative impacts on people’s lives. It’s crucial to shed light on the potential negative effects, such as the spread of propaganda, addiction to phones, and even cyberbullying. 

Commentary: a plea for road repairs to enhance community safety and image

February 22, 2024 / By

By Juan Nava

I have lived in McFarland all my life. Ever since I could remember the streets have been messed up; they have a lot of potholes and loose gravel everywhere.

Rising entertainment platform prices prompt concerns among consumers

February 21, 2024 / By
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By Daniel Flores Meza

Over the last few years, the prices of entertainment platforms have been on a steady incline, causing many people to be upset with the increased prices. 

McFarland faces a shortage of restaurants

February 21, 2024 / By

By Bryan Contreras

Mcfarland, a town renowned for its tight-knit community, is currently having a problem with a shortage of restaurants — a situation that has led to concern among its residents. 

Pesticides in Kern County: The health impact on field workers and advocacy for safer practices

February 21, 2024 / By

By Brandon Bermudez

With various fields surrounding Kern County, pesticides are all around and have had a big effect on field workers as they are exposed to large amounts of them.