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Q&A: 63-Year-Old CSUB Professor Walks 285 Miles for his DREAMER Students

September 16, 2013 / By

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

On Labor Day, thousands of activists came together in Bakersfield to welcome 15 individuals, who walked 285 miles in 21 days from Sacramento to Bakersfield to advocate for immigration reform for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country.

My Bullying Story

September 11, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

I’m what many students would consider to be a nerd, geek, dweeb, or whatever term you prefer.

One Year Later, Greenfield Locals Seeing Benefits of Garden

September 11, 2013 / By
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By Chris Romo for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – About a year ago, the City of Bakersfield offered a plot of land in southeast Bakersfield to the Greenfield Walking Group, to plant a community garden.

Central Valley Students Breaking Social Barriers by Pursuing Degrees in Science

September 6, 2013 / By

Pictured above: Edgardo Guzman / Photo by Erika Villaseñor

By Erika Villaseñor for South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. 

Residents Still Grappling With Safety Concerns at Waste Recycling Plant

September 5, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

LAMONT — A town hall meeting organized by 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez and Dolores Huerta was held on August 21 at the David Head Center, to update the community about recent developments in the controversy surrounding the Community Recycling & Resource Recovery (CRRR) facility, where two young workers, brothers Armando Ramirez, 16, and Eladio Ramirez, 22, lost their lives in October 2011.

My Failures at the Gym: The Journal of a Wimpy Kid

September 3, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

Being a teenager isn’t as easy as it seems.

Six Tips to Get into Your Dream College

August 30, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

Are you a high school student applying for colleges?

Learning to Live Without Anorexia

August 23, 2013 / By

By Estephanie Aquino for South Kern Sol

As August began, students across the nation, filled with anticipation for the start of a brand new school year, and eagerly went shopping for a new binder, new clothes, a new hairstyle -a new look.

Caravana pro-inmigración sacude a Bakersfield

August 20, 2013 / By

Por Daniel Jimenez  / South Kern Sol

Este pasado miércoles 14 de agosto tuve la oportunidad de asistir a un gran evento pro-inmigrante donde activistas y organizadores por los derechos de los inmigrantes se convocaron en la ciudad de Bakersfield para exigirle al congresista republicano Kevin McCarthy, el tercer líder más poderoso de los congresistas republicanos, y al resto de la cámara de representantes, su apoyo para una reforma justa y con camino a la ciudadanía para más de 11 millones de indocumentados en este país.

Arvin’s Academic Decathlon has a History of Success, but Not Recognition

August 20, 2013 / By
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Pictured above: 2013 Arvin’s Academic Decathlon Team

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

When people ask what I did during my high school career, I respond by saying “I was involved in various clubs, tennis, choir, AP/honors courses, We The People (a constitutional knowledge competition), and Academic Decathlon.” I usually do not need to explain what any of those extracurricular activities are – with the exception being Academic Decathlon, which no one in the Lamont/Arvin area seems to know about.