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With the closures of local colleges, universities, and K-12 schools, Kern County’s young people and families are left to rearrange their lives and adjust to alternate methods of education amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Featured photo: Haley Schlechta
With the California 2020 primary elections happening today, young people across California are preparing to vote today.
Residents remain concerned over KHSD’s disciplinary policies; district denies discrimination allegations
Though the Kern High School District asserts that the rates of suspensions and expulsions have decreased, local activists and parents of KHSD students took to the streets to show their continued discomfort with the district’s disciplinary policies.
Photos by Lizette Chavez
Carlito’s feet sank a foot into the mud as he hummed along to Trap music over the repeated snapping of branches.
Students report feeling safer, less fearful at Kern High School District
When Samantha De La Cruz first arrived at Independence High School as a freshman more than eight years ago, it was a campus devoid of LGBTQ resources.
COMMENTARY: Free speech or white supremacy? Students concerned about safety after group vandalizes BC campus
A white supremacy group made their presence known at the tail end of the spring semester on the Bakersfield College campus, and following the bold statement, along came apologists from the school’s own staff.
The sound of a gun shot rang out from speakers as a screen showed Walter Scott fall to the ground – dead.
‘Dreams do come true’: Arvin High color guard team to compete in World Championship Thursday; ranked first in the world
Ivory Iglesias has spent her last two summers working in the fields and saving every bit of money she can to afford to join Arvin High’s color guard team.
Saturday was an emotional day for Marissa Barrera. Her brother Michael, who was killed by a police officer in 2017, was on her mind all day.
A group of Bakersfield College staff and students and community organizers gathered for the first time Friday afternoon on campus since receiving the Project Conexiones grant.