Paige Atkison

Paige Atkison is a youth reporter for South Kern Sol. She is the editor in chief at The Renegade Rip at Bakersfield College and has been selected to partake in South Kern Sol's CA 2020: Democracy Media Fellowship.

Posts by Paige Atkison:

‘It’s just what I have to do’: Teen toils in fields to help keep food on his family’s table

August 17, 2019 / By

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.

Discrimination down as local schools embrace LGBTQ-friendly policies

July 24, 2019 / By

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

May 30, 2019 / By

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.

Bakersfield Police Department discusses protocol for use of deadly force at community event

May 29, 2019 / By

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

April 3, 2019 / By

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.

‘It’s becoming a crisis’: Community marches in honor of those lost to police violence

March 24, 2019 / By

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.

Bakersfield College seeks to provide more support for undocumented students with $115,000 Grant

January 29, 2019 / By

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.

Sol on the street: Bakersfield College students weigh in on McCarthy’s bill to build the border wall

October 29, 2018 / By and

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced a bill this month that fully funds a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

VIDEO: Bakersfield High student stabbed in violent brawl; two students arrested

October 19, 2018 / By and

Two students were arrested Friday after a Bakersfield High student was stabbed on campus the day before.