‘I know how victims feel’: West High to combat bullying with needed assemblies

January 14, 2018 / By

By Chyna Patz, South Kern Sol

West High School has a bullying problem.  

Walk around West High any school day and you can find somebody on campus who has been personally affected by bullying, or knows a student who has.

‘Migrant Stories’ documentary can teach teens about immigrant struggle

January 3, 2018 / By

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Ja’Nell Gore

Daisy Tafoya was a victim of cartel violence.

The 20-year-old Mexican national had been drugged, threatened, and held captive after witnessing a murder, her family members said.

Youth Commentary: Jobs Lost, Minors At Risk in Kern County Marijuana Ban

November 17, 2017 / By

By Cassidy Sheppard

On Oct. 24, nearly a year after California voted to allow the commercial use of marijuana, Kern County’s Board of Supervisors banned all commercial sales of the drug, citing family values and a disregard for wanting to regulate the local pot industry.

Why I Organized a Walkout to Defend DACA

November 6, 2017 / By
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By Marisol Sanchez Verdin

Ed. Note: On Oct. 9, 2017, 17-year-old Golden Valley High School student Marisol Sanchez Verdin helped organize a three-school walkout in protest of the Sept.

Warning Systems Could Prevent Human-Made Disasters

August 26, 2017 / By
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South Kern Sol, Commentary, Valerie Gorospe, Angel Garcia, and Lucia Calderon

When it comes to shielding our communities from natural disasters, early warning systems have proven effective.

Blue Lives Matter Flag Contradicts Solidarity March and Rally

August 25, 2017 / By
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By Cassidy Sheppard

I recently participated in the Solidarity with Charlottesville march and rally in Bakersfield.