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Why are black people stereotyped? Because y’all allow us to be

April 19, 2018 / By and
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BY:  Ja’Nell Gore

Why is every black woman so ‘angry’? Why is every black man ‘in a gang’?

‘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
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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.