Commentary: Bakersfield needs landmark to honor Jaswant Singh Khalra and the Sikh community

August 21, 2019 / By

By Manpreet Kaur

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Indian Government waged a “dirty war” in Punjab.

La Cebolla: Rich in flavor, painful in the body

August 19, 2019 / By


I’ve grown up watching my mother cook almost all her meals with one staple ingredient — la cebolla, or an onion.

Commentary: LUPE isn’t just a club; it’s a safe haven for undocumented students

August 9, 2019 / By


Being an undocumented student isn’t easy — especially as a first-generation college student.

I have struggled every step of the way while on the road to higher education.

Sol on the Street: Incoming freshman receive tips from recent graduates about how to succeed in college

August 6, 2019 / By

With the beginning of a new school year about to begin, many students are about to start college for the first time.

COMMENTARY: M.E.Ch.A stands for diversity; does not accept vandalism as ‘protest speech’

August 5, 2019 / By

BY Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán

M.E.Ch.A. de BC values diversity, but that ethic has been called into question by local history professor Erin Miller. 

In an opinion piece published by the Bakersfield Californian, Miller argues that although the acts of vandalism done by the Hundred Handers on the BC campus is unacceptable, it should still be considered “protest speech” that we should academically engage with.

COMMENTARY: While state budget extends health benefits for undocumented young adults, we’re still fighting for #Health4All

July 3, 2019 / By


In my work at Visión y Compromiso, an organization dedicated to advancing the work of Promotoras and Community Health Workers (CHWs), I’m reminded every day of why we need universal health coverage for all residents, regardless of age or immigration status.