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‘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.

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.

Executive Order Can Impact Kern County

August 11, 2017 / By
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By Cassidy Shepard

On April 26, the president signed an executive order that will directly impact Kern County.