COMMENTARY: From ‘illegal to essential’: Thousands of farm working families struggle to get through pandemic

April 15, 2020 / By

I have grown up watching my parents head to work in the harshest weather conditions year round just to bring food to the table for my family and I.

Sol on the Street: Bakersfield College students adapt to virtual studies, respond to Census online

April 14, 2020 / By
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Loss of privacy, constant noise, and late nights – just a few of the daily distractions of life experienced during a pandemic for students finding ways to adjust to the ‘new normal.’We

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 doesn’t stop California seniors from making memories

April 13, 2020 / By

For the graduating high school seniors, 2020 was supposed to be epic. We were supposed to create memories, go to prom and walk the stage.

COMMENTARY: How COVID-19 Stole My Life

April 6, 2020 / By

I was just hired on for a new job that started just three months ago. I should say that it took me more time to acquire this job than the amount of time it took for COVID-19 to snatch it from my hands.

COMMENTARY: The agricultural immigrant conundrum in Europe and the U.S.

April 2, 2020 / By

By Profe. Gonzalo Santos

The vital, indispensable, highly valuable role “guest” foreign farm workers play in the food supply of Europe has now become evident, demonstrating that their customary low status, criminalization, and stigmatization is entirely a social construction, artificially imposed on these hard workers so as to super-exploit them, keep them from asserting their labor rights, anddiscard them as a cheap, flexible, disposable “factor of production.”

COMMENTARY: To survive the Coronavirus, Americans must learn from Mexicans

March 27, 2020 / By


During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the U.S. (and beyond), it behooves Americans to learn from individuals of Mexican origin in el norte about the art of survival in a time of crisis.