Commentary

‘Women have valuable things to say”: South Kern Sol youth reporters speak about International Women’s Day

March 9, 2019 / By

Women across the world have been celebrating International Women’s Day for more than 100 years, beginning in 1914.

COMMENTARY: What I learned as a youth journalist at the 2019 Statewide Youth Media Conference

February 22, 2019 / By

I have only ever known how to be a journalist through writing, but this past weekend, I met other youth journalists who tell stories through so many other platforms: podcasts, documentaries, poetry, photography and art.

COMMENTARY: Workers gain greater legal rights against discrimination and harassment on the basis of national origin

January 2, 2019 / By

BY PINKY GHUMAN

Have you faced harassment at your work for your accent, appearance or immigration status?

COMMENTARY: Homeboys Industries gives former gang members a second chance

December 13, 2018 / By

Just at the age of six, a boy from Los Angeles was on a road to destruction — not necessarily by choice.

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES: First-time voter wants to make a difference with his vote

November 6, 2018 / By

Adan Cruz, a 21-year-old Bakersfield College student, voted for the first time today, Election Day 2018.

COMMENTARY: It’s time to start remembering the forgotten heroes of the Grape Strike

November 2, 2018 / By

BY ZHAKEILA NARIO CABICO

Clusters of grapes on vines grow for miles and miles in Delano, and within those vines lie the untold stories of the infamous Grape Strike of 1965.