Commentary

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.

Sol on the street: Bakersfield College students weigh in on McCarthy’s bill to build the border wall

October 29, 2018 / By and

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced a bill this month that fully funds a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

COMMENTARY: Another year older, another year wiser, another year closer to voting

October 25, 2018 / By

BY BIVIANA URIBE

For my 16th birthday in September, I celebrated with other high school students from Delano at DoSomething.org’s GOTV bootcamp in Los Angeles.

Q&A: New York Times writer Sonia Nazario talks about immigration and journalism

October 24, 2018 / By

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario is currently an opinion writer with the New York Times. She won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for her six-part series “Enrique’s Journey,” which follows a Honduran boy immigrating to the United States, searching for his mother eleven years after she was forced to leave her family to find work in the U.S.

Sol on the Street: Are the youth civically engaged?

October 16, 2018 / By

BY AUBREY JASSO

Students from Robert F. Kennedy High School in Delano spoke about the importance of voting and what causes they think are worth fighting for.