About Us

The Runner is a laboratory newspaper published weekly, in conjunction with the Department of Communications at California State University, Bakersfield.

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The Runner
(661) 654-2165
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311


(661) 654 – 2165


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Letters to the Editor

Send letters to the editor to runner@csub.edu.  All letters must be signed and verified and be no more than 300 words in length.  Letters may be edited for clarity and length.

Click here to view previously submitted letters to the editor.


Views and opinions expressed in The Runner are not necessarily those of editors, staff or the Department of Communications.  Each quarter’s student staff determines content/advertising choices, with advice only from the adviser.  Content creation and selection are all made by student editors.  The staff of The Runner reserves the right to refuse or omit any advertising or material which advocates illegal activity, or which may be considered libelous, irresponsible or tasteless.  The Runner does not accept tobacco-related advertising.

The Runner believes that all advertising it publishes is truthful, but cannot guarantee an advertisement’s accuracy or be responsible for its outcome.