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Headshot of journalist Tiffany Cross taken from the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy Schools website.

Tiffany Cross and Tracy Salisbury speak at the Gender Matters Symposium

Giselle Gamez, News Reporter April 8, 2021

  CSU Bakersfield hosted its 13th annual Gender Matters Symposium on Thursday, March 25 virtually and focused on the women of America this year. The symposium featured educator, Tracey Salisbury, and...

Buckys Hot Chicken truck at 1125 Coffee Road Bakersfield, CA. Photo from Bucky Hot Chickens Instagram May 20, 2020.

Food Truck Friday: Bucky’s Hot Chicken Truck

Landon Logue, Features Reporter March 26, 2021

  If you have been craving some Nashville-style hot chicken but can’t afford the flight to Tennessee, look no further than our beloved city of Bakersfield. Located on the corner of Brimhall and Coffee...

Screen shot of April Baker-Bell on Zoom speaking about her book Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy. on March 16, 2021. Screenshot by Destinee Sims/Freelance

A linguistic injustice: Baker-Bell highlights the relationship between Black English and systematic racism

Destinee Sims, Freelance March 25, 2021

  April Baker-Bell, an author and academic from Michigan State, challenged the anti-Black culture created by traditional white-focused linguistic curriculum during an informational Zoom session on Mar....

Products from My Sisters Scrub. Photo provided by My Sisters Scrub.

Black-Owned Businesses: My Sister’s Scrub

Kaleigh Day, Features Writer March 22, 2021

  Everyone needs a bit of me time in their lives. For many, this includes a curated skincare routine. In December of 2018, My Sister’s Scrub was launched to celebrate the camaraderie and sisterhood...

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Black-Owned Businesses: Charcuterie by Lo

Kaleigh Day, Features Writer March 17, 2021

   Charcuterie is a smorgasbord of cheeses, fruits, and cured meats that has taken the world by storm one Instagram post at a time. With its wide array of flavor profiles and picturesque organization,...

Flyer for Spring Production. Provided by Department of Music and Theatre at California State University, Bakersfield.

Drama Department Rolls Out Spring Production

Kaleigh Day, Feature Writer March 16, 2021

  If you have missed the excitement of live theatre, CSU Bakersfield’s spring production might be just what you need. Opening Mar. 18, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, aims to take the audience on...

Conchas, cooling on a rack. Jessianne Solis/The Runner

It’s concha time

March 9, 2021

  When I see conchas, it brings me back to when I was a child, and my grandpa would take my siblings and me to the panaderia super early in the morning to grab all the fresh baked pan dulce. It brings...

Front view of Barringtons Jamaican Kitchen at 4120 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA. Photo provided by Barringtons Jamaican Kitchen.

Spotlight on Black-owned businesses: Barrington’s Jamaican Kitchen

Kaleigh Day, Features Writer March 5, 2021

  If you’re searching for an island paradise in Bakersfield, you can find it in a parking lot. Though it sounds counterintuitive, nestled between Petsmart and Wienerschnitzel off of Ming and Stine is...

Healing through Music

Healing through Music

Kaleigh Day, Features Writer February 17, 2021

Regardless life circumstances, music is a common denominator. With a few notes, one can be moved to tears or transported back to their childhood. By eliciting these visceral and emotional responses, music...

graphic from The Empty Spaces Instagram

Creating Virtual Space for Theatre

Kaleigh Day , Features Writer February 1, 2021

 In a time where the word “unprecedented” has made what feels like a permanent home in email greetings and the news cycle, it’s no surprise that people are turning to the arts for comfort. Seeing...

Stephani Williams/The Runner. On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Brandy Plaat, a Biology major, stocks up on fruit at the pop-up Food Pantry. Located near the Student Union and the Café.

CSUB offers food options on and off campus

Chase Anderson, Features Editor January 25, 2021

With the Spring semester starting and many new students joining the CSU Bakersfield family it is important to know that there are various food options for students both on and off campus. The Food Pantry...

The sweet drink is a fruity way to satisfy your taste buds.

Runner recipes: Blended rainbow vodka slush

Destinee Sims, Features Editor December 27, 2020

While quality vodka over ice can satisfy a craving for a stiff drink, adding rainbow sherbet and sparkling beverages elevates the flavor to new heights. This rainbow vodka slush is perfect for...

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