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Meeting the candidates: Bakersfield City School District

Meeting the candidates: Bakersfield City School District

Destinee Sims, Features Editor October 23, 2020

With less than two weeks left during the election, Americans across the country are gathering information on their candidates. Local elections, including the open seats within Kern County's school districts,...

Meeting the candidates: Panama-Buena Vista Union School District

Meeting the candidates: Panama-Buena Vista Union School District

Damian Lopez, Digital Media Manager October 23, 2020

As Election Day gets closer, it is critical that voters take the time to educate themselves on each of the candidates on this year's ballots. Although the presidential election is receiving the vast majority...

Meet the candidates for the Kern High School District

Meet the candidates for the Kern High School District

Katrina Singleton, News Editor October 22, 2020

 With numerous positions being up for election this year, it is more critical than ever that the American public remains informed. While the general public is aware of this year’s presidential election,...

Figure 1: Food pantry from the outside. The Food Pantry is located next to the student union.

CSUB Food Pantry aims to bridge the gap between poverty and nutrition with help of local nonprofits

Jordan Fraizer, Features Writer October 22, 2020

With a view of the bright blue and yellow signs outside, Runners may recognize the familiar view of the CSU Bakersfield Food Pantry.   When presented with a poll on The Runner’s Instagram,...

Women at the polls: Reflecting on past elections and discussing the 2020 candidates

Women at the polls: Reflecting on past elections and discussing the 2020 candidates

Melanie Romo, Assistant Features Editor October 21, 2020

A hundred years ago, the image of women hovering over a ballot bubbling in her decision to share her voice with ink was taboo. No one could have imagined a gathering of women exercising their 19th amendment...

To vote or not to vote? Runners consider casting their first ballots

To vote or not to vote? Runners consider casting their first ballots

Destinee Sims and Valeria Roman October 20, 2020

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, citizens are finding themselves feeling conflicted about their right to vote. For many U.S. citizens, voting feels like a great privilege and creates a sense...

This creamy dish will be a favorite at holiday celebrations.

Runner recipes: Creamy chocoflan

Valeria Roman, Features Writer October 18, 2020

Flan is traditionally known for its sweet caramel taste and gelatin texture.  There are now variations to fit everyone's taste buds. This experience can be made even more delectable by adding a layer...

Cynthia Lee Fontaine discusses self-love at Drag Queen Bingo

Cynthia Lee Fontaine discusses self-love at Drag Queen Bingo

Destinee Sims, Features Editor October 15, 2020

Cynthia Lee Fontaine called the shots on Oct. 14, getting to know Runners while announcing the lucky bingo squares during CSU Bakersfield Campus Programming’s digital Drag Queen Bingo event. Celebrating...

Runners come together virtually for Dia de los Muertos Paint Night

Runners come together virtually for Dia de los Muertos Paint Night

Destinee Sims, Features Editor October 14, 2020

Runners came together over Zoom for Paint Night organized by the Dreamers Resource Center (DRC) and the Multicultural Alliance and Gender Equity Center (MAGEC) on Oct. 9.   Jarad Mann was the evening’s...

It is critical that voters make informed choices when they fill out their ballot.

How voters can prepare to cast their first ballot

Jennifer Samano, Features Writer October 13, 2020

With presidential elections approaching and early voting now available in some California counties, millions of newly eligible voters are getting ready to cast their ballots for the very first time.   First...

Hosted by CSUB Campus Programming.

Drag Queen Bingo: A night of games and prizes with Cynthia Lee Fontaine

Destinee Sims, Features Editor October 13, 2020

Bringing together the Hispanic Heritage Month and OUTober, celebrity drag queen Cynthia Lee Fontaine will be the caller for Drag Queen Bingo on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on Zoom.   Hosted by CSU Bakersfield,...

These cheesy garlic bites will satisfy some of the toughest snack cravings.

Runner recipes: Cheesy garlic eggplant bites

Alyson Bravo, Photo Editor October 11, 2020

Fresh produce can get expensive, and with many Runners finding themselves unable to work during the pandemic, limited finances may prevent them from purchasing groceries. Though, Runners may be unable...

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