San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Column

COLUMN: Maximizing your investment in the San Benito High School experience

Shawn Tennenbaum and John Corrigan write about the campus infrastructure upgrades.

Rider McDowell. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Questions answered about Betabel

Creator Rider McDowell responds to questions about the project off Highway 101.

Hollister District 1 Councilwoman Carol Lenoir. File photo by John Chadwell.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Support for businesses downtown after recent fire

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes in response to the recent fire in her district.

Gavilan College Superintendent and President Kathleen Rose. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Reflections and Renewal—the Way Forward

Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose writes about the past school year and looks ahead to the future.

Charlene McKowen at the Anzar High School Garden. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Anzar High School staff go far beyond distance learning expectations

Former principal Charlene McKowen writes that staff worked hard to adapt and sustain a high-maintenance, high-reward vital program for graduation during the school closure.

Image provided by Rider McDowell.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: McDowell Charity Trust-funded research for cancer leads to possible breakthrough

Betabel Project creator Rider McDowell writes about progress made in treating medulloblastoma, a form of pediatric brain cancer.

Supervisor Peter Hernandez. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: To be unified, we need an honest conversation

Supervisor Peter Hernandez shares comments he made at an April meeting concerning the face covering mandate.

Students participate in a writing workshop at the San Benito County Jail. Photo provided by Julie Morris. (Faces have been blurred to protect privacy.)

Justice

A view from the inside: What does it feel like to be in jail during a pandemic?

Inmates at the San Benito County Jail take classes to continue their education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, jail staff and Gavilan College have improvised to maintain students' education.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Autopsy of the Measure K opposition campaign

Valerie Egland writes that low voter turnout and a campaign of disinformation tipped the scales of the county's future.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: On HSD and 2020 Census

Aurelio Zuniga writes that HSD Superintendent Ochoa's participation in the 2020 Census could help secure additional federal funding.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Self-awareness in a time of distraction

Samantha Slykas to host March 2 self-awareness event for all ages.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Tribute for Martha Moses

In this contributed commentary, resident Joan Sattler shares a tribute on her friend Martha Moses.

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Government / Politics

Saturday, Nov. 5 is deadline for election commentary

BenitoLink will accept commentary or endorsements related to Tuesday's election through Saturday and will not post any of them after Sunday. Commentaries will resume starting Wednesday, Nov. 9

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COMMENTARY: Demonization – whose fault is it? Everybody’s

It’s the easy argument we all use on the Internet