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With DACA, CSULB Dreamer returns from Mexico to more open doors

CSLUB Student Body President Jose Salazar recently visited Mexico, with a student group, for the first time since his family immigrated when he was eight years old. During the trip, he … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Domestic violence

A teen mother shares her experience with domestic violence. When asked if she could go back in time and give a message to her 15-year-old self, the young mother said: … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get knowledgeable about this year’s elections

With the November presidential election on the horizon, organizers are preparing to get Sacramentans excited about voting. This Sunday, community groups are holding a rally at the Fruit Ridge Community … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

A child of incarceration

Having a parent in jail takes a big toll on a child. Merced resident Jeremiah Castillo reflects on the sleepless nights worrying about his father in jail and the bullying … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What it’s like to be young and undocumented in the STD capital of California

Kern County has some of the highest rates of certain sexually-transmitted diseases in California. Accessing good, affordable health care can be difficult for youth in Kern County. It’s even harder … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hundreds show up to ‘Put the Guns Down’

The only tension came from tug-of-war, the bean bag toss and trying out the hula hoop on a recent day at park in Richmond. The grip gun violence has on … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What I didn’t learn in high school

For Marie Sosa, it seemed most classes at her big public high school in the Bay Area were too focused on memorization. It just didn’t feel like learning. But there … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Living well health fair aims to help community

In this video, Sacrament’s Access Local takes the viewer to the Living Well Health Fair in Sacramento held in September at a YMCA. From art projects to fresh produce, the … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stress management

Bills, childcare, budgets, school, jobs and other demands can cause a lot of stress. This video produced by students withe the Victoria Blended Community School in San Diego County combines … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dear Mother…

A young woman from Fresno reflects on her distant and sometimes contentious relationship with her mother. Writing in letter form, she opens up about the pressure she feels to be … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

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