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Anti-Gun Rally at the Capital

On November 11, a group of anti-gun protesters gathered at the State Capitol Building to protest the NRA’s power in American politics. Sacramento’s Dominique Mejia was there to capture some … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Deal With Your Out of Pocket Family Members This Thanksgiving

For a lot of people, Thanksgiving is a joyous time to reunite with family and enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie. But for these teens, familial tension is always Thanksgiving’s … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Richmond Youth Say, ‘Thanks!’

As the end-of-the-year holiday season quickly approaches, things are starting to get hectic. These Richmond teens slowed down to acknowledge what things, big or small, they are thankful for this … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

American Indians’ Complex History With Thanksgiving

For Native Americans, Thanksgiving often means something completely different than the mainstream version of the holiday. In their most recent podcast, the VoiceWaves team sat down with Deborah Sanchez, an … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

When Anonymity Hides Hatred

Oakland’s Arnav Gupta felt safe in his private school’s community–that is, until he anonymously received a flood of hate. Now, he is forced to question all of his former relationships … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tiny Trick or Treater

With adorable photos accompanying a heartwarming review of his son’s Halloween experiences, Richmond’s David Meza takes the reader with him as his son goes trick-or-treating. “It was a joy celebrating … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘120 Days’ Documents the Intimate Life of an Immigrant Family

Sacramento’s Jazmine Justice-Young weighs in on the important messages of “120 Days.” The movie portrays the daily struggles and dangers facing immigrant families living in the U.S. “Not every immigrant … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

We’Ced Reviews Snelling’s Ranch of Horrors

With Halloween just past, remnants of the spooky season have lasted into November. Merced’s Aaliyah Jensen and Cassandra Avitia dared to explore the Ranch of Horrors to see what it … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

In Sacramento, It Costs a Lot to be Poor

With the costs of healthcare, car insurance, food, rent, and dozens of more factors weighing into living costs, it’s expensive to survive in California. In the state’s capital city Sacramento, … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fishy New in Your Feed? Don’t Get Faked!

According to The New York Times, 126 million Americans were exposed to posts from Russian-backed accounts intending to influence the 2016 elections. That’s why Youth Radio created a quiz to … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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