‘A Totally Different Experience’: Long Beach Musicians Speak On How The Pandemic Has Changed How They Work

The year spent in the quarantine has forced a lot of musicians to change the way they work. For Long Beach musician King Gandara, the changes have been mostly positive. “A lot of people were quarantined sitting at home, looking for something new to come out, that’s the perfect opportunity for [musicians] to get our […]

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Utang Na Loob: Collage Animation Documentary Explores Immigrant Family Separation

“Utang Na Loob” tells the story of one family’s quest to be together. Jan Victor Andasan’s mother immigrated to the United States from the Philippines just two months after Jan Victor was born. For the first seven years of their life, the two communicated through cassette tapes neatly tucked away in cardboard boxes. But when […]

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Long Beach Residents Drive Throughout District One In Support Of Canceling Rent, Adopting The People’s Budget

As the COVID quarantine drags on, renters across the country are demanding rent cancellation during protests. In Long Beach, Calif., a caravan of residents took to the streets demanding a halt in rent, suspension of mortgages and the adoption of other housing items from the “People’s Budget.” Read the full story at VoiceWaves.

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When Life Gets Canceled

As the coronavirus grew into a global pandemic, it quickly uprooted each of our definitions of what it meant to live a normal life. To be confined to our spaces watching the nation ultimately come to a jolting stop, we were forced to face the overwhelming and uncertain truth that life as we knew it […]

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Pocket Privilege

Ever wondered why women’s pockets are so tiny? VoiceWave’s Crystal Niebla, Yesenia Pachecoo and Chantera Walton educate us on the history of women’s pockets and how they’re subtly sexist. Read more at VoiceWaves.

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Dominos Pizza: One Slice Of A Complicated Health Problem Facing Long Beach Students – Youth Commentary

VoiceWave’s Vina Rosa Matias breaks down Long Beach’s youth obesity problem, citing fast food in schools as one cause. “[A] big culprit here is the continued advertisement of brands in schools.” Read more about how brand loyalty contributes to childhood obesity at VoiceWaves.

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