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Why Is Everyone So Upset?

With constant outcry over the state of our country, it’s easy to get lost between two very different sides. Fresno’s Miguel Bibanco explains some of the responses to many of … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning About LGBTQ History Helps Queer Feel Safe, Panelists Say

History textbooks describe the accomplishments of history’s most influential figures, all the way from kings and presidents to civil rights leaders. Yet LGBTQ+ figures are rarely included in classroom education. … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

We’ve All Heard of an Insta, But What’s a Finsta?

With all the controversy surrounding Russian hackers’ use of fake social media accounts, most people in the U.S. are on high alert about social media. One group that doesn’t seem … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Pills Won’t Help Our Addicted Nation. Weed Can.

Smoking weed is often looked down upon–but in reality, marijuana is the best option for some people’s medical conditions. Long Beach’s Abel Avalos explains how medical marijuana could solve many … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flirting Do’s and Don’ts — High School Editions

Flirting can be one of the hardest things for teens to figure out, but luckily Richmond’s Maryalexis Gutierrez is here to help. Among the most important things to remember when … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

I’m a Thin, Black Man, And That Worries My Family

Youth Radio’s Riley Lockett constantly hears remarks about how skinny he is. But to him, these quips carry a deeper fear about being a black man in America. “I can … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

There Are Alternatives to DACA for Undocumented Youth

After President Donald Trump announced his rescission of DACA, thousands of Dreamers across the country now face uncertain futures. But Boyle Heights’ Ricardo Diaz wants these DACA recipients to know … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why You Shouldn’t ‘Dress Up Like a Native’ on Halloween

For many, Halloween is the most exciting time of year; for others, it’s a disheartening holiday that perpetuates the dehumanization of their culture and heritage. Richmond’s Isabella Zizi is tired … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Should School Days Start Later?

Sleep deprivation affects over 90 percent of American teens. So why are schools still starting so early? “The school year is further in now and a full eight hours of … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fresno Reel Pride Presents: “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

Though often excluded from history, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera played integral roles in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. At the Reel Pride Film Festival, Fresno youth Maya Vannini … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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