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The war between women: a personal note

Friendship can be complicated. When the friends are a guy and a girl, the complications can double when a significant other doesn’t understand the friendship. “Women are taught from birth … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

A deportation and the vanishing memories of my Grandpa

The fear of being separated from loved ones is constant for mixed-status immigrant families. Merced County high schooler Crystal Rivera’s grandfather was deported seven years ago, and she reflects on … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Long Beach activists want cleaner air. What about the beach?

Low income families are often priced out of neighborhoods along California’s coastline. Long Beach environmental activists focused on health concerns among communities of color often target air quality, but the health … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finding family as a homeless shelter volunteer

Richmond teen Celeste Navarro started volunteering at a homeless shelter because she needed the community service hours to graduate. Three years later, the volunteer work has become an important part … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Immigration destination: The road to sanctuary city

A group of Long Beach immigrants pushed their city to adopt sanctuary policies to protect immigrant residents from the Trump administration’s plan to step up deportations.  Their experience was chronicled … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s your tipping point? When fun in the sun breaks the bank

When does a trip to the California coast from a Central Valley town like Fresno become too expensive? Youth reporter Johnsen Del Rosario explores the importance of this coastline for … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

What Pepsi got wrong

A Pepsi commercial starring model Kendall Jenner giving a police officer a soda during a protest was a failed attempt to exploit the emotion behind the Black Lives Matter movement, … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Q&A: ‘He’s Still My Super Hero’ — An Interview With My Incarcerated Father

Jeremiah Castillo, a reporter and criminal justice activist, has developed a mature understanding of why his father, whom he admires, has spent much of his childhood in prison. Himself the child … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

My mom, the college student

A teen whose mother is attending college reflects on how her own journey is impacted and inspired by her mother’s. “Being students at the same time gave us a common … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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