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Bakersfield College Students Weigh in on McCarthy’s Bill to Build the Border Wall

After Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, proposed a $23.4 billion bill to fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Bakersfield College … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Representation of Transgender People in Government

Sacramento’s Arabella Meza discusses the importance of voting and activism in order to ensure the protection of transgender rights under the current administration’s policies. “Although transgender, gender non-conforming and allies … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Dawn of the Worker Owned Business in Long Beach

Many employees become frustrated and tired after struggling to voice their opinions to managers. Long Beach’s Alvin Engo dives into a potential solution to this: cooperatives (often referred to as … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Parents’ Love Survived the Desert, But Now It’s Fading Away

For one Bay Area teen’s family, the financial and social strains of raising a family while undocumented proved too much for their marriage. However, this teen is remaining positive about … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reimagine Justice Merced: a Conversation with Common

On his “Hope and Redemption” tour, rapper and activist Common participated in various community events while in California, including performing in three prisons. We’Ced youth reporters Stephanie Gurtel and Victor … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

5150’D: My Journey Through a Psych Ward

For YR Media reporter Desmond Meagley, their teen years, which society always calls “the best years of your life,” were filled with anxiety, depression, and eventually even forced hospitalization. After … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser, Another Year Closer to Voting

For many Americans, voting isn’t just a right, but a necessity in the current political climate. Delano teenager Biviano Uribe is concerned about the future of immigrant rights and protections … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 TCE Youth Awards

In October, the California Endowment held their annual TCE Youth Awards, which celebrate and honor outstanding youth leaders, volunteers, and activists from across the state. “These youths are the leaders … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Song Keeps Náhuatl Alive

Náhuatl, which was once the most widely-spoken language in Mexico, is slowly disappearing as new generations don’t learn and practice it. To combat this erasure of indigenous culture, activists in … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Do Boys Learn About Sex and Emotional Intimacy?

After Brett Kavanaugh was successfully appointed to the Supreme Court, YR Media reporter Valencia White sat down with author Peggy Orenstein to talk about how boys’ sexual and emotional education … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

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