The World Is Changing And Nothing Stays The Same: Teens React To The Pandemic

It’s no secret that the pandemic has affected the way we interact with other people. This is particularly true for teenagers, who find themselves without their high school peer group for the first time. While some enjoy the space, others are finding it hard to maintain relationships. “During this pandemic, I learned not everybody will […]

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A Guide to Tone Indicators

Social media is a landmine of misinterpretation, especially for neurodivergent people. And there might just be a solution: tone indicators. But like most internet trends, tone indicators come with their own share of controversy. YR Media breaks down tone indicators and the debates around using them.

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4th Grader From Polk Elementary Demands That His School Be Renamed

When Malachi Suarez, a fourth grader at Polk Elementary in Fresno, California, researched his school’s namesake for an assignment, he was disappointed to learn of the 11th US president’s racist past. Now, he is petitioning the Central Unified School Board to change the school’s name. “The majority of Central Unified students are children of color. […]

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How John Muir Health Got Vaccines Across Laotian Language Divide

John Muir Health isn’t letting language barriers prevent the provider from getting COVID vaccinations to Laotian residents in Richmond, California. The clinic has set aside specific hours for the Laotian community, and retained an interpreter on site to ensure no language issues arise. “In January, the vaccine supply was rather limited, and there were trends […]

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Quarantine Culture

Mass protests over the last year have shown a dramatic shift in the way young people are taking action. Between navigating the virus, rampant police brutality, and an increasingly uncertain political terrain, student protesters have it hard. Luckily, one resource has proved to be endlessly useful: social media. “Social media definitely played a big part […]

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As Football Season Winds Down, Kennedy Players And Coaches Look To The Future

At Kennedy High School in Richmond, California, senior football players are looking forward to heading to college and starting the next phase of their careers. Despite the COVID setbacks, all four graduating students have received full ride scholarships to colleges across the country. “These kids came in with a different mentality and they handled their […]

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Merced Cesar Chavez Caravan March

In April, Merced Autonomous Brown Berets hosted a caravan march and a protest to support farmers, street vendors and essential workers who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.“We have to realize that California’s economy is the largest in the United States. The reason being is due to its farm workers, immigration population workforce that contributes […]

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