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College Admissions Scandal Reveals Cracks In Higher Education Equity

The charges brought against parents, administrators and for-hire counselors trying to rig college admissions put a spotlight on an industry that’s flawed. Richmond Pulse’s Keisa Reynolds, shares her perspective on … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Fight For On-Campus Abortion In California

Medication abortions aren’t available on California’s public university campuses, but pro-choice proponents are hoping that changes with a new bill, SB 24. Read the full story at YR Media.

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why I’m Choosing Community College Over A UC

For the first time in 15 years, the number of freshman applicants for the UC system dropped.  YR Media’s Chris Weldon explains why he’s not applying for a four-year college. … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Podcast: Wavegang Talks Junior College Transfers With a Counselor

In this episode of Wavegang’s podcast, youth reporters talk with a Long Beach Community College guidance counselor to address GPA requirements, debunk myths about community college, and get advice about … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Asian-Americans Are Split On Affirmative Action Lawsuits

The latest challenges against affirmative action in the U.S. comes from a surprising group: Asian Americans. Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath reports on two lawsuits that could potentially topple race-based admission … Continue reading

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

I Was Rejected From All My College Choices. A Year Later, I’m Grateful

A year ago, Stella Lau was heartbroken after being rejected from all the colleges she applied to. But after enrolling in community college for a year, she has no changed … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why I’m Worried About Going to College With My Twin

After 18 years of spending almost every minute with her twin, Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath wanted to go to college independently. “I fear that college will be four more years … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Young, Black, and Ivy-bound

Youth Radio’s Mali Dandridge was ecstatic after getting into an Ivy League university—but very quickly, that excitement became tainted with concern about how her classmates would treat her as a … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Report Identifies Students’ College Pathway Challenge

According to a new report from the Public Policy Institute, the incompatibility of high school graduation requirements and UC and CSU admission requirements means that more students are struggling as … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

College Stress: Are You Overworked?

An alarming number of college students report being stressed about academics—so why is no one freaking out about these stats? VoiceWaves interviewed two Cal State Long Beach students to hear … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

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