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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

Rethinking the rejection letter

After getting rejected from the six elite colleges she applied to, Stella Lau felt like an utter disappointment. But after talking with family, friends, and teachers, she realized that she … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Senioritis’ and the long road to graduation

Where does your motivation come from? For one Richmond teen, the push he felt from his parents and teachers to do well in high school wasn’t enough, and he had … Continue reading

June 26, 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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