Ben Novotny

Ben Novotny Ben Novotny is an alumnus of California State University, Long Beach where he majored in Journalism and minored in American Studies. At CSULB Ben was a staff writer for The Union Weekly, the student-run campus newspaper and was actively involved with the school's TV production studio. Ben was a Contributing Writer for The Long Beach Post and the Long Beach Business Journal and has been a Youth Reporter at VoiceWaves for four years.

Posts by Ben Novotny:

NewsLongBeach: The Affordable Care Act

Oct. 25, 2013 / By
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The Affordable Care Act was designed to provide access to affordable health care to millions of Americans who lack it now...

Deported Breakdancer Finds Purpose Serving Youth in Cambodia

Oct. 4, 2013 / By
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Growing up in Long Beach, Tuy Sobil became enamored with breakdancing, eventually joining a dance crew and adopting the nickname “KK.”

But in what he describes now as one of the biggest regrets of his life, Sobil became a member of a Crips gang in Long Beach at the age of 13...

Our Community: Homeland Cultural Center

Sep. 3, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

The Affordable Care Act: What’s at Stake for Long Beach

Jul. 12, 2013 / By
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The Children’s Clinic has been offering healthcare to many under-served families in Long Beach since 1933...

The Basics: What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

May. 13, 2013 / By
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The city of Long Beach is expected to greatly benefit from the Affordable Care Act when the law goes into full effect next year...

A Magazine Bridging Two Worlds: A Talk With Palacio Editor Andrea Sulsona

Apr. 3, 2013 / By
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While growing up in Long Beach, Andrea Sulsona belonged to two different worlds.

At school she spoke English with her friends, teachers, and classmates, but at home she only spoke Spanish...

Bringing Sex Abuse Education to Schools in Long Beach

Mar. 6, 2013 / By
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Proponents for sex-abuse education, including “Erin’s Law” sponsor Erin Merryn, came together to speak about the issue at the Long Beach Memorial Hospital last Friday...

CCEJ Celebrates Healing and Forgiveness After Violence

Feb. 16, 2013 / By
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Last Tuesday the California Center for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) held their 22nd annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at the Long Beach Convention Center...

The Peace Builders: Chris Covington

Feb. 4, 2013 / By
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Twenty-one years old, Long Beach City College Public Policy and Communications major Chris Covington, is a man about town...