CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters

CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters New America Media’s youth-led VoiceWaves has partnered with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to produce content for VoiceWaves.org. The Journalism Senior Seminar challenges students to build on their journalism skills covering diverse neighborhoods throughout Long Beach. The CSULB students will report and produce stories that raise awareness of neighborhood issues and concerns in four Long Beach communities: North Long Beach, Central Long Beach, Downtown, and the Westside.

Posts by CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters:

Would You Like a Living Wage with That?

Dec. 16, 2015 / By and
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Many restaurant workers are anxiously anticipating a decision by the Long Beach City Council over whether to approve a raise in the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Long Beach Surveillance: Uneven Balance of Privacy and Safety?

Nov. 18, 2015 / By
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Long Beach is one of the 61 cities in California with some form of government or police surveillance. Only three of these cities, however, have public policies regulating police surveillance and Long Beach is not on that list.

In Central LB, Low-Income Pre-K Students Continue To Fall Behind

Nov. 6, 2015 / By
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Low-income communities in Long Beach face an increasing need for better education for 3 and 4-year-olds but lack the proper workforce and childcare facilities, according to a recent study.

A Long Beach Music Hall Of Fame May Come Sooner Than You Think

Oct. 20, 2015 / By
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We can’t wait for the Long Beach Music Hall of Fame to open… But for now, we might just have to.

Long Beach Lifts 3-Year Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Oct. 12, 2015 / By
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New state laws created a framework for the city of Long Beach to end its three-year de-facto ban on the drug.

Why Local Asians Are Reluctant To Apply For Deportation Relief

Aug. 5, 2015 / By

While a substantial number of Filipinos and Cambodians might qualify for deportation relief, surprisingly few have come forward to take advantage of the opportunity.

How A Local Program Is Motivating Struggling Students

Jul. 1, 2015 / By
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LBUSD has seen dropout rates fall from 2010 to 2013 school year, and programs like Long Beach Blast which focus on at-risk students may contribute to these rising graduation rates.

What One Organization Is Doing To Reduce HIV/AIDS In Long Beach

Jun. 23, 2015 / By
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As National HIV Testing Day approaches on June 27, we spoke to the ADAM Project, one local group that is working to make a difference.

New Waterfront Plans Puts San Pedro’s Historical Red Car in Jeopardy

Jun. 22, 2015 / By
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The Port of LA electric Red Car is expected to transport its last passengers at the Lobster Festival late in September.

Remembering A Local Hero: Stephanie Alys Bussi

Apr. 30, 2015 / By
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Besides working for disability rights, Bussi was a champion for affordable housing, homeless services, and public transportation.

Meet Long Beach’s Next Pro Football Star

Apr. 28, 2015 / By
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On Thursday, the NFL will begin its' draft season and the most talented young football players will begin to fulfill their dreams. While Iman Marshall, Long Beach's star football player, won't be drafted just yet, the teen is already getting a buzz.

How Uber & Lyft Are Forcing Local Taxi Drivers To Make A Change

Apr. 24, 2015 / By
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As transport apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity, they have been giving relentless competition to taxi companies and Long Beach taxi drivers have been feeling the pinch.