CSULB Enterprise Reporters

CSULB Enterprise Reporters VoiceWaves partners with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) each semester to mentor students' community reporting. The Journalism 495 Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities course challenges students to build on their journalism skills covering various neighborhoods throughout Long Beach, including North Long Beach, Central Long Beach, Downtown, and the Westside.

Posts by CSULB Enterprise Reporters:

Urban Farms Stretched Thin as Demand for Locally Sourced Spikes in LB

Jun. 23, 2016 / By and
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Long Beach residents want more of their food from hyperlocal sources. Here's how new policies might create more farms and jobs in the city.

Is Social Media Bringing Young People Down?

May. 26, 2016 / By
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A link between social media and mental health problems has been emerging more and more. In this audio slideshow, a youth discusses her mental distress with social media as experts chime in.

In LB, a Home for the Faithful and Progressive

May. 26, 2016 / By
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Believers at Holy Ground, Long Beach’s self-affirmed “progressive Christian church,” reflect a tendency among religious youth to shun mainstream dogma in favor of another worldview.

Gabriel Green: CSULB Student by Day, MMA Fighter by Night

May. 14, 2016 / By
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Gabriel Green is a senior at Cal State Long Beach and is also one of the top-ranked amateur mixed martial artists in the country. How does he do it?

Social Media Helps Save Long Beach Animals’ Lives

Apr. 27, 2016 / By
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Long Beach's animal shelter has cut its dog and cat euthanasia rate in half and most animals are now finding new homes. At the crux is the shelter’s social media effort.

Healthcare for Undocumented Youth is Coming. Is LB Ready?

Apr. 22, 2016 / By
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Undocumented youth may no longer have to pay out of pocket for doctor visits. The Health for All Kids Act launches next month.

Long Beach Nutritionists Link ‘Clean Eating’ to Disordered Eating in Young Women

Apr. 14, 2016 / By
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Long Beach nutritionists say more and more young women they see are suffering from orthorexia, a condition in which the sufferer obsessively avoids foods they view as unhealthy or impure.

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.