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:

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.

Getting Off A Gang Injunction Not As Simple As “Opting-Out”

Apr. 20, 2015 / By
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Heralded by police as the answer to ending crime and vilified by community activists as the new Jim Crow law, gang injunctions have been a controversial issue, no matter how you look at it. Here are four steps to getting off a gang injunction list in Long Beach.

Long Beach Muslims Fear Growing Prejudice

Apr. 6, 2015 / By and
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With heavy media coverage of the rise of ISIS and the recent shooting at the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo, many Muslims feel that public and media sentiment against their religion in the U.S. is growing.