Thomas Lick

Thomas Lick Thomas Lick is an aspiring filmmaker and performer with hopes of someday becoming the next Orson Welles. He spends his journalistic efforts focusing on the underdog and highlighting social issues. He is also a huge fan of urban design and all things Disney.

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A PSA from Petty Roosevelt

Jul. 25, 2017 / By
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Annoyed with today's youth using slang? Protestors blocking roads? Millennials in general? If so, this article's especially for you.

Long Beach People’s State of the City: 30 Days Later

May. 5, 2017 / By and
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We look back on the event to ask, how are you continuing to make positive change?

What My Twenties Have Taught Me So Far

Dec. 21, 2016 / By
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A personal reflection on adulting, self-care, and seizing the moment.

Art Isn’t Easy: The real struggle Long Beach artists face

Apr. 15, 2016 / By
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Three Long Beach artists debunk the myth that making a living through art is frivolous work. We soon discovered that art isn’t easy.

Dating a White Person Is Hard: Why I Choose to Struggle Through It

Feb. 26, 2016 / By
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"I have learned that there’s a point we reach when we’re faced with the most unbecoming and intimate truths about our friends and loved ones. At that point we decide to accept these truths or abandon the relationship."

Queer Rock Camp Debuts In Long Beach

Jul. 9, 2015 / By
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This year marked the debut of Long Beach-based Queer Rock Camp, the first and only of its kind in California.

Local Queer Artists Shine At Feminist Spoken Word Tour

Apr. 14, 2015 / By
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The nationally touring spoken word showcase Sister Spit was equal parts rowdy, uplifting, and unyieldingly hilarious, as some of the best and zaniest LGBTQ artists shared their stories with an eager Long Beach crowd.

Honoring Non-Traditional Dads On Father’s Day

Jun. 12, 2014 / By
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Father’s Day is a time for celebrating our fathers; the men that have devoted their lives to giving us the best shot at a happy and healthy life of our own...

Confessions of an E-Cig Salesman

May. 15, 2014 / By
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As a 20-something-year-old student, I’ve endured my share of odd jobs in the pursuit of work experience and a little extra cash...

Celebrating Gospel Music In North Long Beach

Feb. 24, 2014 / By
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This is one in a series of reports by VoiceWaves on A LOT,  a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California...

Beneficial or Scary: Weighing the Pros & Cons Of Having Older Parents

Jan. 31, 2014 / By and
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As life expectancy continues to lengthen and people are choosing to become parents at much later times in their lives, we’re seeing more couples successfully raising children to adulthood...