Posts Tagged as "Long Beach"

Students Have 99 Problems, and the Bus is One

Jan. 12, 2014 / By
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Backpack, check. Breakfast, check. Out the door you go and you’re thinking, “Today will be a good day.” But just as you walk to the bus stop, you see the bus fly by...

LB Musicians Struggle With Venue Shortage

Jan. 11, 2014 / By
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If you live in a big city, like Los Angeles, you could easily become spoiled from the abundance of entertainment that is available to you...

A Long Beach Teen Immigrant Story

Jan. 8, 2014 / By
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Ed. Note: The Boston Marathon bombings have raised questions over how young immigrants in this country are impacted by the experience of war and trauma in their homeland...

Long Beach Students & Teachers Reflect on Fast Food

Jan. 2, 2014 / By
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Just down the street from Cabrillo High School in West Long Beach is a fast-food paradise: McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Winchell’s, Carl’s Jr., and a Jack-in-the-Box all on opposite corners of PCH and Atlantic...

Our New Year’s Resolution for the Community

Jan. 2, 2014 / By
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[Ed. Note] VoiceWaves asked some of our youth reporters what they wish to see happen in their community in the new year...

A Case for Investing in Mental Health Services to Prevent Violence

Dec. 30, 2013 / By
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Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last November, there has been a continued national discussion prioritizing mental healthcare as a means to end violence in communities...

Dear Santa: What My School Needs This Xmas

Dec. 24, 2013 / By
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By VoiceWaves Guest Reporters Citlali Hernandez and Jocelyn Sanchez

[Ed.Note] VoiceWaves asked two Long Beach high school students to take a photo that depicts things or conditions at their school that they would like to see addressed and/or improved...

Teens Staying Up Later for TV & Internet May Suffer Long-Term Consequences

Dec. 20, 2013 / By
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One of the biggest things it seems teens are known for is sleeping, so it might come as a surprise to many to find out that many teens are actually sleep-deprived...

The Struggle to Love My Body: One Young Woman’s Story

Dec. 20, 2013 / By
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Women’s bodies are all created differently. There’s the pear shaped body, bodies with curves and the boyish figure, just to name a few...

Q&A: What’s Next for Affordable Housing in LB

Dec. 17, 2013 / By
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The nationwide economic crisis may or may not be becoming a distant memory, but a housing crisis still exists within the city of Long Beach...

Making Local Control Funding Work for Young Men of Color

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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In November, the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color held a hearing to discuss design of new school system accountability standards, and how they must include measuring outcomes for boys and young men of color...

Why I Still Play Football, Despite the Risks

Dec. 11, 2013 / By
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It was a play just like any other play.

I was a 15 year-old sophomore, proud to be playing football for Long Beach Polytechnic High School, a team that has produced a number of NFL players, including Marques Anderson, who played for the Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers, and wide receiver Kareem Kelly of the New Orleans Saints...