Youth Reporters

Anabelle Custodio

Anabelle Custodio

Anabelle is a journalist studying Public Relations at the California State University of Long Beach with the hope of giving representation to underrepresented, marginalized, and disadvantaged communities by informing the public of their struggles as well as the beauty of diversity and tolerance. In her free time, she enjoys playing badminton, baking bread and hanging out with her dog, Potato.

Briana Mendez-Padilla

Briana Mendez-Padilla

Briana Mendez-Padilla is a Poly Junior who loves to read, write and listen to music. Her favorite book is "Jane Eyre" and she is a huge fan of The Smiths and Morrissey. Her dream is to be a writer and live in a treehouse in London.

Ceferino Martirez

Known to his friends as “Kingfish," Ceferino immigrated to the United States in 2014 from the Philippines, part Spanish and part Malayan. Ceferino still dealt with the constant issues of poverty in Long Beach, living through the harsh realities of what he considers to be "two very distinct socio-economical societies." He is a member of the Democratic Socialist of America Long Beach and the West Side Representatives for the Long Beach Youth Committee. He is an advocate for worker-owned cooperatives, trade unionization and an advocate for a Federalization for working class Hispanics

Luis Sanchez

Luis Sanchez

Things about me: Poly high student, love to edit just don’t show it, will listen to people's problems and help out, like to listen to rock and watch lots of anime and movies, also love video games, want to help Long Beach so it can be the best you can be. I also want to become a film editor.

Yesenia Pacheco

Yesenia Pacheco

Yesenia is a Polytechnic High School student who is also the editor-in-chief in the journalism class. She enjoys listening to Michael Jackson.