Chantera Walton

Chantera Walton I'm 17 years old, and I'm a senior at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. After graduating, I will be attending college locally to major in journalism. I've loved writing since I was a little girl, writing exaggerated and elaborate stories about the people and things in my life. I'm an introvert so my free time is spent watching my faves on Netflix.

Posts by Chantera Walton:

Pocket Privilege [VIDEO]

Mar. 30, 2020 / By , and
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Got pockets? Well, if you wear women’s clothes, probably not.
Based on your preferences, discover which feminist icon you are most like!

QUIZ: Which Feminist Icon Are You?

Mar. 23, 2020 / By , , , and
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Based on your preferences, discover which feminist icon you are most like!
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Black is Beautiful movement began. Both men and women stopped straightening their hair and wore afros to show that black hair was not inherently ugly. This style was also a representation of black beauty and was meant to eradicate the idea that black people had to live up to eurocentric standards.

Celebrating My Crown with Confidence & Compliments

Feb. 11, 2020 / By
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The journey to re-loving my natural hair.

Can We Rid the Shame of Community College Already? – VoiceWaves, Long Beach

May. 8, 2019 / By
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Choosing Long Beach City College over a university doesn’t make you not ‘smart.’

Youth Q&A with Jeannine Pearce: Reflections on Overcoming Trauma, a Recall Effort, and Sexism at Work

Mar. 11, 2019 / By and
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Pearce gives her most personal interview yet, telling how she got back on track to pursue her progressive vision for Long Beach.

Youth Profile with Suzie Price: Long Beach’s District 3 Council Member

Dec. 12, 2018 / By
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Price sat with VoiceWaves youth to share a personal portrait of her rise in politics, her greatest successes, and obstacles.

Don’t Mess with My Time: The Case for Year-Round Daylight Savings

Dec. 4, 2018 / By
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The clock’s fallback is doing no one any good

‘I know nothing about adulting’; LBUSD is shifting focus to college courses over life learning

Nov. 27, 2018 / By
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Long Beach high schools have been shifting focus to A through G requirements at what some students believe is the expense of learning basic life skills.

If Elected, What Will They Do for Children? California Gubernatorial Candidates Explain.

May. 25, 2018 / By , , and
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VoiceWaves reporters interviewed gubernatorial candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa.

Long Beach Poly Mental Health Center Won Over After Hints of Closure

Apr. 16, 2018 / By
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Students, faculty and parents raised money and organized to keep and expand the center another year.