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:

Tents are lined up on the ground in a ditch next to a street in front of sign welcoming people to Long Beach.

VIDEO: Long Beach program and unhoused residents speak on struggles of people experiencing homelessness

Jul. 28, 2021 / By
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In this video, we follow a local community outreach program to learn more about what Long Beach's unhoused residents are experiencing and what they'd like others to know about how they are perceived.
A sign says ASI Beach Pantry. Next to it as an open door showing a pantry stocked with food items.

Unhoused CSULB students face challenges accessing food, financial assistance during pandemic

Jun. 30, 2021 / By
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Unhoused university students report existing issues with accessing food and financial aid being exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A large blue pyramid is behind a large tree and three smaller trees.

PODCAST: How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed one Long Beach local’s employment

Mar. 30, 2021 / By
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In this podcast, a Long Beach local shares how the pandemic has changed their career path multiple times.
A yellow-green background has a blue dot at the bottom of it, with circles coming from it. An orange line divides two groups of text. On one side is the text "Cautious optimism amidst Biden's immigration reform." On the other side is a picture of Gaby Hernandez folding her arms and smiling next to the text "Featuring Gaby Hernandez, executive director of the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition."

PODCAST: Local advocates cautiously optimistic amidst Biden’s immigration reform plans

Mar. 18, 2021 / By
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Gaby Hernandez speaks about recent immigration reforms and what legislators and residents can do protect members of the immigrant community.
Graphic features a drawing of Tiffany Mankarios with a title on the side reading "My Black Boyfriend."

PODCAST: How racism impacted a youth’s relationship

Jan. 29, 2021 / By
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Tiffany Mankarios tells the story of how her family shunned her for being in a relationship with her Black boyfriend.
Graphic featuring a photo of Alfredo Carlos. Text on the image says "Explaining Universal Basic Income."

PODCAST: Explaining Universal Basic Income, with Alfredo Carlos

Jan. 29, 2021 / By
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Alfredo Carlos discusses what UBI is, its benefits, and its implementation.
Two people at the front of a march hold a banner with "Defund L B P D" written across it.

Why Long Beach activists have called for defunding LBPD

Jan. 15, 2021 / By
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Community activists detail why "Defund LBPD" has been a demand echoed by many throughout the last year.
A graphic shows a student seated at a desk, with their hands on their head, as if struggling to concentrate. Around them are numerous children and adults, implying the student is in a crowded room.

Children’s education in Long Beach, nationwide may suffer in crowded living

Sep. 23, 2020 / By
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Cramped homes often disrupt learning and can lead to lower graduation rates, studies show.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, DeJuan Campbell couldn't play on the field, but he's had an unwavering love for football since age 4. Today, he mentors athletes at Millikan high school to "impact the game in some way."

At Millikan, Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Stop Football Coach from Winning

Jan. 17, 2020 / By
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Millikan football coach DeJuan Campbell proves that disability is no barrier to success.

Audio Diary: How This Long Beach Woman Survived the Khmer Rouge

Jan. 15, 2019 / By
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In this audio diary, local Lean Taing shares her incredible journey of survival and finding happiness in Cambodia Town, Long Beach.

Long Beach’s Bollywood Dance Duo

Jul. 24, 2018 / By
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From Mumbai to Long Beach, these twins get down with their culture and aren't afraid to mix it up.

After Deportation, How do Families Cope?

Jun. 22, 2018 / By
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ICE deportations cast a wider net, catching families off guard.