CSULB Enterprise Reporters

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:

Youth Football Coaches Tackle Violence Issue Head On

Dec. 1, 2014 / By
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National athletes have been in the spotlight, igniting conversations across the nation about whether high-contact sports cultivate a culture of violence. In Long Beach, some local football coaches are choosing to address the violence issue directly.

One Long Beach Dreamer’s Success Story

Nov. 21, 2014 / By
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Last night, Pres. Obama announced the steps he is taking under executive action to fix the broken immigration system. While millions of undocumented immigrants will be granted a pathway to citizenship, millions more are still left invisible. Today, VoiceWaves highlights one undocumented success story.

Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

Nov. 14, 2014 / By and
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While these aren’t the only two white rappers in the scene, and certainly not the only two white musicians incorporating hip-hop into their music, some hip-hop fans are very critical about what they’re calling “cultural appropriation” of black culture.

Masculinity & Depression: Why Men Won’t Come Forward

Nov. 12, 2014 / By
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Depression remains largely under-diagnosed in the male population. While men are diagnosed at lower rates than women, men commit suicide at rates that are 4 to 18 times higher than women, depending on the age group.

Stereotypes of Asian Men On TV is No Joking Matter

Nov. 7, 2014 / By
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In Long Beach, where there are high numbers of Cambodian and Filipino American youth, young Asian American men can feel lost and confused when they don’t fit the mold of the Asian stereotype of nerd or martial artist.

How Rainwater May Help Save LB From Drought

Nov. 6, 2014 / By
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Cal State Long Beach students anxiously await approval of their application to help conserve water for community garden organization, Long Beach Organic. Once approved, the students' prototypes for rainwater catchment systems and fog harvesters will be set into motion at nine community gardens in Long Beach.

After Budget Cuts, Community Helps LBUSD Maintain Arts Education

Nov. 6, 2014 / By
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After school at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach, 22-year-old Walter Brown blasts pop music for a group of excited kids. The students learn a new routine each time he plays a new song. Some follow his moves; some enjoy their own free styles.

Farmer’s Markets: One Solution To Food Deserts

Jun. 16, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Matthew Barg

 

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What One Local Artist Is Doing To Help Youth Find Thier Roots

Jun. 13, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Marlene Castaneda

In the video, VoiceWaves follows Cambodian-American artist Prumsodun Ok on his journey to help a community honor their history and ancestors...

$7.5 Million Project To Transform River Along West Long Beach

Jun. 10, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Krista Nicole Carlson

A century ago, the Los Angeles River was a lush, uncontrolled flood basin, flowing 50 miles south from Simi Valley through the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles, and through Long Beach to meet the Pacific Ocean...

US Veterans Find Solace & Service in Community Garden

May. 15, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Gisela Merino

Under the shadows of crumbling, abandoned naval houses overrun by stray cats is a community garden on the southeast corner of Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC), a community housing collaboration of several supportive organizations...