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:

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...

Male Academy In Schools Foster Relationships & Improve Grad Rates

May. 3, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Joshua Esqueda

In his first couple years of high school, James Eastland was involved in a gang...

Local Dancer Fuses East & West Traditions, Sparks Conversations

May. 2, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Elizabeth Schmidt

Shyamala Moorty extends her arms in the air with closed fists, while using her voice to deliver explicit messages...

Profile: Local “Seafood for the Future” Brings Sustainable, Clean Fish Awareness to Long Beach

Apr. 18, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Cole Hughey

It’s not everyday you get to eat fresh seafood caught along the coast...