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.

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COVID-18 PODCAST: Unusual remote relaxation in Long Beach

Jun. 8, 2021 / By
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In this episode, local youth Nereida Nieto about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her relationships, education, and family.
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COVID-18 PODCAST: A young man’s experience with protests and safety precautions in Long Beach

Apr. 20, 2021 / By
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This episode documents how one young man studying at Long Beach City College has dealt with protests, safety precautions, and school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Long Beach Youth Shares Her Isolation Diary, “My Descent Into Sadness.”

May. 12, 2020 / By
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This is what it’s like being a young college student in Long Beach right now.

Pocket Privilege [VIDEO]

Mar. 30, 2020 / By , and
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Got pockets? Well, if you wear women’s clothes, probably not.
Missing Herstory - A critique of school textbooks Deck: If represented at all in history books, women are likely presented to young minds as promiscuous, overspending, and troublesome.

Op-Ed: Missing Herstory – A critique of school textbooks

Mar. 6, 2020 / By
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If represented at all in history books, women are likely presented to young minds as promiscuous and troublesome.

MOLAA’s 2019 Día de los Muertos Exhibit Showcases the Old and New

Nov. 25, 2019 / By
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One artist hand-sewed an 18-foot quilt honoring women killed in Mexico for a selected period of time.

The Road to Youth Justice

Jul. 15, 2019 / By , , , , , and
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A former gang member, a youth's strange run-in with the law, a student with A.D.D. kicked out of Wilson, and a public health expert. What can Long Beach learn from its own residents and youth about the road to true youth justice?

Sorry, Dad, But No Golden Robe This Graduation

Mar. 12, 2019 / By
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The pressure to meet society’s expectations is a lifelong struggle.

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 Q&A: Mayor Garcia Talks Identity, Housing, Criminal Justice & Pollution in Long Beach

Jan. 3, 2019 / By , and
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Youth Reporters get the chance to interview the city’s first Latino mayor on his plans for Long Beach’s most pressing issues.

For Students, Summer’s Internet Isolation can Cause Anxiety in the Fall

Sep. 11, 2018 / By
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At school, people I enjoy spending time with began hugging me and trying to catch up through casual conversation. I couldn’t breathe and got a really bad headache from all the commotion.