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    Becoming a Womyn: My Experience at Sisterhood Rising

    Jul 19, 2016

    Guadalupe Reyes

    Youth Reporter Guadalupe Reyes reflects on her experience at Sisterhood Rising and the ways that it impacted her life.
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    Becoming a Womyn: My Experience at Sisterhood Rising

    Jul 19, 2016

    Guadalupe Reyes

    Youth Reporter Guadalupe Reyes reflects on her experience at Sisterhood Rising and the ways that it impacted her life.
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    Photo Essay: Art and Issues on Display for Community at Kern Youth Arts Festival

    Jul 18, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro presents photos from July 7 where hundreds of people gathered at Rexland Park to experience the talent of Kern County youth. The event used music and art to showcase local youth talent and also to draw attention to issues that exist in their community.
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    Photo Essay: Art and Issues on Display for Community at Kern Youth Arts Festival

    Jul 18, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro presents photos from July 7 where hundreds of people gathered at Rexland Park to experience the talent of Kern County youth. The event used music and art to showcase local youth talent and also to draw attention to issues that exist in their community.
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    Photo Essay: Summer Youth Justice Series Kick Off a Loud Success

    Jul 06, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro provides a look inside the first event of the Summer Youth Justice Series.
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    Photo Essay: Summer Youth Justice Series Kick Off a Loud Success

    Jul 06, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro provides a look inside the first event of the Summer Youth Justice Series.
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    REVIEW: HS STUDENTS IMPRESS US ALL WITH GREEN ART, FURNITURE EXHIBIT AT MOLAA

    Jul 01, 2016

    Nia Thompson

    Youth Reporter Nia Thompson writes about her experience at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School as students exhibit their final projects from an Architecture class for all of Long Beach to view at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) where the work focuses on "reduce, reuse, and recycle."
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    REVIEW: HS STUDENTS IMPRESS US ALL WITH GREEN ART, FURNITURE EXHIBIT AT MOLAA

    Jul 01, 2016

    Nia Thompson

    Youth Reporter Nia Thompson writes about her experience at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School as students exhibit their final projects from an Architecture class for all of Long Beach to view at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) where the work focuses on "reduce, reuse, and recycle."
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    Remembering the Silent Ones

    Jun 24, 2016

    Aaliyah Lannerd

    Youth Reporter Aaliyah Lannerd shares her personal story about the loss of her aunt in order to raise awareness about domestic violence.
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    Remembering the Silent Ones

    Jun 24, 2016

    Aaliyah Lannerd

    Youth Reporter Aaliyah Lannerd shares her personal story about the loss of her aunt in order to raise awareness about domestic violence.
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    What It’s Like to Grow Up Queer and Purepecha

    Jun 23, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Beat Reporter Paulina Rojas interviews Alejandra Zamora, who describes her life as a LGBTQ activist and member of the Purepecha community in the eastern Coachella Valley.
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    What It’s Like to Grow Up Queer and Purepecha

    Jun 23, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Beat Reporter Paulina Rojas interviews Alejandra Zamora, who describes her life as a LGBTQ activist and member of the Purepecha community in the eastern Coachella Valley.
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    A CELEBRATION OF IMMIGRANTS AND A REJECTION OF ‘HATE SPEECH’

    Jun 23, 2016

    LightMary Flores

    Youth Reporter LightMary Flores reports a gathering at Holman United Methodist Church in downtown Los Angeles that marked Immigrant Heritage Month. The gathering was also intended as a message rejecting the increasingly hostile political rhetoric targeting immigrant communities.
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    A CELEBRATION OF IMMIGRANTS AND A REJECTION OF ‘HATE SPEECH’

    Jun 23, 2016

    LightMary Flores

    Youth Reporter LightMary Flores reports a gathering at Holman United Methodist Church in downtown Los Angeles that marked Immigrant Heritage Month. The gathering was also intended as a message rejecting the increasingly hostile political rhetoric targeting immigrant communities.
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    Finding the Way Home After a Parent’s Death

    May 24, 2016

    Anna Challet

    Despite long-needed improvements now underway for the more than 60,000 California youth in foster care, many are still falling through the system’s cracks for a variety of reasons.
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    Finding the Way Home After a Parent’s Death

    May 24, 2016

    Anna Challet

    Despite long-needed improvements now underway for the more than 60,000 California youth in foster care, many are still falling through the system’s cracks for a variety of reasons.
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    Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

    May 20, 2016

    Dean Welliver

    School board trustees are bound by federal and state law to ensure quality education in a safe and welcoming school environment for all students. All students. Sadly, one member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is not fulfilling those duties.
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    Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

    May 20, 2016

    Dean Welliver

    School board trustees are bound by federal and state law to ensure quality education in a safe and welcoming school environment for all students. All students. Sadly, one member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is not fulfilling those duties.
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    With a Change in Wardrobe Came a Change In How I Felt

    Mar 25, 2016

    Aqeela Starks

    Growing up, my mother’s focus was on keeping her little girls presentable and on the right track. She really liked to dress me and my two sisters nicely, with our hair combed, clothes pressed and socks folded.
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    With a Change in Wardrobe Came a Change In How I Felt

    Mar 25, 2016

    Aqeela Starks

    Growing up, my mother’s focus was on keeping her little girls presentable and on the right track. She really liked to dress me and my two sisters nicely, with our hair combed, clothes pressed and socks folded.
    Continue to The kNOw Youth Media
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    LGBTQI Youth Find Support at Coachella Gay Straight Alliance Summit

    Feb 29, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Being a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager who is questioning their sexual identity can be even harder. That is especially the case in communities where such topics are rarely discussed openly.
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    LGBTQI Youth Find Support at Coachella Gay Straight Alliance Summit

    Feb 29, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Being a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager who is questioning their sexual identity can be even harder. That is especially the case in communities where such topics are rarely discussed openly.
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