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#FeelBetter: How Hardcore Music Helps Me Cope with Depression

Posted January 14, 2015 by We'Ced

Robert Cervantez, 19, says he’s been dealing with feelings of depression since middle school. After Robert began resorting to self-harm as a coping mechanism, his family tried conventional therapy but it didn’t seem to help. Ultimately, it was a particular brand of music and the community around it that provided a much needed cathartic outlet for Robert.

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A Memorable World Cup, For All The Wrong Reasons

Posted August 28, 2014 by We'Ced

I think about how a nation that has an average annual income of less than $23,000 had to fork over $11 billion for a soccer competition. Is the love for this beautiful game really worth so much? Was I supporting inequality by enjoying the games? These are the questions that swirl in my head, but I have no answer. Perhaps because I love the game — too much.

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Reflecting On The Racism Of Donald Sterling

Posted May 20, 2014 by We'Ced

This incident has again raised the issue of racism into the national spotlight. We’Ced took time to reflect and think: Do we see this type of behavior in other places of our lives? Sterling had a reputation for being a slumlord for many years prior to the tape leaks, why are we more fascinated by racist words than racist actions?

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Richard Sherman, Race and Coded Language

Posted January 28, 2014 by We'Ced

Photo: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Editor’s Note: Following the NFC Championship on January 19th, where the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers, much attention was paid to Richard Sherman, a player from Seattle. A brief but passionate post-game interview with Sherman became national news. Framed as an angry rant, the continued usage of the word […]

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Where Has The Live Music Gone?

Posted December 10, 2013 by We'Ced

Local music brings us closer together and creates bonds as a community. For youth like me, shows are places where we can let it all out and make memories with each other. Shows provide a place for youth to do something better with our time than being bored at home or running the streets in mischief. Merced has a rich music history with many great all-ages venues, such as The Mainzer and Fatty Mocha.

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