Stories

For Merced Union, school discipline is an evolving artform

October 27, 2017 / By
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Over the last decade, school districts throughout the state have begun to reevaluate “black-and-white policies that would discipline students automatically regardless of individual circumstances,” she said. Much of this coincided with the passing of Assembly Bill 1729, which allowed superintendents and principals more discretion to provide alternatives to suspension and expulsion for students, said Mike Richter, associate principal at Golden Valley High School (GVHS) in Merced. Teachers and staff are now encouraged to look at a student’s complete behavioral pattern before determining an appropriate course of action.

Growing pains in Merced’s healthcare scene

October 20, 2017 / By
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Above: Ciera Coronado of Merced High School prepares to measure the pulse of a fellow student during an equipment training at Merced College.

Our Migrant Story

October 3, 2017 / By
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We left crumbled governments only to experience what seems like downfall of yet another one, the difference is that we still have a chance to put a stop to the course. Immigrants have greatly contributed to the success of this country since it was founded, and the majority of DACA recipients continue to do so. They've become a scapegoat to hate, just like many other minorities have become in the past. Do not let us be divided.

Merced County, rural areas most impacted by Census funding cuts

September 25, 2017 / By
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Above: South Merced residents participate in a recent community assessment for Building Health Communities (BHC), Merced.

Our Love is not so different

September 23, 2017 / By
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I made this poem because I know people who still struggle with their identity and being accepted.  Too many times, I’ve gotten in arguments to defend my friends and family. This is a very sensitive subject to me, and I feel I must stand up against hate because  LGBTQ+ love is no different from any other love.

My Life Changing Experience in DC

August 29, 2017 / By
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I was told this trip would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, but I never imagined it would make a huge impact on my life, allowing me find confidence in who I am and fueling me to become a champion for equal rights.