Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

October 9, 2015 / By
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There is a little-known term to describe this rush of anxiety people feel during smartphone withdrawal. It is called nomophobia. Some recovery centers even provide rehab for smartphone addiction now. These smartphones are, by far, ubiquitous among the younger generation. 87 percent of millennials said that their smartphones never leave their side, according to a survey by Zogby Analytics.

Portuguese ‘Festa’ Draws Thousands to Small Town

October 1, 2015 / By
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This Portuguese traditional festival began in the mid 1700s in the Azorean islands, and was eventually brought to the community of Gustine by immigrants committed to preserving their culture.

I’ll Be a Gamer Forever

August 11, 2015 / By
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Why do I game? Growing up in a city where it feels like violence could be around every corner makes me hesitant about going outside, or even talking to neighbors. It also gets boring at home, and there aren’t many things to do around the neighborhood.

Merced Youth React to Caitlyn Jenner’s Courage Award

July 31, 2015 / By
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When sports network ESPN announced its decision to award the coveted Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner, social media was quick to respond. Many argued that Jenner, who won gold in the 1976 decathlon as Bruce Jenner, did not deserve the honor. Below, We’Ced youth reporters share their thoughts on the award and on Jenner’s decision to embrace her gender in public.

In Solidarity With #OneHealthyFresno: Bus Ads Are Not ‘Too Political’

June 4, 2015 / By
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A Fresno FAX bus advertisement, commissioned by BHC Fresno, that depicts the difference in green spaces between the two parts of the city through public information, has been rejected by Mayor Ashley Swearengin as 'political' and in violation of city codes for bus ads. Below, We'Ced youth reporters reflect on the issue occurring in our neighboring city and question the validity of Mayor Swearengin's decision.

#ManifestJustice: A Photo Essay

May 11, 2015 / By
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Photos and story by Alyssa Castro Last weekend, I took a trip to Los Angeles, CA to serve as a docent for Manifest Justice.