Richard Sherman, Race and Coded Language

January 28, 2014 / By
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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.

Where Has The Live Music Gone?

December 10, 2013 / By
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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.

Partying In Merced: The Thin Line Between Fun and Disaster

October 1, 2013 / By
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I think it’s important for the family members and friends of young people to understand that being exposed to the party scene -- and the drugs and alcohol that come along with that -- is not an uncommon experience for youth, especially in a town like Merced.

Death To Molly: Young People React to Rapper’s Anti-Drug Stance

May 29, 2013 / By
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  Photo: NRK P3 by We’Ced Youth Media Editor’s Note: Kendrick Lamar, a young rapper from Compton, CA, recently broke into the mainstream with his critically and commercially successful debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city.