• Merced community strikes for environmental justice

    November 19, 2019 /

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  • Evolve

    May 8, 2019 /

    Youth reporter Steven Rice's poem on race and overcoming adversities.

  • The Activist for Change: A Profile on Vajra Watson

    May 8, 2019 /

    Upon the life and history of Dr. Vajra Watson, one word comes into play: a hustler. But although hustler is shown to give a large part of the energy presented in her aura, resilient, empowering, and incredible also display a true description of the professor and activist. Read More

  • Believing in Myself

    February 7, 2019 /

    Friendships have the potential to impact our wellness positively or negatively. How do you cope when a companion is no longer a part of your life?  Read how Karina learned to move on and found strength in herself.      Friends come and go Just by the blink of an eye Not only do they leave But, some memories do too You lose the ones you love Now you have to fight alone People will never notice When you fake a smile to hide pain Only someone knows you’re hurt You wouldn’t change a thing didn’t invest time for memories Neither did they try to Struggles meet you straight in the face You still want to satisfy others who wouldn’t change anything for you Nobody would change to see you happy Those type of people are just selfish As I closed my eyes I thought it’ll all be gone As I opened my eyes, it was all gone I stood up stronger now Realizing I don’t need a selfish friend All I need is my self-worth and Knowing who I am Read More

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  • We’Ced Weighs in on the Migrant Caravan

    November 29, 2018 /

    The We'Ced Youth Media cohort weighs in on the migrant caravan from Central America trying to seek asylum in the United States.

    immigration  refugees  
  • Let’s talk about anxiety

    August 9, 2018 /

        I have anxiety. I’m a 16 year old introvert who over the last year has figured out that she has anxiety. Now it’s not as severe as other people’s, but it’s definitely a constant battle: Aaliyah vs. Anxiety. Anxiety being defined as, “People with generalized anxiety disorder display excessive anxiety or worry for months and face several anxiety-related symptoms by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Read More

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