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Victor Seguin (middle) with his former We 'Ced Youth Media mentor Crystal Rivera (right) and We 'Ced reporter Hannah Esqueda (left) at the Multicultural center in Merced Calif.

What does it mean to be a mentor?

January 19, 2018 / By
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  In honor of National Mentoring Month, We’Ced sat down with former youth reporter and current mentor Victor Seguin to get his take on what it means to help guide and support young people.

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.

Merced’s youth, still hungry for investment

August 8, 2017 / By
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Above: Members of the Joven Noble youth group during a recent trip to University of California, Merced.

Schools Not Prisons makes a powerful stop in Merced

July 25, 2017 / By
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Above: Nearly 300 residents turned out for the #SchoolsNotPrisons event in downtown Merced earlier this month.

#SchoolsNotPrisons comes to Merced

July 18, 2017 / By
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Statewide social justice campaign #SchoolsNotPrisons held its first event in Merced, Calif. on July 8, bringing nearly 300 people out in support of dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.

As district nears LCAP vote, parents sound alarm on unaddressed language barriers

June 23, 2017 / By
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Above: Local parent Carla Gonzalez addressed the Merced City School District board of trustees during the June 13 public hearing on school funding.