The True Cost of Transitioning

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When the word transgender comes to mind, some immediately think of Caitlyn Jenner. But she, a famous multi-millionaire, is an unrealistic image of what physically transitioning is like for most trans people. Things are not always smooth sailing.

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I Found Out My Long-Lost Friend Was Homeless, So We Caught Up

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“I lost contact with him after high school and was pretty shocked to know a friend of mine was living in the streets,” writes Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, a reporter for VoiceWaves. Watch and share this story of these Long Beach...

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Q&A: With Cambodian Elections on the Horizon, Long Beach Immigrant Reflects on Homeland

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Cambodia is set to have its local communal elections on June 4, when voters will elect a prime minister. Cambodian democracy is fairly new, as multi-party elections began in 2002.

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Seafood for the Future Brings Sustainable, Clean Fish Awareness to Long Beach

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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Cole Hughey | It’s not every day you get to eat fresh seafood caught along the coast. In fact, unless you caught it yourself, chances are, you’ve never eaten fresh seafood caught off the California...

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Life After DACA: One Policy, Different Outcomes

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For many, President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program brought welcome relief to the constant stress, anxiety and fear that often came with a life without papers. VoiceWaves interviewed four “DACAmented” youth to explore the many different ways DACA has...

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Voicewaves Reporters Showcase Local Organizations at “Our Community” Photo Exhibit

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"Our Community," a Voicewaves exhibit showcasing community-centered photo essay by youth journalists from ages 16 to 24, will be held Monday Aug. 6 at the Peace Builders learning center.

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Forgotten & Underserved: Pacific Islanders Fight for Academic Success

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For years Pacific Islanders from Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga and Guam have been misunderstood. Since it’s first use in the 1990s, the term Asian Pacific Islander has often hidden the story of Pacific Islanders’ struggle for success. Often stereotyped as a model...

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