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Swimming in Plastic

Earth Day has come and gone, but beach and ocean pollution is still an issue. Plastic, plastic and more plastic can be found washed ashore on beaches or floating amongst the tide. According to National Geographic, there are an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, and about eight million metric tons enter the ocean from land every year.

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Quick Questions with Professor Jose Moreno

By: Camila Leon

Jose Moreno is a Professor and chair of the department of Chicano and Latino Studies at CSULB. He was born in Mexico but raised in Oxnard, California. Moreno later studied at UCI and got his Masters and PhD from Harvard University. Most recently, Moreno has been elected as a Councilman for the City of Anaheim and honored as a New American Hero for the work he does promoting successful individuals from immigrant backgrounds.

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"This is what democracy looks like." March for Our Lives in Long Beach

By Tanner Hewitt, Photos by Grester Celis-Acosta

On a placid Saturday morning, a few dozen feet from the Pacific Ocean at Bixby Park in Long Beach, thousands gathered in protest. Through sister rallies around the country, the March For Our Lives became one of the largest organized protests in United States history - a fact made more remarkable because, overwhelmingly, teenagers organized these events.

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Undocumented. Unafraid.

By: Ashley Park

Life for undocumented immigrants has revolved around uncertainty and uneasiness for many years. The constant worry of getting legal jobs to the unspeakable fear of being deported are some of the harsh realities for undocumented immigrants. So, when former President Barack Obama introduced DACA, otherwise known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, it created an overwhelming sense of liberation for undocumented young adults who entered the United States illegally as minors. The program promised the safety for these undocumented students and young adults to attend school and work legally as long as they met certain standards. This small step in the right direction was considered a huge win for immigrants.

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Embracing Cambodia Town

By: Elizabeth Ortiz

For the past 40 years, Cambodian emigrants have been coming to America and specifically to southern California and Long Beach. They have endured a difficult and long journey from their homeland’s “Killing Fields.”This strong culture is determined to grow roots.

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