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One journalist’s journey covering insecurity, injustice and impunity at la línea

One journalist’s journey covering insecurity, injustice and impunity at la línea

By Alejandra Vásquez El Nuevo Sol “The people who tell the stories are usually the people who win or the powerful ones, but there’s always people who are not powerful and don’t have a voice,” said Melissa Del Bosque, a reporter for the Texas Observer covering the El Paso – Juarez border. CSUN had the

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Teens Dream of Google And Learn to Code For Free

By Jasmin Koerber Mission Local It’s the first coding course 17-year-old-high school student Robyn has taken, but he already knows where he belongs. “My dream employer? Well, I’d have to say Google.” Robyn, two peers and a professional programmer, are building a Pac Man-like zombie game called “Reclaim.” Today’s task: fixing a bug so that

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CSUN Dreamers approved for first-ever resource center for undocumented students in California State University system

By John Saringo-Rodríguez El Nuevo Sol After nearly a year-and-a-half of tenacious meetings with the California State University, Northridge administration, CSUN’s undocumented immigrant advocacy coalition, Dreams To Be Heard (DTBH), have broken a barrier which will allow for the undocumented student movement to move closer to their ultimate goal as underserved students: an undocumented resource

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Thirteen and Homeless — San Francisco’s homeless families on the rise

By Andra Cernavskis Mission Local Anthony Velez, 13, is tired of trudging around the Tenderloin with his family to find something to eat that won’t give him a stomachache. He misses his mom’s home cooking. “I’m used to having a refrigerator,” said the eighth grader at Everett Middle School. He’s at a diner across the

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