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Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Civics in the Community | March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Wal-Mart has been criticized by labor advocates for it’s low compensation rates. But, starting in April, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees will receive a pay raise – $1.25 higher than the federal minimum wage. Wal-Mart announced that its employees will earn $9 an hour rather than the lower $7.25, and will go up to […]

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Seeing Like A Butterfly: Beyond The Gender Binary [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seeing Like A Butterfly: Beyond The Gender Binary [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A short film that redefines our perception of gender and introduces the public eye to alternate definitions. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful? Students Weigh In

Recently, NBC anchor chair, Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay. View what students had to say when asked, Why is it important for journalists to be truthful? How would you define ethical journalism, and how can journalists earn the trust of the public?

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Should We Require Vaccinations? Student Weigh In

Civics in the Community | March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Require Vaccinations? Student Weigh In

With the recent outbreak of measles here in the United States, we asked students to weigh in on the question, Should we require vaccinations? Why or why not?

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F Word [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | March 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

F Word [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A student finds himself interested in understanding the notions of Feminism. While speaking with others and absorbing the history of the movement, he formulates his own personal opinion. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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Students Respond to the Reported Rise in Narcissism Amongst Millennials

Civics in the Community | March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Respond to the Reported Rise in Narcissism Amongst Millennials

In a time when selfies fill your news feed on practically every social media outlet you’re connected to, there is room to wonder if the narcissism line has been crossed. A lot has been said about millennials and our alleged obsession with technology and the need to always worry about our image and appearance. Is […]

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Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Not many would argue that being a police officer is a difficult and often dangerous task. However, there have been a series of recent incidents across the country where police officers have been implicated in abusing their power and committing violent acts of police brutality. These events highlight the tension between police officers and the […]

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How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Terrorist groups of many origins are proliferating all around the world. We are periodically reminded of this threat when tragic events occur like the recent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France. View what students had to say when asked, “As terrorist groups grow, fragment and proliferate, how do we stop terrorism? “

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When Should Free Speech Be Protected? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected? Students Weigh In

In early January, the attacks on French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, sparked demonstrations and protests around the world and brought into the question the importance of the protection of free speech. View how young folks responded to the question, KQED asked students to answer the question, When should free speech be protected and why?

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How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. Depression in teens may be difficult for others to recognize. Family values and cultural views of mental illness can dramatically affect how depression in teens is recognized and understood. Hear how teenagers talk about how depression is looked at in their communities.

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