Civics in the Community | March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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 […]
Bay Area Youth Media Network | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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.
Civics in the Community | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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?
Bay Area Youth Media Network | March 12, 2015 | 2 Comments
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.
Civics in the Community | March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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 […]
Civics in the Community | February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
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 […]
Civics in the Community | February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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? “
Civics in the Community | February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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?
Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
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.