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Author Archives: Briana Mendez-Padilla
Briana Mendez-Padilla is a bilingual journalist based in Long Beach, California, who is passionate about covering education and her community. She began her journalism career as a high school junior when she joined local youth media program, VoiceWaves, and discovered she loves listening to people’s stories and amplifying them for others to hear. She is a fourth year journalism and English education major at Cal State Long Beach where she manages DIG En Español, a bilingual magazine working to uplift stories on and for the Latinx community. She is also currently the education reporter for the Signal Tribune where she covers the Long Beach Unified School District board meetings.
Students at university campuses throughout the state are coming together – many times at odds – in their demands for peace and justice between Israel and Palestine. Here is a look at how the divisions are impacting California college students.