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    Originally, I wanted to do a softball tournament trailer for my team to see at the end of our season. However, the footage got deleted. Luckily I had a backup plan to tell a few stories through photos I have taken

    Three Thousand+ words

    Originally, I wanted to do a softball tournament trailer for my team to see at the end of our season. However, the footage got deleted. Luckily I had a backup plan to tell a few stories through photos I...

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    Hope you enjoy my short story! 🙂

    I should not have gone in. My parents would kill me if they found out. How was I supposed to know what he would do? I didn’t think much of it since he is visually impaired. But I

    Impaired

    Hope you enjoy my short story! 🙂 I should not have gone in. My parents would kill me if they found out. How was I supposed to know what he would do? I didn’t think much of it since he...

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    I CAN’T SPEAK THIS LANGUAGE

    BUT I HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION

    CHILDREN SPOKE AROUND ME

    I DID NOT FEEL WELL BUT HOW DO I SAY THAT

    AND GET OUT OF HERE BEFORE I THROW UP

    NO ONE SEEMS TO NOTICE

    I AM SLOWLY SI

    I CANNOT SPEAK BUT I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY

      I CAN’T SPEAK THIS LANGUAGE BUT I HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION CHILDREN SPOKE AROUND ME I DID NOT FEEL WELL BUT HOW DO I SAY THAT AND GET OUT OF HERE BEFORE I THROW UP NO ONE SEEMS TO NOTICE I AM SLOWLY SINKING...

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    • I really like this poem! It has a twist on it that is different from Cruz’s original work. I feel that the character portrayed is anxious, about to burst (logically so) versus the more out of place, frustrated, character that Cruz presents. Very very well done 🙂

      Thanks for you work,

      Natalya

    • I think it is beautiful how you used language to speak about language barrier. I personally used to have trouble with language because I grew up speaking Spanish and I felt behind in everyday conversations. Well done:)

    • I really thought this poem was beautiful. I liked how you made the text in all capital letter, because it demonstrates how urgent this child’s need for communication is. This addresses a very real issue with the language barrier and how many children feel when they cannot communicate. Great job!

    • I think this was a very thought provoking post. I am taking another language in school right now and initially thought I was decent. What I found was that I am good at written aspects of the language, but conversational I still struggle on. This language barrier is hard to overcome and I thought your work presented a big social consensus.

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    Child, if you leave me, you should know that the world is cruel.

    You will come back running to your mama just like before.

    Come back to me before I am nevermore.

    Stay by my side and abide by my

    Leaving The Nest

    Child, if you leave me, you should know that the world is cruel. You will come back running to your mama just like before. Come back to me before I am nevermore. Stay by my side and abide by my rule. After all,...

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    • Hello Tala
      I loved reading your poem. I really can relate to the younger person talking to there mother. I think this is a conversation that my mother and I have had countless times. I think that as college grows closer and closer some parents try to hold on more and more. Parents are conflicted on weather to let there child go and become an adult or hold on and keep the young for as long as possible. Parents worry that there child is going to get hurt. I feel like any mom or dad will try to protect them from getting hurt in the really world. No matter old how we are, even when we have are own kids, our parents will still see us as that five year old that ran after the ice cream truck or the teenager crying after there first heartbreak. We will forever be there child.

    • Hi Tala,
      I loved your poem and how you rhymed at the end of each line in different patterns. I also loved your theme, it really relates to me as I am preparing to go off to college and my mother sounds just like the mom in this poem. She still wants me to be her little girl and I keep telling her it’s time to let me go out and experience things on my own.

    • Hey Tala,
      Nice post! This really puts things into perspective as the seniors (myself included) are getting ready to head off to college or whatever they plan on doing next.

      Rylan Rawson

    • Heeeeeey Tala,

      This one is my favorite poem from you haha! I think we are all in the same situation with our parents, because hey, college is right across the road for us , seniors, and we all know how painful and difficult for our parents is to let their kid go out and explore the world.

      WIsh you the best.

      xoxo 😀

    • Dear Tala
      I am very touched by your poem because I feel like the only thing kids want these days is to grow up, and be able to set their own rules. However little do they know that with this comes great responsibility. One thing you said that stands out for me is “If you leave, I may not be here anymore” The reason this quotes stands out for me is because once you move out of your parents house everything from food, rent to expenses is up to you. Also, there’s nothing more comforting than coming home to your parents. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would love to read more touching poems!

    • Great poem! Very relatable being a senior in high school. I’m excited to have more freedom but I understand that at the same time I have to be safe, smart, and responsible.

    • Tala, I really enjoyed your piece of writing and thank you for sharing it with the world. This piece really speaks to me as our parents who have been watching over us these past 18 years are slowly fading out of our lives. We are approaching the end of high school and the beginning of our individualism. To truly discover ourselves we must learn to let go but not forget the impact our parents had on us. For now we must better mold our minds and open barriers we may have once had under our own guidance.

    • Dear Tala:

      I am very interested by your Leaving The Nest Article. I am interested in it because it describes a mother and child’s experience when a child leaves the nest. One sentence that stands out to me is “If you leave, I may not be here anymore.” this sentence stood out to me because its basically saying when the child leaves the mother will feel empty inside. Another sentence that stood out to me is “You may think you are all grown, but you only finished high school.” this sentence stands out to me because just cause a child graduates high school does not mean they are grown. Your article reminds me of situations with my mom and her letting me grown up. My mom was very excited when i got my first job, but didnt want me to stop needing her. She also didnt want me to be on my own and make unresponsible decisions. She end up getting over here fear of letting me go and accepted the fact that i was growing up. Thanks for your writing. i look forward to seeing what you write next time time because i look forward to reading about more similar life like events. I can relate to this article so i will be coming back for more articles i can relate to.

    • Dear Tala,

      I truly loved you poem. You story describes a mother point of view . This reminds me of my mother and how she chatters on and on to me. As college approaches I feel as if I am grown but this poem helped me realizes that my mother is trying to help me as much as he can .

    • Dear Tala
      I enjoyed your poem. This poem, I think everyone can agree including me, can relate. People suffer from the smothering and love their mothers give. Their so used to taking care of our every need it gets hard, for them to hear that you don’t.

    • Dear talla,
      i am very touched by your poem leaving the nest because i can relate. I was a very busy child and wanted venture in to the world and expierience things. One Sentence that stands out to me is , ” I want to make a difference there is a lot to do”. I like this stanza because it reminds me of myself. Another sentence that stood out for me is , “its about time i left the nest and flew” because i like how they used a different way of saying growing up and going out on your own. Your poem reminds me of the younger me. Thanks for your writing. i look forward to seeing what you write next, because i think you have a true gift.

    • Tala,

      Thank you for posting this poem here. I was wondering if this was an In the Style Of poem? If so, who inspired this writing? A source would be much appreciated. I enjoyed this piece of writing!

    • Dear Tala,
      You did a good job.

    • Dear Tala
      I am loving your poem about leaving the nest because I relate. I have been in the same situation that you have and feel the same exact way.

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    Over the years, my features have changed. I have gotten taller. I have (arguably)  matured. My thoughts continue to change based on my surroundings and experiences. I am not who I once was. I see things with a

    The Mind's Language

    Over the years, my features have changed. I have gotten taller. I have (arguably)  matured. My thoughts continue to change based on my surroundings and experiences. I am not who I once was. I see things with a fresh...

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    • Tala. You bring up a very interesting topic that I have not really thought about. I guess I always realized it but I do not think I have given it much thought. I think you make a very good point about the ideas we get in our heads growing up and how some change over time while others do not. I think the idea of a good first impression is very important and how we view things later. We will have an idea in her head for a very long time based on the first that we have about something and then a while later we will look back on it and realize that you could be wrong or have a different view completely. You make a very good point about how our minds are constantly changing and I feel that is cool but also a little scary.

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    The Necessity of Letter Grading in Schools Survey

     

     

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    The Necessity of Letter Grading in Schools Survey

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    • There are flaws in the education system of this country but grades I see as more of a source of stress for the students. I feel as if it is far easier to drop a grade than it is to raise it. For example two assignments weighted at 10 points each can easily drop your grade but in turn they seem to not count for as much when trying to bring your grade up. I know I focus more on the grade that i hope to get as i am greeted at the door to my home with having to hand over car keys and phones as punishment for a bad grade.

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    Letter grading in schools has been put to question ever since it was enforced in 1785. I began my research for the sole purpose of formulating an opinion that is backed up by evidence. I quickly learned that

    Reflective Essay

    Letter grading in schools has been put to question ever since it was enforced in 1785. I began my research for the sole purpose of formulating an opinion that is backed up by evidence. I quickly learned that finding...

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    • Tala,

      Your research seems very interesting and calls into a questions that seems so very fundamental to all of us. I think the points you made about the different experiences of Montessori kids could really back up your claims. For the survey, you could ask whether or not students think that the letter based grading system has harmed their learning experience or motivated them to do better.

    • Dear Tala,

      I am very interested in your topic and research! It has been something I have wondered about as well because I had a Montessori education up until high school. I personally never felt that that my education was hindered in any way because we still learned the same information, just in a different way. I think the focus on learning for the purpose of becoming more knowledgeable and out of curiosity vs. the focus on making good grades was very valuable. I am interested to see what your findings end up being!

    • Tala,

      This is a really interesting topic to explore. As someone in high school, the question of grades is always in the air. However, from this, you say you eventually settled on an opinion. I couldn’t quite figure out which side you support. Are you for or against grades? I like how you won’t settle just for student opinions but you’ll also ask teachers and parents. I think that’ll really help your argument.

      • I’m glad you find the topic I am researching to be of interest. As for my opinion on the matter, I have decided to support the elimination of letter grading up until a certain age. It would be ideal to do away with letter grading all together. However, as students move on to higher levels of education with classes of 100 plus students, it would be hard to keep track of their progress without grades.

    • Hey Tala,

      Your research topic is very different and unique. In a public school environment grades are so important that it sometimes takes out the true meaning of learning. If a kid doesn’t get a good grade on a test or an assignment it can be very discouraging especially when they have studied so hard. Students may know a topic very well but may not be great test takers. This discourages them and harms their learning experience. I can’t wait to see all the results you get from your survey.

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    The necessity of the traditional grading system in schools is one of the most talked about subjects among my peers. While it is fun to chime in and rant about the stress that is caused by a letter, I would like to

    The Grading System's Necessity

    The necessity of the traditional grading system in schools is one of the most talked about subjects among my peers. While it is fun to chime in and rant about the stress that is caused by a letter, I...

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    Ever since 1785, schools have used the traditional grading scale of A through F/E to determine the success of students. However, is this method beneficial for anyone? I am a firm believer that grades should not

    Grading: Is it Necessary?

    Ever since 1785, schools have used the traditional grading scale of A through F/E to determine the success of students. However, is this method beneficial for anyone? I am a firm believer that grades should not determine a students...

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    Dear Mr./Mrs.President,

    While there are plenty of other issues that need to be solved such as college tuition, gun control, and abortion rights, we feel that it is important to start from the beginning. The

    Let's Start from the Beginning: The Environment

    Dear Mr./Mrs.President, While there are plenty of other issues that need to be solved such as college tuition, gun control, and abortion rights, we feel that it is important to start from the beginning. The environment. Since global warming is...

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    • I agree with you. I think focusing on improving our environment before anything else. If we improve the environment we will be living in a better society and will have the ability to fix the other things that need to be fixed in our society.

    • Well Said! I also agree with you and the fact that if we improve your environment it will help improve many other problems we have globally. I also think that our planet is the most important thing, mostly because it makes it possible for us to exist and I defiantly think it should be our first priority in all discussions.

      I do understand that this piece of writing is to state the importance of our environment and to bring attention to the planet, especially to the election. But it would be really cool to see the information expand in this piece, for example; how we can start fixing our global environment problems and how these problems have and will start affecting us. just an idea!
      Thanks for reading my thoughts!!

    • I really like this topic being addressed because taking care of our environment is to me the most important problem that is needing to be fixed. There is so much that needs to change and this next president definitely needs to recognize it.

    • I also believe that global warming is an overlooked issue. I feel that this may because the long-term, negative impacts of global warming are hidden.

    • I agree with this 100%. Often i feel like we keep ignoring the issue because we figure we will be long dead by the time it actually causes any major damage. We need to realize that this isn’t the next generation’s problem though and address it right away.

    • Agree with you, since we living in this blue planet, we need to pay attention on improving our environment. We cannot continuing devastate our home any more. Our ancestor lived us a beautiful, adequate resources planet, and we should keep going, and make it better to the next generation.

    • This is great. My letter to the next president consisted of almost the exact same content. I love the concern our generation has for the environment, and even though there are lots of other issues on our plates, this is something we need to make time for. Well done. Your piece had no errors and your evidence was well supported. Keep it up.

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    Many can agree that this election has been a complete flop when it comes to talking about solving this country’s issues. However, one topic that seemed to come up is “radical Muslim terrorism.” While there are

    Looking for the truth about Islamophobia

    Many can agree that this election has been a complete flop when it comes to talking about solving this country's issues. However, one topic that seemed to come up is “radical Muslim terrorism.” While there are many attacks that have...

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    • Do you think the comments made by Trump have helped or hurt this idea of Islamophobia?

      • I do not believe that Trump’s comments have worsened or bettered the idea. But I do think it helped Islamophobia gain popularity.

    • Tala, i like your topic about Islamophobia because it’s talking about muslims being treated badly because of 9/11 and other attacks that happened. One sentence that stand out to me was “Donald Trump has made it clear that America should fear every Muslim” because I’m a muslim and even though I didn’t do anything to anyone people still judge me about 9/11 and trump is making it worst by blaming muslims and banding them from coming to the U.S.

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                   There is no doubt that words can be very powerful. The use of certain words can alter the course of an author’s writing. Using the right wording can spark emotion, thought, and even actions.

    Word Power

                   There is no doubt that words can be very powerful. The use of certain words can alter the course of an author’s writing. Using the right wording can spark emotion, thought, and...

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