What were the names of the two videos you watched? Include a hyperlink of those videos from NowComment.

    “TED’s secret to great public speaking” &  “Good and Bad Examples of Presentation”.

    What d


    What text excerpt did you choose to present in your 3rd recording? Note the title and author.

    “This was the initial reaction to my Ph.D. supervisor’s most quoted paper, published almost exactly 50 ye


    What was the topic of your 30-second hook? What were you trying to present about?

    Worldwide high school dropout statistic cited from dropout.org, introduces my  Senior Capstone project Mentorship P

  • In this 27-second video, I’m giving you a reason to be interested in my research on mentorship programs for high school dropouts. I give you the numbers on the extremely large dropout rates in the United


    David Tennant’s tone is slow and extremely subtle.
    Tennant’s inflection is at a continuous pattern of pause and return.
    Tennant’s volume doesn’t increase nor decline.
    Tennant’s pacing is ve

  • The Tone with the Mel Gibson’s voice is very dreadful and exhausted.
    Gibson drags his words causing a slight whistle or pitch at the end of some words.
    His environment causes his voice to eco and


    The tone within the Adrian Lester’s voice is very serious and content, deep and heavy.
    During pauses and important words that make connections to the entire speech, were moments where they showed

  • Act III, Scene III; lines 199-209

    I play Othello. To pull off a legit audio recording, allowing the audience to feel the emotions that Othello felt without physically seeing him, one has to pay close attention

  • MURDER is MURDER if you killed someone you are guilty. Though all of these police officers, WHITE men were not found guilty,… very ironic. Black lives is a movement for more than the recent mass killings of young black men, it is for unfair everyday treatment and justice served to ALL Black LIves, as would of another race. I believe that you…[Read more]

  • Dear Jimmy of Drug Usage Committed by Teens,

    I am fascinated by your post “Drug Usage Committed by Teens
    ,” because it made me aware and I can acknowledge my peers behaviors to be true.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Their self esteem may be low and they may be feeling pain, they look to drugs as medication.” I think this is…[Read more]

  • Aleah commented on the post, Teens Dating Violence 1 year ago

    Dear Julissa Teens Dating Violence:

    I am satisfied with your post “Teens Dating Violence,” because your article provided a perspective, with statistics and opinions.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Adults should help adolescent because adolescent are almost becoming adult and if they continue going through this since they’…[Read more]

  • Dear Youth Voices Community,

    Hello my name is Aleah Jefferson I am a senior at Fremont High School in the Media Academy. I am very much excited for my life after high school so I can’t wait to finish my G

  • Dear Youth Voices Community,

    My name is Aleah Jefferson. I am a senior in Media Academy class of 2017.

    The social inequity problem I am looking into is not enough Community College students graduate and land

    • Dear Aleah,

      I think this is a very important topic, and I am glad you are looking into it.

      I believe that it is true that low income and students of color are less likely to finish school. Often this is because they have to work full time jobs while they are in school in order to afford it. Also some students can’t afford the expensive textbooks that are required, and of course, it is difficult to succeed without textbooks. (There are some people who are making free textbooks available to help with this. See https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/08/04/era-400-college-textbook-affordability-initiatives-take-utilitarian-approach and https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-07-06-with-5-million-for-z-degrees-small-change-is-a-big-step-for-california-community-colleges. I think that lower tuition costs would also help. See http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/11/06/college-affordability-is-still-an-issue-today)

      I agree that good counselors would help. We all need a lot of support to succeed.

      I will look forward to reading more about what you learn.

    • Aleah, I found your piece quite interesting. I believe another possible solution would be lowering college tuition. I wrote a more in depth essay a few weeks back dealing with this same issue if you wanted to look at that. Good luck with your research journey 🙂

    • Aleah, I would agree with you that today education to some people seems like great equalizer in today’s society, but a number of students are now suggesting the education system may not be doing its job in effectively after post graduation.

      Stanford Research Examines Test Scores

      A number recent studies have indicated the gap between rich and poor is widening all the way up the academic ladder. While it is no secret that students coming from wealthy families tend to perform better in school, what is concerning is the fact that the inequality actually seems to be getting worse, rather than stabilizing. According to Sean Reardon, an associate professor of education at Stanford, the gap has steadily grown over the past 50 years, according to his research.

      “We had expected the relationship between family income and children’s test scores to be pretty stable over time,” Reardon told the Stanford University News. “But the fact that the gap has grown substantially, especially in the last 25 years, was quite surprising, striking and troubling.”

      Reardon’s research involved the study of student test scores beginning in 1960 through 2007. Twelve data sets were used to compare families in the 90th income percentile to those in the 10th income percentile. Reardon discovered that the gap between the two widened by as much as 40 percent throughout that time frame. Today, the income gap is nearly twice the gap in test scores between black and white students..

      I would also agree with you that counselors and college advisors should have the best knowledge and ways to help students navigate through the college process and even helping them when trying to stabilize themselves in a job career.


    • Dear Aleah,
      I believe this is a very important topic that we need to fix, and get everyone an education. I think your ideas are great to have more professional counselors and advisors, although I believe that will only help for leaving college and getting a job in the real world. I think we need to focus more getting low income families into college and the main reason they do not go to school is because of cost. Colleges can cost a lot of money, even community colleges, and low income families would struggle to pay for it. In the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, the University of California Berkley, was free admittance along with other colleges, there for more kids were going to college because they were able to. If we can find a way for either affordable for all or free college, to low income families, we can fix this issues and help them get jobs and support themselves and their families. I really like you have to say, hope to see more about it.

    • Aleah-
      While I think this is an important topic, many people do not talk about it. It is great you are trying to find statistics for community college graduates with proper paying/ sustainable jobs, I think it would also be interestig to look at the percent of community college attendees that are recruited by larger schools for athletics, and then go on to athletic based careers. I have heard and read many stories about young athletes attending Junior Colleges and Community colleges to further improve their skills or even to gain the means to attend a stronger University with more credentials. The following are articles that could support my idea as well as your thesis:

      Why are graduation rates at community colleges so low?


    • Aleah, I found this article to be intriguing. Community College can be a great option for many graduating high school students, but many of these colleges aren’t well equipped to help the students’ future. Here is an article that may help with solutions on the topic. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/upshot/how-to-improve-graduation-rates-at-community-colleges.html?mcubz=0

    • Hi Aleah! Great points stated in your post. I agree that college should be more affordable, and that low-income people of color do not always have the best circumstances when talking about a college. I believe the first step actually starts with Elementary school. Public schools are governed mostly by the state, so states regulate the amount of certification needed to be a teacher, to build a school, location, bus stops, etc. With that said, many low-income families are not provided with a good baseline education, which then does not set them up for success in their middle, and high school. I would look into the certifications and locations of public schools, and follow-up with their test stats.

      Good luck researching!! I hope it goes well.


  • Dear Ariel,
    I am fascinated by the realism in your post, “Institutional Racism,” because it made me realize the racist factor that I live by on a day to day.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ While anyone can turn the other cheek when someone makes a rude comment based on their race, or they can “sticks and stones” it, instituti…[Read more]

  • Aleah commented on the post, Warm Feelings~ 1 year, 4 months ago

    Dear Thaarini,

    I am writing a comment about, your post, “Warm Feelings,” because It made me think about life.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Though it feels like just yesterday.” I think this is crazy truth because sometimes reliving an old memory is like reliving that moment.

    Another sentence that caught my eye was: “Are yo…[Read more]

  • Aleah commented on the post, Be You 1 year, 4 months ago

    Dear Alexa,

    I am writing about your post, “Be You,” because it had an interesting sense of humor and I didn’t know a person could write an entire two paragraphs about a silly word like “Bubble.”

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Bubble literally means a sphere of gas trapped inside a thin layer of liquid. Many would say: “why i…[Read more]

  • Dear Alea,
    I am inspired by your article, “Can people change?,” because your theory on individual thoughts being able to shape our personality is a memo I live by everyday, positive thoughts means a positive day.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ In conclusion, “Thoughts have power.” And no matter what your personality is, it ca…[Read more]

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