• To begin, the novel 1984 connects to the year 2017 because propaganda is still active. This is true because we still see advertisements that are extremely biased and potentially even harmful, and it seems as if

    • Alexis thank you so much for such a powerful connection and post. I especially liked your comment: “He spreads around all this biased, harmful, completely incorrect information about how he views society to his followers.” I totally agree with you and it reminds you how important what we see and take in, in terms of news. People are convinced by what they see and hear and image and words are powerful. I remember when during the election people often dismissed what he said, and said it wouldn’t go anywhere and he wouldn’t win. However, now he has because of his words and many people consented to this rhetoric. In many ways 1984 was a warning and a lesson and it is powerful to read your words here today.

  • Dear William, I am thankful for your feedback and have reconsidered to change my topic name! I don’t really agree with you when mentioned how there are worse drugs than alcohol. In a sense, I attempted to portray alcohol as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I would like to hear why you decided to say that there are worse drugs than alcohol and hear your…[Read more]

  • Dear Seth

    I am inspired by your picture because it shows how things looked back then. It showed me how music covers looked like. And you taught me that back then people like to listen to jazz. I thought that they just heard hip hop. thank you for your post I look forward to seeing what you make next.

  • Claim#1: When gang members see young kids walking in their streets they try to scare them and they tell them if they want to join. This can happen any day when kids are walking home from school,and it could happen

    • Hi Alexis,
      This post on reasons why gangs have a negative impact on the community is very necessary. The research you conducted by interviewing Ms. Pelayo was insightful on what gangs are capable of doing to the teens within the community. Another point you made also caught my attention. You said teens’ families should teach them to ignore the gang members’ invitation to join the gang. I agree. Having the support of one’s own family has a major impact on making tough decisions.

  • Dear Fernando:
    I am happy with what your post, “Normal People” because it explains the good side of the OPD in Oakland and how they create charities for community members. I also really enjoyed it because you said how sometimes mistakes are made and fear is created, but if we give police a chance, they are really nice. I also loved how you tried…[Read more]

  • Hiding In Plain Sight

    Did you know that, there are around 1,037 liquor licenses around Oakland? (Oakland City Attorney). This means that there are more than 1,000 different locations in Oakland that sell

    • Dear Alexis,
      You have a wonderful topic but should rethink the topic name because there are many worse drugs than alcohol like Heroin, Crack cocaine, and Crystal meth. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “One of the main reasons why alcohol is one of the most abused drugs in Oakland is due to the fact that it is socially accepted”. I think this is bizarre because a lot of people do accept alcohol, even if it is one of the leading cause of death while dui.

      Sincerely, WIlliam J

    • Dear, Alexis
      Your evidence about the alcohol beverages cost little and have huge impact because of how toxic these beverages can be. I would of also talked a bit more about how alcohol affect the brain and their bodies and how they are not able to make their own choices because of the alcohol in their bodies.Thank you for work. I look forward to seeing what u make next because your work was really interesting to know this information.

      Sincerely, JJ

    • Dear William, I am thankful for your feedback and have reconsidered to change my topic name! I don’t really agree with you when mentioned how there are worse drugs than alcohol. In a sense, I attempted to portray alcohol as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I would like to hear why you decided to say that there are worse drugs than alcohol and hear your side of the story. 🙂

      Sincerely, Alexis Cox Diaz

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