• Dear Oakland Teenager,

    Did you know Screen Time can be unhealthy? The reason us as upstanders are writing this is because we have noticed that many people don’t believe it can affect your health. 

    Based on

  • Amy commented on the post, Taxes In Oakland 4 months ago

    Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was , “I didn’t know what the Oakland people did with the taxes money and n…

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    • Dear Jacob, I liked how well detailed your article is. The part that I liked and agree with is that Oakland might feel abandoned if they don’t have their basketball team, no more. I really enjoyed reading and commenting on your article.

    • Amy commented on the post, Immigrants 4 months, 2 weeks ago

      Dear Jose, I feel that your topic is a big issue and many people like the government aren’t doing much about. One sentence that stood out to me was,” —Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. With violence and crime now at unprecedented levels—they are among the top 10 most violent countries in terms of homicides—that number had jumped to 42 perce…[Read more]

    •  In the upcoming year Police officers will get even more payment from tax money then other years about $319.3M according to “Open Budget: Oakland” Oakalands fire department gets $176.2M,  lower payment than Oakla

      • Dear Amy,
        I think your post is very informative because because you made me realize how Oakland is not using the taxes money aprodietly. A line that stood out to me was “It is undeniable from these numbers, that Oakland taxes are giving either too little or too much towards jobs that have the same amount of life risks which shows that Oakland can be using the money for unnecessary essentials…” because I didn’t know what the Oakland people did with the taxes money and now you informed me and made me realize that they are not using the taxes right. I agree with you. Thank you fro writing and keep it up can’t wait to read your next post.

        • Amy replied 4 months ago

          Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was , “I didn’t know what the Oakland people did with the taxes money and now you informed me and made me realize that they are not using the taxes right.” A question I have for you is has taxes ever impacted you or and one you might know? Looking forward to hearing back!

        • Artistic statement

          By: Amy Mireles The objects in this shadow box represents the true identities about myself, my counter narratives. My counter narratives are not the only presentation being shown in this

          • Hello Amy, my name is Madison and I am a student at SJSU. I really enjoyed reading your statement about all the details of each item in your box. The way you included each image in your box was beautiful. It was really strong and brave of you to add the detail about people who add stereotypes about Mexicans and that you are brave to call yourself Latina and do not care about those who put stereotypes about people.

        • Amy became a registered member 8 months, 1 week ago