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    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. 

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    Is Screen Time Unhealthy?

    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 our research, Screen Time can...

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     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

    Taxes In Oakland

     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 Oaklands police department even though both of...

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    • 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.

      • 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!

        • Dear Amy, I am a student of SJSU. After reading your blog, I very much agree with you. It would be a good idea if Auckland could spend more money to support education rather than unnecessary demand. In addition, I like the way you compare the education budget of Los Angeles with Oakland. “The amount of tax money that LA gives there schools is myriad more than what they give students in Oakland , which could mean that LA has more opportunities for their students that help them better than what they offer for Oakland students.” It It can draw the reader ’s attention, which is a good way to prove that Auckland students need more support financially. I like how you pointed out that the Oakland Police Department obtained more than $ 143 million more than the Fire Department, and then you try to understand that this is reasonable because people need more police in Auckland to reduce the risk of crime. One thing I am interested in is what is the percentage distribution of the average annual expenditure in different categories (such as housing, food, transportation, health care, etc.). Overall, your blog is very powerful and inspirational.

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        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

        Amy's Shadow Box

        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 shadow box. The words that are being shown on...

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        • 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.

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