• Dear Roberto,

    I like your blog “OUSD School Meals”, because you talk about how it is important that people eat good food in school or they won’t be focused in their classwork. One sentence that stood out to me is when you wrote “Additionally, some students receive free lunch or reduced lunch, but still they would rather not eat than eat somethi…[Read more]

  • Dear Kenya,

    I like your blog “Police Brutality Cause and Effect in Oakland”, because you talk about how police brutality impacts people and the community along with the effects police brutality has on the people and the community. One sentence that stood out to me is when you wrote “Oakland has been affected by this factor because police offic…[Read more]

  • Dear Christina,

    I am amazed by your essay “Gentrification is Hurting Us” because you talk about the realities happening in our community that people might be afraid to talk about. One part in your essay that stood out to me is where you talk about how rent is increasing and the impact it has on people. I love how you included a picture of a cha…[Read more]

  • When interviewing Brenda Rosas, a foster parent, I realized that there are problems in the foster system that aren’t talked about, such as the way that foster children are treated in the system and how people a

  • Ariana commented on the post, The Scars of Hate 1 month ago

    Dear Joseph,

    I am intrigued by your poem because you made your poem rhyme and that made it really interesting and fun to read. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Apparently the strength of hate is unconditional, Yet whenever I see the word it’s only two dimensional”. This stood out to me because I feel like its true but also it ca…[Read more]

  • Ariana wrote a new post, Love 1 month, 3 weeks ago


    Love- an intense feeling of deep affection
    According to google love is just a feeling,
    To me love is, unexplainable,
    It is something words can’t describe,
    Love, It is lucky to be found like the treasure t

    • Dear Ariana
      Thank you so much for sharing your poetry, it was really good! My favorite line was “Love, it is lucky to be found like the treasure that is hidden underground where the X marks the spot only to find that X is nowhere to be found” I liked this line because it is a great metaphor for how rare and hard it is to find true love. A second line that was very powerful to me was “It is a privilege we often take for granted, now a days we throw “I love you’s” like it doesn’t mean anything “ I liked this line a lot because saying I love you should mean something when you say it. Some people take it for granted when it should be cherished. This poem reminded me of the quote “ It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are” by Roy E. Disney. It reminded me of this quote because Romeo and Juliet felt true love for each other, that’s why when Juliet saw that Romeo was dead she made the decision to kill herself too. Thank you for sharing your poem with me and I look forward to reading your next post!

    • Hey Ariana,
      I love how you write your poetry! Infact, my favorite part of your poem was ”Now a days we throw “I love you’s” like it doesn’t mean anything”. I love it because it shows how real love is hard to find, and that what Romeo and Juliet had was real. And I also like how you keep repeating the words “some people” that way you can tell the difference between “love” now and in a story. I really like your poem, and I look forward to seeing what else you upload :)))

  • Ariana commented on the post, My Shadow Box 3 months ago

    Dear Martha,

    I love your shadow box. I think your shadow box is cool because it has pictures of you when you were little and it shows your childhood. I like how you put a flower to show the stereotypes that women are delicate. My favorite line that you wrote is “ I put flowers because they represent how society stereotypes females as delicate l…[Read more]

  • Dear Kassandra,

    I am impressed with your shadow box because I love how you put in pictures from magazines showing the Dominant Narrative that women need to be skinny when that’s not true. I think that you made a really good point when you explained it in detail in showing the counter narrative. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is w…[Read more]

  • This shadow box represents 3 of my identities which are being a female, being Mexican, and being an older sister. When people look at me, they see a Latina girl who is proud to be who she is but put down by all

    • Dear, Ariana,

      I am happy about how your shadow box turned out. I know you didn’t have a lot of time to work on it, but you still worked hard and made your shadow box looked fantastic. I appreciate the work you put into that. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is ¨I see myself as a young independent person who is HONORED to be a Latina feminist in the Oakland community¨. I liked that sentence because you are showing how proud you are to be who you are.
      Thank you for your writing! I look forward to seeing your fabulous writing in the future because your work are always amazing, like this shadow box post!

    • Dear Ariana,
      One sentence that stood out to me was how you added pictures of your childhood it shows your family. It also shows me how you are showing that your family is important to you.
      Another part that I liked was the colors of your box made it so colorful and attracting to look at.
      Great work on your artist statement too you rock!
      Sincerely, martha

    • Dear Ariana

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Isis Smith and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was the pictures you put in to describe who you are and what you put inside and how you did it.
      Something I have a question about is why did you put those pictures and are they special and important to you. Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. And you can see it because I finished.
      Thank You!

  • Dear Kami,

    I love how you put in your ballet shoes in your box to fight the stereotypes. I also love how you put in different color beads on the top of your box to show your three flags. Another part that I liked is where you talk about the lotion your grandma gave you 3 years ago and you want to keep it as long as you can to show your…[Read more]

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