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  • Thank you for reading my blog. I tried my hardest to get the best possible evidence because this is a topic what truly does matter to me a lot.

  • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me the most was when you said, ” being around people you don’t necessarily want to be around with can be highly stressful ” I totally agree with that because music can be a way to drown that out and focus on something other than being around certain people. A…Read More

  • I really enjoyed how in the beginning you drew the reader in by starting off with “ imagine a game “ I feel like that’s what really drew me in and had me thinking and actually made it kind of easier to understand your piece. Overall your topic sounds like a really interesting topic, and I’m glad you brought it forth and wrote about it because if…Read More

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    Does Music Truly Benefit Oakland Schools ?

     

    As some may know, music programs are being cut in Oakland’s public schools. Why ? We all ask that question. Should music programs really be cut ? Does music be

    Does Music Truly Benefit Oakland Schools ?

    Does Music Truly Benefit Oakland Schools ?   As some may know, music programs are being cut in Oakland’s public schools. Why ? We all ask that question. Should music programs really be cut ? Does music benefit or hurt students...

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    • I agree with your thesis because music really does help people destress. This school is overly stressful in general so music will help us calm down. Even though we do have an after school music class, it would be nice for an ACTUAL music class that goes more in depth. I really like your article and the words you chose to put in it. I hope to see more work from you soon 🙂
      -Valerie

      • Ahh thank you for reading my blog. I agree with you that even though we do have an after school music class we should have an actual class during school to go more in depth. Some people actually signed up for the class but they don’t go because they said that it’s really boring. I think that by having an actual music class students wouldn’t be as bored because they could actually learn more about music and maybe learn some new things.

    • Dear, cece
      I believe you have a strong assertion because you back it up with strong evidence like the one from Voynovskaya. I think your paragraph is very strong because you also have a interesting topic. I think the question you ask in your conclusion is a great question. Keep up the good work! Sincerely,Martha

      • Thank you for reading my blog. I tried my hardest to get the best possible evidence because this is a topic what truly does matter to me a lot.

    • Dear Celeste,
      I think that you made a very convincing statement when you said that Music is a “MUST” for Oakland schools. Personally as a student who attends an Oakland public school is a struggle especially when it comes to having a lot of work or being around people you don’t necessarily want to be around with can be highly stressful. Music is a way that I know I can focus and concentrate when i’m struggling and I agree with you 100% that schools should let students listen to music!
      Thank you!
      Kenya Sanchez

      • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me the most was when you said, ” being around people you don’t necessarily want to be around with can be highly stressful ” I totally agree with that because music can be a way to drown that out and focus on something other than being around certain people. A question I have for you, how do you think we could get music classes or music programs to be in tack at public schools ? Look forward to hearing back !

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    Hi, my name is Cece. I’m a 9th grader at Life Academy. My poem is about how my family and I fight about how I’m bisexual and my mother and father don’t accept me because of their religion. I wrote the last

    Not Loving the Right Person

      Hi, my name is Cece. I'm a 9th grader at Life Academy. My poem is about how my family and I fight about how I'm bisexual and my mother and father don't accept me because of their religion. I...

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    • Wowee, thanks for posting a very personal topic on how you are dealing with this very sensitive subject matter. It must have been a difficult thing to post this out to the interwebz. But it’s a very good thing you did because it can give others (like myself) a perspective on how devastating it must be to bisexual and not getting support from your loved ones.

    • Dear Piper

      Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was “Some deny me as if I was a stranger looking for shelter” because it really shows how someone can feel when they can’t express themselves.

      I really liked your poem it shows how your freedom can be taken away by a religion or what someone believes in.

      Your poem reminded me of how people are discriminated because of their sexuality.

      Thank you so much for writing and I look forward to reading your next post.

      Piper

    • Dear Cece,
      I loved how real your poem was. It shows some of the struggles many LGBTQ+ youth have to go through and because of it, I’m sure many people will be able to relate to your poem and feel not as alone. I like how you connected the topic of love from Shakespeare and turned it into something poignant and vulnerable. Because of this, my favorite line from your poem is
      “Love can mend situations,”
      “Love can destroy someone” because it shows the positive, yet hurtful impact love has on people.
      Thanks for sharing your poem!

    • Hey, My name is Jocelyn go follow me on instagram @Joceegobrazzy and add me on snapchat @Jocelyn17385.I really liked the part where you said “Adults say I should love a specific person but my heart says I should love whoever I want.” I agree with you because your heart is telling you to love whoever no matter if your parents are wrong about it. But at times your parents may have a point to tell you what to do and what not to do. Another than that i really liked your poem. Good Job.

      Sincerely, Jocelyn Figueroa

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