• What was your project about?

    My project was about stopping school bullying and our action was that we made a drawing on our school wall in the hallway a place where people could see that our school does not

  • Dear David Yusum:

    We are writing specifically to you because we are OUSD students and have been going to schools in Oakland since elementary school and we find it absurd how bullying still is happening. When

    • Dear Chris and Jaine,

      I enjoyed reading your post! Bullying is a huge issue and by reading your post I am glad that there are students like you two who are sticking up for bullying. I agree with you that just by having a website for students who are bullied isn’t enough. Some students who are bullied might not have access to the internet so they would need that in person assistance. This subject stood out to me because it reminds me of something that happened to me in high school. My best friend was still friends with someone that I wasn’t friends with anymore and that friend would draw pictures of me that were not very friendly. My best friend would never say anything to her either which made it feel even worse. I think its great that you both want people to be aware that your school has no tolerance for bullying. And wanting to create signs on the doors of classrooms at your school is a good idea, so students will remember that bullying shouldn’t be happening. Thank you Chris and Jaine for writing this post!

    • Dear Janie and Chris,
      I am enjoying to read your letter, “stop bully,” because bully becomes a big issue during children and adolescent’s life.One thing you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Bullying should be seem as a bigger issue because many people don’t know how many people are affected by bullying.” I agree with you that people should know more about bullying. One reason I say this is because bully is very normal right now. and it is bad for people. Bully will affect people’s mental and physical health. Many of people get hurt by others. Everyone should stop bully people that around you or online.Thanks for your writing.

    • Chris and Jaine,

      I thought your article was very good. It was interesting how you used so many specific examples of stories of people who have experienced brutal bullying in their lifetime. However, adding on to this support, I think it could be effective if you brought in information about ways to tell if someone is being bullied or what do do when you know someone is being bullied. I think it is so great that you guys are passionate about this cause.


    • Dear Janie and Chris,

      I could see your frustration throughout your thoughts on bullying. I could relate to this also because as for myself when I was in elementary I got bullied too. Being bullied at a young age really puts down your self-esteem because your just a kid and getting told something bad, just because how you look? I understand why you guys would write this article and I totally agree with you because all your trying to do is just spread awareness to others to see what happens to kids nowadays. Thank you Janie and Chris for being a Justice Oriented citizen, I appreciate the amount of care you have for this society.

  • Chris commented on the post, Apology 1 year, 3 months ago

    Dear Kelly,
    I really like how you connected this to how you would feel if you were not forgiven from what you have done. Also, you show lots of emotions and how it would be better if you were forgiven instead of just letting it go. This shows that you really thought about this before you wrote this because it really shows it in your writing.…[Read more]

  • In his journey to survive, he meets Risa and Lev. Risa is an ‘unwinder’ like Connor, while Lev is a ‘tithe.’ A tithe is a child destined to be unwound and taught to embrace the unwinding process as a part of

  • Chris posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago

    Dear, Kevin
    I would like to thank you for reading my work. I like how you said how good my work sounded and how I proved my point. I really thought this was a good topic because school lunch is a problem is lots of places not just Oakland. But thanks again for reading my work I really appreciate you reading it.

      • Is school lunch a problem?


           Why does school food need to be good? Students need quality food to make it through school days. If they don’t, students will have a negative day because all they will be thi

        • Dear Chris,
          I agree with your argument because it is well written. I especially agree with the fact that the lunch is getting better but it needs more improvements. You express this fact well by including evidence from students, the people in the cafeteria, and from articles. I also agree with your argument that if school lunches were healthier and better, students would perform better at school. This was an important idea to include because many people think having healthy food is necessary only because people get hungry. But the truth is that there’s a bigger picture which you were able to show.
          Good job on your blog!

        • Dear Chris
          I agree with this post by what it has to say about eating healthy because it’s a good thing with your letter ¨ Is School Lunch a problem¨ because it really gets to the point and because i think school meal are bad.
          One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ¨why does food need to be good?¨ I think this is Stunning because you may be opened peopleś life with this story. Because this made me feel like there is more people that know what im talking about.
          Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your a great writer. And because you know what your doing. This is one of my best one for know. And what will bring me back to this is the fact the fact that you knew how to write it.

        • Dear Chris,
          I agree with your post, “Is school lunch a problem?” because I can relate to many of the points you made. Such as how students start ro bring their own food after having a bad experience with the food taste or getting sick from it.

          One sentence that stood out to me was “The fact that the lack of experience is extraordinary shows that they know what is good for students that are in school and since they are not focusing on making money t this is a program that all of the schools should have because it also helps the students that come from low-income families they don’t pay usually for their food so this also show the equity on how low-income students get the same chances as other on getting healthy and good food to get through their academic day¨ I think this is beneficial because a majority of the students here come from low income family and can not afford to buy lunch daily. Because of this this the bad tasting food causes kids to go hungry and get distracted by it during class.

          Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it was something I know a majority of all students can relate to it. Also because you wrote a good structured essay that flowed well.

      • Chris commented on the post, suicide 1 year, 7 months ago

        Dear Diego,
        I really like how you expressed you poem here it really shows what people might think when they think about suicide. It really shows that you gave thought onto this common problem that is out there. I like when you said that “people commit suicides because of love and because of depression” it shows how strong your poem is some par…[Read more]

      • Chris commented on the post, Alcoholism 1 year, 7 months ago

        Dear Oswaldo,
        I really appreciate the confidence you had to share this personal story to the class i know it must be hard for you to have your dad lost every day. This shows that you are strong by sharing this not only to our class but to the public as well. Thanks for sharing this with us hope we get more poems from you soon!

      • Chris commented on the post, Growing Up Poem 1 year, 7 months ago

        Dear Adrian,
        I like your poem it’s strong it’s simple and gets to the main point that “growing up wasn’t always easy” your poem was strong i liked when you said “There are bullets,
        BANG! BANG! BANG!
        Bullets that dance through the air
        And hit innocents”
        This was really strong because it’s true we see and hear innocent people get murdered by mean…[Read more]

      • This is my poem about violence and some of the violence that is seen in Romeo and Juliet leave comments if it’s good thanks.


        Violence creates death

        In many ways

        We see it around the whole world


        • Chris, this poem shows very literally the negativity of violence, and how it affects others. I found it very interesting how you mentioned that violence is started by people who are hurt. I can tell the words you wrote are what you truly feel about violence, and how we don’t know how to end it, but we know its a toxic chain reaction that needs to stop.

        • Dear Chris
          I really like how your poem explained what is violence and you gave your perpective and your side of the story on violence. Something that you said that stood out to me is ”Violence creates death” because then you explain on why that is true because people are dying everyday. I also really admire how you where repartive in your poem like saying “we” “we” “we” because you are saying like we as in all. Thank you for writing a wonderful poem. I look forward to seeing what poems you write next.

        • Dear, Chris
          Your poem is really good. I honestly like your poem I like how you chose the topic violence. But from all the things that happened in Romeo and Juliet what made you choose violence? I think you should have explained why you choose violence in your description but overall your poem was really good.
          Sincerely, Bryan Moreno

      • Chris posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

        Dear Latrell, I like how your box is it really shows who you really are. And I also like that you saw that your color is not crime and that is true I agree with that overall your box was really good

      • Chris posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

        Dear Irvin,
        I like your box because it really shows who you identify yourself as. This is important because this is who you are and you clearly demonstrate that here. Also, i like how you put the red on the outside of your box.

      • My Shadow Box

        Chris Pablo

        This shadow box represents how I see myself and how society sees me. This has been a very strong project to start the year with. One reason why is because we have to show who we are

        • Hi Chris my name is robert an i am a Fremont HS student and i really like your shadow box because i like cars too. plus i like the way you made your box by putting fabric and paper together.also i love the color blue

        • Dear Chris,

          I really like the shadow box that you have created. I like the way in which you incorporated cars which are your personal interest. I also like how you express your concern about people looking at Latinos as “lazy” I am a Latina as well and I can connect to the idea that there are many stereotypes against us, but clarifying who you really are is very good point to break such stereotypes. One thing that I really loved about your shadow box was that, you didn’t add so much things in it, it is very simple but totally defines who you are. You stated ” sometimes I find school boring but i’m working on trying to make school more interesting for me”. It would be great to know the things you do to make school a great experience and stay focus. Overall you did an amazing job creating a piece of art that totally represent you, your interests, the way you perceive yourself, and the way other people do.

        • Hi, Chris!

          I really like the shadow box you have created. Without looking at your description, I could already tell much about who you are. I think it is interesting that you want to bring attention to issues such as stereotypes. As a Filipino who has previously lived in North Carolina, I have faced many negative stereotypes against me and my ethnicity; being viewed as “lazy” is definitely one of them. Stereotypes can be very hurtful, so I am very happy that you addressed this issue into your shadow box. However, I would like to comment on your last sentence. I am interested in knowing what you have done or what you are planning to do to make your school not as boring.

      • Dear Nevin,
        I really like the way you have you box and how you show yourself about you being Mexican American. I really think that your car was a very strong object because you explain what you do in car and most people see Mexican like people that would do illegal things when driving but what your wrote about yourself shows that those comments…[Read more]

      • Dear Kevin,
        You should know who I am because you have known me since 6th grade But the point of his is that I really like your shadow box because I remember seeing you draw your drawing. Also, that proves that your a very hard worker in school because if you take long on a drawing you take long on your work too this shows who you really are. I…[Read more]

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