Dear Angelina, I think your post was amazing because you really explained the problem of this community’s littering problem that hurts our environment and it really emphasises on how it’s causing problems in our community. A line that stuck out to me was “Oakland residents don’t pick up after their trash, they will have to pay an expensive fine f…[Read more]
Dear Christian, I like your article and its an amazing piece but, I disagree that food truck food is high quality food your article states that “Over 90 percent of diners rated food truck quality as excellent or good and over 80 percent of them used words like fun, exciting, new, different and unique when asked why they dined there” (Milbrath). But if you look up the percentage of how many people don’t enjoy food truck food is 60% according to FoodTruckEmpire.com. (a counter argument would have been good to show both sides of the story).
This shadow box is one of those unique ones that really bring out the person’s characteristics, and bring out what kind of person the creator of this box is. It really intrigues me what you put in it from the family photos to the money from guatemala all. This is a great shadow box and one those unique ones that make it great.
Hi Christian! I am a current student at San Jose State University. The Shadow Box you created was very creative and personal. I really liked how you added your family pictures into your box. I love hearing you say that you are a strong and independent person. That makes me very happy to hear that because it is very important to alway think positive about yourself no matter what. You explained very well in your writing of what each item represents in you. I find that very beneficial because it tells more about you and understand your box better. Overall, I enjoyed reading a little bit of background about you and who you are as an individual. Keep up the good work and always believe in yourself !!!
Hi Christian. I am currently a student at SJSU. The shadow box you put together was very personal. Rather than just including things you like to do, you included family images that shows a deeper side of yourself. This makes your work more unique. I do wish that you gave more details of your personal life and identity. Keep on building yourself and continue to be proud and confident of who you are. You will reach great things!
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.