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Stop the gun violence in schools

Dear Aryn Bowman and Roseann Torres, We are choosing to write to you both because we want to make changes against gun violence in schools. Something schools should work more on a school lockdown in which we will practice for a shooting incident. This would be good for everyone because we would all know what we would do when a […]

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The community of Oakland

The community of Oakland    How has the community and Oakland changed in general? Where is Oakland? Oakland is on the East side of the San Francisco Bay.The community has made a lot of changes before in recent and some are improving Oakland and some are not. Based on research and interviews it is clear that Oakland has decreased its […]

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Romeo and Juliet in 2017

Act 2. Scene 6 By: Erika Romero   2.6 Juan meets Bella at City Hall. After expressing their love to each other,  they are finally married. [Scene 6]   Enter Court [Judge] and Juan Judge     Aren’t you going to be happy that in a few minutes you would be married to your beloved girlfriend. Juan      Yes Yes. But I can’t […]

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Erika’s Identity Shadow Box

Artist Statement Erika Romero This shadow box represents the things that I identify myself as and what was my assigned identity when I was born. My biological sex is female. When people look at me, they see a short and weak girl who can’t play sports and can’t do much because she is not strong enough, but this is a […]

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