• Dear Administration offices of OUSD schools,

    “Unlike a broken ankle, or other injuries you can feel with your hands, or see on an x-ray, a concussion is a disruption of how the brain works.” – USA Foo

  • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me as when you said that other people would assist me with my blog. A question I have is how would they assist me can you give details? I look forward to hearing back from you.

      • Dear Johanna,
        I think your post was captivating important things that happen in Oakland because you are stating facts like how people just ignore what’s going on in their community. A line that stood out to me was”this incident helped the community know that there was something that had to be done” because people only want to accept something…[Read more]

      • Esmeralda commented on the post, Drug Problem 6 months ago

        Dear Sugeiry,

        I feel grateful that you wrote this as your blog. There was many sentences that stood out to me. One of the sentences were “These situations end up with the teen being a victim to situations that they can’t control.” This stood out to me because there are many people who deal with situations like abuse or parents using alcoh…[Read more]

      • Esmeralda commented on the post, Latinx Community 6 months ago

        Dear Fernanda,

        I am interested in your post because it’s very informative on how the latinx community has lived here since 1910. Also because you talk about different times in your blog which is giving many stories/perspectives One line in your blog that stood out to me was “ In 1950s-1960s the destruction of West Oakland began the latinos wer…[Read more]

      • Esmeralda commented on the post, Abuse of power 6 months ago

        Dear Nahum,
        I am agreeing with our post because police do take advantage of how much power they have. Also I feel that you were speaking the honest truth, therefore I agree with what you say.There was one sentence that stood out to me ” the cops hide behind their badge”. This sentence stood out to me because like you said they use their badge…[Read more]

      • Bases off research and interviews about Oakland’s insurance a plethora of undocumented immigrants don’t have insurance because they are excluded, unauthorized, and low-income. Undocumented immigrants often are

        • I see what you are talking about and i agree with you because you talk about people without insurance but also undocumented people who also fall into not having insurance. You have a really strong ord and i think that if other people saw this they would also really think about it others would like to also assist you with this.

          • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me as when you said that other people would assist me with my blog. A question I have is how would they assist me can you give details? I look forward to hearing back from you.

          • Dear Yamilex,
            I am ecstatic by your shadow box because you talk about your family a lot and how much you love them and i think some people don’t notice or thank their family a lot and to see someone do that is touching to the heart. Also because the way you state your words is loving and truthful. One part that stood out to me was when you…[Read more]

          • Who’s Wrong?

            By: Esmeralda Pena

            This Shadow Box represents who I truly am and what society thinks of me. The objects inside of the box are my counter narratives, the ones on the outside are dominant n

            • Hi Esmeralda,
              I am Maggie, currently studying at San Jose state university. First of all you did an amazing job on your shadow box. I think your description of your box was detailed and you explained everything very well. I totally agree with you that we should all outlive the stereotypes that’s surrounding us and just be ourselves. I love that you are proud of your own ethnicity because simply I am very proud of my own ethnicity and culture too.

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