This Project was about creating/ trying to make a change in the community with an issue that is most common. So we try to spread the word within the school and the community. The way we did it is by informing
I am inspired by your poem, “Open Your Eyes,” because is very deep and it really makes people think in what type of world we are living in. I totally agree that we should open our eyes and see the bigger picture. We should have a world that every country have something good to give to its people. We see America as the american dream but in rea…[Read more]
Why faction over blood? Imagine living in a world where the community is divided into five factions or sections. The factions are Dauntless (the brave),Amity (the kind), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation
I really liked how you guys made the slides, they were both informative and also entertaining. My one question, is that could there be another way to get people to accept divergence other than by violence? You wrote you wanted people to, “accept people who are Divergent and not kill them”, but isn’t it contradictory because you have to kill people in order to achieve that? I really liked this post though because i remember reading the whole divergent series and wondering how it would be if it was real and this post made me think more about that.
Dear Tristian, Thanks so much for reading my blog! Also I appreciate your compliment about my topic. I really like the quote you mention from our 28th president of the United States. I’ll like to know more your opinion about immigration. Do you know anyone that is an immigrant or was an immigrant? Do you think there’s a way to solve the pro…[Read more]
Thank you so much for reading my blog! The part that stood out to me was when you talk about the interviewee that mention about moving to the USA to find a job and better support the person’s family. A question I have for you is, what ways you think my claim can be supported by? Hope you can join and speak up for the immigrant community! Look…[Read more]
Dear Christina, I really like what you’ve wrote in your blog “ Gentrification is Hurting Us’ about the Gentrification in Oakland and the impact is having. One sentence that stood out to me was “ I wouldn’t have known that this was going on in my community if I didn’t learn about it in class” from Jasper Wilson. This stood out because a lot…[Read more]
Dear Edwin, I enjoyed reading your Blog called “Bias, Racism, and Death in U.S. Communities” because your showing about the everyday racism. I agreed with your about discrimination on colour people since slavery. One part that stood out to me was your quote “ “A Latina woman sits with her boyfriend outside his parents’ house in San Jose, Californi…[Read more]
“My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.”~ Barack Obama. As Obama stated everyone has migrated or at least had someone in their family that did. Imm
Dear, Evelin You did an unbelievable job at writing this. I love how you introduced the interviewee because you added good important information, this helps me add more information over my interviewees next time. I think you could’ve added more analysis about the quotes you chose. But I do believe your quotes were great and brought the reader’s attention. Another thing you did great was your conclusion it really told the reader the message of your article. Overall, I love your article and the way you formatted it but I think you could’ve added more analysis which would make it a lot stronger. Great Job! Sincerely, martha.
I like how you started the blog with a Barack Obama quote since he was the most impactful president in my opinion. Something you should do is when you are citing in your context to not write .com since it’s misleading. Also, check your spelling since it was confusing to know what words you meant to say. I hope to see more work about immigration. -Valerie
Dear Evelin, First of all I love how you talked about a strong and really important topic in our city, State, and overall country. Something else I really like is how you format your article (by topics). When you use Obama’s quote, “My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” This quote was really relatable to me because we are all from different places world but we all live in a big country together. Something else that was really strong to me was when you talk about how people are leaving their country to have a better life and or to save their family. And when thinking about people leaving their country cause there in danger why would we deny them shelter especially if we have nothing against them they are just trying to save their family. Overall I love the topic you chose and I hope it raises awareness to others around us. I also suggest you to use grammarly because you had a few typos. -Christina
Dear Evelin, I am amazed by your essay, “The path of immigration” because many people dont really understand the whole situation with immigartion. Also the reason why many mexicans and others come into the US. One sentece that stands out to me is, “ This interviewee asked to stay anonymous and explained, “ I moved here because my family was very poor and I had a hard time finding a job.” I think this is a very strong sentence that supports the huge reason why many immigrants come to help out their family that they leave behind during rough times. Thanks for writing.I look forward to seeing whta you write next, because I feel like there could be other ways in supporting your claim. Also I will look forward in what other intresting facts you will have to tell us. Sincerely Jackie.
Thank you so much for reading my blog! The part that stood out to me was when you talk about the interviewee that mention about moving to the USA to find a job and better support the person’s family. A question I have for you is, what ways you think my claim can be supported by? Hope you can join and speak up for the immigrant community! Look forward to hearing back.
Dear Tristian, Thanks so much for reading my blog! Also I appreciate your compliment about my topic. I really like the quote you mention from our 28th president of the United States. I’ll like to know more your opinion about immigration. Do you know anyone that is an immigrant or was an immigrant? Do you think there’s a way to solve the problem towards immigration, for example instead of sending them back from what they ran away from what you think we should do? Hope hearing back from you!
Dear Christina, I am very proud of you! Thank you for sharing your powerful poem. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is was when your wrote “Your face like an angel that can’t leave me An angel like a guardian of my heart . I think this is very appealing because I like how you compared their faces with an angle. Another sentence tha…[Read more]
Thank you for sharing your powerful poem. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ¨ We do not count one forced marriage¨. I think this is very powerful because people think we have to get married when we don´t. Another sentence that I liked was ¨ You will soon find your power¨. This stood out because you´re showing the power…[Read more]
Dear Evelin, I liked how you used words in Spanish to express fear. With that fear it shapes your whole poem. I also like how you make nice how you used questions in your poem to make it clear people that people are confused. This also shows me that there are multiple personalities in fear. Overall your poem is moving and i hope you keep writing. Christina : )
Dear Christina, I love your shadow box! It looks so creative and original. A part of your paragraph that I like is where you talk about being really close to family and friends, and how you care about them. Something that stood out to me is where you talk about liking camping and being away technology ( I don’t think I can do that). Another o…[Read more]
Dear Victor, One part of your paragraph, “The truth about me” that I like is where you take about soccer being really important to you! I like how you point out why you like cars and that your dad is the reason you are inspired on cars. A part that stood out to me is when you were talking about being Mexican, I agree that people see that bei…[Read more]
Dear Kalani, I am happy about your shadow box and paragraph, “This is me” because you show your hard work on both of theses and really stand out! I really like how you put baby pictures and some family members. One part of your paragraph that stands out to me is where you talk about how hard you work to have an education. I think this is exc…[Read more]
This shadow box represents my counter narratives which are my point of view of my own world, also my dominant narrative which is the point of view of society. When the people look at me, they see that I am
Thank you for sharing Evelin. I completely agree with the idea that there are many false stereotypes that are running rampant in today’s political climate. I wonder what you have planned for your future, and how you plan to achieve your goals?
Dear Evelin, your box was very well detailed with pictures of yourself when you were younger and pictures with your family. I also loved how you used the mexican flag to show your pride of your country it is really moving because of all the drama that is going on you still care about your home even though you are here. I also liked how you put quotes in about being short because that is something that’s not holding you back but is making you stronger. Keep believing in yourself From, Christina
Your box looks very creative and has lots of information attached to just the items. Stereotypes are something that I feel most minorities have felt in the United States and it is something that we need to work on. I like how you talked about being on the honor roll and how it defies the stereotypes against you. There are a lot of things that might try blocking you, but you can do whatever your heart desires.
Hi Evelin, my name is Summer I am junior about to be a senior at San Jose State University. I really love how your shadow box catches my attention. It very beautiful, creative, and informative. I too am a fellow Latina. I really like how you described your culture, from the language to the region you are from. There will always be someone who will try and put you down or say certain things about ones culture that are not true, like President Donald Trump. I like that you mentioned him because you are a perfect example of the opposite of what he says we are. You are brilliant and hardworking and a strong Latina.I can see that from the information you have said. I wish you nothing but the best in your future and to always push through stereotypes that people may have of you. Great work!
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