• Dear Rosario,
    I am very impressed with your name memoir because it was a very interesting story to read about and I never knew your name was something so special to you and your family. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “I will always be honored to be named after him Because I know,He’s watching over me. This stood out to me bec…[Read more]

  • Grady commented on the post, A Random Choice 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Dear Yahaira,
    I am impressed by your name memoir because you are very detailed on why exactly you are proud of having your name. You also talk about your dads part of the family and you can be strong and happy without them but family still means a lot to you. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was when you said, “ Lastly, one of the m…[Read more]

  • Thank you Melody for giving me feedback and explaining what you liked about my blog. Next time I will take more of you feedback in consideration. If you were to write a blog about police brutality how exactly would you explain a solution to oppression ? and other than restating my thesis in my conclusion what else would you have added ?
    Best, Grady

  • Grady commented on the post, VIOLENCE IN OAKLAND 3 weeks ago

    Dear Fernando,
    I am impressed by your blog, “ Violence in Oakland” because it was interesting that you decided to talk about the violence in your community instead of other places that also deal with violence. One sentence that I don’t agree with on is when yous said , “ Everyone is interested in violence, that is why action movies exist”. I disag…[Read more]

  • Dear Jil,
    I am amazed by your blog because it is very helpful for immigrants and it’s a topic that no one really talks about how immigrants can be safe. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “ Where to live is an important thing said one of my friends in America and the spots that are infested with ICE police are located at are the…[Read more]

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    Over the years there has been multiple people killed by police officers for example,Yuvette Henderson, Demouria Hogg and Richard Linyard from Oakland, CA. Why don’t people in the community talk about police br

    • Dear Grady,

      I was very delighted to read your post “How Does Police Brutality Affect The Community?” because the discrimination that People of Color is very important but no one wants to listen to the problems and make a change. I agree with you when you said that money should be put more in schools than police department because then kids will not end up committing crimes and being on the street. One sentence that stood out to me was, “Us, as a community, should be able to speak up and not be scared of police officers. They should be able to hear our voices and how they should learn to protect the community not hurt others.” This stood out to me because police should be able to protect the community and not harm it. People from the community should feel protected and not scared that they will get hurt. Thank you for writing. I look forwards to see what you write next, because you have interesting and important topics that the community should be more aware of.

    • Dear Grady De Paz
      I am a freshman at life academy. I am very proud of your excellate ideas and work that were written in your post. I really liked how you started with a captivating hook to captivate the readers eye. I agree with what you said about why they don’t talk about police brutality but i also would have added that some people are scared to raise their voice because that attracts harmful attention that they might not want. Another part that I wanted to point out was when you talked about how the money was being spent on other things when they should be used for afterschool and regular school so that kids can have a better education. For feedback I think you should’ve added more for you conclusion because you only had one sentence when you could have talked more about your thesis and what solutions you believe could have helped end or take a step to end police brutality. Over all i enjoted reading you article it. Hopefully you write more in the future.

      • Thank you Melody for giving me feedback and explaining what you liked about my blog. Next time I will take more of you feedback in consideration. If you were to write a blog about police brutality how exactly would you explain a solution to oppression ? and other than restating my thesis in my conclusion what else would you have added ?
        Best, Grady

  • Artist Statement

    For my modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, I decided to work on a movie poster that represents an event in 2017. For example, there have always been gangs that are rivals with each other

  • Grady commented on the post, I Am Who I Am 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Dear Ying,
    Your statement of “I am who I am ” was interesting because you were detailed about what the objects meant to you. Something that stood out to me was when you wrote ” But instead of my sister taking me there and her paying for the tickets. I always wanted to take her when we’re older”. The reason this stood out to me was because you…[Read more]

  • Dear Melody,
    I am moved by your post “Me,myself and I” because it was very detailed and you really explained parts of your identity. One part of your statement that stands out to me is when you placed pictures of people you love because it just means you really care about them. Another part that liked was when you described your ethnicity you said…[Read more]

  •                              The objects in my shadow box represent my counter narrative because I express my point of view. When people look at me they think I am White, because of my skin color. But they are w

    • Dear Grady,

      My name is Mauro Delpino. I am a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. My teacher gave us a list of students who had to do a Shadow Box project and she also gave us links so as a class we can appreciate them. I chose to comment on your post because I appreciated the variety of pictures and the thoughtful writing that came with it. I also respect the addition of an El Salvador key chain and also the gratitude that you have for your friends. By the way, most people also think I’m white because of my skin color but are very surprised to find out I am Latino (Argentino). However, I have a few questions for you:

      Why did you decide to include a clapperboard in your box?
      Was the selection process for pictures difficult?
      Why did you choose an all-white box?

      Lastly, I admire and respect your shadow box in general and I am excited to view your next projects.

      Sincerely,

      Mauro

    • Dear Grady,
      Your shadow box impressed me because you added pictures of people you love. It was also cool that you painted your box white and added the most important objects you have because it’s a better way of understanding who you are and what you think it’s important In your life.
      Sincerely, Aaron

  • Grady commented on the post, Dear Leaders Of America 5 months ago

    Dear,Ruby
    I am moved by your post, “Dear Leaders of America”, because you were talking about Charlottsville and then you were connecting it to what is happening right now as being a teen and growing up in America with all the oppression around. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ” What I wish the future could look like in America it…[Read more]

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