• Dear Jane,
    First of all, I want to thank you for you comment. I would like to answer your question. What we are going to to raise more awareness to equal pay is present our proposal to other adults in a presentation that we have Wednesday, May 16. There will be many adults coming to our school and we will explain what we believe.
    I have a…[Read more]

  • Dear Javier,
    My name is Guadalupe Quintero and I am a 9th grade student at Life Academy. I want to thank you for your comment. I would like to answer your question. I think that women get paid less because men believe that women are weak and that they can’t do the same job as they do, so that is where this ideology starts and it doesn’t only…[Read more]

  • Dear Business Owners:

    Did you know that in most cases, women get paid less than men? For example, for every dollar that a man gets paid, women get paid 79 cents. But, depending on race as well, women get paid

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Javier Hernandez and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.

      One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you were showing the differences between the salaries of men and women even if they have the same job. Another thing I liked about your post is that you showed that women get payed even less depending on their race, you showed me something new today.

      Something I have a question about is why do you think that women get paid less than men do?

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Javier Hernandez

      • Dear Javier,
        My name is Guadalupe Quintero and I am a 9th grade student at Life Academy. I want to thank you for your comment. I would like to answer your question. I think that women get paid less because men believe that women are weak and that they can’t do the same job as they do, so that is where this ideology starts and it doesn’t only affects women, but affects everyone. Now I have a question for you. Do you believe women should get paid less than men?
        I would like to see what you think to this question.
        Thank you for writing to me,
        Guadalupe Quintero

    • Dear Liliana Thank you for your advice I’ll make sure me and my group do some research about American with Disabilities.Hopefully we could use it in other presentations.

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Alexus and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was you explain this topic about how people get oppress because of their gender and are not treated equal
      Something I have a question about is What do you think you can do to change this big matter today?

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Alexus

      • Dear Alexus,
        Thank you for your feedback. To answer your question, I believe that we won’t make the BIGGEST change, which is stopping this issue, but we can for sure spread more awareness. As the saying goes, there is “Strength in Numbers.” The more awareness we can spread in the middle and high schools, the more information the students will have to share, and the more this issue can be seen in all of it’s sexist ways. Rather than that, I don’t think we can, with our current plan, create more of a bigger change. But, if we were to plan something bigger, there can be a bigger movement made OUTSIDE of school. Hope this answers your question, and thanks again for your feedback.

        Anthony

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Jane and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you guys put a lot of facts and quotes and you also included what other people said about the subject. I liked how you guys were or are so passionate about what your blog is about.

      Something I have a question about is what will you do to raise more awareness to equal pay?

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Jane

      • Dear Jane,
        First of all, I want to thank you for you comment. I would like to answer your question. What we are going to to raise more awareness to equal pay is present our proposal to other adults in a presentation that we have Wednesday, May 16. There will be many adults coming to our school and we will explain what we believe.
        I have a question for you, what do you believe can be done to create a change about equal pay?
        Thank you for your comment,
        Guadalupe

    • Dear Katerine,
      Thank you for your reply, and thank you for your feedback. All of these comments give us more thought about why we are doing this, and why this topic is more significant than what it seems. To answer your question, we are inspired by this topic because, as I stated earlier, it isn’t that well known. Some people do know about this issue, but for those who don’t, which can be the middle schoolers, we can spread awareness. The more people that know of this issue, the more people can be supportive and the more this movement can be successful. I am not sure about my teammates, but that is one of the main reasons as to why I, personally, want to spread awareness on this issue. If you so wish, you can ask my teammates about their inspirations to see all of our reasons. Once again, thank you for all of your feedback!

      Anthony

    • Dear Vicky,
      Equal pay effects others than just women especially if she is the one bring home money. If she is a mother and the father can´t work because of a disability or injury only the women can feed her child and help the father. This is in society but people don´t realise because of certain information seen on t.v like a women next to a stove in a commercial and a men next to a car. My group and I presented to middle schoolers to spread awareness. We used slide shows to have better visual presentations so others can have a better understanding.
      Thanks,
      Nathan

    • This is an issue that I too am passionate about, it was more personalized because all of you choose to include how you would personally make a change.

    • Thank you for sharing.

    • Dear Group People,

      I respect what you trying to accomplish but I have to say that it’s all for nothing.
      I know you’re trying to give women equal pay, but news flash It already is.
      You probably found about how on average men make more than women, but that is only because when given the choice women won’t work overtime and would stay home to take care of their child.
      Please get your facts straight

      Sincerely,

      The commentor

      ps. didn’t wanna seem harsh just a critique comment, also
      https://www.forbes.com/sites/karinagness/2016/04/12/dont-buy-into-the-gender-pay-gap-myth/#580428892596

      There’s more links to more information but I don’t feel like sharing it.

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Stephanie and I am a student at Oakland Unity High School. To start with, I would like to say that all of you did a really good job with this subject. You really did your research, to the point that you talked about the problem from the past and connected it to the present. I also like how you all would want to make a change and how you have a layout of how you will get this information spread out for others to learn. A question that I have is, what 5 middle schools do you have in mind to present at?

      Thank you,

      Stephanie

    • One thing I liked about your writing s how clear you state you reasons and examples. I agree with you, I don’t think one person should not be paid less than the other because of the gender.

    • Hi Guadelupe, Anthony and Nathan,

      I really enjoyed reading your posting on the inequality in pay. I liked the fact that you had done extensive research complete with facts and statistics. If only the businesses would listen but as you write, “The levels of oppression are ideological and institutional because it is an idea that men should be paid more than women and the government is fine with this idea”.
      The US is a capitalist country so the government keeps a hands-off approach to business operations. However, they do get involved when they want to like in cases of strikes or bailouts but they are quite ineffective in areas of inequality and discrimination. There are laws in place but the violations like pay inequality benefits those in power so they are not quick to change the situation.

      Keep researching and keep writing; let your voices be heard. Change will come – One Day!

      Thank you for your contribution.

      Marjorie

  • Dear Alison;
    I am really surprised with your post. Your post includes great information about the Tuskegee Study. I enjoyed reading your post a lot. I am surprised with your entire post because of all of the information that is included. Thank You for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
    Guadalupe

  • Dear Angel;
    I am really surprised with your post. Your post includes great background about why World War 2 and how did that impact how we live now and what doctors know. I am surprised with your entire post because I was able to learn a lot. Thank You for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
    Guadalupe

  • Dear Grady;
    I am really surprised with your post. Your post includes great background information about what happened during World War 2. I am surprised with your entire post because I was able to learn a lot. Thank You for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
    Guadalupe

  •  

    Guadalupe Quintero

    March 16, 2018

    Period 4

    Ms Oya

     

    Animal Testing and Human Benefit

    Should humans be able to do experiments on animals for our own benefit?

    Humans should be able to do experiments on a

    • Dear Guadalupe,

      I am really happy that you chose this topic to stand up for :). Your post “Animal Research” is great because it is a cause that I stand for too. A lot of people disagree with the idea of animal testing but I do not. Making advances in the medical field for more lives to live comes with sacrifices. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “We can stop this if there is a cure found. This can be found with animal research” (Quinteros). This stood out for me because if there is a way to find cures, then we should go for it. Cancer has taken many lives and it should be stop even if there are sacrifices along the way. Another sentence that I agreed with is, “This research is also in benefit of animals” (Quinteros). This sentence also stood out to me because it is true, in one of the animal testings that I learned about, doctors and scientists were able to find out a cure that benefited dogs. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to what you will write next time because your work is something I truly agree with. Ways to help humans live longer is something we should proceed to follows.

    • Dear Guadalupe,

      I am delighted by your post, “Animal Testing” because you explained very clearly how animal testing is a good thing and it is okay for researcher to do it. A sentence that stood out to me was “This proves that animals experimentation is benefiting people and there are not many animals that are dying because of our own benefit. For example, dogs also are benefited with this and they are able to get vaccines against diseases that can also kill them”(Quintero). This stood out to me because not only humans benefit from animal testing but also do animals. And I agree with you when you say that dogs are getting vaccines from the research because it is true, without animal testing most animals will be dying from diseases. Thank you for writing your blog. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

    • Daniel replied 1 year ago

      dear Guadalupe, I really enjoyed reading your blog. It had great evidences and you explained everything veery well and I really like how you expressed the feeling of the our benefits as humans and getting new treatment for the new disease we come across or viruses. It really stand out. I can’t wait, to read more of your blogs. I really enjoyed it an it was supper interesting to read.
      sincerely Daniel

    • Linda replied 1 year ago

      Dear Guadalupe,
      I am very interested in your post about “Animal Testing” because you included a lot of information about how it’s benefits us a humans. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is “With this, scientists might be able find cures for disease that can kill us…. Any type of cancer is dangerous. With animal research, scientists will be able to find a cure for cancer and many other diseases” I agree with this because I believe in the future animal researchers will be able to find more cures such as cancer by using animal testing. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to what you will write next time because you had really great argument that you successfully expanded your thinking and writing it in your analysis and throughout your writing.

    • HI Guadalupe, this was a very interesting take on animal testing. I found it interesting when you said “potential animal rights violations are outweighed by human benefit”. Animal testing is often looked at as a bad thing, so it was in was different to hear a positive side of it. Thank you for writing this piece. I hope to see more research works from you in the future because your truly had an interesting perspective.

  • Dear Yahaira,
    I am surprised by your post because you truly explain who you are because of your name. I like all of your post. I enjoyed reading it. Your post got me thinking about what my name means to me and why my parents decided to name me like this. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

  • Guadalupe commented on the post, Name Meaning 1 year, 1 month ago

    Dear Lis,
    I am surprised with your post. I am thankful that you share how you actually feel about your name. All of your post stands out to me because it is really interesting. I think your writing is great. Your post made me think of what my name means to me. Now you got me thinking of what my name really means to me. Thanks for your writing. I…[Read more]

  • Dear Naycet:
    I am impressed by your writing because it is true that there are people getting killed everyday. This is really sad that the police who is supposed to protect us, they are killing our people. A sentence that stood out to me was the first quote that you use because this is a really sad quote but it is the reality. Your entire post…[Read more]

  • Dear Daniel:
    I am surprised by your post. I like the topic that you choose because it is really interesting and many people don’t think about this topic. A sentence that I like from your post is the fact that you include in your introduction paragraph. Another sentence that I like from your post was the other facts that you include at the end of…[Read more]

  • Dear Kamyiah:
    I am surprised by your blog. I like that you include evidence from people that have seen or lived Police Brutality because this is true evidence that Police Brutality is happening here in Oakland. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is the sentence of your interview because it is true that people think that Police…[Read more]

  • “We estimate that unauthorized immigrants represent a larger part (17 percent) of East Oakland’s estimated 90,000 residents than they do among all residents of Alameda County (about six percent of app

    • Dear Guadalupe,
      I am moved by your post about immigrants being scared to come out. It made me feel like I was really empowered by reading your post. One sentence that standed out to me in this post is “Immigrant people are also not coming out in Oakland because they don’t want to be separated from their family. This stood out to me because it made me think about how there are alot of immigrant families who are truly scared of what can happen to them, and it’s not fair for them to constantly live in fear. Guadalupe thank you for writing . I look forward to seeing what you write about next because I want to learn more about your opinions.

    • Hi Guadalupe,
      I am impressed at how well written your paper is. I enjoyed it because you addressed a problem that can affect anyone around us and around the world. I think you did a good job analysis your evidence and going very deep as to what it means and what it is teaching you. You do a good job of expressing your opinion!

    • I think you did a good job analysis your evidence and going very far as to what it means and what it is showing. You do a good job of expressing your opinion!
      Immigration in the United is not that good we countries move here for better eduction

  • Romeo and Juliet Prologue

    By:Guadalupe Quintero

     

    Can you hear it?

    Gun shots

    Have you seen it?

    Police chasing people.

    Do you feel it?

    Being scared of police.

    Immigrant people

    Always hiding

    Always

  • Dear Mauro,
    Thanks for your comment. My shadow box is really special for me. It took me and my mom 2 days to complete it. Almost all of the objects in my shadow box are from my house. The rock-shaped objects represent how I am hard to change who I am. I like who I am and I don’t want to change that. I chose to include roses because they go with L…[Read more]

  • Dear Zoe:
    I am aware of what is happening. I agree that we should do something to teach people that they can go to college even if they have no money. Your post stands out to me because I have seen many people that have not gone to college because they have no money. I do agree with your post because it is really sad that a lot of kids don’t get…[Read more]

  • Artist Statement

    Guadalupe Quintero Pena

    This is my Shadow Box. This represents who I truly am. I believe that I am a strong person that does not give up really easily.The objects in my Shadow Box represent my

    • Dear Guadalupe,

      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 liked your inclusion of religion, culture and a clear counter narrative. Your shadow box is well-decorated and the box in general is colorful. I appreciate the amount of effort put into this project.

      Nonetheless, I have a few questions for you:

      How long did it take you to construct your project?
      What do the rock-shaped objects represent?
      What did you chose to include roses?

      Ultimately, I admire and respect your shadow box and I can’t wait to see your future projects.

      Sincerely,

      Mauro

    • Dear Mauro,
      Thanks for your comment. My shadow box is really special for me. It took me and my mom 2 days to complete it. Almost all of the objects in my shadow box are from my house. The rock-shaped objects represent how I am hard to change who I am. I like who I am and I don’t want to change that. I chose to include roses because they go with La Virgen de Guadalupe. I have a question for you. What objects would you include if you were to make a shadow box. Thanks for reading my post.
      Sincerely,
      Guadalupe

    • Dear Guadalupe
      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Daniela Alvarado and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was the you expressed your love for La Virgen De Guadalupe , she is so beautiful . Something I have a question about is , do you you have more beliefs ? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://danielaafhs2021.edublogs.org/
      Thank You!

    • Dear Guadalupe,

      I am very interested in your shadow box because it is very colorful and I can learn a lot of things about yourself. I can notice that you put a lot of time into your shadow box in order to make it shine and be good. I can notice that you love life academy and its community and I do too. One part of your shadow box that stands out is the life academy logo, I can see that life academy gives you a lot of knowledge and makes you feel like it is a big part of your life. Another part that I viewed on your shadow box is the rocks that are very shiny. This stood out to me because these rocks are apart of your life just like everyone’s. Your shadow box is really amazing and you did a great shadow box. Thanks for sharing your shadow box to the world.

    • Dear Guadalupe,

      My name is Ingrid, i really like your shadow box and your shadow box gave me ideas of what to do in my shadow box. I really like the bird you put on there and i relate so much to you because i also like to be free and do my own things. I know your a very strong woman because you have been thru many things and your still here doing your best. I like the colors you added and La Virgen de Guadalupe. I also have so much faith on her. I have so many connections with you. I really like your shadow box. A question i have is, What does the roses represent? And, the little balls?.

      Sincerely,
      Ingrid

  • Dear Arlin:
    I am sad with your post because this a really sad thing that is happening. We should all stay together and fight against racism. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “this country is at peace with one another.” I agree with you because I also wish that this can happen one day and we can live peacefully. Another sentence that…[Read more]

  • Dear Arlin:
    I also feel bad about all the racism that is happening. Your post makes me feel sad because it makes me remember all of the racism that I have heard about. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “this country is at peace with one another.” I think this is an awesome thing to dream about. I have also thought about this. Another…[Read more]

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