• Ingrid Ramirez

    Upstander Reflection

       My project was about animal safety which was also connected to animal cruelty because I really love animals and I believe they are as important as us humans be

  • Ingrid commented on the post, Animal Safety 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hey Alyssa, Thank you for taking your time to read our work and yes we do really like this topic because we believe that animals are as important as us humans. We are happy that we have supporters and help us out like you!.

      • April 26th, 2019,

        April 26th, 2019,

        Dear Oakland Animal Services:

             Did you know that “Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approx

        • Hey Ingrid and Miguel!
          I really like the ideas that you came up with to help the shelter and to do your part in helping the animals. Walking dogs, raising money, teaching younger kids about how to safely treat animals, and putting up posters are all such smart and easy ways to help out. I can tell that you’re passionate about animal cruelty and only want the best for them. It’d be so awesome if you did partake in your ideas and if you do, I wish you the best!
          Natasha (:

        • Dear Ingrid and Miguel, I am amazed with your letter to the Oakland Animal Services, titled “Animal Safety” because this is something I feel very strongly about. One sentence you wrote that stood out for me is: “We are also planning to go to two elementary schools and educate young kids about how to treat animals like humans too because they also have feelings and are more sentimental/loving since there are assumptions that dogs are “dangerous” but they aren’t and that is just an misnomer and misconception against dogs.” I think this is great because you two are going above and beyond to help others become aware of animal abuse and animal safety. You two have listed a good amount of organizations that can help animals in need. I am looking forward to seeing more posts because you seem to have a lot of passion in your writing.

        • Hey Alyssa, Thank you for taking your time to read our work and yes we do really like this topic because we believe that animals are as important as us humans. We are happy that we have supporters and help us out like you!.

            • Ingrid & Miguel,
              I want to thank you for choosing this topic to write about. First off, I think it is important for people to know and understand that animals, unlike humans, cannot defend and provide for themselves in the ways that we can. I think people take for granted how big of a fold that animals can play in our lives. I personally have 2 dogs and I cannot even imagine the day that they are no longer here with me. My mom is a PETA angel and growing up she always made it a point to remind us that animals are to be cared for and treated with love, respect and care. Although my parents love animals, my siblings and I weren’t allowed to get our dogs until we were in high school & my parents reasoning behind it was that we didn’t know how much work it was going to be. And they were right. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my dogs and would never get rid of them, but as a kid my parents were right. I wasn’t ready for the responsibility that came with having to take care of another life because thats what pets are. They become a part of the family. I think the topic of animal safety is important and not something to be easily overlooked or taken for granted.

            • Dear Ingrid and Miguel

              I am ecstatic with your post, because I also support your ideas. I support anti-declawing and I think more people should know of it and support it since declawing is going against the cat’s safety and well-being. This goes against the idea of animal safety and I was hoping that you could support us by signing our petition and checking out our blog!

              Petition: https://www.change.org/p/andrew-m-cuomo-make-declawing-illegal-in-ny
              Blog: https://clawclique.wordpress.com/

          • Dear Jackson,
            I am amazed by your poem, “seek positivity,” because I can connect to it since I don’t like school but then it’s worth it. Also, I like how you put what you don’t like but see the positive side to school.To me the main message of your poem is school is miserable but at the end of the day it’s worth it. I know this because of…[Read more]

          • Hey Katie, thank you for giving me the good feedback because it helped me dig in deeper about my topic because those are some questions I didn’t think about since I had a lot in mind. Also, yes it was wonderful interviewing real people who have been affected by the rent changes and I encourage you to read this article ( h…[Read more]

          • Dear Juan,

            Your blog is good and I agree with what you said that people are getting evicted from what they once called “home”. I like the evidence you used to support your claim because it was very convincing. Also, I agree that rent is not affordable because I think that to. Maybe you should of used an image to show the data you wro…[Read more]

          • Ingrid posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

            Thank you so much for taking your time and reading my blog and I agree with you in that quote because it´s true many young adults leave school to help out their parents.

              • Ingrid posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

                Thank you so much for taking your time and reading my blog and also recommending me that website to check my work.

                  • Dear Ivy,
                    Your blog is really good and I really like your topic. I also believe that is an serious issue that needs to be solved because also a lot of families stay here if the father gets deported. This is very sad bc is not fair for me and I agree with you that it has affected a lot of families and everyone should be welcome in…[Read more]

                  • Dear Daniel,

                    I like your blog because it has some good information and agree with you that violence in Oakland needs to stop. I agree with you that gun violence is also one big problem in Oakland and that it needs to stop. One thing you could of done better is maybe add more sources so you have more evidence to support your…[Read more]

                  • Ingrid Ramirez

                    Humanities 9

                    Ms. Portugal

                    12/21/18

                     

                    Landlords Increase Rent Prices

                     

                            Rent change in prices has been affecting Oakland communities a lot because many people can’t afford to pay rent.

                    • Dear Ingrid

                      I like how you show that landlords are increasing rents and which is terrible for low wage families and show that they are having a horrible impact to families and showing the reasoning behind why people leave Oakland to look for a better home. Something that stood out from your work is when you show that you interview families and asked them about their thoughts on Oakland rent. Something that can help you with your work is using the website http://www.grammarly.com this is a very helpful website

                    • Dear Ingrid,

                      I am excited by your blog “Landlords Increase Rent Prices” because you go into detail and explain what is going on.As well, because you talk about the community and it is a lot of different perspectives that adds to your post.

                      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me for me is : “Rent change in prices has been affecting Oakland communities a lot because many people can’t afford to pay rent. Many people either get second jobs or end up leaving their homes because they feel pressured because the landlord keeps increasing the rent prices.” I think this is really good because it’s exactly what is going on and that way others reading this can see what they are going through.

                      Another sentence that I liked was “ Landlords should understand that what they’re doing isn’t acceptable because not everyone has wealth like them and they need to acknowledge that everyone has other bills to pay and is not all about rent.” This stood out to me because this is really good and you give your own perspective.As well ,because it is something that is true and they should be able to understand that.

                      Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think your work is very good. Also, very interesting and I feel I can relate to it in a way.

                    • Hey Katie, thank you for giving me the good feedback because it helped me dig in deeper about my topic because those are some questions I didn’t think about since I had a lot in mind. Also, yes it was wonderful interviewing real people who have been affected by the rent changes and I encourage you to read this article ( https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/29/a-tale-of-two-cities-piedmont-investor-doubles-rents-in-low-income-neighborhood-sparking-oakland-tenant-protests/ ) it talks more about how bad it affected Jorge Rojas. It’s sad to me how house owners are starting to ask people to pay for their pet. I hope we can stop this soon and do something about it.

                      Some questions for you,

                      What’s your personal opinion about this topic?
                      How has it affect you or your family?
                      Who else you think is after the land ords?

                      I hope you answer and thank you for reading my blog.

                      Sincerely,
                      Ingrid

                    • Ilse replied 4 months ago

                      Dear Ingrid
                      I am amazed about your post, “ Landlords Increase Rent Prices,” because it is true that rent increased massively throughout these years. It amazes me that this happening to the Bay Area because of selfish reasons. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “It’s shocking to see people getting paid the minimum wage salary jobs because it’s not enough.” I think this is remarkable because if the government knows about the increment of rent, they should be able to increase the minimum wages. Another sentence that I admired was “People who are undocumented barely get accepted in any job and they barely get paid the minimum wage salary or even less.” This stood out for me because it is true what will happen if they don’t have enough hours to pay the rent. They have to work even harder to makes ends meet to live in a diverse area. I do absolutely agree with you that rent is increasing so much that people have to move to other places to just have a decent home. One reason I say this is because as a young adult, I won’t be able to offer my own apartment until I have my degree or if I have roommates so I can stay living in the Bay Area. Another reason I agree with you because undocumented immigrants do have a harder to have a secure job to be able to offer rent. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because what you wrote was very relatable and you are very aware of what is happening to our home.

                  • Dear Miguel,

                    I like your poem and how it talks about love. The quote that i really like is, “We can’t buy true love” because that is so true and i believe in that to. If a person buys love then it is basically selling their happiness. Good job on your quote.

                    A question I have for you is why did you write this quote? (2) What inspired you?…[Read more]

                  • This poem connects to the novel of Romeo and Juliet because they couldn’t live a happy life together because their parents hated each other. My poem is about my cousins that hate each other because they don’t

                    • yo poem it´s ok

                    • This poem is great it shows the bad and the good for people where you that love is the answer not hate, I like how this poem show that gun violence is all around. One question I have for you.
                      What is normal? What makes someone or something normal?
                      A websites that can help you is grammarly.com

                  • Dear Imelda,

                    Am very proud of you because you’re representing your culture and where you came from. I love how you started with your artist statement saying, ¨I have chosen to represent my culture and myself because I think it’s important that other people know that I appreciate my culture and I’m grateful for everything I have In thi…[Read more]

                  • Dear Wendy,

                    I really liked how you explained what your shadow box is and what it represents. I agree with you when you said that people believe the black color is a depressing because it's actually not. I believe it's a beautiful color and something that just goes with everything. Am glad i read your artist statement because it…[Read more]

                  • This Shadow Box represents my counter narrative, dominant narrative, and my chosen identity. When people look at me, they see a girl that always does her work, is smart and shy. But, this isn’t true because that’s

                    • The shadow box itself is so beautiful and unique. I appreciate how you included stereotypes in your box, such as the expectation for girls to be traditionally pretty, but also symbols and objects that are true to who you are. The metaphor of the butterfly coming out of its chrysalis was something I really related to while reading this. Your description and love of your culture is incredible, thank you for sharing that. The theme of colors and joy permeated your whole description.

                    • I love the symbolism in this project. The addition of the butterflies to represent your true self opening up is beautiful. It is also refreshing to read about how much you love your culture. Finally, the stereotypes on the outside of the box are very correct and applicable to women everywhere. It makes you story relatable. Thank you for sharing your personality and traits with us. I hope the quote “difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” is true for you and all women who have faced unfair stereotypes.

                    • Ingrid, what a beautiful box! Your metaphor of the butterfly was a very creative way of representing your hidden personality. Your pride in Guatemala was also touching. It is important to be proud of where you came from because it will always be part of who you are. I too spent a significant time of my life growing up outside of the country, and it has shaped who I am today. Ending your post with a quote was a very effective conclusion. Thank you for sharing such personal information.

                    • Dear Ingrid,
                      You shadow box is really nice and it clearly demonstrates who you are as a person because of the items you chose to include. I really like that you chose to represent yourself as a butterfly the way you said they have to open up and let their true self be shown that really gave me an idea of who you are as a person. Something that stood out to me from your box was that you added a lot of color because is something I did different with my shadow box. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your writing is interesting and besides that you show your true self and you are a proud writer which inspires me with my own projects.
                      Thank
                      Wendy Perez Govea

                    • Dear Ingrid,
                      Your artist statement is so clear. Your shadow box is so colorful. You explained in detail what you included in your box. I like the quote you chose. I also like what you said about the quote that one day everything will pay off. Overall your artist statement goes well with your box! I really liked it!
                      Sincerely,
                      Imelda

                    • Your shadow box is beautiful and I love the meaning behind it. I relate to how you mentioned you may appear shy when first meeting someone knew and then open up once they get to know you. Overall, you did an amazing job both with the box itself and the description portion.

                    • Your shadow box is so beautiful and clearly displays who you are and how you feel. The connection to butterflies is very unique and pure. I love how you embrace your wonderful culture and explained how it has shaped you as the person you are today. Your quote is powerful and motivational as well. Thank you for sharing.

                    • Dear Ingrid,
                      Your shadow box was exceptional just like your explanation for the details concerning your views and your personal life. I was able to relate to being proud of your heritage. Also, your metaphor resonated with me, because I have your type of personality. It’s very impressive that you already know three languages. Do you plan on learning more languages in the future?
                      -Thank You for Sharing!

                  • Dear Yojana,
                    My name is Ingrid Ramirez, I really like your shadow box because you have specifically the things that represent you and your family who seem very important for you. I have so many connections with you because people think that of me to. Am very glad to hear you speak 3 languages and am guessing one of them is mam. I feel so proud of…[Read more]

                  • 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…[Read more]

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