• Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was, “la gente que hoy en dia es consciente del daño que causa al mundo y de afectara a futuro”. A question I have for you is whatever community you live do you see this problem happening as well? I look forward to hearing back!

  • Why are people littering so much? In Oakland there is a lot of trash in the streets and in public places due to people littering a lot. Littering is when people decide to throw trash outside and not in a trash

    • Dear Jessica
      I am impressed by your post tirar basura en oakland ,’’ porque… la gente es perezosa porque no tira la basura en un bote de basura y descarga la basura ilegalmente en lugares en los que no debería que afecta a oakland poco a poco una frase que usted escribió que es destaca para mi es 29,000 vertidas de basura en un año que es preocupante porque… la gente que hoy en dia es consciente del daño que causa al mundo y de afectara a futuro gracias. Por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación, porque… tu información sobre la basura me parece un tema el cual se debe de tomar mas enserio de mucha preocupacion

      • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was, “la gente que hoy en dia es consciente del daño que causa al mundo y de afectara a futuro”. A question I have for you is whatever community you live do you see this problem happening as well? I look forward to hearing back!

  • Littering in Oakland

     

    Why are people littering so much? In Oakland there is a lot of trash in the streets and in public places due to people littering a lot. Littering is when people decide to throw trash

    • I really like what you wrote about because people think that is ok to throw trash in the streets but it’s not they don’t realize how they are damaging the community

    • Dear Jessica,

      I loved your article “Littering in Oakland” because it really pointed out why people litter and why they think that it is okay to do. I also, really liked how you thought about how cleaning up litter came make us look better as a city. One sentence that you wrote that really stood out to me is, “. She thinks that the government doesn’t care about people littering so other people also don’t care. This matters because the people that have power also don’t want to do anything towards the littering problem we have in Oakland so that would make other people not care and/or think it’s acceptable to litter. This really stood out to me because it really brought to light that people in power do not care much. In fact if think about it not many people in power publicly state that that this is a big problem and that it is WRONG but since they don’t do this people will just continue to do what they have seen others do. Thanks for your writing. I really look forward to seeing what you write next, because you bring out topics that other people don’t pay much attention to.

    • Dear Jessica,
      i really enjoyed your blog and really agree and how you explained how you believe people need ti change their ways is very powerful and i liked how you clearly explained your self good job on that. By reading your blog im learning more on why littering is suck a huge problem ad have a great impact on our planet so good job also explaining that to. While reading your blog i think i need to take littering to heart because its impacting our wild life and well being. Well thank you for writing and i believe that your blog will make a change

    • Dear Lupita,

      I do agree with you that littering is a problem Oakland has. It is a problem that my street / block has, because people just dump trash anywhere, and think its ok. It was pretty interesting when you added the quote from Richard James, where he said,”The rain rinses the smog, plastic, cigarette butts, urine, oil, feces and all manner of other items off the streets of our cities into creeks, rivers, storm drains and eventually the ocean”. I thought that was really interesting, and some good research. Keep up the good work!
      Sincerely,
      Kassandra

  • Dear Judith

    I am very touched by your poem, “The Universe Within Us”, because the relationship that you show in your poem of you and your mom is beautifully shown with all the metaphors that you use of the universe. One part of your poem that stands for me is where you wrote, “And the stars that decorate the universe with the light you belie…[Read more]

  • This is my poem about the community that Romeo and Juliet had to face when they wanted to be with each other. The main theme of this poem is when it’s two communities fighting against each other no one can

    • Dear Jessica
      Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was “We need to motivate people To stop this resentment. So love can be present.” because I agree with what you are trying to say. A connection I made to your poem is that the world has a lot of hate right now which is not good. Thank you so much for writing and I look forward to reading your next post.
      -Asa

    • Dear Jessica,
      I loved reading your poem! I liked the rhymes you put in, and about how you said that you“can’t put out fire with fire”; It’s great! I mainly loved when you said,
      “For what?
      Why?
      Because two communities can’t learn how to pacify?
      Peace and love is a gate
      To stop this hate.
      Hate VS Hate
      A lot of communities can relate.
      We all have this trait.
      It almost never goes away
      Like a scar from some jaguar.
      Hate VS Hate”
      Thank you for posting your poem; Keep on writing!
      Sincerely,
      Kassandra

  • Jessica posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Dear Greg,

    I am surprised by your shadow box because you added things that I didn’t see anyone else add to your shadow box. One part of your shadow box that stands out for me is where you made a popsicle bed. I think this is unique because I didn’t anything like that and I wonder what it means. Another part that I saw is where you put I thi…[Read more]

  • My Shadow Box

    By: Jessica Hernandez

     

    This shadow box represents the dominant and counter narratives that I have. On the outside of my shadow box I have some dominant narratives about myself. Many people

    • Hi jessica i just wonted to say i love your shadow box Its very different and i like that you put the images of you and your brother to show that your the youngest and i like that you explained you counter and dominant narritives

    • Dear Jessica,
      I like how you talked about how dominant narratives are wrong about you like for example, you are not mexican you’re Guatemalan. This is also represented on your box because you have the flag. Also, I like how you don’t always see yourself as feminine, which is showed by you wear a duck costume which was really funny. Overall, your shadow box is well done with all the symbols and images in your box and also your artist statement was well done too because you talked about your counter and dominant narratives.

    • Dear Jessica,

      I am astonished by your shadow box. I love how in your artist statement you explain how many people may see you as one ethnicity but the truth is you’re not. You are a proud Guatemalan and that is truly shown in your shadow box.One part of your artist statement/shadow box that I loved was that you showed how people may believe that you are always feminine but you are not always feminine and that is shown by when you dressed up as a duck for halloween instead of a princess or any feminine costume. Thank you for sharing your wonderful shadow box and showing the world that dominant narratives do not define you. Keep writing and showing the world YOUR perspective.

      Sincerely,

      Lupita Morales-Cordova=)

    • Dear Jessica,
      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Miella and I am a student at Fremont High School. Something that I liked about your work was you had artifacts that are important to you, and pictures. Something that I had a question about is was the project hard for you? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://miellaefhs2022.edublogs.org/2018/11/06/assignment-3-the-identity-shadow-box/ Thank You!

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