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    My project was about Global warming affecting humans(Climate change). My teammate and I we were interested in this topic because there is a lot of stuff happening with the Climate Change that people don’t even p

    My Opinion About Being An Upstander

    My project was about Global warming affecting humans(Climate change). My teammate and I we were interested in this topic because there is a lot of stuff happening with the Climate Change that people don’t even pay attention so we...

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    • This topic is extremely interesting, but it is highly political and that can easily make people refuse to talk to you. So, titling your Instagram as stopclimatechange can really put people off of you message. Also, I would say that you should probably have much more information on your poster. If you are going to convince people to change their opinions, you need to first convince them that they are wrong and then you need to help them to adopt your ideology, and there is a lot of information on climate change that a lot of people don’t know. This article https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2018/11/29/indisputable-facts-on-climate-change/#6cb8467a3d05 is really good about explaining things in a non-partisan way and I think that it has a great basis in explaining global warming as simply a fact without looking down on those who don’t believe in global warming.

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    Dear Dr. Phillip Williamson,

    My team and I are choosing to write to you because in your article “Climeworks Capturing  CO2 , from Air” you’re taking the Carbon Dioxide out the air and filtering it to CO2 ga

    Climate Change

    Dear Dr. Phillip Williamson, My team and I are choosing to write to you because in your article “Climeworks Capturing  CO2 , from Air” you’re taking the Carbon Dioxide out the air and filtering it to CO2 gas and...

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    • A couple of students and I chose this as the topic and issue to focus on. We decided to find a way to help this issue at school. To do this, we chose to compost our trays and our food.

    • Dear Jocelyn,
      I think removing CO2 from the air is a amazing idea because it’s the main cause of air pollution , but how do you suggest on doing it?
      Thanks for writing . i look foward on seeing what you write next because im also working on a project involving pollution

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    “Experts estimate that 50 to 100 girls, many of them underage, line the city’s International Boulevard each night” (Logue). This startling statistic is a big issue in Oakland because there is sex trafficking near

    Sex trafficking in Oakland

    “Experts estimate that 50 to 100 girls, many of them underage, line the city’s International Boulevard each night” (Logue). This startling statistic is a big issue in Oakland because there is sex trafficking near us and we see those...

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    • Dear Jocelyn,
      One sentence that stood out to me was “Many girls are forced to do things they don’t want to do in order to save themselves from violence or death”. I think this is something many people don’t understand and/or are poorly informed of. It was very empathetic of you to mention the fact that many females don’t have an option to stop what they are doing because it can put their live

    • I am very amazed by your writing because it talks about how men force underage girls to be prostitutes and they design it to their relatives because they are afraid that something will happen to them because they miss them. This is a big problem because their future is being exposed, so when they are kidnapped or forced to put themselves down or forced to do something they do not want to, they have to tell the authorities.
      I think this is something important that we must take into account to not be afraid and denounce.
      Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write below because I am very interested in how we can help underage girls.

    • Thank you for reading my blog. But my name is Jocelyn*. I would like to appreciate you for the good compliments you gave me.

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    This poem is about my passing uncle that I lost from gun violence. It was a very sad moment for me and my family. Till this day I cry for him it just hearts but no matter what I gotta keep my head up. So I hope

    HURT

    This poem is about my passing uncle that I lost from gun violence. It was a very sad moment for me and my family. Till this day I cry for him it just hearts but no matter what I...

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    • Dear Jocelyn,

      Thank you so much for sharing your poem, “HURT” on Youth Voices. The meaning behind the poem is super strong, and you did an excellent job with your writing. Your poem reminds me of the book/movie, “The Hate U Give” because the character Khalil gets killed even though he was completely innocent, just like your uncle. Thank you so much for publishing your work, and I look forward to reading your next piece.

      • Julian
    • Dear Jocelyn,
      Let me first start by saying thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. You are so brave to share this grief and I am sure you have helped others by doing so. It is okay to mourn the loss of others; using a creative outlet is a great way to not only express creativity but help form closure. Never stop writing honest poems such as this!

      Keirstyn

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    This is my Shadow Box. This Shadow Box represents the dominant narrative and counter narrative. The difference between these two is that dominant narrative means how society sees you as and counter narrative means

    Jocelyn's Shadow Box

    This is my Shadow Box. This Shadow Box represents the dominant narrative and counter narrative. The difference between these two is that dominant narrative means how society sees you as and counter narrative means how you see yourself as....

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    • Dear Jocelyn,
      I am impressed by your piece of writing “Jocelyn’s Shadow Box” because your words were powerful and you talked about a topic that is very important and sensitive sometimes. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “you have to be a woman of the house when in reality us women are able to many things as man.” I think this is a stereotype that many women face and stay silent about it but you were able to address this stereotype.

    • Hello Jocelyn,
      First I would like to say that I appreciate your honestly and boldness to self reflect and really dig into those questions of what you think society thinks of you and what you think of yourself. I also wanted to say that you talking about something so sensitive as family deaths is not easy, and I think that writing about it shows boldness and maturity in that your are able to think about it as well as share it with an audience.

      Some things that struck my attention:

      You said you are frustrated that society sees you as an immigrant even though you are Mexican-American.
      What do you think are some things about you that make others think you are an immigrant? And what about this assumption of you do you think makes you frustrated?

      Secondly, you mentioned that you think that people, when they look at you, assume you are weak because of the fact that you have lost loved ones. First of all, I’m sorry to hear that you are receiving this response from people about something that is so sensitive.
      But I am curious as to what kinds of ways people make you feel weak and how do you often respond?

    • Dear Jocelyn,
      I am sad to see that you have put that quote of President Trump on your Shadow box. I understand that being Mexican is hard due to political debates. I believe that you should not allow society to see in this form. Society cannot judge you because you are Mexican. Demonstrate to society that you are not what Trump; you can display it by letting your counter-narrative speak. In your shadow box, there are two flowers. One is gold and the other is white. I am a bit confused about why they are there. Is there some kind of significance for the difference? However, I do see that you display great pride to be Mexican. This is great because it demonstrates that you are not ashamed and you have great pride.
      Once again I am thankful for allowing me to see your shadow box and hope you have a bright future ahead.

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