My name is rigoberto 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 guys checked in with the ousd and i like that because i never heard of other school’s checking in with the ousd. And my elementary school and middle school never done that before.
Something I have a question about is what do you mean by spreading words.
I really agree that now in days people really don’t care about students that get bullied and that’s bad because like you said it damages their head, they think different and want to commit suicide. A question I have is what can we do to make a difference like if no one is paying attention to what happens then there wouldn’t be a point to do anything that why I am asking you what can we do to change everything ?
This is a great article and a way to talk about the issue of bullying in schools. I like how the article had included OUSD which is where I apply to and its great that it talks about something I apply to and should be aware of.
A lot of emphasis and revisiting of the whole “bullying can lead to depression which can lead to suicide” it makes sense to bring a lot of attention to the topic as bullying the second reason for people to become depressed.
My name is Maryrose and I’m in 10th grade at Unity High School. I think this was well written and gets people feel that there is still room and more chances to improve community to be a safer place. I have one question being, Why the hashtag? What will the hashtag do to help our community? Overall, I still support you and your ideas.
My name is Melissa and I am a sophomore at Oakland Unity High School. I want to start off by saying that I really appreciate the fact that you chose to write about bullying because I know that it’s a subject that many people don’t like to to talk about. I liked how you introduced your schools plan to help bring more attention to try and help stop bullying. But, my question is in the future do you plan on doing something yourself outside of school to further help the cause?
I liked what your article did, and I really liked that you called out that school for not updating its information on bullying, however, I don’t feel as though this article is looking at the issue in the right way. It is extremely easy to say that bullying is bad, and I think that it is similar to having the bravery to say that murder isn’t good. I think that you should focus on bystanders who don’t do anything. I was the focus of bullying for years, and what hurt the most was when my friends would watch the show when I would get beaten, just because they didn’t know what to do. This is essay lacks in this department, and I think that you bring up the same points too many times in a row. I get that bullying can get to suicide, you don’t have to say it that many times if you don’t add a statistic or some additional information that reinforcing the point. I am all for the structure of reinforcing a point repetitively, but suicide is a hot-button issue and will naturally stick out, leading to repeating it only weakening the argument. Also, I think using a week of school to stop bullying is a little funny. Most people who bully others nowadays do it inadvertently, which would then be not defined as bullying. I know that this has been long and I thank you for reading to this point, if you have.
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Dear Rosario of Reflecting on the Significance of My Name in 2018,
I am honoring your post ¨Reflecting on the Significance of My Name in 2018¨ because Iḿ amazed by how fearful you are to write/share about your own personal life and your brother passing away and Iḿ sorry for your lost. I also love how you went to Talpa because I always go th…[Read more]
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Hey Karyme, I really enjoyed reading your post. I liked how you are talking about an issue that is going on in our community. What stood out to me is how you expanded your research and interviewed people in our community because they are also being affected by this issue. Great job!
I agree with you that why do we always question ourselves but our whys” never get answered into we go thorough a lesson or learn something. However, I agree with you that life is precious, that were always complaining about our failures in life, and that we need to embrace ourselves we only live once and we should make the best out…[Read more]
I agree with you that procrastinating is an issue to teenagers as well as me. One reason I say this is because I know, I procrastinate a lot even my teachers tell me, I’m in my freshman year and I always wait to the last minute and end up sleeping at 1 or 2 in the morning and I end up failing. Procrastinating is extremely relatable to…[Read more]
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Dear Frank J Serrano
I am happy about your post about “How To Make A Better Society” because it’s a really important situation that we need to change about the world as a community, I also love how you you had the courage to share about this situation but I think you should add more details or give more explanations because someone might not know…[Read more]
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