• Dear Prerna
    I am shocked by your post , “ The Bullets Shoot You” because this is a main issue that we are currently living in.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Since the main characters of the novel are African-American who live in one of the poorest parts of their states, we get to see that the words people associate with…[Read more]

  • Characters:

    Stephanie, an 18-year-old, is a student who supports the protest “Black Lives Matter.” She believes it is finally time to stand up and fight for justice. 

    Amber, a 20-year-old, is a student who

  • My favorite word is Plethora. Why? Because it’s a fancy way of saying “a lot”. Throughout the time of being in school I have figured out teachers don’t like the word “a lot” when you are using it in your writ

  • Dear Luis,

    I am fascinated about your letter “Part two of The First Part Last” because you show a plethora of information about the book , it also shows you are concerned about what’s going on and you’re trying to help others by preventing being a young parent.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “This is important because B…[Read more]

  • Let’s start by stating that global warming is basically temperature rising of the earth’s atmosphere caused by high level of carbon dioxide , chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. Now, we can conclude t

    • Dear keily i strongly agree with your post “To what extent are electric vehicles a solution to global pollution?”Because if we the people that live in this world don’t protect it we are going to loss it.Global warming is not the only problem that we have in our world there more like climate change and this cause wildfires,super storms,drought.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Electric cars have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine”i think this is important to know because if we make more electric cars the pollution(height)will decrease in a big way.
      Another sentence that I made me realize that we have time to change the global warming such as other problems in the world “electric don’t completely solve air pollution but its less than normal cars”this stood out for me because if we work together we can Essen the air pollution in this world.
      I do support and agree with you that we have to change the air pollution what we can because wen is very late we don’t know what to do.one reason i say this is because things can happen any time and any place.
      Thanks for writing.i look forward to seeing what you write next,because people need to see what other people think or know for the future you will need it.

  • Keily wrote a new post, No looking back 8 months ago

     While listening to the song what i thought was equality. The message that the video tried to show is everybody is different and we love different things, but at the end of the day we are equal. You should do

  • Keily wrote a new post, NO violence 8 months ago

     While observing at the imagine i can say people are serious & standing up for what they want. They are protesting because they don’t want no more shooting going around their communities. I also see Af

    • Raul replied 5 months ago

      Dear Keily :
      I disagree with your comment that African-Americans are usually the first ones in these incidents . I believe anyone can be in these gun incidents, Why is it that African-Americans come to your mind first? African-Americans are not the only ones these incidents occur to . Do you want guns to be completely gone?

      Thanks for your writing . I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want to see your response to my questions

  • While looking at the image, it shows a few people protesting about being a survivor of a genocide. By the title of the poster “I am a Descendant of warriors who survived Genocide , I am not a Mascot” i can say

  •    While looking at the image there’s a lot of message behind it. For example Woman power. All Woman look like they united and are protesting because of their facial expression and poster’s they are exhi

    • Hello, I would just like to address that women are actually able to vote, they have been since 1920.

    • Education, free speech, and suffrage are all rights that women have had for years in the United States, and all over Western Civilization in general.

    • I like your argument and the things you pointed out at the beginning of your writing. It is crucial to let others know about the message that is being conveyed by the poster and protest as a whole. But towards the end you mentioned the Freedom of speech, Vote, and Education which are all in place already in our society.

    • Keily, I agree that women definitely deserve equal rights. Our country has come a long way in the category of women’s human privileges. I agree that the picture does portray a public assembly of women trying to express their opinion. This is their human right of assembly and free speech, which they have. At the end of you reflection, you said that women “should be treated equality, free, able to vote, able to get an education and freedom of speech.”, but women have the right to be free, vote, get education, and speak. Their is definitely still some sexual discrimination between genders, and we still have a long way to go before we can truly call both genders equal. Here is a link telling why we need to do this: should be treated equality , free, able to vote , able to get an education and freedom of speech. Thank you for expressing your opinion, it really does matter.

    • Keily, while I agree with you that women deserve the right to education, free speech, and suffrage, all women in the United States in are all granted these rights and freedoms. Regardless of this though, we are still a long ways away from gaining full equality between men and women. Women are constantly discriminated against and objectified, the wage gap is still an issue many deal with today, and they aren’t given full control over their own body.

    • Siqi replied 8 months ago

      Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage.

    • Hey Keily, I agree with what you are saying. I would like to mention though that all of these rights that you stated are already granted. But that does not mean that everything is equal yet. Here is an article about pay gaps between men and women that I think you would like. https://iwpr.org/issue/employment-education-economic-change/pay-equity-discrimination/

    • Hi, Keily
      I agree with your views. Unfortunately, females are doomed to be unequal to males in our society. Women always suffer more prejudice and discrimination from this society and surrounding people, no matter in the past or the current. This situation has happened in most countries of the world. Fortunately, our community is gradually changing that women began to stand up and fight for their rights. Here is the link that you may be interested in: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/.

    • Keily,
      The points you brought up in this post are valid and I think this is one of the most discussed topics in today’s world. Although the world has come a very long way in terms of women’s rights and equality between genders, there is still a lot to be done. For example, women are still not paid as much as men are and there are still certain stereotypes placed on women. There are also stereotypes placed on men, too. So, I think focusing on equality is very important. You mentioned that women should have “equality , free, able to vote , able to get an education and freedom of speech.” Although most of these things have already been granted, that does not mean your thoughts are not valid.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this important topic!
      Kaitlyn Taylor

    • Keily, I think you’re on the verge of a great discussion, however the rights you mentioned are already granted to women. Women’s rights these days is advocating more for equality, such as getting paid as much for doing the same job as a man does, and respect, such as putting a stop to objectifying women and placing limits on things that women can do. These are things that need to be talked about more than being able to vote and be free because we already have those rights.

    • Madi replied 8 months ago

      Hi Keily,
      I really enjoyed your article and totally agree that everyone should be equal and have equal rights. Over the years, women have suffered a lot from gender inequality and it is very important in which that problem changes. The rights you mentioned in your post are granted to women but I understand your standpoint and agree where you are coming from. Here is another article going into further details about women’s human rights: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/
      Sincerely, Madi

    • Kelly, as a woman I comepletely agree with that women should be granted equality. Yet here here in the United States women are able ot vote, have freedom of speech and are able to get an education. Unfortunately in some other coutnries women do lack all of those opportunities and it is very unfortunate. But sadly women are still being discrimated by society.

  •  By observing the imagine and examine the quote  i can say that the message is; If you’re an immigrant from another country you must speak English. I found this very rude because not all people have the res

    • While learning a new language is a very hard task, I think immigrants should learn English. Since an overwhelming majority of Americans speak English and it is our country’s official language, it makes sense that an immigrant would be expected to learn English. You may be able to get a job not speaking English, but being able to speak English will make you be able to communicate better with most citizens and it will definitely help an individual move up the job ladder. It would especially help that person as they could speak two languages and many company’s see that as an advantage.

    • Hi Keily, I think that you bring an interesting point into discussion about learning English. You specifically mentioned immigrants learning English. It is important to know different languages, especially learning English in America because so many of us speak it and it is easier to communicate with one another. It is okay, however, to not know English and live in America because America celebrates diverse culture and language. There are still ways to communicate with others without the use of language. I agree with you that knowing English is helpful, but it should not be forced upon non native speakers.

    • Hi Keily,
      Good post. I like how you mention that you are an immigrant and add your personal perspective that’s been affected because of this. I agree that immigrants shouldn’t be met with so much aggression when it comes to learning English. Instead, they should be helped with getting used to their new situation and be able to preserve their native customs and language, while still being able to learn the language of their new home country in order to find work and send their kids to school. I found an interesting article that adds a lot to the subject of immigration and language: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/12/language-immigrants-multiethnolect/420285/. Here, they discuss how immigration changes language, which is really fascinating.

  • Let’s start by saying you need money your entire life and especially for emergencies. A good way to start saving money is opening a bank account and dropping money off every time you can. Trying to get a

    • Matt replied 8 months ago

      I totally agree that saving money is extremely important for our future. Money is a necessity in this world, and without money, we can’t live a successful life.

  •  Police brutality goes way back to 1872, that’s when it all started. When the Chicago Tribune reported on the beating of a civilian under arrest at the Harrison Street Police Station. For the past years in wh

  • In my opinion, Donald Trump shouldn’t be president again for the negative impact he has given us. For example being extremely racist towards immigrants. Trump made border between Mexico and U.S higher and even

  • “The Absolutely True Diary of a part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie is about an Indian boy named Junior who was born with a variety of medical problems. Junior was born with too much brain grease, which is bas

    • Keily
      I read this book in class as well, I enjoyed the book it was good to see junior progress as the book went on. Junior grew a tremendous amount as the book went on and i was surprised by how he turned out. He had a great journey to get where he ended up.

  • Keily commented on the post, Let things out 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    Dear Mariely:
    I am very impressed with your your post “Let Things Out” because you’re a very nice human being and very talented.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I like writing; I just have a lot to express and when I think I’m done expressing there’s more I want to say so I think I can write forever about the things I am…[Read more]

  •    My name is Keily Mendez, a short ,dark- haired, light-skinned Latina. I was born in Dominican Republic in 2002. I lived in the DR for 5 years with my grandparents. When I turned 6 I came to the U.

    • This is a very inspiring story! I like how you said you will not allow yourself to give up and how you are setting an example for your son. Good luck and I know you will make it to college!

    • Thank you to sharing your amazing story and I strongly agree that education is a responsibility to our life. When we have kids it is important to set an example for them because parents are their first teacher in the world. You are such a brave girl who can decide leave your country for a better future. You said “I’m not scared of being a failure because I would not allow.” I know you are an motivated girl and you are positive and you don’t fear to face the problems. I can see you will do a good job in college. Best wishes for you!

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