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  • Oakland, California, USA
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    Is animal experimentation the same thing as animal cruelty?

     

    In this blog  I will be addressing the question, Is animal experimentation the same thing as animal cruelty? Personally, I think it is, imagine y

    Is Animal Testing the same thing as Animal Cruelty?

    Is animal experimentation the same thing as animal cruelty?   In this blog  I will be addressing the question, Is animal experimentation the same thing as animal cruelty? Personally, I think it is, imagine yourself contained in a lock caged, can’t...

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    • i like the story

    • it isn’t right to have animal testing

    • Kevin, I really like this article. especially when you said “Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Before their deaths, some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, others are immobilized in restraint devices for hours, some have holes drilled into their skulls, and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed” I strongly agree that animals should not be an experiment for people.” I think that they are like people they also have feeling.

    • Dear Kevin,
      I really like your post because I can understand and agree with it because I wrote about this as well. I really like how you argued with this topic thoughtfully because its wrong to test animals because its cruel and you show that examples from other sources that are well known experts about animal rights. The very top of the blog inspired me when you were talking about how would humans feel in the position of animals that are in cages locked in and crouched in fear. So I just thought that’s true and i really wanna see what other people think about the question because they should show empathy to the animals that are getting experimented on. Thank you for your post i look forward to hearing more of you.

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    Improving Education in Oakland

     

    Did you know that  in the past year the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) cut about nine million dollars off of school funding? (Romero). How much did that impact the s

    Improving Education in Oakland

    Improving Education in Oakland   Did you know that  in the past year the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) cut about nine million dollars off of school funding? (Romero). How much did that impact the schools and communities? In this blog,...

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    • Dear Kevin,

      I am amazed by your writing, “This matters because the actions of one person caused an entire community to fall short of what they need” because it’s true, the superintendent that ran off with the money caused everyone else in the district to go on a budget. What amazed me was when you wrote “community” because you opened my eyes into including all of the district as part of my community. Another sentence that surprised me was ‘“Oakland Unified to Cut $9 Million Despite Protests From Students”’ this shocked me because this makes me wonder if the district really cares about or needs. In reality we need many things to ensure our education can go above and beyond. Your writing reminds me of something that happened to me. In elementary, the whole school went outside to protest. Fortunately the government was convinced and we got what we protested for! Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your writing gives me a clearer vision of the district’s reality.

      • Dear Arlette,

        I could relate to you with the protest in elementary, I think it was a very strong thing what we did there, fighting for ourselves. I wonder what your school was protesting for? Mines was protesting for the teachers. Since many teachers were leaving or getting dropped.

    • Dear Kevin,

      I am impressed by your post, “Improving Education in Oakland” because you were able to define and find a surmount of evidence and to further explain what you found. A long piece of writing that has little to no fluff and is very impressive work. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Specifically in my high school a lot of the time we don’t have the same amount of classes…” I think this is true because there are a certain amount of classes that some students have and others do have more or less. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this was very impressive work .

      • Dear Jimmy,

        It would be great to hear how you relate to the post. Are you in the same boat? Above? Under? The disparity of classes really impacted me, since my teachers had to use their own personal time to teach extra classes. Will be great to hear your voice again.

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    Fight for Households

    From West(SF) to East(Oakland), the brawl for households unceasing.

    The enemy that pushes our brother and sisters to the end of the alley.

    Gentrification has harmed communities so

    Romeo & Juliet Transcending Time

    Fight for Households From West(SF) to East(Oakland), the brawl for households unceasing. The enemy that pushes our brother and sisters to the end of the alley. Gentrification has harmed communities so drastically it's inconceivable. Is there anyone out there...

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    Shadow Box

    Kevin Wu

    My shadow box represents who I am, my chosen identity, ethnicity, gender identity and my counter narratives against the dominant narratives. People look at me, they automatically think, I

    The Hidden Story

    Shadow Box Kevin Wu My shadow box represents who I am, my chosen identity, ethnicity, gender identity and my counter narratives against the dominant narratives. People look at me, they automatically think, I am Chinese/Asian. That is one of the many...

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    • Dear Kevin Wu,

      I feel empowered by your article, ¨The Hidden Story¨, because it explains (and talks about) many assumptions. I also like how you used really proffessional words like ¨dominant narrative¨, ¨counter narrative¨, ¨chosen identity¨, and more. But you should try to explain the definition of those words because there may be people who don´t know what the words mean. Overall, this is a strong article, and I will give some reasons why next.
      I really like how you phrased your dominant narrative. I also think that when many people see asian people, they instantly assume they are chinese, when there are many different countries in Asia. That sentence also really stood out to me because it shows how YOU are countering those narratives, and how you are liberating yourself.
      Another sentence that really stood out to me was the last line. It is really powerful and challenges oneself to think harder. It also shows how writing can talk to the reader, and how you don´t just feel like you are reading, but feel that the article is responding and talking to you.
      Thanks for your writing. I really hope to see what you write next because I know how powerful your words can be. Hopefully your next article is as strong (or even stronger) than this one.

      Signing out, Anthony.

      • Dear Anthony,

        Thank you for taking the time to read my little article. I appreciate your feedback about the definitions and I will try to include it in the next article that I write. You seem like a really cool person, maybe we can meet up sometime? I wonder how you answered my question at the end of the article. Feel free to comment your answer if you feel comfortable.

        -Kevin

    • Dear Kevin Wu, I feel attracted by what you said about looking ourselves in a mirror and asking ourselves what is the biggest thing that defines who we are because many times we see ourselves in the mirror but we don’t take the time to reflect on who we are, and what are the thing, or who are the people that have done who we are.

    • Dear kevin

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Maria and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was the paragraph where you was explaining what they are mean
      Something I have a question about is what grade are you ? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://mariafhs2021.edublogs.org/.
      Thank You!

    • Dear Kevin,
      You should know who I am because you have known me since 6th grade But the point of his is that I really like your shadow box because I remember seeing you draw your drawing. Also, that proves that your a very hard worker in school because if you take long on a drawing you take long on your work too this shows who you really are. I also like that you explain what you see what people think about you being Asian American but it’s good that you really show who you are. Thank you for your writing because you showa very nice picture. Also that you really explain who you really are.

    • Dear, Kevin Wu

      I felt empowered when I read your shadow box because how you talk about the stereotypes you face and other people do too. Another thing I like is that you were very open to us and very specific. Also, it was good shadow box thanks for sharing.

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