• Dear Herlinda,

    My team and I did choose net neutrality as our topic as it greatly impacts us youth who in this generation are very connected to the internet, and there was a lot of passion about our freedom on the internet. That is why our group chose this topic, and we wanted to share and invite others to join the fight.

  • On February 26, 2015, the FCC ruled in favor of net neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a common carrier under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. On April 13, 2015, the FCC published the final rule on its new “net neutrality” regulations.
    I don’t understand your why? What do you…[Read more]

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  • Dear Briceida,

    I totally agree with you that animal testing should be banned, after all about 90% of the treatments that work on animals, don’t work on humans. So its not worth killing so many animals for such a low success rate. It was great how you connected humans and animals in the way they are treated, and highlighting the fact that they get…[Read more]

  • Dear German,

    There are different perspectives about how others see using “black people” in the study. For one, some claim that the reason black people were used in the study was to prove to white people that they are the same, whatever treatment the white people used, also works on blacks, vice versa. Does that still count as racism?
    Thank you…[Read more]

  • Dear Angel,

    You make a very valid claim here that the WWII helped advance the technology and medicine we have available today. But do you think it was for it for all those lives that suffered in result of those experiments. If you could choose, would you stop WWII even though it was so beneficial? Thank you for your post, it was very educational.

  • 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

    • 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.

  • Dear Angela,

    I disagree that names don’t make up your identity. If you had a different name wouldn’t you be a different person? My name, Kevin, even though it is dull and common, the meaning behind it is different. My parents went through lots of struggles to get to America, to get their papers, and to name me Kevin. There is a lot of background…[Read more]

  • Dear Algumaie,

    Your memoir really stood out to me, the way you explained what your name meant to you and how it affects your life, you goals, your passion. Being a doctor is going to be a hard path to tread on, after all you have years of college then years of medical school. I hope as you tread on this difficult path, you will remember your…[Read more]

  • Dear Treyvon,

    What side are you on? I see it as technology is doing more good than harm, even in traditional learning, those who are rich get more opportunities in classes, supplies, teacher support etc. The disparity won’t change with or without technology. But there are people who are trying to make a change like the sprint company, at out…[Read more]

  • Dear Natalie,

    I asked many others about this topic as well, since it is a very big issue at the moment. When I asked others about their opinion about immigrants, they agreed with Trump. How is it fair that they can just cross the border while others in the world are trying so hard to get papers to “legally” be an American. Also,…[Read more]

  • 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.

  • 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 Eduardo,

    Using animals for research has been a topic of controversial for a long time, I would like to say, isn’t killing pigs, cows, chickens, animal cruelty as well? We live in a society that makes it ok because we have killed and eaten them for so long. Also, I’m pretty sure over 50% of all medicine that we have available to us was made…[Read more]

  • Dear Emely,

    Your blog explains the big segregation between classes and it’s very clear that it’s an important issue. You make a very valid point that there is indeed a segregation based on class, but I still don’t understand why that is the case. Why is there more crime rate? Why is there lower class in the ghettos? It would be great if you e…[Read more]

  • Dear Anthony,

    You have a very strong post here, showing what the community thinks about this issue. But, I don’t see where you stand, you talk about why the community thinks that gentrification has a negative impact on Oakland, but do you stand with that side? Also, it doesn’t seem that you are looking at the sides of the people moving to…[Read more]

  • 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

    • 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.

  • 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

  • Dear Bobby,

    I see the point you are making here, about popular music having the same kind of rhythm, but artist are only trying to put out what the listeners want. How can you blame it on music when the music is made to the listeners liking. So that they will listen to their music over and over again. In my opinion, music is having a new era,…[Read more]

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