I like your post about your last name and how it shaped you to the person that you are today one quote that stood out to me is ”Where me and my family are from many people consider it differently every single family has a nickname and for us it’s just our last name and many people know us by that where we’re from” this stood out to…[Read more]
i like that you wrote about your name and what it means to you one thing that stood out to me is this “Anthony may sound like a normal name to you. However, I have gotten different nicknames from it. Tony. Ant. Most people call me Tony which is what I am used to. Ant, on the other hand, is more unique. It makes me think of the insect,…[Read more]
The patches are from a video game that i enjoyed and liked and they came in the collector edition of the game and it came with the patches and they mean something but i qwiet don’t remember what they mean .Oakland is not really that bad but they just think is bad because what they hear in the news about shootings and the drug use…[Read more]
Oakland has a trash problem and therefore its making the streets of Oakland dirty by cans bottles. Paper,chip bags carton etc but the biggest trash is old furniture, old mattresses and scrap metal like an old
I really like your paragraph because you are giving statistics about Oakland has a lot of trash. But then you start to talk about how we can change Oakland and how we can make Oakland look better. A quote that I really like is when you say ” In the creek it could be a beautiful place to hangout but the people just trash it and wont do nothing about it:”. I really like this quote because I agree with you when you say that we can have a beautiful creek but people just don’t care. Some people wanna have a place where it is peaceful. Not a place where you have to step on trash everywhere you walk.
Dear Leo :
I am happy by your Post, “Clementine & Michael Modern Romeo & Juliet Story,” because it’s like the Romeo and Juliet story, but it’s a lot shorter, and it takes place in Oakland.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Clementine is from East Oakland and her family doesn’t like North Oakland families because they are fighting with Michael’s. ” I think this is funny because this basically how real life is two different parts of oakland not liking each other for no reason.
Another sentence that I liked was: “Clementine came up with a plan but she didn’t tell Michael, the plan she had was to fake her death in her house were her family is so they think she is dead and she can be married with Michael.” This stood out for me because this was the turning point of the story and because of that decision she made it cause more confusion and deaths
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of you too a story I liked and made it to one of yours that connects to people in Oakland. I want to see what more you can make.
Hi my name is Adham Aldahmi and the school I go to is Fremont High school and we are doing the same project as you. One question I have about your work is why is there a dog statue in the box? One question I have about your writing is is that what is the counter narrative you say about the dominant narratives people say to you? The thing I love about your Shadowbox is that you put a small hat representing you.
Hi my name is Madiyah Torres and I am currently attending Fremont High School. One question that I have is the dog and skulls represent in your shadowbox? One thing that I liked about you shadowbox was that you put both flags to represent your nationality and ethnicity.
Hi my name is Angel and the school i got to is fremont high school and we were doing the same project as you.one questuion i have is why are there badge patches in your box?one question i have about your writing is that is saying that every one that live in oakland is bad and the other people that don’t live here are like oaklands a bad place when it’s not and not all people thing oakland is bad (the people that don live here).
The patches are from a video game that i enjoyed and liked and they came in the collector edition of the game and it came with the patches and they mean something but i qwiet don’t remember what they mean .Oakland is not really that bad but they just think is bad because what they hear in the news about shootings and the drug use also. Hope i answered your questions
Dear Frank J Serrano
I like how your talking that they should be a raise for people that cant evan pay bills or for food and also I like how you talk about that African-American people get badly punished or even shot/killed for there race and skin tone,One more thing that I like about your post is that you talk about our society and that it should…[Read more]
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