• At my school there is something called Possession where we end the academic year earlier than other schools and we have 2 weeks of straight field trips of our choice. The possession I decided to choose is called



    When, if ever, is testing on humans ethical? I believe that it is not ethical under any circumstance to experiment with humans because we are people who are meant to live in this world

    • Dear Leslie,
      I really enjoyed reading through your blog post. The hook at the beginning really want me to want to read even more. I also really enjoyed the background that you gave us on this topic. For example, “They did labor work and were rarely fed and part of that place in time Jewish people who were kept captive were often used for experiments.”. You told us exactly who was experimented on and who did the experiments. Overall, you had a lot of evidence and all of the evidence connected to your main topic, which is that human experimentation is not right and it is not ethical.

    • Dear Leslie,
      Hey girl!!!! I am shocked about what your wrote because human experimentation shouldn’t have to happen to people especially to people that just wanted to live their life but couldn’t. One sentence that stood out to me was “They ruined her reproductive system and put her through a lot of pain for their scientific needs. Some people may think that human experimentation in general is helpful, but I think it shouldn’t be done because it harms a human life when it shouldn’t have never been harmed in the first place even for the expense of others.” This stood out to me because it’s true that human experiments harm human and it shouldn’t be this way. People that had to experience the brutal and painful experiments shouldn’t had to face that and should have the say. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing you write more because your writing can be very important.

    • Dear Leslie,
      I was really interested in what you had to write, you wrote really good things. You really organized your blog very neatly which made it easier to read and got me hooked on to reading more. You gave really good evidence and supported it with great analysis. You didnt just summarize it, you went beyond and helped me understand the quotes better. Your background for your blog was very interesting which made me more eager to read more. But very good job on typing this, it was vey good.


  • Dear Alison,

    I love how you wrote about this important topic in time and did a great job while doing it. I included a lot of great information about a lot of different things about it. You also gave a lot of great intake about this study and help the reader better understand what you were talking about. You are a great writer!! Cant wait what you…[Read more]

  • Dear kami,

    Your post was very detailed and talked about alot of important topics in our history which was so cool how you incorporated all of that. I also liked how you includes the principles of bioethics that was super helpful to better understand the aspect of ethics revolving around ethics. You gave me a leds while reading this and a clear…[Read more]

  • Dear ying,

    Your post topic was very interesting! Even though it was a very tramatic event in our history I found it very interesting read about these experiments that were done. But along with that thought it was very sad to know that they were treated that way in fact a line that stuck out to me the most was, “ He did blood transfusion from o…[Read more]

  • Dear Olga,
    Thank you for commenting on my post! I enjoyed reading your reply. Wow I love that you hvae so many questions! Hmm… How I felt about money well honestly I didn’t care much about it, but I also did not spend so much money or save it up ethier. But once I saw the real struggle I value it more. I didn’t really have a support…[Read more]

  • Education should be for everyone


    “Approximately 17%, roughly two million, of illegal immigrants are under the age of 18, about 65 thousand graduate from high school each year, and only 5-10% of them co

    • Leslie, this is the best article I have been reading so far! I highly agree on the two topics that matter the most, Immigration and Education. I love how every paragraph is connected to one another making your reasoning very strong. You talked about two heavy topics that are usually sensitive, but you made it very clear on what you’re purpose is.

    • Dear leslie ,

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is kamron and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was how your box has things hanging from it its looks very creative
      Something I have a question about is what made you come up with hanging things from your box. Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://kamrondfhs2021.edublogs.org/.
      Thank You!

    • Dear Leslie,
      I am thankful that you wrote, “Education and Immigration in Oakland” because I am undocumented too and I believe that I have the same opportunities as every American. Just because you are an immigrant doesn’t mean you can’t do what other people can. That is why I am thankful that you decided to write about this very important issue that has being going on in the world and our communities. A sentence that stood out to me was, “In fact, the united states is the land of opportunity there are great places to work and to have a great education which should be offered to other people too no matter the status.” I think this is very true because there are more opportunities here in the U.S then in your home country. This matters because everyone deserves to be treated equally and have the same opportunities as everyone no matter their status. I am very lucky to have gotten a good education and go to college because I received financial help and had the same opportunities as my classmates. Thanks for your writing. I appreciate that you focused on this topic because is something that affects a lot of people. I look forward to seeing what you write next because its going to contain more interviews from people being affected by the issue and good information for everyone to be aware.

    • Dear Leslie,

      I am moved by your post, “Education and Immigration in Oakland,” because I also believe that these two topics are extremely important. One sentence that I agree with was, “They should have the same opportunities as if a legal student would have because they did not have a say to be undocumented so they should have a say now for their education.” because I think this should be common sense. Every student should have the same rights regardless of what their documentation status is. I also found it very powerful how you used strong statistics to showcase the severity of this issue.

      Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

    • Leslie,
      I agree with your points. I also like the small interviews you did. It also struck me when the anonymous person said that she is surviving. Almost like she’s not getting any benefits from living here. Which is true, because through my research, I found illegal immigrants put so much into the society through paying taxes, fueling their money into the economy through consumption, and working all the jobs that American citizens don’t wanna do themselves. Here is an article you might like: https://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T003&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=3&docId=GALE%7CA431698319&docType=Cover+story&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=STOM&contentSet=GALE%7CA431698319&searchId=R3&userGroupName=pioneer&inPS=true&authCount=1&u=pioneer

  • Two faced Lovers


    All it takes is one breath.

    One breath to move on from that heartbeat of guilt.

    Not only a breath but a step into the world of hate

    Into the world of criticism and betrayal

    Until you

  • Dear Destiny,

    I definitely agree with you me as being female I have asked myself those questions too. But although we are a minority as you may say we will always stand strong no matter what. That’s the best thing about it. One line that stood out to me was where you stated, “Women get paid on average 60-75% of a man’s wage yet they work at l…[Read more]

  • Dear Eduardo,

    I love you post and what you agreeing with in fact I agree with you. I love the line where you said, ” Something I would tell the leaders of America is that if we work together our bonds will become stronger and our economy would be more efficient.” I definitely agree with you I wish leaders from american would understand too.…[Read more]


    This Shadow Box represents my identity and where I come from and what I am proud to be known as. When you look at my box you may see a wooden piece that looks like a ladder but it isn’t I promise. It’s

    • Dear Leslie,
      I really liked your post of how you shared your experience when you were a little girl. But at the same time describing the objects you had in your shadow box because when I saw the image I thought of a different significance. This connects to me somehow because i wasn’t born in America i’m a Guatemalan girl and I feel proud of that because it makes me feel more powerful in this society were females get treated different. Also I agree with you for the last part of your story of how womans get suppressed in this society. But as how you say, you winning that metal describes another meaning of you as a female.

      Some questions that I have are:
      How did you feel about money when you hadn’t visit your motherland, Mexico?
      Is there a person who has helped you in your struggles when you most needed them?
      You seeing the problem that woman’s face in this society. How would you like to make a difference in the future, if you could do something?

      Hope you write more about your stories because they are unique and I really enjoyed reading your post.


      • Dear Olga,
        Thank you for commenting on my post! I enjoyed reading your reply. Wow I love that you hvae so many questions! Hmm… How I felt about money well honestly I didn’t care much about it, but I also did not spend so much money or save it up ethier. But once I saw the real struggle I value it more. I didn’t really have a support system at that time but I would like to say I do right now. To make a difference as a women I would make groups of women and try to fight for our rights and I think I would also make a movement as how we have one right not but way more divers of course. There has been many cases where not alot of women of color have say as much as white women would so I would want to change that.
        Thank you for commenting, Leslie

    • Dear Leslie, I’m very intrigued by your shadow box. One sentence that stood out to me was when you talked about how running helped relieve stress and how it’s a passion for you. It stood out to me because I agree and I actually feel the same way about it. Your box is very creative, especially with the ladders. The medal is really pretty too. You did a good job representing and showing your identities to everyone and I want to thank & congratulate you for doing so.

  • Dear John Penitani,

    I agree with your post ¨Leaders, A Letter about Teanagers¨ because People in our society should be aware of what they inflict onto us as a community it will also inflict with our future. One sentence that stood out to me a lot was where you said,¨The people elected should set up new laws that would le…[Read more]

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