• Dear Nacia,
    I really enjoy reading your post about what you believe about animal testing. I really like how you have written two different opinions of why and why not there should be animal testing. Really good at giving reasons and being clear, nice job on your post and hopefully later on I have a chance to read more of your posts!

  • Dear Yureida,
    I really like your post. I like how you have talk about who was Henrietta Lacks and about her cells. I also believe its a bad idea how scientist used Henrietta’s cells without permission but even though I agree with you with the Lacks family should be compensated. Nice job on your post its really good hopefully later on, on the…[Read more]

  • There has been a lot of people wondering should testing on animals and human should be ethical? Here I would explain an opinion. Testing on animal should be ethical but it shouldn’t be ethical for human testing.

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  • Dear Yadira,
    I like how you have written a poem of your life. Giving people a chance to learn more about who you are and explaining your life how its going and the routine you always have to do for example what did it meant when you would always go to the clinic. I enjoyed reading your poem, it was so good. Thanks for your writing. I look forward…[Read more]

  • Dear Estephany,
    I really like your post “ Reflecting on My Name” I like the words that you have added, makes it sound more strong and have good similes. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “ We are fighters. We have each other’s back. Our family before anything and anyone. The the name I carry defines who I am and I would not want to…[Read more]

  • Hello Paola, I really enjoy reading the comments that are left on my post I appreciate you for commenting on my post. I really love how you agree with my opinion and that you like my post. Hopefully later on I could read any post of yours and you keep reading to my posts.

  • Hello Nakiah, I appreciate you for reading my article. It makes me feel happy that it makes you feel happy and excited and how we both agree about the situation that’s happening in Oakland.

  • Hello Oscar, thank you for taking you’re time and commenting on my post.

  • Dear Chris:
    I am happy to read your post , “ Violence in Oakland” because it talks about what is the problem in Oakland. I like how you had divided paragraphs talking about an specific topic because it would be easier to read and it would also be easier to find information someone would like to know about. One sentence you wrote that stand out for…[Read more]

  • How does being exposed to violence affect youth in Oakland? Violence has affected many people in Oakland. Is a behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something; but it’s m

    • Dear, Leslie GT

      I am impressed by your post “Violence Affecting Youth in Oakland” because its saying facts that we see in Oakland now in days. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Violence keeps adding on communities and had divided Oakland”. I think this is really powerful to me because it’s true i see it in the news and in the streets and it is really accurate. Another sentence that stood out to me was “Violence is not only affecting our communities, it’s affecting youth who live in Oakland.” this stood out to me because i can already visualize youth in Oakland that has changed themselves and be really affected. And overall wow leslie i agree with you on your post it’s incredible the amount of evidence you wrote and really everything stood out for me . Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing you’re next post because you explain with details and be powerful.

      Sincerely Paola H

      • Hello Paola, I really enjoy reading the comments that are left on my post I appreciate you for commenting on my post. I really love how you agree with my opinion and that you like my post. Hopefully later on I could read any post of yours and you keep reading to my posts.

    • Dear Leslie,

      I am happy about your “violence affecting youth in oakland” because it is a very happy and exciting blog to read. one sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “Violence is not only affecting our communities, it’s affecting youth who live in Oakland” because does affect both and both are being hurt by this so I think that we should put in a effort to stop it. Your blog reminds me of how oakland really is and how oakland has its own kind of problems and that’s what make it unique.

      • Hello Nakiah, I appreciate you for reading my article. It makes me feel happy that it makes you feel happy and excited and how we both agree about the situation that’s happening in Oakland.

    • Hi sister! I really like how you put thought and effort into your article. Very good reliable sources especially because you interviewed a person

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  • Hello Yojana,
    I am happy about your work, with what you have done with your shadow box and added on your post “Yojana’s Dominant and Counter narrative shadow box” because you weren’t afraid to share out your story of the dominant and counter narratives. I think that the explanation of your shadow box is really good because it’s clear to under…[Read more]

  • Who I Really Am
    I have done this Shadow Box where I show the counter narrative the truth about me who I actually am and what represents me. In my Shadow Box I have added two flags one is the Mexican flag and the

    • Hey Leslie,
      I really liked your shadow box. I like the wide variety of objects. From stuffed animals, to sea shells, and tape (if that is tape, its hard to tell). I especially love the Rosie the Riveter.

    • Leslie, I really enjoyed reading about what others think of you contrasting with who you know you are. It was interesting for me to hear about your experience as a Latina and how it has shaped you. I also enjoyed reading about stereotypes that people inherently place on you, and how you have overcome these stereotypes in your own life. I found it inspiring when you said that “Many people assume a lot of things about me like; I’m weak, Latino/a are not good at school, or because my race is Latina, have Mexican blood I have to be a member of the Catholic religion, but those dominant narratives are incorrect. I’m a strong female”. This statement demonstrates your high sense of self worth and helps me to gain a better understanding of how strong you really are. Thank you for letting me read, I hope to see more from you in the future. -Reilly

    • Hello Leslie,
      My name is Luz Morales I attend to Fremont High and I really like your shadow box because I can relate to your story as a latina I know what it feels like to be marginalized in a box full of stereotypical beliefs. One of the things that I really liked about this piece was the part where you talked about your religion and breaking the gender stereotypes is really empowering. Another thing I really liked about this shadowbox was the way you connected the phoenix bird to you and the way you gave some background about why you identify as a phoenix bird. To further your thinking here are some questions I would like to ask, Where do you think stereotypes come from? when you hear the words Prejudice and stereotype what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Why do think people stereotype others?

    • Hello Leslie,
      My name is Long and I attend Fremont High School where I did the same shadow box project. I really liked that you put both flags that represent you which are the American flag and the Mexico flag. For my shadow box I had the same idea but I am using the American flag and the Vietnam flag. A question I have about your shadow box is that out of all the stuffed animals that you added to your shadow box which one would you say is your favorite? Overall I think that you did really great on your shadow box due to the fact you added artifacts to show what you truly love and the way you set it up was very lovely.

    • Dear Leslie,

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Emmy and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was that you explained everything and was straight forward.
      Something I have a question about is how did you feel while they made the dominant narratives about you?Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://emmyffsh2021.edublogs.org/2017/11/09/assignment-5/.
      Thank You!

    • Hey Leslie,
      Thanks for sharing such a cool shadow box. From reading this I really learned a lot of new things about you for example that you really like bags and painting your nails. I didn’t notice that you are always wearing earrings. I hope that you share more with advisory so we can be able to know you better.

    • Dear Leslie,
      I really enjoyed reading your artist statement I feel like it made a really big impact on me. The things that you included in your shadow box were really nice like the seashells and the makeup even the little artifacts were beautiful. Good job on your shadow box! It was truly beautiful.

    • Dear Leslie,
      I am shocked to see your shadow box because I can really see the identities you are talking about based on the objects and pictures you used. I think your box really is outstanding because you really show that you care about your religion and you care about family. Something that I was thinking about was why did you choose a background color to be white does that have any meaning in your shadow box? One part of your artwork that stood out to me was the tape you have and I predict you used that since you get sick very often. Another part that stood out to me was the picture of my godparents you used because it shows they are really important to you and they are a part of your identity. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you have very strong ideas and you are really creative. I think you did really good showing your identities with the objects you chose good job Lala.

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