• Should animal cruelty be called animal testing? Animal cruelty has been an issue for many years, there are many things that are hurting animals but are not considered animal cruelty. There are many homes for

    • Dear Salvador:
      I am in awe about your post, “Animal testing is Animal cruelty,” because it has so much truth and knowledge. There are many good points that a lot of people don’t think about.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The U.S allows for animals to be burned for testing” I think this is horrible because having a pet being burned is terrifying to most people. Yet the United States allows pets to be burned, which is sick.
      Another sentence that I agreed with was: “Moreover, based on my background I know that when a young person hurts an animal automatically people see a future killer, the reality is that by not putting a stop to this adults become murders of the poor animals. ” This stood out for me because it is very true and sad. If anyone hears about a pet owner being mean to their pet, the pet owner is declared evil and inhumane. Yet peoples jobs are to hurt innocent animals.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you have many valid points, and these is a thorough well thought out post. If this is how all your posts are then I would love to see what important topic you talk about next.

  • Liz posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Dear Xochitl, I loved your work, it was really a gift to be reading such honest work, I loved how you said that you’re different from everyone else, and I think that’s one of your strengths in your personality, therefore, it allows you to think differently when you write. I think that using 3rd person really made your work stand out, it showed t…[Read more]

  • Dear Miguel, I love how you used the metaphor about the frog in the desert it really expanded my thinking about your name. I think your writing is very powerful and the way you talk about your family is very passionate. I’m glad I got to read your work, even though I don’t know you, your work let’s me know that you are a strong worker and I hope…[Read more]

  • Hey Enrique thank you so much for taking time off your day to read my post, I’m glad you enjoyed reading my work. I would like to ask you what you think we should do or what could we do to make this community more fair for the LGBTQ community? I will love for you to share your opinion with me, I will love to know what your opinion about the LGBTQ…[Read more]

  • Dear Aaron, your work has impressed me a lot I like the way you talk about soldiers coming back from war with PTSD. I think your blog is really important because it brings up very important points and your evidence does a very good job in showing how PTSD affects the community. I love how you talk about the violence causing PTSD and how to prevent…[Read more]

  • Dear Erika, I am amazed by your work it really shows how you’ve grown as a writer. I like the point that you brought up about the violence rates going down. I think you did good in choosing this topic because people need to know that this community is getting safer. Something that stood out to me was the line “The rates of this crimes it’s dec…[Read more]

  • For my modern version of Romeo and Juliet I rewrote a scene as a song. I wanted my song to show the love Romeo and Juliet had and at the same time show how love can cause death. My theme was originally “history c


    LGBTQ in The Streets


    Did you know that 26% of the LGBTQ youth have trouble coming out to their parents? (Human Rights Campaign). Where do they go when they need support? Oakland does not have enough s

    • Dear Liz,

      I really enjoyed in reading your blog! I really liked how you decided to talk about the LGBTQ community and it’s a topic that nobody else talked about in their blogs. A line that you wrote that I really liked is “This is important to know because almost half of the LGBTQ youth were in a non supportive community. It matters because where are they supposed to go? We should be asking ourselves where these teens are going if there are not enough support centers.” You are completely right and more people should be informed about this topic. Another sentence that I really enjoyed reading was “Yes, it is true, Oakland has some support centers, but we still need more. The current support situation is three support centers in Oakland (Google Maps) Even though there is support there are not many that offer homes and food. I agree with you that there should be more support centers in Oakland because clearly we don’t have enough. I can’t wait to see what else you write!

      Sincerely, Jennifer

    • Dear Lizbet,
      I enjoyed reading your blog about the LGBTQ community. You bring up very interesting points on the cisgender community vs the LGBTQ community. What stood out ot me about your post is when you explained “This is important to know because almost half of the LGBTQ youth were in a non supportive community”. This stood out because it shows how LGBTQ youth need a supportive community in order to develop and become who they want to be. Thank you for writing and explaining this topic. Im looking forward to reading more of your posts!

      • Hey Enrique thank you so much for taking time off your day to read my post, I’m glad you enjoyed reading my work. I would like to ask you what you think we should do or what could we do to make this community more fair for the LGBTQ community? I will love for you to share your opinion with me, I will love to know what your opinion about the LGBTQ is. Sincerely Liz

  • Dear Sage,
    I’m liz I just want to say home much I enjoyed reading your experiences with language. I wish my mom would be a french teacher. I feel like knowing more than one language is a privilege because you get to communicate with people from around the world. I also feel it’s a challenge, but after you complete it you feel proud because you…[Read more]

  • Dear Ben Brown, I am liz from Life Academy and I just wanted to say that I couldn’t agree with you more your article is very strong, I love how you used the example of Colin Kaepernick. That is a very clear statement and I loved how you said it’s bigger than football. It really is there are innocent people are dying because the police are not…[Read more]

  • Artist Statement     

    Lizbet Gabriel

    Many people assume Mexican people are criminals and rapist, my counter narrative is that not all Mexican people are criminals. I grew up with a sweet loving Mexican mom

    • Dear Liz,
      I found your box to be very interesting. I thought your creation of all the flowers made your box more colorful and it made it stand out more. It was very creative. Overall, I thought your box is very creative and well done.

    • Dear LIz,
      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Melody and I am a student at Fremont High School. Something I liked about your work was that you let people know that beauty isn’t about looks and it’s not it’s about who you are inside. Something I question about is where is the item you use to drink with in Mexico. Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. Thank you!

    • Dear Liz,
      One part of your shadow box that stands out for me is where you have the picture of Kendall Jenner to show natural beauty. This made me understand more about how beauty isn’t just about how you look on the outside, but who you truly are on the inside. Another part that I liked was how you weren’t afraid to express who you are and basically you are very fearless and I want to be like that too. Your shadow box reminds me of something that I do a lot which is play around with makeup. Thank you for making this wonderful artwork.

    • Dear Liz,
      I am inspired by your shadow box because you were not afraid of sharing what your shadow box meant to you. Your shadow box is so beautiful it’s so colorful and I love what you included in it. It looks like you really took your time on embellishing it. You added great pictures and you talked about the things that you enjoy doing. I really enjoyed your shadow box!!!

  • Liz posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Dear Dynasty: I am interested in your letter about how racist people can be because I’ve had experiences like that but i’m hispanic and I believe a lot of white people think they have power to treat us unfairly and judge us. I think what they said about your brother and you was very disrespectful and I can’t imagine how you must of felt. I am…[Read more]

  • Liz became a registered member 1 year, 7 months ago

    • Hey my name is pedro,san juan and am writing from fremont high school in oakland ca and i see that u like makeup and like patting and i think that great for a girl to do but also focus on your education thanks for taking your time for reading this