My name is Long Nguyen and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback. One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you explained exactly how foster care kids are affected which intrigued me greatly. You also explained why and how they aren’t getting…[Read more]
Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Long Nguyen and I am a student at Fremont High School. Something I liked about your work was that I also love the raiders and you were very creative about your work. Something I have a question about is why did you write a red X mark on Donald Trump’s face. Please feel free to comment on…[Read more]
Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Long Nguyen and I am a student at Fremont High School. Something I liked about your work was that it was very creative and pretty. Something I have a question about is what did the two hands represent in the middle of your shadowbox. Please feel free to comment on my work in the…[Read more]
Hello Emely, my name is Long and I go to Fremont High School where I did the same project. A question I have about your work is are you from Mexico or America since you show both flags? A question I have about what you wrote is how many races do you identify since you said that one of your races is Mexican? Something I really like about your…[Read more]
Hello Long, I am actually from the United States. My parents are from Mexico but I feel that I am also Mexican because I am more familiar to those roots. I identify as Mexican American because my parents are from Mexico but I was born in the United States so that is why I identify as both.
Hello Yojana, my name is Long and I attend Fremont High School where I did the same project. A question I have about your work is what does the house suppose to represent in your shadowbox? A question I have about what you wrote is that you say your race is guatemalan but were you born in America or Guatemala? I really liked that you added family…[Read more]
Hello Kimberly, my name is Long and I attend Fremont HIgh School where I did the same project. A question I have about your work is are you religious? What did you mean by when you put change in your shadowbox? I really loved that you showed both flags of Mexico and America to show both your identities.
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…[Read more]
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