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    Hello community,

    As we all know there is a big global outbreak of the Corona Virus and we have been told to stay indoors and do social distancing. People are being asked to stay inside because the Corona Virus

    Social distancing while in quarantine

    Hello community, As we all know there is a big global outbreak of the Corona Virus and we have been told to stay indoors and do social distancing. People are being asked to stay inside because the Corona Virus is...

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    • Hi Manuel,
      I liked reading your post. It was informative and well though through. I agree more people need to take part in wearing masks when they go outside. They are endangering themselves and others. What scares me the most are the people who are asymptomatic and think they don’t need to wear a mask. Your other point about staying indoors is okay. If people did wear masks when they go outside then everyone wouldn’t need to stay inside as much. Unfortunately since a lot of people don’t wear masks outside then staying inside would be safer. Do you think that we as a society will have to do everything at home because of COVID-19? Here is an article I found that could help you further your ideas. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf
      -Cora

    • This was a very well researched essay. Well done. This serves as a nice presentation of much of the current information we have about social distancing and I think that could come in real handy, especially now that businesses are being open across the country. As you mentioned, a fair few people don’t wear masks or social distance which is a problem. Historically, it’s tough for our nation to come together on a certain issue and it baffles me that this is somehow no different. Your essay is a nice way to show how objectivity needs to win out for this to work.

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    A place For Everyone    According to Huckmag K-Dub did hard work to build from the ground up skatepark in Oakland after there were only just a few and also a way to bring the community together. (ht

    Skateboarding in the bay area

    A place For Everyone    According to Huckmag K-Dub did hard work to build from the ground up skatepark in Oakland after there were only just a few and also a way to bring the community together. (https://www.huckmag.com/outdoor/skate/meet-k-dub-hard-hustling-visionary-behind-oaklands-diy-skate-park-town-park/). Based on the...

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    • Manuel,
      The idea of building areas in which skaters can go in Oakland is a great idea. It is not an uncommon thing to ban skateboarders around city areas. People tend to associate skateboards with disrespectful kids who vandalize everything. Even though this stereotype isn’t always true, it is one that is very real. That is why I think the idea of building areas where skateboarders are allowed to go is a great idea and one that should be put into action soon. The building of skateparks would be a service to skaters as well as one to the city as they won’t have to worry about the potential problems of skateboarders. I am interested in hearing more about what you have to say on the topic.

      Additionally, here is an article about some of the benefits of skateparks.

      The Top 6 Benefits of Public Skateparks

      -Alexander Nuntapreda

    • I agree, the skating community has been placed down by many because the public believes that skating is a breeding ground for crime. Though in reality skating is a positive activity that push kids to go outside. I believe illicit behavior occurs when the youth has nothing to do or nowhere to go. Skateparks give the youth a safe location to perform and socialize with others in their community.

    • I completely agree. The stereotypes and generalizations of skateboarders being criminals, drug users, and dangerous people is an unfair and inaccurate assessment of reality. Skateboarding is an art to those who practice it and can lead to entire careers and professions. The idea to implement more areas for skaters to go is great and something that should already be implemented in areas like this.

    • Dear manuel. ithink that your post was pretty decent. A line that stood out to me is” In many public places in Oakland and the Bay Area, people screw metal rods in cement blocks where people sit on to prevent them from riding on top of them, but Oakland doesn’t do much or spend money on skateparks. That’s why people skate around the city because they don’t have anywhere else to skate around” because you had made a good point an that point actually makes sense. I agree with u because your a skater and you feel strongly about this.keep it up.

      • Thanks alot for reading my blog I like how you took a direct quote to prove what you were saying and made it stronger

        • Dear Manny, I think your post was really great because you explain a lot how there are no skate parks in Oakland. A line that stood out to me was “The city has nice places so people go there but also ban skateboarding so people don’t do it which is dumb because its a public area and people take items like backpacks purses and bicycles there so why would they not let people use skateboards there”. This line stood out to me because you really have and argument because you think it’s dumb that people ban skateboards on areas even if they are public areas. I agree with your point about how there are rarely any skateparks in Oakland because I drive with my family a lot around Oakland and never see any skateparks. I think that there should really be skateparks for children to go to so they don’t have to skate where people wouldn’t like them to skate. Thanks for writing and keep it up you are really doing a great job.

          • thank you for reading my article an like how you connected it to your personal life too

            • Manuel,
              I found your article very intresting to read. I am not a resident of the Bay Area but I felt as though you explained the problem so well that someone who doesn’t live there can sympathize with you.

              Gracie

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            In my shadow box all the objects have my identities because they have my assigned identities as well as a chosen identity. I added paper to the box and tried to make it even. I added red white and green paper to

            Shadow Box

            In my shadow box all the objects have my identities because they have my assigned identities as well as a chosen identity. I added paper to the box and tried to make it even. I added red white and...

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            • I appreciate how you represented where you are from and made that the background of your box. I also have a Mexican background, and it is important to be proud of where you are from. It shows respect to your ancestors and family members. and “I needed to add this because that is one of my assigned identity because I was born being a male.” I think it was important that you added this because gender really shows who you are a person. Why do you love to show your identity as a gamer? Your box was very fun and creative to see. Remember to always stick up for your background and what you believe in!

            • Hi! I’m a student at SJSU and I wanted to let you know that I think your shadow box is phenomenal. I like the way it expresses who you are, where you come from, and what your interest are. It gives me great joy knowing that you are proud of who are you are and what you like to do because that is very important in life and I wish I had that sense of pride when I was your age. Great job again and have a great school year! 🙂

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