• Is it ethical to use data from Nazi medical experiments?

    By: Mario Garibay-Hernandez

    You maybe asking if it’s alright to use nazi data for medical experiments, and I say that shouldn’t be done. This is true bec

    • Mario,

      I think this is a great question that will certainly generate a lot of debate, as it has for years. I’ll keep my answer short and say, as long as the data is credible, it’s worth considering for medical purposes.

      From a human perspective, it’s hard to separate objectivity from our emotions and what we feel is right, however, history has proven, in some areas, that Nazi Germany did lead several technological breakthroughs, whether it was through their military airfare or the making of Volkswagen. As Volkswagen continues to be one of the more efficient brands, it’s fair to say the global market hasn’t shy’d away from selling a product created during Nazi Germany by Nazi engineers.

    • Hey, Mario. I am very interested in this topic and just wanted to ask a question about a statement you made. If the person was stressed when they died would it be detrimental to the data? Would someone who is accidentally submerged into freezing water going to panic as well? I would be very interested in seeing more information from you on this subject. The article you have a link to seems credible and I learned things I had not known like the work the Nazis did on hypothermia. Another article on what the Nazis researched and why it should not be used would be helpful, especially if it had specific examples of studies or families being upset about data being used.

  • Dear Curyj:

    We are three Oakland students who are writing to you because we have the same goal to decrease and stop gun violence in Oakland streets, for example, you guys have stopped gang injunctions which

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Albert Munn 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 how you want to keep the gun violent’s out of the streets. Also how you care about what happens in the streets because most people do not care.

      Something I have a question about is what made you do this projecy

      Thank you for sharing your project!

    • Hello evreyone

      (Hi im Hannah Baker) I agree with you that the society is in a crisis because of the weapons people carry and the damage they could cause and that they have caused. I feel that people should stop gun violence because if we do we could save even more lives.

    • My name is Kevin and i agree with you there is a lot of violence in Oakland. I lived most of my life here and like I seen the environment around me. Like I heard some many gun shots near a live that I am use to it.

  • Dear ,
    Thank you for having me read your work. Your blog is very interesting and unique. I also like how you are showing something that others aren’t.
    Mario Garibay-Hernandez

  • Dear , Nacia
    Thank you for having me read your work. Your blog is very interesting and unique. It also shows how you show the animals rights.
    Mario Garibay-Hernandez

  • Mario posted an update 2 years, 3 months ago

    I like your your animal research project. I feel like you can explain more on why you chose the question

  • Dear Alison,
    Thank you for having me read your work. Your blog is very interesting and is showing how many undocumented people have gone to doctors and checking they’re health. One sentence that I love the most is when you interviewed Cynthia and when she said, “It’s not that I don’t want my children to have good health, it’s just that I don’t w…[Read more]

  • Dear Adri,
    Thank you for having me read your work. I liked the fact that you included West Oakland, and not Oakland in general. I see and like how you were talking about how people that are moving out, and how they are either moving to another city or are being homeless. Being homeless might be hard for some people to take in because they feel…[Read more]

  • How is gentrification affecting Oakland’s rent prices? Why are Landlords raising the prices of our rents? Have we done anything to stop this? People in Oakland have to move because they can’t afford to live her

  • War Causes Illogical Deaths!



    When it comes to war,

    Deaths may occur

    But they have never been

    By a natural death,

    But by violence

    Illogical death.


    Is a place where gangs are

  • Mario commented on the post, My box 2 years, 7 months ago

    Querido Cesar,
    Me gusto tu caja bien mucho, y me gusto que pusistes las cartas de loteria. La lotería representa bien mucho lo mexicano que eres. También me gusto que escribiste bien mucho y eso me hace entender mucho mas de lo que tienes en tu caja.

  • 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.

  • Mario posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Dear Alex,
    I found your box to be very interesting. I thought you adding the chicken wings was very creative. Overall, I thought your box is very creative and well done.

  • Artist Statement

    Mario Garibay-Hernandez


    My shadow box shows both chosen and assigned identity for myself. Firstly, the cars in the middle show all the side shows happening around Oakland. I believe that’s

    • Mario,

      I found your box to be very interesting. I thought your creation of the car and the sideshows was very creative. Overall, I thought your box is very creative and well done.

    • Mario, this box, from what you have told us, represents you well. I believe it shows your creative side while still showing your background and your interests. I think this is very well done, creative, and thought out. Keep working hard.

    • Dear Mario,
      Your box is really interesting to me because I can relate to most of the objects in your box. I also think that this box also clearly represents you because they’re all things you like and are interested in. One thing I like about your box is that you have a picture of yourself in it because I only seen a couple of people with pictures in theirs. Thank you for your work.

    • nice

      it was good

    • Dear Mario,

      I think your box is really interesting because I can really relate to the things you talked about like living in oakland and having side shows around. I think this really represents yourself and what you identify as. there’s one thing you could have done better and that was your identity for mexico because people are going to ask why is this important to this person.

    • Dear Mario,
      I am interested about the cars that are in your shadow box because I have a lot of cars doing sideshows by my house. Also, I like that you added the cars instead of just putting a picture. One sentence that stands out to me is that you’re light skinned, born in the us, and parents born in mexico because it’s the same for me.

  • Dear Maria,
    I really enjoyed reading your opinion about the book “Two badges The life of Mona Ruiz.
    I agree with what you are saying about this book. Hopefully I would be able to read it too because it sounds very interesting. I wish I would have been able to know more about it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write…[Read more]

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