• Dear Yasmin,
    I am so happy that I got to read your amazing and informative blog because you used real life situations to help support your writing which made your blog so much stronger!
    One sentence you wrote that stood out for me was: “This affects the young community because they will always have that thought in there mind that it could be t…[Read more]

  • Dear Valerie
    I am very thankful for you contributing to the youth voices community with your great blog!
    Your writing really stood out to me because you wrote some very convincing arguments that I also agree with. For example, one sentence you wrote that stood out for me is, “This is clearly showing that not only is it affecting the students but i…[Read more]

  • Marleni posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for reading my blog. The Part of your comment that stood out to me was “it was super interesting and it was very clear as well”. A question I have for you is what was your favorite part of my blog? Look forward to back!

      •                                                                     Immigrants Create A Better Community

         

        “I think they’re great, they are what keep Oakland from turning into a “white- washed” community. Immi

        • Dear Marleni

          I agree with the first quote started “I think they’re great, they are what keep Oakland from turning into a “white- washed” community. Immigrants bring the culture to Oakland”. I agree with this because without immigrants it wouldn’t be the same. One sentence that stands out to me is how you said “Immigration allows there to be more opportunities for Americans, they get a chance to interact with more people who come from different countries and who speak different languages.” because its VERY TRUE people can meet new people and not be use to the same people. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your work is very amazing.

        • Dear Marleni,

          I like how you used 2 interviews and 2 sources to show that Immigrants create a better future with more diversity in the communities, bringing culture in Oakland, and having more ways to have a good life. BUT you should’ve talk more about your argument to expand your thinking and have more reasons why Immigrants show more opportunities!

          Edwin M.

        • Dear Marleni,

          First of Marleni I want to say good job on completing your Blog. Good job on your interviews you asked very good questions ad got good answers to make your blog stronger. Also I like when you said, “Many people assume the worst of immigrants just because they move from one country to another” because it’s very true immigrants are stereotyped and face stigma due to the fact that they’re moving to a different country to have a better future for themselves and their family. Continue to work hard you been doing good.

        • Dear Marleni,
          I like the fact that you added 2 interview and your own perspective on what you think what will be better for oakland like bringing culture back. I want to say good job for completing your blog it talks about good topic and it seem that you put a lot of work on it. I agree with your main point that immigrant just come to america to have a better future.

        • Marleni

          I liked reading your blog because it was super interesting and it was very clear as well to what you want to change or bring awareness to. I like the quote you used in the beginning because it tells us what what it’s going to be about. I really liked the strong interviews you had and the pieces of evidence that you had because it made your argument very strong. I think your work is strong and keep doing good.

      • Marleni commented on the post, Alcoholism 3 months, 1 week ago

        Dear Oswaldo,
        Your poem is a very personal story and I really appreciate you sharing it with our class. I like how you connected love to an addiction that will cause you to do crazy things. I could really see where you used the different literary devices! One thing you could work on is being more concise at times I felt as if you were telling the…[Read more]

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        In this Poem I connected Oakland to Romeo and Juliet’s story!

        Taught to hate

        Brought them their fate

         

        Racism rooted in the past

        Two Oakland star crossed lovers don’t last

         

        “Forbidden” love created

        • Dear Marleni

          Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was ” They sacrifice everything for their Devotion Not knowing …It would end their rose from growing” because I really liked how you represented their love as a rose.¨ A connection I made to your poem is how much backlash people in biracial relationships get. Your poem also really reminded me of Romeo and Juliet with a little twist which I really enjoyed. Thank you so much for writing and I look forward to reading your next post.

      • Marleni commented on the post, My shadow box 5 months ago

        Dear Tania,

        Your shadow box is really beautiful. I like how you incorporated many pictures and objects to express your counter narratives. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “On the outside I had also put red paper to represent how society thinks we are part of a gang” That sentence stood out to me because it is good to bre…[Read more]

      • Marleni commented on the post, My Shadow box 5 months, 1 week ago

        Dear Kenya,

        Your shadow box is really beautiful. I like how you incorporated many pictures and objects to express your counter narratives. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “I choose to try my hardest and never give up.” That sentence stood out to me because it is good to have that in mind. Also, its better to have a gro…[Read more]

      • This is my shadow box. My shadow box is showing the difference between my counter and dominant narratives. A dominant narrative is a part of my story told by oppressors with power and privilege. This box is also

        • Dear Marleni,
          I am very happy for you because your box came out very beautiful and detailed! Your box really stood out to me because its very colorful and its shows so much about you. For example the Salvadorian Flag that clearly shows a part of your culture and it extremely beautiful. Good Job on you shadow box!
          Thank you!
          Kenya Sanchez

        • Dear,

          Marleni I really like how you added lots of detail and I like everything about it. I see that you added la rosa de guadalupe and I like that.

          Miguel Pablo

      • Dear Natalie,

        I am very surprised on how beautiful your box is because I love all the color you incorporated into it. I like the fact that each symbol means something to you and who you are.

        from,
        Marleni.

      • Marleni became a registered member 6 months, 3 weeks ago