• Dear Alex
    thank you for the great encouraging words. I’m glad that my point of view was also alike in what you believe.

  • I believe that animal experimentation is the same thing as animal cruelty depending on how they treat the animals. The reason that this is an important topic I chose to write about is that some people say that

    • Hi Melody It’s Nacia and when looking at your post there was so many feelings excitement and pride because you mentioned things like animal abuse and The Animal Welfare Act because those aren´t things that are really paid attention to and itś nice to know someone is realizing it. Thank you for you post and I hope you continue to post.
      Sincerely,
      Nacia Russell

    • Alright Melody at first I was thought that the argument being made was incorrect but after the citations and evidence it seems you changed my mind. As animals are said to be protected but you well exsplain that the laws passed are not effective properly as lost animals are gone forever on drugs that may not work. It is a good topic that should be looked into more by other people. Nice work and I look foreword to more good arguments as this.

    • Luis replied 8 months ago

      Really interesting and informative post Melody. Great citations and evidence being provided. Hope to seem more from you.

    • Dear melody, It Daniel. great post I really like how you expressed the feeling of animals abused. Really stand out to me. You did a great job on the blog really enjoyed it. can’t wait to read more blogs from you. Also great evidences. really supported your claim.

    • Dear Melody, I thought that this was a good post. I like how you say that just because animals can’t talk it gives you the right to abuse and kill them. I agree with this because I feels that animals shouldn’t be taken advantage of when since they are not able to stand up for themselves.

    • Melody, your post was well put together and helped me realize that this topic needs to be talked about more.

    • Very great job on the structure of your opinion. I really like how you brought up the topic of animal abuse. It makes it very strong.

    • Dear Joana,
      I really like the fact that you were really detailed in your writing about the animal testing because animal testing is a big deal. Especially because scientists and doctors are killing them. “There are laws that protect animal cruelty” I like this quote because most people wouldn’t want to save the animals, they don’t care about the outer world they only care about themselves. One thing I think you should add is how do you think the people that were harming the animals will feel if they were the animals.

    • Dear Melody,
      Your post is very intresting and draws alot of attention. Your point is well argued and you have avery great writing voice. Im glad you explained how animals should be protected becuase they are also a form of life. You also mentioned that they can not talk so they dont have the power to be able to advocate for themselves and have a say in what they want. Your post was very well written and I look foward to reading your next posts!

    • Dear Melody,
      I like how you talked about how there is laws that protects animal cruelty. Thank you for your post and hope you keep on posting.
      Sincerely,
      Erika Romero

    • Dear Melody,

      I’m impressed about your post because I like how you write about the topic of “I believe that animal experimentation is the same thing as animal cruelty depending on how they treat the animals.” something that i liked about your post was when you said ” The reason that this is an important topic I chose to write about is that some people say that animal experimentation is beneficial to today’s discoveries and I couldn’t agree more but do people think about what happens behind the scenes that lead to finding that cure which is animal experimentation.” i agree with you and i like how you show so much care for this topic. And you’re analysis is so strong and is your information you give is interesting. Thank you for your post i enjoyed it and would like to hear more about you.

      sincerely, paola H

    • Dear Melody
      I’m very impressed with your level of work and how well you explained everything in your blog titled Animal experimentation = Animal cruelty. It really shows your understanding on the topic. It really expresses how you feel about animal testing. One line from your blog that standed out to me was “That way is why we are one day going to have less and less animals.” This quote standed out to me because its true if we continue our behavior one day we will run out of animals and then what are we going to do. Another line that standed out to me was “ This quote matters because it is saying that the medical field does abuse animals in animal experimentations. This quote is also saying how the data is irrelevant to human health.” This quote sticked out to me because it shows that the data that is collected is irrelevant which shows that animal testing is pointless to some point. I look forward to see some more of your work in the near future.

      • Dear Alex
        thank you for the great encouraging words. I’m glad that my point of view was also alike in what you believe.

  • Dear, Genesis
    My name is Melody and I am a freshman at Life Academy. I read your writing titled “Why I’m Different as Hell” it was very interesting and it caught my attention because I often find myself wondering the same things I can really relate to a lot of things that you said. Feedback that I have for you for the future is to proof…[Read more]

  • Dear, Jimmy
    My name is Melody and I am a freshman at life academy. I read your memoir it was very good I really liked how you explained that you never had a nickname that stuck around for a long time. I can’t relate to that because i’ve had a nickname since I was a baby and it’s stuck around for a really long time. I also agree with you about…[Read more]

  • Dear, Angel
    My name is Melody I am a freshman at life academy. I read your memoir and I wanna say that I can relate to your story about nicknames because in my family we are really big on nicknames mostly everyone in my family has a nickname and I know how special that can be. I really enjoyed reading your name memoir because it was…[Read more]

  • thankyou aida. hope that you read my future art work and help me make it stronger by giving me feedback

  • Melody posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    Thank You Elvin hope you can read my future work I would appreciate feedback to make my work better.

  • Thank you Javier for you comment I really appreciate the feedback and the support im glad that you could connect to my article. I hope you follow up on my feature art work.

  • Thank you for your comment grady what do you think i should do to make my readers more interested in what i’m saying? I would really appreciate the feedback 🙂

  • Dear Grady De Paz
    I am a freshman at life academy. I am very proud of your excellate ideas and work that were written in your post. I really liked how you started with a captivating hook to captivate the readers eye. I agree with what you said about why they don’t talk about police brutality but i also would have added that some people are scared…[Read more]

  • For my modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet I decided to create a movie poster that represents modern time. My movie poster is about a couple who were different because they were the same sex they were both

    • Wow i really like your post. I would love to read more. What a great story!

      • thankyou aida. hope that you read my future art work and help me make it stronger by giving me feedback

    • Thanks for your art. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because it is a very nice poster. I like the creativity behind the poster you made for the book about modern romance.

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    Awareness for the homeless

    “The estimated number of people on streets and in shelters in 2015 was 4,040, and now it’s up to 5,629” (Katayama). This quote matters because it’s saying how the numbers i

    • Dear Melody,

      I am moved by your post, “Feed the Hungry not the Streets” because you provide a lot of detail and your argument is very strong because of that. Homelessness is a very big issue happening in the world and I like how you explain that no one should be left without food or shelter, no matter what. I like the statistics you provided because they show the severity of this issue and how fast it is and has been growing. Lastly, I admire the way you talked about different possible causes for homelessness because it really strengthened your argument.

      Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

  • Artist Statement

    Melody Valdez

    For my modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet I decided to create a movie poster that represents modern time. My movie poster is about a couple who were different because they

  • Melody commented on the post, Jennifer’s shadow box 1 year ago

    Dear jenny
    my name is melody, I am a freshman and currently attend life academy. I really enjoyed reading your shadow box statement. there were lines in your article that I felt I could connect to. when you stated that, The” two people who helped me the most were Grady and Melody, my two best friends. Also, my sister” because the two people that…[Read more]

  • Dear Lenitta
    My name is Melody I am a student at life academy. I am a freshman and I recently uploaded an article that you should read I think you might find that we have a few visions that we agree on. I really enjoyed reading your article and I see what you are trying to say that our population is decreasing. I also agree with what your say that…[Read more]

  • This shadow box represents who I am and who I choose to be. It represents how much love that I have for my family and how much respect that I have for them. When people look at me,  they see someone who is not

    • Dear, Melody I really like your box because it’s really creative. I agree with you that family is everything and I much love you have for your family. Also we both Latina ayy lit.

    • Dear Melody,
      I really like your box and your counter narrative about your box. I agree with you that family is everything to you. I also agree with you about growing up without your father and I can relate to you about that since my father left me when I was younger. Other things I agree with you is about being a student and also about Latina.

    • Jorge replied 1 year ago

      Hi this is Jorge from Fremont HIgh School. I have noticed that your shadow box looks amazing and I like how you put tons of pictures of family because that’s important. Keep up the good work.

    • Julio replied 1 year ago

      Hi this is Julio from Fremont High School. I saw your shadowbox and looks amazing and I like how you make it, I like that you put all that pictures of your family and of yourself. Good work!

    • Dear, Melody I like how you have very nice transitions and how your artist statement isn’t very linear so it’s creative way of explaining your identities.

    • Dear, Melody I’m a student from Life academy I really like how you explain your shadow box because it has a lot of details about you and your family and I feel that really important in everyones life.

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    my name is Melody and this shadow box represents who I am and who I choose to be. It represents how much love that I have for my family and how much respect that I have for them. When people look at me,  t

    • Dear Melody,
      I am moved by your post “Me,myself and I” because it was very detailed and you really explained parts of your identity. One part of your statement that stands out to me is when you placed pictures of people you love because it just means you really care about them. Another part that liked was when you described your ethnicity you said you are proud of being Mexican. Thanks for your shadow box and shadow box statement. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because you did a good job on describing everything you are proud of and it just made everything more interesting.

      • Thank you for your comment grady what do you think i should do to make my readers more interested in what i’m saying? I would really appreciate the feedback 🙂

    • Dear Melody,

      Your article “Me, myself, and I ” is outstanding, and the sensory deatils used in your post really helps the reader and enabled me to imagine your story in my mind. I also enjoyed the fact that I can connect to your article because being a Mexican American is not easy and stereotypes affect the way we are viewed but I admire your endurance to not give up and keep on being yourself despite many people trying to affect the way you are. I am loooking forward to seeing what you post next.

      • Thank you Javier for you comment I really appreciate the feedback and the support im glad that you could connect to my article. I hope you follow up on my feature art work.

    • Dear Melody,
      Here are three questions to further your thinking. How do the images in your box show your struggles and inspirations? Have you ever traveleed to Mexico? Can living under a certain environment change a person?.

    • dear melody,I really like your box its really colorful and showing about what makes you,you i also liked your sayings really powerful words i liked when you said ¨fear is not a person its a feeling and feelings go away¨ i connected to that and it was nice.

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

    • Elvin replied 1 year ago

      hi my name is elvin i am writing from fremont high school.
      i saw you shadowbox and looks very petty.
      and i like how you put many pictures of your family.
      i like how you make your shadowbox.
      ;-] great gob

    • Thank You Elvin hope you can read my future work I would appreciate feedback to make my work better.

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