• Dear Mayor Schaaf:   

    Hello, our names are Xin and Nakiah. We are 9th graders at Life Academy High School in Oakland. As Oakland citizens and students we care about our health and safety.  We are writing to yo

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Juana 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 really explained how you guys don’t want gun violence here. I also liked how you stated the sources where you got your information.

      Something I have a question about is, for the walk out where are you guys going to go or is it just protesting outside of your school?

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Juana M

      • Hello juanu the walk out was just in side our school and put fears in our school also pass it out.

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Juan 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 you put other perspectives besides the students about a school shooting like how the families would feel.

      Something I have a question about is how long did it take to find all this information about school shootings.

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Juan

    • My name is Duriel Fortenberry 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 parents are affected by the aftermath of gun violence. It shows that there are other people affected by gun violence.

      Something I have a question about is where will your school be protesting.

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Duriel

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Dina 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 is that it was clear and understandable.

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Dina garcia

    • Nakiah and Xin, This is a well written.Your citing was clear, evidence was clear not hard to notice. “This issue has been tremendous in Oakland and it has affected the community because people start to feel unsafe in school”. I feel like we can all connect to this because were in Oakland and a lot of people are feeling unsafe of going to school because of school shootings.

    • This has become like a trend happening almost every month.

    • What I liked about this was that they are motivating people (community) to not give up and stand up and speak out. My question is how can you actually make a change ?

    • hello, I would like to say that this letter has some very powerful words, gun safety is very important and I like how you tackled the problem. one question that I would like to ask is what else do you think people could do to help.

    • What a good way to protest

    • What else can be done to stop gun violence?

    • Hi my name is Alfredo Diaz and i really like how you said how gun violence gives mental issues.Why do you think this important.

    • What is another action you can take against gun violence. I feel strongly about how you said that over 200,000 students have experienced a school shooting because school shootings aren’t something that should happen.

    • Your blogpost was very interesting and captivating, especially due to all of the violence occuring in school and around the country.

    • Hi Nakiah and Xin my name Is Norberto and I like how you think that we should not have any of this type of violence i was also really impressed of how its really well written and also because this was a way of motivating people or the community to not give up and stand up and speak out that’s why i liked your blogpost

    • Thank you for sharing.

    • hello everyone,

      my name is kevin and i am from oakland unity high school and something I liked about this essay was that you explained everything about gun violence and a question that I had to ask was why did you pick to speak about gun violence?

    • Definitely should be more awareness about gun laws and gun violence in the U.S. Thank you for sharing.

  • “Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.” This is a quote from her book called “The immortal life of Henri

  • something that I liked about this post is that is that you went into detail with your name. You said what it means and how you talked about you family. Something that you can change is about the teenager attitudes. other than that this is a really good report and I Liked it.

  • Dear Leslie,

    I am happy about your “violence affecting youth in oakland” because it is a very happy and exciting blog to read. one sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “Violence is not only affecting our communities, it’s affecting youth who live in Oakland” because does affect both and both are being hurt by this so I think that we s…[Read more]

  • I am happy about your blog. It is really nice and it provides a lot of information. One sentence that stands out to me is ” The police hired people to help reduce the violence in Oakland” because they are assigned to reduce the crime and that is there job but, they are not doing it really well. The can not hired people but if the people help…[Read more]

  • My views of Oakland

    Introduction:

    Did you know that Oakland has a heart around it? This means it is loved by it’s residents, but people outside of Oakland do not always see that. For  example, some people might

    • Dear, nakiah

      I’m amazed by your post because it really did make a lot of sense about Oakland that it has pros and cons but overall it’s a good city. Also i’m amazed because it shows how you put in a lot effect on explaining what happens in Oakland and how people view Oakland. One sentence that stand out to me was “Though there are some negatives, Oakland has a lot of positive characteristics”. I think this is so accurate because we all see it and i see it on the news that there’s good and bad things happening. Another sentence that stood out to me was when you said “Did you know that Oakland has a heart around it? This means it is loved by it’s residents, but people outside of Oakland do not always see that”. This stood out to me because yes it’s like people from oakland going to another state and turn out to not like it. I really loved your post about Oakland I would like to hear back from you and encourage you to post more because this post was good to read.

      Sincerely, Paola H

  • My Romeo & Juliet Recreation: Gangs cause violence but can we make a change : Spoken Word / poem

    Is it too late too change? That’s the question that keep running through my brain

    Two gangs do you think this a

  • Your article was really good I had some disagreements and agreements. One disagreement I had was why would the VP say he wants them to stand if its disrespectful. I also think that if the president says it’s illegal to protest they should not do it but they shouldn’t hold there mouths shut either but if they do they might jeopardise there carrier.…[Read more]

  • Shadow Box Statement

    By Nakiah Landerth

    The objects in my box represent my counter narrative. When people see me, they think of me as a tiny, young, and weak female. Some stereotypes that I hear a lot are that

    • you did a good dacration and how you let it stick out

    • Jose replied 1 year ago

      You put a lot of detail and Its cool that you have a lot of photos of family members that means that you care.

  • Dear sala Apodaca,
    I am so glad that you chose to talk about this topic. This is going to get a lot of views because all teenage people go threw it. In my opinion, I think that I will be able really think deeply about this topic because there is a lot of good things. one quote that stood out to me was “Growing up in America as a teen has taught…[Read more]

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