• Dear Andrea,
    I am fascinated about your post “Government knows to much” because you are revealing something that is true about our government these days. They are threatening people that come from other places because of where they come from, while they need to be protected and not threatened. And they should be given the same liberty and privacy…[Read more]

  • Olga commented on the post, Isolated America 1 year, 7 months ago

    Dear Cicely,
    I am impressed about your post “Isolated America” because you compared America with the society of Oceania in 1984. And I totally agree with you about the similar things that it’s happening in our society because since we got a new president he is trying to make “America better again” by excluding others that come from another place.…[Read more]

  • George Orwell uses Paradox to tell his readers that in the society that Winston lives in their is a corrupt government that makes things be seen as perfect while it contradicts itself. The Party and Big Brother

    • Dear Olga,
      I’m surprised about your post, about the book 1884 because this is a really good book and you make an interesting post and in that way more people can get interested about the book.
      One sentence you wrote that grabbed my attention is, “The Party and the Big Brother keep control of it’s own people with lies”, I think this is a nice quote because the world that is depicted in the book is very different than our world right now. And probably today we can see the government always telling lies.
      Another sentence that grabbed my attention is, “Winston can change and destroy the Ministries”, this line is important because according to you what power does Winston possess or owns to destroy the Party. How can he change it if he is always being watch? but the hope and the intelligence will help him.

      Thanks for your writing I look forward to see what you write next.

    • Olga, I really liked your post about 1984, and as a student who just finished this novel I think you highlighted some very good points. Your concluding setence was wonderful and I think it summed up your article very well. I alos think it makes a great point, there are always going to be corrupt governments, and I think that sadly to a large extent every government is corrupt in some way. I think you also brought up great examples of manipulation and propaganda that allow for the government to remain in control, which is a very large theme throughout 1984. Here is an article that I think you may find interesting:https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/so-are-we-living-in-1984

    • Olga,

      I really enjoyed reading your post, especially since I have already read 1984. I found your post interesting because it shed new light on the book and help me see a new perspective on the book. I found it intriguing when you said the “message that Orwell is trying to illustrate here is that in order to destroy someone in power to not keep everyone in control everyone who knows the truth has to work together to get others see the truth.” This portrays the contradiction that you are speaking of. I look forward to reading your writing on 1984 in the future because it allows me to see a new perspective.

  • Olga commented on the post, My Shadow Box 1 year, 11 months ago

    Dear Victor Corral,
    Your story about your shadowbox is really interesting from my perspective because you talked about how your ethnicity or identity effects you from the stereotypes that people assume. But at the same time I really liked your explanation behind your shadowbox of how it connects to your childhood and your favorite sports and…[Read more]

  • Dear Yureida Gastelum,
    I really like how you did your shadowbox because you included interesting things about your culture or country that is Mexico. But also of how you decorated it it looks really nice especially the Flowers and La Virgen De Guadalupe because that is the first things that caught my attention. And I agree with you that people…[Read more]

  • Dear Leslie,
    I really liked your post of how you shared your experience when you were a little girl. But at the same time describing the objects you had in your shadow box because when I saw the image I thought of a different significance. This connects to me somehow because i wasn’t born in America i’m a Guatemalan girl and I feel proud of that…[Read more]

  • Olga commented on the post, MY STORY 1 year, 11 months ago

    Dear Fernando,
    I really liked your post because of how you are sharing your personal life when you was a child. Also I like the way you connected yourself with Donkey Kong that symbolises the strength you have. I hope you keep writing more of your story because is unique and interesting.

    And some questions that I have are
    1. Is Donkey Kong still…[Read more]

  • Olga wrote a new post, LIFE 2 years ago

    Enjoy reading my “Literary Selfie” that I wrote for my AP English Literature course. The original version of Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” can be found here. What you are reading below is my remake of this famous

    • Your dialogue and narrative was fascinating and beautiful, and described to me a very unique life, one that you seem very familiar with, one that you’re comfortable writing about. The imagery of your chores, your expectations, and so on was descriptive and enlightening, and made the piece as a whole a story that was easy to imagine. A clear image was formed in my mind due to your in depth writing and examples. This is really well done, and describes a very unique life that I think ought to be shared more with the public.

  • Olga's profile was updated 2 years ago

  • Olga wrote a new post, Beautiful America 2 years ago

    Dear Leaders of America,

    I am Olga M. A guatemalan girl who lives now in the USA. I go to Fremont HIgh School and I love having an education where I have learn many things that I didn’t know.

     

    Researching Ch

    • Dear Olga Matias,

      I am furious by the way white nationalist don't feel the same like other races. I like your offer because most American are poor and that finding a job is hard. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was that,''people who has put high rent and also has raise more the prices of something they should lower it as it was before''. This stood out to me because not that much people get paid to where they have food money, bill money and little bit of spending money. Thank for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like your solutions.

    • Jesus replied 2 years ago

      Dear Olga :
      I am happy with your letter, “Beautiful America,” because I agree with your issue that you want the leaders of America to prioritize on. I believe inequality is a big problem because it is very unfair to the people that have low income.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “And white nationalists don’t feel what others feel ” I find this confusing because I really don’t know what you mean by that.
      Another sentence that I acknowledged was: “This issue should be their priority because in East Oakland many families have to pay high rent and while the rich people are not paying nothing making and inequality between people in Oakland.” This stood out for me because it is very true and so unfair.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because so far I agree with your issue that the leaders of America should prioritize on.

    • Dear Olga :
      I am impressed by your post, “Beautiful America” because you used words that were very good. Those words were very wise.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Some solutions that I can offer is that people who has put high rent and also has raise more the prices of something they should lower it as it was before because not every worker is getting a good pay job” I think this is a good solution because you are thinking about other people and how their lives are.
      Another sentence that I impressede me was: “In the future I would like America to be able to offer people more work.” This stood out for me because once again you are thinking about people and not being selfish
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your writing are very thoughtful.

    • Xin replied 2 years ago

      Dear Olga
      I am impressed by your post, I think this is a very cool it talks about you and the stant that is in the school. this line “I go to Fremont HIgh School and I love having an education where I have learn many things that I didn’t know.” i like this line a lot because it talks me what you like to do. At the same time I agree with is line because it sound cool. thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I want to know more about Fremont HIgh School.

    • Dear Olga,
      I do agree with you on it’s unfair that low income people are not treated the same as high income people. One reason I say this is because it makes me sad when I see low income people struggle so much that they can’t even provide food on the table anymore. I also agree on you on people of color supporting instead of representing. I really like the picture you posted and your responses.

  • Olga became a registered member 2 years ago

CC BY-SA 4.0 Olga by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Youth Voices is an open publishing platform for youth. The site is organized by teachers with support from the National Writing Project. Opinions expressed by writers are their own.

CC BY-SA 4.0All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

CONTACT US

We welcome new members. You can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending
Missions on Youth Voices

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account