• Dear Chiara
    I am very impressed by your poem, “I’d Still Be Breathing,” because you really showed how she feels lonely and how sexism really affects her in a negative way. This poes really showed me how sexism is a big problem in the world and how we need to address it. To me the main message of your poem is how she feels lonely and affec…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much for reading my blog! I appreciate all of the feedback that you gave me, I will consider looking in more depth about what you suggested. Just to clarify the ¨wealthy people¨ people that I meansion is the people who live in the hills of Oakland, I do not know exactly how much they make but I´d say no minimum than 100,000 per ye…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was the fact that you were surprised about the fact that I showed and I thought I did a good job. A question I have for you, Do you agree with my solutions that will make Oakland a better place? Look forward to hearing back!

  • Dear Victor,

    I surprised on how you are saying that we should have more parks in Oakland because they bring our community more together. Also I really like how you said that kids and adults can be more involved with their community if we have more parks in Oakland. The fact that you showed evidence showing that parks make Oakland a better and…[Read more]

  • Oakland Let’s Talk About Health DIsparities

     

    Did you know that, “An African-American born in West Oakland can expect to die almost 15 years earlier than a White person born in the Oakland Hills”(Schell). This

    • Dear, Oscar

      I really like your topics because it really connects to Oakland and what is happening in the world. Also a line that stood out to me was when you said “An African-American born in West Oakland can expect to die almost 15 years earlier than a White person born in the Oakland Hills”(Schell). This line really stood out to me because I didn’t know that fact and it really surprises me that is happening in the world.

      • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was the fact that you were surprised about the fact that I showed and I thought I did a good job. A question I have for you, Do you agree with my solutions that will make Oakland a better place? Look forward to hearing back!

    • Thank you so much for reading my blog! I appreciate all of the feedback that you gave me, I will consider looking in more depth about what you suggested. Just to clarify the ¨wealthy people¨ people that I meansion is the people who live in the hills of Oakland, I do not know exactly how much they make but I´d say no minimum than 100,000 per year. I love how you included how I should include access to grocery stores and access to fast food chains I think that is a great idea. Although those ideas are great I don´t really understand SES (socioeconomics status). I hope you can explain to me in more depth about it because I am really interested. I hope to you can comment in order so we can talk more. Thank you so much.

  • Dear Doraneli,

    I thought your poem was great and I love the way you connected Romeo and Juliet to your own personal life. I really like how you included the beginning of Romeo and Juliet in your poem to show your story. I think the part that stood out to me the most is, ¨ Can you hear us? Do you feel it? Have you seen us? Have you lived it?” I th…[Read more]

  • Hi my name is Oscar, I’m a 9th grader and I wrote this poem about war and violence and how it does not help our planet at all. I wrote this poem and connected back to Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare because it was

    • Dear Oscar,

      Hi it’s Edwin and I wanted to say that I like how you connect your poem to Shakespeare and to the community of Oakland and the world at the same time! Its very understandable when reading it because it relates to many moments that happened this year which were based on violence and war. Also I wanted to ask you that why did you made this poem based on violence and war and what was its purpose? Thank you for your time. Have a great day!

      Edwin M.

  • Oscar posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Dear Anthony,

    I am shocked to see how you did your shadow box because I like how you put different things that you like and different colors on it too. I notice that you really like UC Berkeley which tells me that you really want to go to that school. I can see that you are religious which is a cool thing and shows you care. One part of your…[Read more]

  • Oscar posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Dear Jai’kari,

    I am super fascinated on your work because you showed what you love doing and showed what you mostly do in your life which is awesome. I think that it is cool that you show 3 things that you love doing. One thing I am confused about is what are some things that you identify as like ethnicity.

  • This shadow box represents the person that I am and the way people see me as a person. This shadow box shows my dominant narratives that society puts on me. Also this shadow box shows my counter narratives that

    • I really enjoyed reading your post but I noticed that you said, “Many people assume I am uneducated, bad, dangerous, and stupid person and they see me as lesser than them or a human being who is just wrong in all the parts.” I was wondering why you would think that people assume that of you if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Hi Oscar,
      Great post, I got excited as soon as I saw the Guatemalan flag on your shadow box, because I am half Guatemalan. That is amazing that you visit Guatemala, I have not visited since I was 5 years old but it is somewhere I wish to go to soon. I was curious as to why you believe that others have those negative assumptions about you, and if you think others have those assumptions about you because of your gender or ethnicity? I think it is really important that you noted the way in which you see yourself, because there are many aspects of ourselves that make us unique. It was very kind of you for adding in your gratitude towards your parents. I also enjoy your positive outlook on just being yourself and not minding what others think, its an important reminder so thank you. Keep on smiling
      -Jessica

  • Dear Guadalupe,

    I am very interested in your shadow box because it is very colorful and I can learn a lot of things about yourself. I can notice that you put a lot of time into your shadow box in order to make it shine and be good. I can notice that you love life academy and its community and I do too. One part of your shadow box that stands out…[Read more]

  • As a human, I have a human question for you. Why did she almost die?

  • This was a good article! 6 out of 5 stars!

  • Oscar commented on the post, Debbie Sterling 12 months ago

    What is this ‘spinning machine’ you speak of?

  • Oscar commented on the post, Rousey’s Life 12 months ago

    She is inspiring. I feel inspired now.

  • I did not know that Jane Goodall existed and now I do know. Thank you.

  • Oscar changed their profile picture 12 months ago

  • Oscar became a registered member 1 year ago