•           The United States is home to five percent of the world population, but twenty- five percent of the world’s prisoners. We keep more people behind bars than the top thirty-five European countries combin

    • Hello there,
      I’m glad you mentioned the war on drugs. In America, it is indeed a massive problem: the people using those drugs tend to just be a waste of space in prison, and don’t belong in there. They should either get help, or perish if they refuse to get treatment. As such, our incarceration rates are ridiculously high, and should be lowered.
      I also believe that we should rehabilitate people instead of putting them in for extensive terms. Punishment is good, but rehabilitation should be a part of the process.
      Thank you.


  • Throughout the process of creating my paper stage. I had so many questions were running through my mind, not knowing how to make characters, not knowing how to do a proper stage out of a shoebox, and make it

  • Quote: (Othello,iiii, ii,155-157) “Why should he call her whore? Who keeps her company/ What place? What time? What form? What likelihood?/ The Moor’s abused by some most villainous knave.” Emilia state

  • I strongly agree Shakespeare’s English is still relevant today. His words help readers to have more language understanding, that not only the contemporary language itself, but how stereotypes, racism, sexuality,

  • Othello. 4.1. 162-168. Bianca gets upset by Cassio giving her a handkerchief, which she knows it belongs to another woman.

    When performing a character’s tone and volume, first things first, we need to bring

  • To the YV community, this is my response to the Warm-Up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus r

  • Dear Paulina,
    In my opinion, every single individual, even gang members imagine a future that doesn’t include gangs. They get into crimes and criminal justice system without any institutional supports contribute to their lives. Lack of supports and attention at home, these teenagers seek to attain recognition for their activities, whether criminal…[Read more]

  • Dear Jimmy,
    I really enjoy reading your post “Drug Usage Committed by Teens.” It’s completely a reflection in our community, but teenagers are not only getting effects from their parents but also friends that sometimes they urge one another to try a drink or smoke something. It’s just a common for teens to start using a substance, while in the…[Read more]

  • Dear Youth Voices Community,
    My name is San Ly, a senior of Fremont High School.
    This is my current thesis statement:
    To prevent the growing of mass incarceration in the United States, the government should give

  • Dear Youth Voices Community,

    My name is San Ly, a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland

    The social inequity problem I am looking into is Mass Incarceration. The demographic group I am most focused on for this

  • Dear Martin.
    I found your topic is very interesting saying how video games give a huge effect to human lives, especially Pokemon Go, but I think you should be more specific about how it gives influences to children and how you want Niantics to fix this problem.
    Personally, I don’t play Pokemon Go, but I realize this game also brings benefits to…[Read more]

  • Dear Hillary Clinton, the nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election:

    My name is San Ly, a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland.  I have been in the US for three years. I’m hoping for yo

    • Dear San,
      It is evidently past the time of the election, and I am sure that Trump’s victory was not what you had expected. LGBTQ+ rights movements resonate with me, because I still wonder why people’s gender identities and sexual orientations are such a big deal. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being straight, cisgender, or being LGBTQ+. Division will only make us weaker. I do not hate Donald Trump, because I still believe with a small portion of my heart that he can set things right. I definitely disagree with much that he’s done. I try wholeheartedly to understand things from his point of view, and I guess I do understand somewhat; but, I am an immigrant, like you, and am well aware that this country was built on immigration. Perhaps stricter laws can be enforced, perhaps another solution can be found, but inhibiting the entrance of immigrants is not the answer. These illegal immigrants have, many times, come illegally because remaining in their homelands until it was possible to immigrate legally was perilous. I urge Donald Trump to put himself in those immigrants’ shoes, and realize how it feels for these immigrants, after making this hazardous journey for the sakes of their families, to be sent back to danger. America is a beacon of hope for many (or at least, it was), and it is cruel to take this hope away.
      I have put myself in Trump’s shoes, and have realized that it would be difficult to cope with wave after wave of immigration. But denying immigrants access to the American Dream is not the answer! Trump still has over 3 and a half years to show the world that he can make things up for the people he has terribly offended. I have not yet lost hope.
      Thank you for writing this post! It intrigued me deeply, and I wonder what else you will write about in the near future.

  • Dear Tuan
    I am very enraged about the problem that you were focus on, “Zoo regulations and security.” because lack of responsibilities just killed Harambe.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “If you really believe in the health and security of the people and the animals at the zoo, then you will add stricter regulation to preve…[Read more]

  • I read this article because this article is the topic that I chose for my senior project. This article gives multiples numbers showing the US Justice System keeps a lot of Americans behind the bars.

    One sentence

  • San became a registered member 1 year ago

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