• Dear Jimmy Wales,

    My 9th-grade team is writing to you because we share some similarities on fake news. The issue we are fighting again is that the government and citizens are spreading the fake news all around

    • Hey there Fernando, Sharai and Shania,

      My name is Luz Avalos and I agree with what you are all saying. Many people are spreading fake news that it is now hard to know what’s real and what isn’t. The thing with this is that people with a lot of power are also spreading fake news, like you all said the government is spreading fake news everywhere. My question is, how will someone be able to know when some news they are receiving are fake?

    • Hello,

      I understand how you think some news are fake and I sometimes feel the same but how are we supposed to be sure that the news are fake and that they are hiding something from us? How can you prove your point?

  • Dear Lilian,
    I appreciate the feedback you gave me because this shows that people actually read what I post and this makes my blogs better. I like how you explained why you like certain parts/quotes in my post because this tells me you might of had some connections or it was just something you liked about it and I really liked how you did that.…[Read more]

  • 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 t…[Read more]

  • Shania commented on the post, Consent 1 year, 7 months ago

    Dear Daniel
    I like how you was talking about the human and animal testing, but how you introduced henrietta lacks in the situation. I love the fact that you stated “ The doctors didn’t tell the family or the patient. They kept the family in the dark. “Scientists have used HeLa cells to develop the polio vaccine; they have gone into space and h…[Read more]

  • Dear Manuel Mercado

    I love everything about what you wrote because it is true. It also explains the what the nazi’s did what they were doing their actions for. You state “The nazi’s contucted painful and deadly experiments on thousands of concentration camps prisoners without their consent” this is a good piece of evidence because it talks a…[Read more]

  • Tuskegee Experiment

     

    The tuskegee experiment has risen up many very important questions. Were the health professionals who were involved in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study breaking this Oath? After learning about

  • Dear Saul,
    I really like how you introduce yourself in the beginning because most people just be like hi my name is and then start talking about their life and where they come from. I like the fact that you gave a meaning of your name because most people don’t have meanings to their name and I think people with meaning to their name is o…[Read more]

  • Shania commented on the post, My Name 2018 1 year, 8 months ago

    Dear Gerardo,
    I really like how talked about your family but mostly when you explained yourself. One sentence that really stood out to me is “ I am who I want to be and my name has helped me become who I am and continues to represent me “ because you should be able to be who you want to be and that’s a good thing. I also liked how you gave a defin…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much and I really appreciate everything you said about my creativity on my shadow box.

  • Thank you for giving me feedback and the 2 hands on my shadow box represented half of my ethnicity and that it shouldn´t be judged. And because people assumed that I was only african american so you should judge or assume others people race because of how they look.

  • Thank you Fahar I really appreciate the things you said and Hopefully we can meet again. I remember you from garfield we were bestfriends. Thanks again for the comment.

  • Dear Lilian,
    Thank you for commenting on my writing. I also want to thank you for giving me feed back on my creativity because no one else really do besides my teacher and my family. I am going to write more about our community because itś something I like to do. Hopefully we can come up with something together and post it up on youth voices.…[Read more]

  • Dear Mario,
    I loved everything you talked about because healthcare is important but, it is hard to get it if you an immigrant just like what you said. I agree with you when you stated “However it is difficult for illegal immigrants to have access to healthcare because they get discriminate against and they don’t have enough funds to have acc…[Read more]

  • Dear Thomas,
    I really like what you talked about because violence is a big problem here in Oakland. We all know it’s not going to stop,change has to start within the people. I like when you stated “I have concluded that people who are part of a gang only think about what they want and what will benefit them and do not think about what oth…[Read more]

  • Shania Brown

    January 12, 2018

    Ms.Portugal

    Period: 3-4

     

                                                                                        Is Your Society Impacted!

     

    How is Society impacting you

    • Dear Shania,

      I am really glad that you wrote ¨Is Your Society Impacted!¨ because it shows the importance of what our community thinks of gentrification. The quotes that you used from the members in our community was really strong and deep. The people you interviewed was given a voice and they used that voice to speak out about an important topic. One sentence that stood out to me was ¨I’ve saw someone get beat on streets I walk by and this cannot happen in our society because it will turn into a “GOTHAM” city if we don’t have any positivity¨(Shania). I love this sentence because it was connecting to a show that many people watch and it was a good reference to the quote. I think it showed your creativity since I would have never thought of connecting one of my quotes to a TV show. Thank you for that idea. I do agree with you on the fact that gentrification is bad for our community. Death and violence need to be get rid off. I hope more people will notice that there needs to be a change. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to what you will write next because your connections to other things was super interesting.

    • Dear Shania,
      I am glad that you wrote,”Is Your Society Impacted” because it shows the different ways our community is being impacted through violence and gentrification. I think is important that people know what’s going on in their community to be informed. One sentence that stood out to me is, ” I know that gentrification can lead to violence It’s bad because it can also lead to major issues. This make me wonder if anybody in my family suffering from gentrification.” I like that you decided to put what you know about gentrification and your opinion. That knowing other people are suffering from gentrification base on your interviews makes you wonder about your own family. This stood out to me because I don’t really pay attention to how our community is being impacted. It also makes me wonder about my own family and if they have struggle with gentrification.I agree with what you said about gentrification leading to violence because if people don’t want to leave their home they are forced by authority to get out and get hurt in they way. That’s why is important for issues like this to be talked about so people can be aware of what’s going on and feel empower to make a change. Thank you for writing about this. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I know is going to be something that is affecting everyone and ways to solve the problems. I will remember the way you connected the show “Gotham” to this issue because it shows your creativity and I am looking forward to reading about your other creative writing. I hope people take this seriously and notice that there needs to be a change in our society.

      • Dear Lilian,
        Thank you for commenting on my writing. I also want to thank you for giving me feed back on my creativity because no one else really do besides my teacher and my family. I am going to write more about our community because itś something I like to do. Hopefully we can come up with something together and post it up on youth voices. Thanks again!!

      • Dear Lilian,
        I appreciate the feedback you gave me because this shows that people actually read what I post and this makes my blogs better. I like how you explained why you like certain parts/quotes in my post because this tells me you might of had some connections or it was just something you liked about it and I really liked how you did that. Hopefully soon you are going to write and I can give you some feedback. Thank you again for the comment….. Sincerely, Shania Brown

  •  

    Is it or is it not enough time to make a change?

     

    When it all comes down to fighting we do what we gotta do and put our parents up for the blame

     

    Brown’s vs Aubrey’s are you ready?

    It’s either kill o

  • You are right about this because police don’t give people a chance to do what they ask. They are so quick to shoot and kill somebody or take them straight to jail.

  • I totally agree with everything you are talking about. People shouldn’t use violence for everything, they should’t use it at all.

  • Shania commented on the post, Do They Compare? 2 years ago

    Dear MiAngle,
    I really like your writing because it makes a lot of sense and you gave so many pieces of evidence/ facts. A sentence that really stood out to me was “Kneeling doesn’t effect how the team plays it might affect their paycheck but that’s a risk that they’re taking for something they believe in.” I like this one because people do…[Read more]

  • Artist Statement

    Shania Brown

         

    Hello my name is Shania Brown, I’m a 14 year old freshman at Life Academy and I’m going to talk about my shadow box. This Shadow Box represents three Chosen Identities of m

    • Bella replied 2 years ago

      Hi Shania, I think your Shadow Box is so beautiful and I love the symbolism behind everything you chose. I think it was very clever to use beads, origami, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners to represent aspects of you and your life. This was a beautiful post and I’m very impressed. 🙂

      • Thank you so much and I really appreciate everything you said about my creativity on my shadow box.

    • Luz replied 2 years ago

      Dear Shania,
      One of the things I really liked about your shadowbox was the way you talked about the negative stereotypes people have about you and towards the end of the publication you talked about who you truly are, I think that’s really empowering. To further your thinking I would like to ask some questions, Why do people marginalize others? How do people form stereotypes? Do you think the media perpetuates gender stereotypes?

    • Dear Shania Brown,

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Long Nguyen and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was that it was very creative and pretty.
      Something I have a question about is what did the two hands represent in the middle of your shadowbox. Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is https://longnfhs2021.edublogs.org
      Thank You!

      • Thank you for giving me feedback and the 2 hands on my shadow box represented half of my ethnicity and that it shouldn´t be judged. And because people assumed that I was only african american so you should judge or assume others people race because of how they look.

    • dear shania brown i really like your work, my name is fahar muhammad and i am a student at fremont high. something i liked about your work was that it was really creative and different

    • Thank you Fahar I really appreciate the things you said and Hopefully we can meet again. I remember you from garfield we were bestfriends. Thanks again for the comment.

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