• Should the family of Henrietta Lacks be compensated for the use of her cells? The Henrietta Lack cells (HeLa cells) were a huge discovery in the history of humanity and therefore they should be compensated for her

    • Dear Yureida,
      I really like your post. I like how you have talk about who was Henrietta Lacks and about her cells. I also believe its a bad idea how scientist used Henrietta’s cells without permission but even though I agree with you with the Lacks family should be compensated. Nice job on your post its really good hopefully later on, on the future I can have the opportunity to read more of your posts.

    • Dear Yureida,

      I really enjoyed reading your post “compensate for Lacks family” because you talked about all about Henrietta’s cells and about how without the Hela cells there wouldn’t be new discoveries.
      One sentence that I liked about your post is “HeLa cells are helping human bodies along with their health. Because of HeLa cells, polio vaccines were discovered by scientist”.  I like this part of your work because it talked about how HeLa cells were actually useful to the scientist and to finding cures for the disease that the scientist haven’t yet found cure for. So without the HeLa cell the scientist have been using more animals for testing. So it was good and helpful that there were immortal HeLa cells. Everybody should appreciate Henrietta but since she is dead but her family is there and that they should be cared about and should be thankful to, because they are part of Henrietta’s family. Thanks for your writing. I look forward on what you write next because you seem to have a really interesting topic, and similar opinions.

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    Do immigrants really suffer because the lack of jobs they have for them? Based on my research and interviews, it is clear that immigrants face obstacles to get in Oakland and Oakland

  • Yureida wrote a new post, Hard to Love 2 years ago


    By Yureida Gastelum


    Since little I’ve got told that I’m not allowed to date. They said when I’m 15 years old. Next year I’m going to be 15. Since they know that I’m going to be 15, they said

  • Shadow Box

    Yureida Gastelum

    I have chosen to include a Mexico flag on my shadow box because it represents me and where all my coulters come from. The four blue flowers that are in the top represents the

    • 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 might think differently about your culture because they don’t know it that well but you putting out the ideas and the important dates that Mexico celebrates it makes other people understand your culture and how are the festivals are. And it was really interesting reading your story because it’s about your heritage and country.

      Some questions that I have are:
      Do you celebrate the festivals are important days in Mexico here in America with you Family?
      When you said that when you and your Family travel to Mexico you go by car because you like to see new things. So what are the things you like to see when you go there?
      What do you think and feel about immigrants that are coming in the USA this past years?

      I hope you write more stories about you because your stories are unique and interesting. Thank you for writing and sharing about your shadowbox with others.

      Olga M

    • Hi Yureida Gastelum I really liked your shadowbox and the way you explained all your work.It’s really interesting to see the way you set up your shadowbox and the things you added like the Mexican money.You did a great job.I have some questions for you, How long did it take you to do this project? , Do you still follow the traditions from Mexico? , Why did you decide to explain your name? .I did something similar to your shadowbox but I did mines at Fremont High School.

      -Evelyn Diaz

    • Juana replied 2 years ago

      Hi, My name is Juana and I’m writing from Fremont High School. I really like how you put a lot of colorful flowers. I really liked everything in the shadowbox represents something of you. I really liked the interesting things that happened to you and how you have pride of being a mexican girl. you did an awesome job. What does your name mean? Who picked your second name? why?

    • Hey Yureida my name is Crystal and i really like how you did your shadow box.I see that you put some of your culture stuff and i like that because people should not forget where they’re from their roots. From what i see you are mexican what part of mexico?.Had you ever been there do u like it? So basicly u made your shadowbox cultural because you want to show your culture.I really like that you made your shadowbox look so happy because it gives it more color positive things.I currently did the same project as u but in Fremont High School.

    • Hi Yureida,
      I liked your piece because I felt a close connection to your culture. I also go to Mexico a lot and celebrate the same dates as you do. I think it is cool and this piece of art may bring us closer as advisees because we have so much in common! Keep up your good work!

    • Dear Yureida Gastelum,

      I am amazed by your shadow box because it has many objects and I love the flowers you added. I love how you added the Mexican flag on the sides because that is a really cool idea. One part of your artwork that stands out for me is is where you added cups of rice and beans on the sides. I think this is unique because I did not think about putting that in a shadow box. I think that is is cool because it really does represent latinos since we eat that a lot. Another part of your artwork that stood out to me was that you put the christmas flowers. This stood out to me because in my house we also use those flowers to decorate in christmas time. Thanks for your artwork. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because you have amazing ideas for decorating projects. You did great good job.

  • Dear Javier,
    I agree with you on everything you said! I also had to learn English when Spanish was my first language. I aso don’t like how some people get discriminated for who they are. Thank you for writing this. Im looking forward to what you write in the future.

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    • Pedro replied 2 years ago

      Hey, yureida am writing from fremont high school my name is pedro san juan and i really like your shadowbox because it has lot of color but u should of put true religion on it