• Peter's Apr 6, 02:21 comment on Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech?
    I agree with your contention that schools should not be able to limit students online speech under the first amendment rights of free speech. This was already proven in the Tinker vs Des Moines case of 1969. Here is a link to an article on that case, https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/about/faq/what-has-the-supreme-court-said-about-free-expression/.
  • Peter's Apr 6, 02:09 comment on ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 DOES NOT WORK
    Hey James, thanks for writing about this issue, because it's something that is greatly impacting us all at this moment. I agree with your contention that online school does not work for the majority of students. I as well agree that the classes should be moved to pass or fail grades if school does not return. The only question I have is what an alternative for online schooling would be? Especially being seniors it's important we finish our credits so we can graduate on time, so if online classes were to be cancelled how would credits be rewarded.
  • Cooper Williford's Apr 4, 21:17 comment on Class of 2020
    I really appreciate this article! It helps shed some light on what we've been through and what we've grown up with. We live in a crazy world in a crazy time and everyone is simply just used to it. I think we could all become a little more mindful, no matter what generation you are a part of.
  • Cooper Williford's Apr 4, 21:05 comment on Polygamy: It’s Back!
    I love this article and I love how you focused on something that just happened that no one has really wrote about. For me personally, I just don't think a law will change anything. Polygamy has been around this whole entire time, people have just decided to do it illegally and not get caught.
  • Noa's Apr 4, 20:10 comment on I Just Remembered, I Have ADHD
    I really like this, unfortuantely, I do not have ADHD.
  • Paul's Apr 4, 16:08 comment on What’s this about a 5-minute test? Investigating Sources
    Thanks, Timmy. I took.a look at the author, Alice Paul's profile and given that she is a "senior writer" at a mainstream, reliable magazine, we can be pretty sure about what she relates. However, I'm leaning more toward learning directly from scientists right now, not just reliable journalists. Here's an example of why: I'm also asking Alice Paul's question: "Why aren’t all COVID-19 tests run using the faster technology?" Her answer: "One reason has to do with volume; traditional genetic tests can process hundreds or even thousands of tests a day; the ID NOW system can only run about four samples an hour." Ah... this just sounds circular to me: the faster tests can't process as many as the traditional tests so they are slower? She also says: "And while traditional tests may take longer to produce results, researchers don’t need to spend as much time developing the test itself so it can start testing people sooner." This doesn't help me to understand WHY the rapid test takes longer to produce. Nothing wrong with this sentence. It's just not helpful. More reporting here: "The rapid test 'takes quite a bit of optimization and refining,' says John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics. That means it requires more up front development time and takes longer to get up and running." I want to find out what involved int the optimization process, not just be told it's needed. Do you think I'm being too picky? Right now, I'm thinking this might be more helpful Update: US FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Abbott's 5-min #COVID19 test. See our full coverage on fast, portable tests
  • Elyse's Apr 4, 15:35 comment on Class of 2020
    Good post, Sophia. And thank you for making it public and shareable so that lots of people can read it.
  • Elyse's Apr 4, 15:34 comment on Class of 2020
    Good post, Sophia. And thank you for making it public and sharable so that lots of people can read it.
  • Zhonghua Mao's Apr 4, 05:47 comment on Health Care
    I think that health care is a very improtant thing--- most of the people that do not have a health care ,they can not afford the price of medciation
  • Zhonghua Mao's Apr 4, 05:43 comment on Should we wear face masks?
    It is a great article, I think that most of American do not see this a improtant thing
  • Siwei's Apr 4, 05:21 comment on Coronavirus Vs. The World
    Hi, In my opinion, we should stay at home and not go out, unless we need to go out to buy the necessary daily necessities.
  • Siwei's Apr 4, 05:13 comment on COVID 19 and The American dream
    Luke, I just wrote an article about the COVID-19. I am so interested in your essay. I know American stranded for freedom. But before we achieve the American dreams, we have to keep our life healthy. I think American dreams and our health having the same status.
  • Paula's Apr 4, 04:54 comment on Response to “Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?”
    Hey April, I really understand your feeling quite well, since I am strugglig the same way. I did a post on if online schooling is good or bad and I pretty much had the same stance you have right now. One of the articles I used was (https://homeschoolbase.com/pros-and-cons-online-high-school/) I think it might interest you since it does speak about certain facts that I at least didn't think about all that much. Sincerely, Paula
  • Kutay's Apr 4, 04:48 comment on Response to “Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?”
    Hi, I agree with your ideas and also think that they both have some advantages and disadvantages.Nevertheless,personally I prefer going to school and being more social. On the other hand, I think online education is the best choice to do in these cases where we are not able to go to school. You can also look at this website(https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/learning-innovation/teaching-and-learning-after-covid-19)
  • Paula's Apr 4, 04:46 comment on The Risks the virus might lead to in the Future
    Hi Alex, I agree with the fact that people need to be cautious even if the governme nt gives us the permission to go outside. One of the main ways of us being cautious is by washing our hands, so I thought this might interest you. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html Hope to read more from you. SIncerely, Paula
  • Kutay's Apr 4, 04:35 comment on What are the risks and effects of recreational marijuana?
    Hi Danny, I really agree with your ideas that you have shared in your post. I really like how you clearly explained the results of it and being legal in some states and supported your ideas with datas. You may want to look at this website too(https://medlineplus.gov/druguseandaddiction.html). Good job. Kutay.
  • James's Apr 4, 04:32 comment on Should Schools limit Student online speech?
    That is a very interesting article that you have. Your position really speaks to me and I do believe that it is a right to say what ever we want as long as it is not at the expense of others. But sometimes we have to limit our selfs from saying things online for our personal protection. And in the world of online bullying, situations like those can be very tough spots to get out of.
  • James's Apr 4, 04:30 comment on Is online schooling better than traditional schooling?
    There is so much more to education than simply opening a book and reading from it. The actual interaction between a student and a teacher, and between students themselves, represents a substantial part of the entire education experience. For sake of our mental health, the traditional school programming is proving to be much more important than on-line impersonal learning. As people are finding out during this time of independent quarantining, many more people are suffering from mental health problems associated with isolation. For generations, it has been known that people need personal interaction with others to maintain a good healthy mental attitude. That is all being taken away from us during on-line learning. Psychological experiments have constantly concluded that most people are much more likely to inflict pain on lab rats and supposedly even real people, if they are not in the same room as the potential victim or recipient of the pain. I believe this is proving to be consistent with on-line education efforts in that it appears many teachers are assigning a significant greater amount of homework than we would have if we were attending classes physically each day. It is great that we have technology to allow us to participate in Zoom meetings, but it does not assist us in engaging in the same type of worthwhile discussion as if we were sitting in the same classroom. In other words, I miss being in the classroom with my friends, teachers, and everyone else that make up the Judge Memorial community.
  • Dominic's Apr 4, 03:10 comment on Is online schooling better than traditional schooling?
    Asnica I agree with your article, online schooling is harder and more stressful. School was easy with the one on one interactions and it was fun seeing everyone.
  • Dominic's Apr 4, 03:08 comment on How is COVID-19 helping the earth?
    Hi Katie, I agree with your article and SLC's air has been looking very clean due to this whole pandemic!
  • Nini's Apr 4, 03:01 comment on How Music Impacts My Life
    Dear Juan, I totally agree what you said, music impact our life in a positive way. and I can't recognize the world with out music. Thank you for sharing how music impact your life, and hope you always love music. Sincerely, Nini Kang
  • Nini's Apr 4, 02:56 comment on The Economic impact of COVID-19
    Hello Hanson, Your topic is pretty interesting. In this difficult time, some people doesn't care about it, and some people just freak out. Thank you for sharing those information, and here is a source I thought you might be interesting at: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/us-cuts-701k-jobs-march-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/story?id=69955931
  • Kayla's Apr 4, 02:41 comment on Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future
    Hello Yeanoor, I think this article is the positivity I need at a time like this! I agree with the other comment about how the older generations do not know what we can do if we put our minds to it. Because it is not just TikTok and avocado toast, we can accomplish great things. However, we seemed to be underestimated! Thank you for posting this!
  • Mijin's Apr 4, 02:33 comment on Why do we have different religions?
    Hello Keury, I am always curious about the reason people have different religions. I think the reason is that all countries have different cultures and I think religions are based on their cultures. I really like your post! Here is a source that you might like to read: https://www.eurasiareview.com/21032020-why-does-one-god-with-one-message-produce-many-different-religions-oped/
  • Kayla's Apr 4, 02:33 comment on Drinking age, too high or just right?
    Hey Dakota! I think this article is super informative! I really liked how you told both sides of the story equally, so we don't really know your stance. You validated both sides and it made it seems more factual instead of opinion-based. Here is an article that I think you will like: https://drinkingage.procon.org/ It is the official website for the issue and it provides solid reasoning for both sides of the story!
  • Mijin's Apr 4, 02:23 comment on The Economic impact of COVID-19
    Hello Hanson, I think your topic is really interesting. I also worried about the stock because it has a great decline due to pandemic. I hope everything will be better soon! Here is a source you might like to read: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/business/stock-market-predictions-coronavirus-shiller.html
  • Anthony's Apr 4, 02:21 comment on Should people in prison have the right to vote?
    Hey Melanie, this is quite the topic and I personally had never thought about it. I will have to disagree with you although you made valid points. People in prison do not deserve to vote because as soon as they committed the crime they did,they lost that right. Great article article but I strongly disagree with you.
  • Honam's Apr 4, 02:17 comment on Social Distancing is Vital
    Hi Madi, I agree that we should all allow ourselves to keep a distance from people we meet in order to protect ourselves and others from the spread of the coronavirus. https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-what-social-distancing-means.html
  • Anthony's Apr 4, 02:14 comment on Limited supply
    I read some of the main points to this article and I also found it fascinating how they were not giving tests to people who believe they had the disease. Although I believe that has changed because they have given Utah more tests, I feel everyone has the right to be tested because as you said they could be passing it to others. Great article and topic.
  • Honam's Apr 4, 02:13 comment on The Risks the virus might lead to in the Future
    Hi Alex, I agree with your idea that vaccines should be tested. Many vaccines have side effects that could be lethal to some people. We should be more careful about when to give vaccines to the public. https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/vaccine-side-effects-and-adverse-events
  • Madi's Apr 4, 00:12 comment on Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future
    Dear Yeanoor, I really enjoyed your article and it gave me a sense of hope for our future. Like you said, our generation "knows how to solve problems and are intelligent enough to take leadership roles" which I think is very important! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
  • Sydney's Apr 4, 00:11 comment on Homeless
    Hey Idrissa! I liked reading your post. I like how you mentioned that everyone makes a mistake in their lives and shouldn't be punished for it. I just have a question, what if people don't want the help? what if they like their lifestyle. That's my only question, but I really liked reading your post! Here is an article that I think you might like! https://www.usich.gov/solutions/
  • Graham's Apr 4, 00:07 comment on Just Stop
    Hey Erick, Thanks for the post. Bullying can really hurt and stereotyping is in that group. Sadly, not enough people speak up. Your post acts as a quick read to stop these terrible acts of aggression. Thanks again! Graham Hodell
  • Sydney's Apr 4, 00:05 comment on How is COVID-19 helping the earth?
    Hey Katie! I really liked your essay, it talked about a lot of things that I didn't really think about before. Like how people are making less waste because they are staying home and cooking their own meals. I did not think about that before. Here is an article that I found that I think you might like. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-climate-change.html
  • Madi's Apr 4, 00:04 comment on Move it to up your Mood
    Hi Emily, I really enjoyed reading your article because during this quarantine, I have struggled to be active everyday and you have motivated me to start doing so. Being active has so many positive impacts and boosts your mood which is what a lot of people need during this time! I found this article that gives further detail about the effects of being active! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-exercise
  • Graham's Apr 4, 00:01 comment on I was right. Here is How to Deal With It.
    Hey Max, Your post was informative and hilarious (a great combination). However, more than anything this was a wake-up call. This is a time that provides us the opportunity to catch up on life. Thank you. Graham Hodell
  • Dakota's Apr 3, 23:15 comment on Class of 2020
    Hi sophia, This has been a very tough time for all of us, but that is only making us as a generation stronger and smarter. We have been through a lot in our very short time here on earth, but i believe that we will come together and make a better society for all in the near future.
  • Rachael's Apr 3, 22:59 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Hi Sergio, I agree that the US is doing an awful job when it comes to immigration. There's too much political conflict and an inhumane attitude towards immigrants. We need to focus on how to help immigrants, not how to contain them or close our borders. The US is made up of immigrants, and it's important that we help immigrants become citizens and treat them humanely. I found an interesting source that gives facts about immigration in the US that you might find interesting: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states.
  • Rachael's Apr 3, 22:46 comment on Is online schooling better than traditional schooling?
    Hi Asnica, I really like your argument. I never thought I would miss going to school normally but I miss it now. Its good for your mental health to interact with others and have a sense of structure in what you have to do. I find it difficult to maintain motivation during this time, even more than I did when I was in school. One good thing about online schooling, however, is that it saves time. I can take care of whatever school work will take me the longest first, then get smaller things done. So far, this has left me with more time to rest or get exercise. I think that our school has a really got environment, and I wish we could experience it now because our last year ends soon. I found this article that shows the pros and cons of online high school that mentions how if your high school has a negative environment, online school is a good option: https://vittana.org/20-pros-and-cons-of-online-high-school. This does not really apply to our situation, and I miss seeing people at school every day, but its still an interesting perspective.
  • Danny's Apr 3, 22:07 comment on Fighting For You
    Hi Meghan, This is an awesome poem and I really like it. You describe plenty of things from interesting views that I have never thought about before. The earth is the gift for all human beings, but we have still ruined and destroyed too many from the earth. Your poem reminds us to cherish what resources and materials we have in the current and not to do any damages to the earth.
  • Maggie's Apr 3, 22:04 comment on Response to “Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?”
    Hi April! I loved hearing your take on the current issues and how COVID-19 is affecting education! Here is an article you might find interesting! https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/2020/03/educator-voice-six-educators-share-their-take-on-the-coronavirus/ Stay Safe! -Maggie
  • alex's Apr 3, 22:02 comment on American means opportunity.
    Hello Davin I agree with your essay about how everybody has a differed opinion on what it means to be American, I think everybody should have a different perspective because everybody is their own self and should have the right to their own opinion. I think you would like this article on how everybody thinks different on what it means to be American. https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/perspective/Perspective-What-unites-us-as-Americans_164743039/
  • Maggie's Apr 3, 22:01 comment on Class of 2020
    Hi Sophia! This is a great post. We have had a rough go at it but we've gained great coping skills!. heres an article you might like that relates to your topic, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/04/02/coronavirus-were-owed-graduation-say-high-school-seniors/5115358002/ Love, Maggie
  • Nic's Apr 3, 22:01 comment on Is online schooling better than traditional schooling?
    Asnica I agree that online schooling has been difficult I do think it has some ups with us being able to have more flexibility but for the most part it has lot of downsides. The flexibility itself is a downside as you stated in that without the structure of traditional schooling it is up to the student to be disciplined enough to set deadlines and stick to a good schedule. I have found it increasingly difficult to stay motivated and stay on task especially when I am just a room or a few feet away from my bed. I too miss seeing my friends and teacher and I hope we can get back to normal life for the last few weeks of our high school career.
  • alex's Apr 3, 21:58 comment on COVID 19 and The American dream
    Luke I really liked your essay and I agree with a lot of the facts that you stated especially on how we judge or base our selfs off the success of others, I think you would like this article on how we judge ourselfs based off others https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-we-judge-others-is-how-we-judge-ourselves/
  • Eggert's Apr 3, 21:58 comment on Response to “Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?”
    I gotta say I prefer real school, it gives me something to do, all my friends are there and I find it easier to focus
  • Eggert's Apr 3, 21:56 comment on You down with down?
    Thank you Strom, This is one of those small inhumanities no one ever considers. I am definitely switching to memory foam now. I unfortunatley do not have an article for you but this was quite eyeopening
  • Nic's Apr 3, 21:53 comment on Class of 2020
    I really liked this writing especially now because I have always thought about everything we have gone through just never formed it into a well put together article like you did. Our parents and aunts and uncles love to tell us how lucky we are with all this technology and instant communication but they don't realize that we have to see all the tragedies through these devices. Like you said we have become numb to it because not only did we grow up through all these event but we got to see them in the palm of our hands and then continue to get bombarded with it. That is one thing I have really come to realize through this pandemic is that it is just a constant bombardment of negativity through this device that we are so "lucky" to have. Don't get me wrong it is amazing the technology we have but its not always the best and I like you, wish our generation wasn't classified as self absorbed because of it.
  • Danny's Apr 3, 21:53 comment on Social Distancing is Vital
    To Madi, I like your article and totally agree with your view. At this period, people should know this knowledge about COVID-19 to protect ourselves and others. Additionally, wearing masks and having a social distancing is the most important for all of us. Here is the link that hopes you will be interested, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
  • Jack's Apr 3, 21:07 comment on Covid 19 test kits
    The lack of test kits in places that seriously need them is big issue. I've heard that the tests may have been more useful a week ago. Because of the incubation period of the illness. But now because the kits weren't where we need them we may not know.
  • Jack's Apr 3, 21:00 comment on Class of 2020
    We've grown up mostly in a time of social and political change. We take a progressive step forward only to take two steps back. We were born into all of this we can't change. It's difficult to say nothing happened in the 2000s. But that doesn't mean anything has been good. At least we all went through it together. Senior year will be a hell of a story to tell. (except the part where we all stay home for a few months)
  • Jack's Apr 3, 20:52 comment on Social Distancing
    Social distancing is very important. I had no idea the stats were that high. It's quite concerning. But we're all in this together as unfourtunate as it maybe. Stay inside folks. I recommend watching the Sopranos with all this free time. Stay safe kids.
  • Luke's Apr 3, 20:25 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Hey Sergio I like your immigration topic. Separating families in such hostile conditions. This is not morally okay and I feel like more. I found this article that relates with your topic https://phr.org/our-work/resources/not-in-my-exam-room/?gclid=CjwKCAjwvZv0BRA8EiwAD9T2VSoWJFZPJw_ArzvfVZazLRW1-TBTdlVmxff9WMpnJmFIoQn4_JuEdRoC640QAvD_BwE, check it out!
  • Christina's Apr 3, 20:23 comment on Class of 2020
    This is powerful writing, Sophia, and a well crafted argument about why Gen Z should be considered in a new way. What I think is so powerful is the way you chronicle the major events that happened during each of your school transitions, plus the fact that war was a constant throughout. You are right and I hadn't quite thought about it this way, but you paint a vivid picture for me, so I am thankful. I am also thankful for all the ways your generation has prevailed and I am sorry (both personally but also politically) that right now is so hard again. Us older generations need to reflect on what went wrong and then work together to make it right. Keep writing and sharing via Youth Voices and sharing your thoughts with the world; we need to hear from you and also we all need to stay connected.
  • Sophie's Apr 3, 19:56 comment on Are Animals dying for our Needs?
    Luis, I enjoyed your insight on this topic, but I do not agree with you. I believe that animals should be treated with rights and not as something to simply be tested on in a lab. I do agree with you that testing is essential, but there needs to be a different method. Here is a link you might find interesting. It is about alternative ways to test products https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/why-we-do-it/alternatives-animal-testing -Sophie
  • Sophie's Apr 3, 19:49 comment on Groovin: An Essay on Music’s Affect on Productivity
    Hey Ben! I never knew that music had that kind of impact when working. I would have thought that music is a distraction. Here is an article about how music helps people focus. https://www.toppr.com/bytes/music-help-focus/
  • Luke's Apr 3, 19:40 comment on The Corona Virus and Me
    Sam I really liked your article. I hope you do not get coronavirus and your diabetes gets better. Coronavirus is pretty scary today and I hope you are staying safe. Heres a link about diabetes and the coronavirus and diabetes https://www.diabetes.org/coronavirus-covid-19.
  • Samuel's Apr 3, 19:38 comment on COVID 19 and The American dream
    Luke, I really liked reading this paper. I actually wrote a paper about this same topic because it is cool. These are strange times for us kids. read this article- https://www.americandream.com/ Love, Sam
  • Sophia's Apr 3, 19:33 comment on It’s not all Pink and Purple
    Ava, I completely agree with your points but no longer do I think about these instances. It has become second nature to me. For example when I wear "revealing" clothes I feel like Im just bound to feel uncomfortable around old me. This is something that should change. Thanks for your insight!
  • Sophia's Apr 3, 19:24 comment on Birth Control is a Must
    I think you make great points! I completely agree with you opinion because teens can be too scared to approach their parents about birth control, but need it. If it becomes over the counter teens can take control of their body in the way they want no matter what their parents believe.
  • Ben's Apr 3, 19:19 comment on The History Of Life Academy
    Erick, Great piece. What you said in the first paragraph was surprising to me (about the small and poor area schools). I've never heard of anything like this before. I feel like the nicer schools are being made in nice neighbor hoods and old schools aren't getting the funding they need to stay up to date. This article https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2019/07/11/study-ranks-the-best-neighborhoods-in-san-antonio-for-2019 ranks the schools in San Antonio and the nicer schools seem to be in the nicer areas. I loved this article. Have a good day! Ben Yarrish
  • Ben's Apr 3, 19:11 comment on You down with down?
    Good afternoon Strom, Your article brought showed me how disturbing pillows can actually be. I don't think I can sleep with a feather pillow again knowing what I know now and I will do everything I can to be conscious of what I purchase and consume. This link (https://www.ciwf.com/farmed-animals/) is about other animals being mistreated and used for their meat, wool and other things. Sincerely, Ben Yarrish
  • Timmy's Apr 3, 19:04 comment on What’s this about a 5-minute test? Investigating Sources
    Hello Paul, I enjoyed reading your article and agree with what you are saying so I thought you might find this article interesting https://time.com/5812664/5-minute-coronavirus-test/ Thank you, Timmy Jerome
  • Timmy's Apr 3, 19:00 comment on Covid 19 test kits
    Hello, Asher I agree that the test kits need to be more evenly distributed and the accuracy needs to be improved to help collect data and solve the issue. You might find this article interesting. https://khn.org/news/trump-touted-abbotts-quick-covid-19-test-hhs-document-shows-only-5500-are-on-way-for-entire-u-s/ Thank you, Timmy Jerome
  • Timmy's Apr 3, 18:58 comment on Covid 19 test kits
    Hello, Asher I agree that the test kits need to be more evenly distributed and the accuracy needs to be improved to help collect data and solve the issue. You might find this article interesting. https://khn.org/news/trump-touted-abbotts-quick-covid-19-test-hhs-document-shows-only-5500-are-on-way-for-entire-u-s/ Thank you, Timmy Jerome
  • Sophie's Apr 3, 17:51 comment on The Economic impact of COVID-19
    Hello Hanson, I am glad I got the chance to read your writing. We are living in a scary time and I don't think we realize how much is going to be effected by this virus. Here is a source I thought you might want to look at: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/economic-impact-covid-19/
  • Sophie's Apr 3, 17:46 comment on Is online schooling better than traditional schooling?
    Hello Asnica, I completely agree. I have been having trouble with online schooling aswell. There are too many distractions everywhere and it is hard to focus. Here is a source that gives the pros and cons of online learning: https://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/F0232E15/Pros-and-Cons-of-Online-School/. I enjoyed reading this good job!
  • Strom's Apr 3, 17:39 comment on Weed Legalization
    Cool post man! I would have to agree on most things you said. There is no reason to outlaw a substance that does not pose any risk. For more info check this out. https://www.dea.gov/drug-scheduling
  • Strom's Apr 3, 17:32 comment on PETA vs Marines
    Jimmy your right. PETA are hypocrites who like to poke their nose into other people's business. While I can't accept punishment of an animal I am an avid hunter. There is nothing wrong with taking the life of an animal in a respectful way. The people who think its not are living in a fantasy world, and don't understand where half their stuff comes from. Don't tell me I can't go hunt while you eat your cheeseburger, or where your leather coat. There is nothing wrong with tradition, and although I don't plan on joining the military I have deep for people who serve. God bless america. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/20/hypocrisy-of-activists/
  • Max's Apr 3, 16:50 comment on Why do people stay up so late?
    Yanna, this was like poetry. It was kind of depressing but I am very happy I read it. I stay up late a lot but I never really want to. I think it is because of a dependace on technology, at least personally. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/why-electronics-may-stimulate-you-bed that article speaks to why technology is bad for you before you go to sleep.
  • Max's Apr 3, 16:46 comment on Age Does Not Define Your Knowledge
    Hi Abigail. This was really inspiring to read. It is funny because our generation is always told we are lazy and we get nothing done, but we are working harder than most any other generation. I got a job at a younger age than any person in my family had before, but I was still told I never worked hard enough. Maybe it is a human thing to suppress the impressive. Thank you for what you wrote. Here is an article that talks about why our generation will change the world. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcperna/2019/10/22/the-why-gen-meet-our-next-greatest-generation/#33ef03703ab8
  • Madelyn's Apr 3, 16:04 comment on Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future
    Hi Yeanoor. This is amazing, I think many of the older generations do not know all that we are capable of. I really appreciate you pointing this out.
  • Madelyn's Apr 3, 15:54 comment on The Wage Gap
    Hi Riley, I think this is a very important issue that seems to be forgotten most of the time. I really enjoyed how you came up with possible solutions to this problem rather than just stating the issue. Great job.
  • Eric's Apr 3, 14:47 comment on Response to “Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?”
    Hi, I agree with you. Online schooling might get teachers in confusion at the very beginning. It make us to learn at home during pandemic become possible. But it also has it's short coming. The student at home need to have a very high self-motivation. But most people don't have it. So online schooling still can't replace the tradition one. Here is a link that might help you: https://www.k12.com/utah-online-schools.html
  • Eric's Apr 3, 14:42 comment on COVID-19 in Utah
    Hi khirstina,I agree with you. Even though the virus is serious now, but we can still come over through it. Because Utah have more medical sources than others, and fewer people get inflected. Also, Utah that is one of the state with serious lock down policy. So everything will be find. Here is a link that might help you. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/03/29/are-utah-hospitals-ready/
  • LucyP's Apr 3, 13:48 comment on PETA vs Marines
    These barbaric drills must end. Troops should be taught real survival skills that don’t involve torturing animals. As for PETA’s shelter, please watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbzT6qi6ldc&feature=youtu.be. PETA operates one small shelter—a shelter of last resort for animals who need euthanasia to end their suffering (many of whom have been rejected by other facilities). This includes dogs who are aggressive and unadoptable because they have been kept chained their entire lives; feral cats dying of contagious diseases; animals who are wracked with cancer; elderly animals who have no quality of life and whose desperate guardians brought them to PETA because they can’t afford to pay a vet to euthanize them; and the list goes on. A painless end is a kindness for these animals, and the services PETA provides are vitally needed in an area where many people can’t afford to take their animals to a veterinarian.
  • Matthew's Apr 2, 20:20 comment on America: The Most Diverse Country in The World
    Hi Oscar, I really enjoyed reading your post. It was very well written and well thought out. I agree that diversity is a very important thing and integral to society. The melting pot is a good thing. Thanks, Matthew
  • Matthew's Apr 2, 20:17 comment on How is COVID-19 helping the earth?
    Hi Katie, I agree that it is great the environment has been able to recover a bit during this time. Your post was very interesting as well. Thanks, Matthew
  • Riley's Apr 2, 14:41 comment on Charter Schools
    Hi, my name is Riley and I go to a private catholic high school in Utah. I totally agree with you on this topic. with some similarities, I can firmly say that things need to be changed when it comes to education. This will be fixed. Have you thought about contacting the mayor or governor in your area about this and how they can possibly help? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/05/30/feature/charter-schools/
  • Riley's Apr 2, 14:37 comment on Why do people stay up so late?
    Hello Yanna, I have never really thought why sometimes I stay up so late. I like how you have taken this topic and created a better one with it I totally agree with you on this. I left a link below for you to look at if you wish. https://www.popsci.com/why-you-stay-up-too-late/
  • monica's Apr 2, 09:21 comment on Coronavirus Vs. The World
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  • Hanson's Apr 2, 06:01 comment on Why do people stay up so late?
    Dear Yanna, I am very impressed by your opinion in your article. You provided a brand new opinion for this field of study. Certainly, it is very harmful to your body if stay up late, but in recent years people are more tend to stay up late. Here is an article I read about the harm of sleep late, I hope it can helpful for you. https://www.bustle.com/p/7-ways-staying-up-late-could-be-harmful-to-your-health-5482908 Sincerely Hanson Hong
  • Emily's Apr 2, 05:51 comment on Response to “Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?”
    Hi, I completely agree with your argument. I believe that it is hard to manage your time at home when you are not used to it and on top of that have much more assignments to complete. I also feel as though staying at home being isolated makes it hard to learn, because you do not have your classmates and teachers to help. That being said there is also very little social interactions, which is hard to live without frequently talking to people face to face. I found an article that talks about how kids gain social skills while doing online school. https://www.asuprepdigital.org/students-interact-gain-social-skills-online-classrooms/
  • Hanson's Apr 2, 05:49 comment on How should the government deal with the Coronavirus?
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  • Emily's Apr 2, 05:42 comment on Why do people stay up so late?
    Dear Yanna, I enjoyed reading your discussion post. I had never really thought about why I stay up late along with others. I think it is very interesting that you talked about how it is time to give ourselves a gap from today and tomorrow, because oftentimes I believe that is what it is along with procrastination. That being said I really enjoyed reading your post and I found a website that talks about why people stay up late and what it says about you. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-intelligent-people-stay-up-late
  • Ruhang's Apr 2, 04:45 comment on Endangered Species in China
    Hi Justin: I like your article very much, and I also like your point. China does a poor job of protecting endangered species. This has also led to the extinction of many rare animals. China should increase protection of rare animals. Here is a link to get you to know more. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/world/asia/china-endangered-wildlife-law.html
  • Ruhang's Apr 2, 04:36 comment on Why do people stay up so late?
    Hi Yanna. I agree with what you said trying to get rid of staying up late. I also like to stay up late, although I know that staying up late is not good. But like you said in the text: "On a lonely night, I feel that this world belongs to me." So I am also trying to get rid of the status quo. I have a link here to help you learn more. https://scrubbing.in/what-staying-up-late-is-doing-to-you/
  • Abigayle's Apr 2, 03:18 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Dear Sergio, I thought your post was very moving and very informative. You used a lot of information that gets people thinking about the effects of immigration and what it does to families and children. I think you bring up a great argument. Here is some more information I found about this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-case-for-abolishing-immigration-detention/2020/01/23/25fde4d8-0bb4-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html Great work!
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    Hi Pauline, I think your post is very interesting because I don't think many people are looking at this situation this way because they are only worried about the virus. I think you bring up very good arguments and facts that prove that with people staying home we are helping the earth. Here is another source I found that can help with your argument. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/17/coronavirus-could-be-saving-lives-pollution-carbon-emissions/5066718002/ Thank you! Great Post! - Abigayle
  • Carter's Apr 2, 00:07 comment on Changes in Life and Circumstances
    Hi Husnain, I thought that your post is very motivational. I have actually never immigrated or moved anywhere before. Sharing your story was really brave of you! Here is a link to other people's immigration stories: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2019/12/11/the-most-inspiring-immigration-stories-of-2019/#28021f7615c6 Have a good one! Stay safe and Healthy! -Carter
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    Hi Matt, I think that your post is really good and informational. It also spreads the awareness of cyberbullying and how there are negatives to social media. Here is a link to some more information on cyberbullying that I think you might be interested in. https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/cyberbullying.html Have a good one! -Carter
  • Celines's Mar 31, 16:21 comment on Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future
    Dear Yeanoor I am impressed by your text “Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future” because you explain some details about your opinion based on the video on Instagram of the representative Ocasio Cortez. Also you give some examples of the young activists that are the resources to prove that young people are presented. One set of the lines that stands out for me is “I think this is remarkable because you use some of the examples of how our young generation does not step back to learn or give value to our history and other memorials events that happened in the past." This line describes the reason that young people are involved in the issues that affect the community. Also some examples that you find of other young people that advocate for their rights. Another sentence that I impacted was; “we know how to solve problems and are intelligent enough to take leadership roles and choose the government.”This stood out for me because you explain that young people have more possibilities to change the roles. They find some ways to make the difference according to the issue that they are facing. Thanks for your post. I look forward to seeing what you make next. I hope you continue to post more texts like this one.
  • April's Mar 30, 22:13 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Dear Kheriya, I am moved by your post regarding drug abuse and gun violence because unfortunately due to these issues we are losing thousands of people including innocent victims. When it comes to drug or substance abuse many people fall into a deep whole which seems impossible to come out of this sometimes leads to them losing their families. Gun violence is extremely sad because many innocent lives are taken by harmful people. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “When it comes to your kids you let the drugs have more meaning to you, the one that grew inside your tummy, the precious one. How can you choose something worth so less over someone who means the world?” This stood out to me because it’s true, many pick drugs over their children because they don’t know how to leave their vice. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this post was extremely meaningful and informative.
  • Cassie's Mar 30, 21:08 comment on Abstinence-Based Sex Education in Utah Pt.3
    Amaia, Your post was very interesting to read and I agree with you that the "abstinence-based programs are unrealistic in regard to expecting kids to wait until marriage to engage in sexual activity." We are so caught up on the idea of abstinence that we are never really taught the proper sex education needed. Heres an article you might like: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3194801/
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  • Pauline's Mar 30, 21:02 comment on Endangered Species in China
    Hey Justin! I love your article on potential ways to stop the underground trade of shark fin soup! I too am passionate about putting an end to shark fining. I really like how in your article you described what kind of market shark fins are in and how dangerous it would be to go undercover in this trade. I like how you brought up ways in which government agencies could put an end to the shark fin trade. I found an article which talks about how shark fin soup is moving away from mainland China and spreading to other parts of Asia. I hope you enjoy! https://wildaid.org/sharksincrisis/ -Pauline
  • Pauline's Mar 30, 20:42 comment on Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?
    Hey Aria! I really loved reading your article! I especially liked how you pointed out the benefits and downsides of online schooling! I also like how in the beginning you described what was going on in our current world. I found another article discussing the pros and cons of online school for high schoolers. Hope you enjoy it! https://vittana.org/20-pros-and-cons-of-online-high-school
  • Yanna's Mar 30, 20:29 comment on Abstinence-Based Sex Education in Utah Pt.3
    Hey Amaia, This is a very important topic for teenagers. I agree with "abstinence is not the problem, the problem is the way it is taught." We teach young people to treat them properly, how to protect themselves, and to respect the religious beliefs and ideas of others. This article might interest you https://health.tki.org.nz/Teaching-in-HPE/Policy-guidelines/Sexuality-education-a-guide-for-principals-boards-of-trustees-and- teachers / Why-sexuality-education-is-important
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    Hi Jack, This is a very interesting post. I strongly agree with what you said in the post. There are a lot of people want to go to college but they couldn't affort it. That is why we should use this chance to study hard and maybe help more people to get into college. Sincerely, Clinton Kwong. Here is a link that might help you: https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/newsroom/2017/08/why-is-college-important There are some resources about colleges. Good luck!
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    Hey Cory I was very interested in your article because I love music and am always interested to learn more about it. I'm going to have to say I disagree with a lot of your points on modern rap, there are thousands of artists out there right now that are singing about their struggles and feelings. However I do respect your opinion and appreciate the information on the article.
  • Matt's Mar 30, 18:30 comment on Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?
    Hey Aria, Your post really caught my attention because it the most interesting topic for me right now, especially with everything that has been going on. I completely agree with all the points you brought to online schooling, and traditional schooling. I also agree with the last point you made, it all comes down to the way the student learns better.
  • Kaya's Mar 30, 16:23 comment on Are Animals dying for our Needs?
    Luis, I disagree with what you had to say. I believe that animals are precious and should not be used in medical testing. I believe that there are other alternatives then testing on animals. I also believe that we should not be dissecting animals just to learn about the brain. There are other options then killing an innocent animal to run certain tests on them or to dissect them. Here is an article that show the good and bad of each side. I can see where you are coming from. I just have certain views on animal rights. https://www.yourgenome.org/debates/should-animals-be-used-in-research
  • Kaya's Mar 30, 16:11 comment on Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?
    Hey Aria, I love this post. I like how you took what is happening with us and made it into something that is beneficial. Like you said, there are a lot of benefits to be able to do schooling online. It has many perks to it such as getting classwork done at our own time, not having to drive to school, and sleeping in. There are also a lot of bad things about schooling online. The biggest problem for me is not being able to interact with my friends everyday. I found an article about this that can help further your research if you choose to do so! https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article53087965.html This article talks about the importance of friendship and how spend a lot of time with them in school. It is hard not being able to interact with people.
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  • Zach's Mar 27, 14:31 comment on Opinion on gun control
    I respect your opinion, but I just cannot agree. The founding fathers created the constitution to make human rights, for freedom in the united states of America, and the second amendment of the constitution states clearly that one has "The right to bear arms". And that is my opinion.
  • Asnica's Mar 26, 03:27 comment on Physician Assisted Suicide
    hi Kelsey I just wanted to say that you did a really good job writing this. I just got done with reading it and it really made me think about people who have cancer and don't want to live anymore because they are in so much pain this would help them. you did a really good job writing this!
  • Asnica's Mar 26, 03:09 comment on Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?
    hey aria, I love how you talked about the good things about having online school and also the bad things. The part that you talked about that I like was when you said we can either get our work done in the morning or afternoon. good job!
  • Aboubakar's Mar 25, 19:36 comment on AOC Makes Me Giddy!
    Dear Leticia I agree with your letter, “AOC Makes Me Giddy!” because < today generation is fighting to make their life the best. There are a lot of people today and there are not a lot of a good job of them. Therefore they have each have to fight to become the best. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I think the young generation is more sensitive in a positive way. They actually care about other people’s experiences in life” I think this is correct because the way this generation fight to get what they are different from the way that past generation used to get what they want. In the past, people were fighting for all group, but now people are fighting for themselves and the one that comes after them. Another thing that I stood out of it was: “the video.” This stood out for me because the future depends on the children. These children will not able to make the future the best if they don’t have educations. Have you seen this video: the Importance Of Education - What's The Real Purpose Of Education? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDAdi6ZLktc. I thought you might be interested in this. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
  • Oumy's Mar 25, 19:35 comment on Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!
    Dear Housseynatou : I am obsessed with your letter, “Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!,” because it gives me the power and the courage to do more in my life. It helps realize that in life we can do much more, and to not be shy to say what you have to say. It is good to let your voice be heard. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “One reason is that young youth are more open-minded and they are the future leaders who are meant to make the world a better place.” I think this is interesting because it is true that the youth are badass. But let’s not also forget that the youth from the past did a lot more, which is as for me, this new generation is doing the same thing and they are getting better and better. Another sentence that grabbed my attention was: “I think this story is a good example of what AOC is saying because it is always the young who suffer the most and the ones who risk their lives to save others and make their lives better..” This stood out for me because we can see that most of the people who die are youth either they were shot or they were bitten and all of that is because they are doing the right thing. It's true that the truth hurts but it is only the truth who comes first and last. Have you seen this article and video “ https://www.teenstakecharge.com/campaign, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2cbnxa7G0” I thought you might be interested in this because of the youth revolution. It’s about young youth who are fighting for an affordable education, they are representing the youth voices. Watch the video you will like, it is so important. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your passion of writing such a thing give me inspiration for wanting more of your ideas.
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  • Idelkys's Mar 24, 21:19 comment on Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future
    Dear Yeanoor, I am very much connected and agree with what you are saying about "Today's Children, Tomorrow's Future" because you clearly stated that youth people have the courage to speak up for themselves and that teenagers and they are utilizing what happened in history as a tool to change what is happening in the actuality. One set of lines that stand out to me was, when it says" “His new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many and they take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, the history of racial struggles, the history of economics, the history of the United States, the history of colonialism.” I think this is remarkable because you use some of the examples of how our young generation does not step back to learn or give value to our history and other memorials events that happened in the past. We always look forward to bringing out the past history and showing our interest by seeing that from different perspectives. We have the courage to accept the fact even though it could be bad, we always try to make it better by not repeating the same mistake." This paragraph is important to highlight because many people are mistaken with why we fight and protest. We want to let people know that since we have the resources to protest and speak up for our rights , we have the possibility to make a change in the society. Youth people at this time, should not allow to continue what keeps tormenting us, such as political issues and injustices in Society. Thank you very much for sharing your story. I look forward to hear what comes next.
  • Khadija's Mar 24, 20:44 comment on Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!
    Dear Housseynatou, I am choosing an adjective peaceful to show you my emotion that I feel when I read your letter AOC, “Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!". Your letter was too emotional for me because it was much realist and had a great thought about all the stuff we are facing in our community. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I live in the Bronx, and every month my community faces gun violence in schools.” I think this is powerful because it is a really true issue that the government doesn't pay attention too much instead of that without us they are nothing and without them, we are nothing too. So we should stand up by ourselves and they will know what you want from them . Another sentence that I like was: “The generation before us some of them were really brave and scary..” This stood out for me because their fight does not start with us, some already started before us so we should respect their path roads in peace for they can have everything done. I like to do some reading online and the thing that interested me was a book called Patience. Have you seen this book? if not go see In a youtube I thought you might be interested in this because of the advice that you want to teach us from this video. Thank you for your bravery. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next Since I really enjoy reading your written style and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really hard for us to accept everything. But I wonder if next time you can give us a deep conclusion? For more explanation, thank you.
  • Khadija's Mar 24, 20:30 comment on AOC Makes Me Giddy!
    Dear Leticia, I am choosing an adjective grateful to show you my emotion that I feel when I read your letter, “AOC Makes Me Giddy!". Your letter was too emotional for me because it was much realistic and had a great thought about all the things we are facing in our real life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Education is the basis of human rights..” I think this is powerful because without education we could not do anything so it is better to take this seriously because I like this sentence and I agree with that since education is a key of the whole world. Another sentence that I like was: “ I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way” This stood out for me because they know even if it is hard one day they can make others like them before them . Since the fight does not start with us, some already started before us so we should respect their path roads in peace for they can have everything done. I like to do some reading online and the thing that interested me was a book called Patience. Have you seen this book? if not go see In a youtube I thought you might be interested in this because of the advice that you want to teach us from this video. Thank you for your bravery. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really enjoy reading your written style and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really hard for us to accept everything. But I wonder if next time you can give us a deep conclusion? For more explanation, thank you.
  • Housseynatu's Mar 24, 20:20 comment on Motivating Youth Activists To Advocate For Their Future
    Precious Fatoumata, I am so delighted by your letter to AOC “Motivating Youth Activists To Advocate For Their Future” because it really caught my attention and the way you talked about how the AOC motivates youth to fight for their rights. Most importantly when youth read this letter they will have the courage and believe that there is someone behind them and supporting them. One sentence that really stands out for me is when you said: “I think you used “badass” to describe how this generation is really not scared about accepting everyone and willing to talk about the world’s problems, compared to adults”. This makes me think that you are absolutely right and the generations now are willing to risk their lives to get what they are believing is right. The generation now is willing to talk about what’s holding people behind and try to fix it for everyone to move forward. This another sentence that I can relate to myself “I live in the Bronx, and every month my community faces gun violence in schools”. I live in the Bronx. There is gun violence every day on the news and it’s only kids who are in high school who are being killed. Their lives and dreams get destroyed just for nothing and injustice. I was watching videos on YouTube and I feel like you might be interested in watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCN55E-2qGo I thought you might be interested in watching this. Thank you for writing this letter. I look forward to reading what you will be doing next in “Youth Voices”.
  • Idelkys's Mar 24, 17:21 comment on AOC: Thanks for giving honors tot the young generations!
    Dear Khadija, I am thoughtful about your discussion " AOC Thanks for giving Honors To the Youth Generation!" because it expresses how our voices may impact the society that we live in and by speaking up about the issues that remain in our society, we are the change to it . It is the most helpful way to be heard by others. One of the set of lines that standout for me is when you say " don’t judge someone we should listen to people ‘s minds and that is totally clear to agree with. like” They’re not afraid to have those conversations. If anything, like I think they’re profoundly courageous because they’re willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have.” We are supposed to learn from each other and if one person does not have the courage to speak up to change society trough their voices, so it should be ethic to not stop those teenagers who have the worth to make a difference and be valients prior to the circumstance. Thank you for your sharing your story . I look forward to seeing what you make next.
  • Idelkys's Mar 24, 17:01 comment on Lack of Education Inside the Juvenile Justice System Creates an Endless Cycle
    Dear Erica, I am impressed by your post " Lack of Education inside the Juvenile Justice System creates an Endless Cycle" because people were restrained from receiving the quality education that they wanted , aimed for and on top of that it was very difficult for them to graduate . One sentence that you wrote that stand out for me is in lines " The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities,” says 43 percent of incarcerated youth nationally receiving remedial education services in detention did not go back to school once they got out, and another 16 percent went back to school but dropped out after five months.” These are more than just statistics, they show how these detention facilities impact students’ likelihood to graduate, or to continue their education at all?. It seems like it was impossible for them to get out of that cycle. Why could not people understand that those students have to complete their education?. It is not fair for those people to end up ruining their academics lives just because of social interruptions. Have you seen this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinNvKznltA>? I thought you might be interested in this because it has slightly to do with certain people of color in the community. I wonder if the system was mostly likely like that for specific groups of people (including people of color or just everyone in general). Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because It is very important for me to update myself with this types of news about how dare there are ways like this to stop people from getting educated so that it gets to dispare the educational population. People of color tend to struggle more in society than white people.
  • Peter's Mar 24, 15:54 comment on America Means Identifying With a Common Culture
    Hey Sebastian, I'm a student from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Utah. I came across your article, and found it to be very interesting. I fully agree with the idea that in the modern world it's difficult for somebody to say they're proud to be an American. I do think it's an interesting topic that kind of gets overlooked when you take into consideration how much attention other issues are getting. I look forward to seeing anything in the future.
  • Peter's Mar 24, 15:49 comment on Which is a better alternative: Online School vs. Traditional School?
    Hey Aria, nice article highlighting the benefits and downsides to online learning. It was interesting to see a bunch of these examples laid out in front of us. I especially liked when you talked about how we can either get up early to do our work, or we can sleep in and do it later, as I think this is something we can all relate to. Keep up the good work!
  • fitoru.com's Mar 22, 04:30 comment on What causes obesity?
    Important points in this article that we should be aware of about what really causes obesity. This would really be a huge help. Thanks for sharing this great article.
  • Yeanoor's Mar 21, 22:20 comment on AOC: Thanks for giving honors tot the young generations!
    Dear Khadija, I am enthusiastic about your AOC letter, “ AOC: Thanks for giving honors tot the young generations!” It is a wonderful letter where has an inspirational word and movement. I really liked the way describes based on logic and evidence on your statement that our new generation does not afraid to step back to take cation. they always on top of it. The one line that stands out for me is, “ I’ve also been learning about accepting yourself the way you are no matter what” it is not easy to be highlight yourself and gain respect from society when you are LGBT. people conceal their self-identity because they do not want to face humiliation and the stating eyes. we need to change these things. one action can bring a lot of people of courage. Your inspirational video and letter help me to understand how much our ideology changes. How passionate we are to changes things and make them better. Thanks for your story. I am looking forward to seeing what you make next.
  • Aria's Mar 21, 20:38 comment on How do I define beauty?
    Hello Bobby, I agree with you that people define beauty based on the physical appearance and looks of the person. There could be many other factors that could define beauty, such as the aforementioned ones listed above, including physical beauty, which is one of the many reasons people are attracted to their partners. This article will go more in depth regarding what we are both saying: http://journalismiziko.dut.ac.za/feature-review/defining-physical-beauty/ Sincerely, Aria Handlon
  • Aria's Mar 21, 20:25 comment on #fitspiration
    Hi Cora, I agree with you that this trending hashtag can be sending the wrong message to those persons who are partaking in the challenge. This is because they could start thinking of their weight in a negative light as this website elaborates on whether it could be harmful versus healthy: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewarnold/2018/11/26/fitspiration-on-social-media-is-it-helping-or-hurting-your-health-goals/#6ac15bb847f0. Sincerely, Aria Handlon
  • El-Hossin's Mar 21, 18:35 comment on AOC Makes Me Giddy!
    Dear Leticia, I am really fascinated by your detailed and cogent letter to AOC. You really demonstrated how much impact AOC has had on young people. I agree with you on the fact that AOC unconsciously encourages young people to excel by motivating them. One thing you said that stands out for me is: ‘The way you Delibes the young generation is very amazing, and I feel proud as a young girl.’ because I believe that our generation experience unprecedented events. Yet, they do not complain but they always find ways to overcome them. Also, it proves that AOC speeches empower young youth. Thank you for your writing and I look forward to seeing what you write next.
  • El-Hossin's Mar 21, 18:27 comment on Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!
    Dear Housseynatou, I am really fascinated by your detailed and cogent letter to AOC. You really demonstrated how much impact AOC has had on young people. I agree with you on the fact that AOC unconsciously encourages young people to excel by motivating them. One thing you said that stands out for me is: 'One reason is that young youth are more open-minded and they are the future leaders who are meant to make the world a better place. Older people might be afraid that their love once would be hurt out of that.' because I believe that our generation experience unprecedented events. Yet, they do not complain but they always find ways to overcome them. Thank you for your writing and I look forward to seeing what you write next.
  • El-Hossin's Mar 21, 14:54 comment on Learning for Life
    Dear Idelyks, I am fascinated by your literary analysis of the three stories. You summarized the three stories in a concise manner. One sentence that stands out for me. "her Mom ignores her when it comes to being less beautiful, she uses voice to express in an educational Matter how Maggie is supposed to be in comparison with Dee." because it shows persistence and dedication. Your analysis helped me to understand the three stories better. Also, you brought a different perspective to my overall understanding of the three stories. I look forward to seeing another phenomenal piece of writing.
  • El-Hossin's Mar 21, 14:39 comment on Three Life Lesson
    Dear Fatema: I am fascinated by your literary analysis essay, “Three Life Lessons,” because you really depicted how the three stories teach us a valuable life lesson with each story, has a unique lesson to teach. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “What I noticed in these three stories no matter who they are, the characters want to learn more about what they do not know about yet,” I think this is powerful because you find connection between the three stories about education, and new generations. Also is interesting because your idea changes my understanding of the stories. Another sentence that I felt was “They are also similar because they have high expectations for life because they are trying to be better.” This stood out for me because this sentence describes each character of each story that relates how they help their community to do not make the same mistakes as the people did on the past. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are a good writer and you identify details that can summarize your words.
  • Roman's Mar 20, 16:40 comment on Minimum Necessity
    I agree. Individual cities should set minimum wage as they see fit but I don't think it should go below $7.25 nor go above $15.
  • Roman's Mar 20, 16:36 comment on Should Schools limit Student online speech?
    Very interesting article, and I kind of agree with your position. I believe we should be able to say what we want as long as there is truth to it. However cyber bullying should not be tolerated, which I personally define as going out of your way to harm someone with online tools.
  • Fatoumata's Mar 20, 01:36 comment on AOC Makes Me Giddy!
    Dear Leticia I am impressed by, your letter “AOC Makes Me Giddy!,” because you really show her your gratitude in this letter and how you used the video to show someone people in Africa whom don’t have the same opportunity to stand for themselves . One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I think this is feeling and expressive of gratitude because she gives us a big honor that represents our generation. That demonstrates that we are a generation that cares for other people’s life whatever their status. I do with the word of gratifyingly agree with you that.” I think this is emotional because when I was reading the text it was a lot of tone. Another sentence that I like was: “ This means that the young generation has determination to go further than other, older generations. This means that the young generation has determination to go further than other old generations..” This stood out for me because I like to watched online video, I found this wonderful activist who is Hadja Idrissa Bah founding president of the club of young girls leaders of Guinea, is a Guinean activist. She was President of the Guinean Children's Parliament which fights against forced marriages, marital rapes and genital mutilation. Have you seen this video youtube? I thought you might be interested in this because you video is a little be similar with this story .Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are very thoughtful and an inspired person.
  • Leticia's Mar 19, 20:51 comment on Motivating Youth Activists To Advocate For Their Future
    Dear Fatoumata, I am picking an adjective grateful to demonstrate to you my opinion that I sense when I read your letter, “AOC Makes Me Giddy!”. Your letter was too perceive for me because it was a great conception of all the issues humans are facing in real life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This one of the issues we face every day”. I think this is sturdy because we always mistreated by the police in the street. We could not even problem themself because they have power than us. Another sentence that I like was: “ She wanted to honor her brother and all the people who were affected by this violence in her community.” This stood out for me because it is really important to give a big shout out for those who have been killed. To advocate for them because those people who were died her brother was in so, therefore, she has to continue to fight for them and claim justice. I like to do some reading online and the thing that interested me was a book called “The Necklace”. Have you read this book? if not go read on google and I thought you might be interested in it because of the counseling this book wants to teach us.Thank you for your courage. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you show in your next writing because I really like reading your written style and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really tough for us to assume or bear everything. Yet I wonder if next time you can give us a deep conclusion? For more explanation, thank you, my dear Fatoumata.
  • Leticia's Mar 19, 20:28 comment on AOC: Thanks for giving honors tot the young generations!
    Dear Khadija, I am choosing an adjective thankful to show you my sentiment that I sense when I read your letter, “AOC Makes Me Giddy!”. Your letter was too perceive for me because it was a great conception of all the issues humans are facing in real life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I do totally agree with you when you are saying this young generation are not afraid to say something even if it will hurt. We’re not afraid to have those conversations”. I think this is sturdy because young people are not scared, we could not do anything so it is better to take this solemnly. Another sentence that I like was: “ as a Muslim woman, I can connect to some of her speech since it is hard in this society for some people to accept you as you are. In my opinion, I don’t think judge someone is a big deal .” This stood out for me because it is really difficult to accept who you are. Some people hide their identity because they are afraid of other cultures. I like to do some reading online and the thing that interested me was a book called “The Necklace”. Have you read this book? if not go read on google and I thought you might be interested in it because of the counseling this book wants to teach us.Thank you for your courage. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you show in your next writing because I really like reading your written style and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really tough for us to assume or bear everything. Yet I wonder if next time you can give us a deep conclusion? For more explanation, thank you, my dear.
  • Siqi's Mar 18, 19:36 comment on The generations are responsible of our world (Spider-Man)
    "I saw it in its entirety a few years ago and it struck me. Because want to finish "spiderman" series to see, also because the time is long, or the movie saw too much, in the mood some of the plot is also not very clear, the first "spiderman" to see again. After watching, the feeling is still "shock", and it is quite good. Because it is the second time to see the film, have a deeper understanding of the theme. Yes, "with great power comes great responsibility."
  • Siqi's Mar 18, 19:29 comment on Uniforms aren’t needed
    I agree with you and I think the uniforms have minimal purpose for students. Additionally they are not comfortable on me.
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  • sm20003's Mar 17, 01:44 comment on Overfishing
    I really enjoyed reading this piece! I had no idea how much of a problem over fishing actually is and find the stats you mentioned mind blowing. If you would like to read more about this problem I would recommend reading this article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/oceans/critical-issues-overfishing/
  • sm20003's Mar 17, 01:37 comment on Health Care
    I found this very interesting to read! You gave a lot of great reminders that many people probably needed to hear. I really also liked the piece about the place in Chicago, because it showed how real the issue actually is. If you have any interest in reading more about this topic I would recommend taking a look at this website: https://www.verywellhealth.com/patients-rights-2615387
  • Jenn's Mar 16, 13:24 comment on Immigrant Struggle
    America- Thank you for doing this research. I like how you both explain the federal policies/decisions and highlight the impact of them on individuals. I also appreciate how you linked to the articles you are referencing so readers can review your sources. I wonder how these policies and/or individuals have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic?
  • Jenn's Mar 16, 11:50 comment on Changes In Our Home
    Hi Emily- Thank you for this article. I like how you started this post. Your first 8 sentences really grab the reader by engaging them in the topic through questions and connecting to your personal experience. I also appreciate your annotated bibliography. I am wondering if you have done any research on or seen any examples of older or pre-existing buildings being preserved or re-purposed instead of being torn down? I notice you wrote this in December 2019, could you also provide an update on the Cohen Bray House?
  • CD International School's Mar 16, 08:27 comment on Charter Schools
    I really like your post thanks for sharing.
  • Stephanie Ullman's Mar 15, 22:10 comment on Pavement Issues In Oakland And Why They Haven´t Been Resolved
    Hi Yadira, Thank you for your insightful post on the challenges of fixing the many potholes in Oakland's streets. I especially enjoyed the wide range of vocabulary you used to describe the issue. After reading your post, I wonder - what do you think might be a good solution to this issue? Clearly, individual residents cannot fix the potholes alone, but I wonder where the money for the city to do so might come from. I would love to hear your ideas, either in a comment or a future blog post! Best, Stephanie
  • Stephanie Ullman's Mar 15, 22:06 comment on History of Oakland
    Juan, As an Oakland teacher who was born and raised in Chicago, I really appreciated how much I learned from your piece. I did not know about how the Ohlone land was taken away from them by the Peraltas. At one point in your article, you made a connection to the decline in Oakland's African American population. I was wondering what you thought the connection might be between the Peraltas and the present-day loss of land? I would love to hear more of your thoughts, either in a response or a future blog post! Thank you, Stephanie
  • Leni's Mar 15, 01:19 comment on Struggles Being Homeless In Oakland
    It seems that you are passionate about this topic Jacqueline and this is great! The rise in homelessness is unbelievable. I would like to see more quotes from your interviews. This helps your argument by making it authentic and real for the readers. In the second paragraph, you ask two questions to homeless people about increasing employment and adequate jobs. This made me think about the possibility of people working, but who are homeless. It's very hard to live because you have to make a certain amount of money/income to afford housing. You mention that people are not homeless because they are "drug addicts and alcoholics." Why did you use quotations? I understand that this may be a common stereotype, but I was wondering if you got this from one of your sources.
  • Leni's Mar 15, 00:51 comment on Prop. 13 is beneficial
    This is a good synopsis Elizabeth. I like how you discuss various viewpoints. I would like to read more about oppositional views along with the education issue. I see that you made links inside your writing. This is a good idea because it leads readers straight to the source without having to scroll to the bottom. Your blog encourages me to learn more about Prop 13.
  • Leni's Mar 14, 23:58 comment on Union v.s Non-Union
    Thanks for your article Dominik! You put in a lot of work. I really like that you have an interview with a construction worker. It makes your story more authentic. Adding specific details about the questions you asked and his answers would be great. I wonder why some people don't join unions. It would be interesting to know those perspectives.
  • Marina's Mar 13, 00:41 comment on Protests in Oakland
    Hi Jade, Wow, the song lyrics you chose to open your piece with were quite powerful and very fitting! Thanks for that. I agree that protests are a great way for people to come together around a common issue and voice their concerns and needs. Before reading this, I was unaware that the greater Bay area was a hub for protesters. One thing that surprised me from the article you mentioned is how the author of that article made a subtle connection between protesting and violent acts by organized groups. This seems like an unfortunate connection because protesting and organized violence are two different things and shouldn't be lumped together, because by doing so it makes it sound as if organized violence and protesting are linked together, as if you can't have one without the other. We know though, that that is not true. Many protests are peaceful, and if they do turn violent, it is not necessarily because of premeditated violence. Have you been to a protest, Jade? I've been to a few, and every time I attend one I leave with this sense of community. It feels good to stand shoulder to shoulder with people who care about the same things as you. As you mentioned in your post, protests are a good way to bring together the community while advocating for change.
  • Mark's Mar 13, 00:20 comment on Bias, Racism, and Death in U.S. Communities
    Woah! This artical has been written like 9 essays long.😮
  • Mark's Mar 13, 00:17 comment on The World is Ending
    Hey Ezra, I think that this artical is interesting because right now the coronaviris is mostly ending the world because there's no cure for the coronaviris and it can affect our everyday lives.
  • Beverly's Mar 12, 22:24 comment on Education is very important
    Dear Martha, I very much like your perspective on education and gives me a sense of remembering why education is important. Being in high school, I sometimes don't understand the point of being at school 8 hrs a day for several months. You giving me this perspective has helped me remember the importance of education and that not everyone has access to education. I wanted to thank you for inspiring me to think on a different level than I thought possible.
  • Beverly's Mar 12, 22:20 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Dear Kheriya, I completely understand where you're coming from. I believe people do drugs because they're influenced by it and feel pressured to try it because their friends are doing it too. However, little do they know the impact that those drugs will have on their body in the future. Drugs aren't meant to be something to play with, it's meant to treat people who are sick. My generation especially has taken part in this and it saddens me and so I believe our administration needs to put more work into making drugs more difficult for people to access, especially teenagers.
  • Beverly's Mar 12, 22:16 comment on Dear People Against Gun Violence
    Dear Janet, I for sure think there needs to be something done about gun violence in the US. It's an epidemic and it's affecting all of us. I believe some people don't always consider the other side of those who lost their family because they have the thought in mind that it will never happen to them. Violence doesn't choose its victims and doesn't remove anyone from the equation so I believe all people need to come together and combat this issue.
  • Beverly's Mar 12, 22:11 comment on How Music Impacts My Life
    Dear Juan, I definitely agree with you about the importance of how music impacts our lives. It impacts mine too in a positive way. Anytime I feel sad or just happy, I listen to my fav music and it makes the world make sense for it split second. It make me understand what the artist is talking about through its lyrics and being able to connect with that makes a person feel like they're not alone. So, thank you for sharing this with us.
  • Beverly's Mar 12, 22:06 comment on Kids should be able to sleep late
    Dear Tatianna, I couldn't agree with you more. I school starts at an early time too and it's annoying having to get up to go to school at an earlier time. Unfortunately, i don't have the option like you do but i do try my best to wake up on time even though am almost always running after the bus. I like that the option of your school works for you and hopefully, in the future, other schools will integrate that.
  • 402259's Mar 12, 21:14 comment on Photography.
    Dear Samantha, I am happy about your post because I also enjoy photography. I like the idea of her taking black and white photos because not many photographers do that. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is "She take many photos because she likes that people look at the photos and see that there are a lot of beautiful in simple things." I think this is nice because I can connect to this very well. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I am already interested in this story. I would also like to know what you feel about photography.
  • Joahan's Mar 12, 21:12 comment on The Effects of Zoos
    Dear Jonathan: I am concerned about your post, " The Effects of Zoos" because the Zoos keep animals in a small space when animals need more room. I also seen that you sated "There is also a high infant mortality rate despite being in a facility that prevents other animals from killing." This concerns me because Zoos are supposed to keep them safe. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was interesting. I'll be back to see if you post some interesting once again. OCHS Joahan
  • Marisol's Mar 12, 21:10 comment on Open Letter for Women’s Rights
    Dear Giselle, One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is "I hope that in the future we get to do what we want with ourselves and our bodies without being judged or told we are horrible people because what we choose to do". I think this is important because it is the sad truth. Although it is our body women always get brought down for doing certain things that others don't agree with. We could only hope things would change and we are able to live without judgment for doing things that should only concern us. OCHS
  • William's Mar 12, 21:06 comment on Health Care
    Dear Samantha: I am intrigued by your post, "Health Care" because I had never known that the right to health care was being violated in so many places. Many people are being taken advantage of because they don't know their rights. One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is, "Knowing your rights reduces the chances of being taken advantage of by people with higher power like the gov". I think this is disgusting because the government takes advantage of those who don't know their rights. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you had a very simple yet insightful information on health care rights being taken advantage, and not just health care but you showed me that all types of rights are being violated. William Orellana
  • Giselle's Mar 12, 21:04 comment on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Immigrants
    Dear Mashlin, I agree with your post because people have been here for many years and have contributed to the economy because of their temporary protected status. I myself have family who has that protection from this and they have lived here for quite some time as well as have built their homes and new families here. By sending them back they will reface the dangers they escaped and the United States will also lose as well because they are losing good hard working people. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I can relate and connect to your posts. I hope to see more of your opinions on the issue with the cancellation of this status. I have truly enjoyed reading this. Giselle Palacios OCHS
  • Maria's Mar 12, 20:56 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Dear Jose I am amazed by your poster "La historia de tu vida" because you relate how your arrival to the United States was and what you have had to go through. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is” nos quedamos en ciudad juárez por unos días mientras arreglaban las cosas para venir a los estados unidos” I think this very significant for you because you have had to go through very difficult things in your life. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I found it very relevant that you tell a little of your history so the United States and circumcisions get. Maria
  • raul's Mar 12, 19:28 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Dear keila: I disagree with you because the corona virus has not really killed a lot of people and more people die to a regular flu.
  • raul's Mar 12, 19:19 comment on Freedom is for All
    dear miguel since no one has the right tell another person how to live, Do you think abortion should be a woman's right and no one should tell her what to do with their baby?
  • Kevin's Mar 12, 16:52 comment on Hec Beats
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  • Evelyn's Mar 12, 16:46 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Estimado jose, Estoy admirada con su publicación ‘’La historia de mi vida’’ Por que la mayoria de mexicanos sueñan con venir a los estados unidos y trabajar para ser alguien en la vida. Una frase que se destaca en mi es ‘’Cuando tenia 9 o 10 años’’ Por que en muy corta edad lo trajeron a vivir a los estados unidos sin el aprendizaje requerido para el inglés. Gracias por su escritura.Espero ver lo que escribas a continuación. Qué tan difícil fue adaptarse aquí?
  • Rosa's Mar 12, 16:19 comment on Explores the world
    estimada Jocelyn Me pareció interesante sobre lo que escribistes sobre '' Explores the world '' porque hablas sobre cómo la amazona se está quemando y es muy triste ver como se está destruyendo el planeta. Algo que me gusto que escribiste fue que como los animalitos se están muriendo por culpa nuestra,porque es cierto nosotros mismos estamos destruyendo el mundo. Gracias por tu escritura me gusto mucho espero que sigas escribiendo mas sobre ese tema.
  • Hector's Mar 12, 16:13 comment on “English is our language no exceptions learn it”
    Dear Keily: I'm Hector and your post "English is our language no exception learn it" was very interesting to me because I'm a immigrant as well,my fist language is Spanish and I want to tell you that is very hard to learn English for people who their first language is Spanish and they didn't know any words in English.When I came here for the first time I found he English language very interesting to me,but there are many people that their first language is Spanish that they don't want to learn how to speak English and they don't know that speak a second language for example English or French can be helpful for them in the future. One sentence that you wrote was "If you’re an immigrant from another country you must speak English. I found this very rude because not all people have the resources to be able to sit in a classroom and learn a new language, especially people of age."I'm agree with you and is true another example can be people who came from countries like Guatemala,El Salvador,Nicaragua,Honduras and other countries that don't have enough resources they can't learn a new language.I'm from El Salvador and English teachers are horrible teaching English but that's all what we have and we can improve it but how I said we don't have the resources to do it and when I came here for the first time and then went to school I learn English like in 3 month so if I can learned how to speak and write in English just in 3 month any body else can do the same if they want to learn a new language and if they want to be more and more successful by speak Spanish and English. Another thing is that many jobs specially jobs where you need to talk and engage with people starting a conversation this jobs need people who speak English and Spanish and they don't care if your first language is Spanish they are just looking for people who write and speak English and use the Spanish when is needed.In my opinion people from other countries should learn English I know is a little bit harder but they can do it.
  • isaac's Mar 12, 16:06 comment on Do video games contribute to youth violence?
    I been playing video games ever since i was a youngin. Not once in my life i had a thought to do the activities that video show kids to do in the game. Not even an idea. Maybe we joke about it or act like the characters in the video game but at the end of the day video games can be an escape for some kids in this world. Instead of being on the streets the parents would rather have their children play games. i recommend going more deep and actually not focus on all the negatives about video games.
  • Rosa's Mar 12, 15:52 comment on la diferencia entre el amor y la amistad
    Estimada Lezly Me gusto mucho lo que escribistes sobre ''La diferencia entre en el amor y la amistad '' porque es cierto algunas veces por no perder la amistad de una persona decidimos callar nuestro sentimientos. Algo que me gusto que escribistes fue que al final,decidieron expresar sus sentimientos aun con el riesgo de perder la amistad que tenían desde niños Gracias por tu escritura espero que sigas escribiendo la continuación de la historia.
  • Tania Arellano's Mar 12, 15:44 comment on Changing Yourself For Someone Else
    Dear Leslie I am interested in your post “ Changing Yourself For Someone Else” because it is important to know the differences of your partner, yes you can change for someone else, but there is another way to improve as well they can both workout together so neither one or the other get bothered. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “two of my friends liked each other, but the boy he date a lot of girls and the girl like to listen to k-pop” I think is important to share with your partner what you like to listen, do or make, the past don’t matters when someone really wants to be with someone is just the future what matters. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
  • Tania Arellano's Mar 12, 15:42 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Dear Sergio I am really emotional about your post “Abolish Immigration Detention Center” because you not only see the consequences about it, you also care about the health care of the immigrants, you go deeper into what if someone dies, what is the response of the government to the community. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “It is not right to put a young child behind bars or in a cage for no reason whatsoever, other than they are from another country”. I think this is very emotional, because children don’t have the fault of this government, they are our future, they have a life and they want to have a normal childhood. Have you read this article called “What Happened To The Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents”, I thought you might be interested in this because it talks about what happened after their parents were deported in America or don’t. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really liked the way you go into a subject and you provide the positive and negative impacts on it.
  • Tania Arellano's Mar 12, 15:40 comment on Teen Vaping
    Dear Maggie I am surprised about your post “Teen Vaping” because you provide me health information about vaping, of what are the bad consequences if i vape. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “vaping can be harmful to your body in multiple ways.” I think this is very important, because every human is different and we never know what would be the reaction of your body. Have you read this article called “ Vaping Rises Among Teens' ', I thought you might be interested in this because it talks about how much it increased the vaping on teens, and how their body system changes through the process. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really liked the way you go into a subject and you provide the positive and negative impacts on it.
  • Rachel's Mar 12, 15:04 comment on Oakland Education Crisis
    Efrain, Thank you very much for this thoughtful piece. This is issue is extremely important and I think you touch on a very important point about California's education. As one of the biggest and wealthiest states, we are 42nd in per pupil spending. It doesn't make much sense! I teach at a school in San Mateo and see everyday the disparities among schools and districts. The Bay Area is the most expensive place in the world to live and teachers can no longer afford to live where they teach. We lose good teachers every year because they can not afford homes in this area, and we are high paying district! Students in Oakland deserve an equal opportunity to the best education possible by having the best teachers possible. The only way to keep good teachers around is pay them more. I really enjoyed how you connected the teacher strike in Oakland, to student's learning conditions and testing. Your opinion is very important and I am so glad you go the opportunity to research and discuss such an important topic. I can tell you are really passionate about it!
  • Christian's Mar 12, 06:16 comment on It’s not all Pink and Purple
    This is the first Im hearing of boys being allowed to go shirtless in gym class. Every school I've been to, the boys have worn baggy shorts too, and girls could were leggings. Interesting how different places give people different experiences.
  • Christian's Mar 12, 06:10 comment on Kecksburg Pennsylvania: The Town That Saw The Truth
    While I do think this is fake, the government responses have me thinking...
  • Mark's Mar 12, 01:10 comment on Video Games and Its Benefits
    First of all, I did some research and "scientist and doctors recommend that you should have 20 hours of video games and any other screens per week", and I thought that it was interesting because in my opinion, thats 3 hours of screens per day and it was generous for the doctors and scientists. One thing that I did not like about your comment was that you typed some words in red, every word and letter should be typed in black, but other than that, your comment was great.
  • Mark's Mar 12, 01:03 comment on How Can We Help Students Pay for School?
    First of all, I liked that you posted a link with your comment, it helps to show Alexander on what you are talking about and it also shows evidence if you are agreeing or disagreeing on one of the sentences of the article. I did not like that your comment was long, i'm not saying that your comment was not great, but make sure you shorten your comment a bit. You should only type or write 3 sentences in a comment. I think that this is advanced work, and you should get an A on this assignment. One more thing, "I" should be Capitalized.
  • Cindy's Mar 11, 22:41 comment on Teen Vaping
    Hi Maggie, Thank you for Your information, I agree that the government has published more and more laws for stoping teen vaping, but it is not enough. Vaping is bad, but there is no way we can stop it, the only way is people themselves should be aware. Cindy Huang
  • Cindy's Mar 11, 22:35 comment on Underlying Issues of the US Healthcare System
    Hi Eric, I like your artic about how is the healthcare system in America and what is the problem about the system. It is great to know that the healthcare system program is too expansive that people can't afford it. I feel like people should respect doctors, but doctors and hospitals should not help their patients based on economic. Thank you for your information. Cindy Huang
  • 414437's Mar 11, 18:57 comment on Los autos de los 70’s eran muy pesados (=_=)
    Rolando, quiero decirte que me enseñaste algo nuevo que no había escuchado, y estoy de acuerdo de que los autos eran más pesados que los de hoy, pero los autos de hoy están diseñado en fibra de vidrio porque tal vez esto ayuda a tener más potencia en el motor ya que la carrocería es más ligera.
  • Angel's Mar 11, 18:57 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Kheriya your post about gun violence and drug abuse was very moving because you explained very well about the effects this can have on families. One sentence that really stood out to me was "When it comes to your kids you let the drugs have more meaning to you, the one that grew inside your tummy, the precious one." You're making any person that has done drugs feel bad because the little tummy person will be sad. I look forward to see what you're writing next because you're structuring was done very well and kept me reading.
  • Alexander's Mar 11, 18:52 comment on Abortion
    Dear Morgain I am very moved by this article on abortion because I myself am pro life and find this as a a good and valid reasons to support a pro life discussion. This has also show what other peers think about this very sensitive subject and came up with valid points for one side of the argument. One of the sentences that stood out to me was, "The biggest thing is that the 14th amendment ensures the protection of life, making the killing of unborn children illegal according to the United States Constitution. “U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, 14th Amendment". This shows that you had very strong evidence to back up your claim and shows your stand on the discussion. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I have very strong opinions on the pro-life stand that supports your opinions in this writing. -Alexander Tobon
  • 103540's Mar 11, 18:51 comment on Teen Vaping
    Dear Maggie: I am moved about your post, "Teen Vaping," because vaping can also harm people just as bad as cigarettes. Companies are also making someones addiction worst by making flavors that taste good. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: "Although many of the harmful chemicals that are in cigarettes are not in vapes, there are many other other dangerous chemicals in the new products." I think this is good because some people think that just because vaping does not have tobacco that it can not hurt you but their are still chemicals that can affect your body. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next,because you created a way for others to think about what can affect your body. I feel that you are good at making a topic that people can argue or think about. Jasmine Perez
  • Jaydon's Mar 11, 18:50 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Dear Kheriya I'm impressed with your post Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay because it is able to completely sum up the obvious that exposing children to drugs and guns is not okay. I also like that you give examples of how they are effected so that people that are uninformed on what guns and drugs can do have a good idea of the dangers. A sentence that you wrote that sticks out to me is "Drug abuse is when you are addicted to drugs or take it illegally" this helps inform readers as to what drug abuse is just in case they didn't know. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing your next write because I really enjoyed being taken through the basics of why drugs and guns are bad in a way that is so simple to understand. Jaydon Garcia
  • raul's Mar 11, 18:49 comment on NO violence
    Dear Keily : I disagree with your comment that African-Americans are usually the first ones in these incidents . I believe anyone can be in these gun incidents, Why is it that African-Americans come to your mind first? African-Americans are not the only ones these incidents occur to . Do you want guns to be completely gone? Thanks for your writing . I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want to see your response to my questions
  • 104080's Mar 11, 18:49 comment on Hip Hop
    Dear, Vene I am interested with your post “Hip Hop,”because I learned that hip hop is a very popular genre, and what made the the artist popular. Something that stood out to was what when the article stated “ I think it's on of the realest thing iv heard in my life” This is interesting because it shows how much you like it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is a topic that no on really talk about now more it i caught my attention. David Fonseca
  • 401008's Mar 11, 18:49 comment on Sex-Trafficking in America
    Dear Amber, I am very moved by your publication of "Sex-Trafficking in America" because I did not know a lot of the statistics on sex-trafficking even though I knew it was a high amount. It is scary and sad to know that many people trying to cross the border for a better life are robbed of that and put into a terrible industry like this. I agree that this is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me is that "85% of those who are pawned were sexually abused as a child, some being as young as 3 years old". This is a very sad thing to realize because these kids are so innocent. They should not be subjected to these things by adults who I am sure know that they are doing something really wrong. Thank you for writing this article, I look forward to see what you write next because you seem to have a lot of good information. More people need to know about this because it can affect anyone. Additionally, this post was very helpful because now I also know where the U.S. stands on this issue. -Monica Ceja
  • April's Mar 11, 18:46 comment on Mission: Save Planet Earth with Greta Thunberg
    Dear Aria, I enjoyed reading what you had to say about Greta Thunberg and climate change through your post "Mission: Save Planet Earth with Greta Thunberg" because I got to understand more about why she is so concerned with climate change and how creating "Ecofeminism" can benefit more women trying to join this movement. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me was " Greta came to resent Trump because of his mocking comment in his Twitter bio: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. It’s so nice to see!” I think this is important for people to know because it shows how not seriously our government is taking climate change because it is real. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this post was very informational and gave me a lot of insight regarding why Greta Thunberg is doing what she's doing. April Zamora
  • 414437's Mar 11, 18:44 comment on El peligro en mexico
    Evelyn Estoy de acuerdo con el tema del peligro de México, pero quiero decirte que no solo en méxico se vive la violencia también hay violencia en todo el mundo. y es algo que yo pienso que nunca va a terminar.
  • Janessa's Mar 11, 18:43 comment on How Music Impacts My Life
    Dear Juan, I am in total agreement about your post "How music impacts my life" because i agree that music has a way of changing your mood and making you feel happier because it can boost your mood. music can make you a better person and motivate you. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, "One important part of this is how music can change you negatively...". I think this is important to note because if you are listening to sad music it can make you feel down. Sad music can strongly impact your emotions negatively or positively. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem like a person with good music taste. I also see that you are a reasonable person that can draw me back to your post!
  • Jasmin's Mar 11, 18:42 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Dear Eric: I am very moved with your post, “Coronavirus Outbreak,” because it helps inform people about what is going on with the virus. It also gives us precautions to take in order to protect ourselves from the virus. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “To prevent new coronavirus infections, we need hygienic habits, such as ... staying home when sick.” I think this is important because a lot of people might not be aware that being sick makes you more vulnerable to catching the virus, as well as other possible diseases. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am able to better inform myself about the Coronavirus and other recent topics. Jasmin
  • Pablo's Mar 11, 18:41 comment on How Music Impacts My Life
    Dear Juan: I am surprised with your post, "How Music Impacts My Life," because it goes so well in depth about the influence music can have on an individual. You present well how music can influence a child's personality as they grow and develop. Also, you did a good job of citing evidence, and not just throwing random claims wherever. One sentence that stands out to me is: " Music can make you a better person. Music can make you a better person because it can change your thought and emotion positively." I think this is because I feel as though music aided in my development growing up, and I'm always in a better mood when I'm listening to good music. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you are very thorough in your explanations. Also, you present interesting topics that are truly thought provoking. Not to mention you even provided music and explained what they meant to you. Sincerely, Pablo Rivera
  • 402176's Mar 11, 18:41 comment on la diferencia entre el amor y la amistad
    Estimado Lezly: Estoy estoy completamente deacuerdo contigo sobre su publicación, "la diferencia entre el amor y la amistad," porque cosas así le pasan a mucha gente.
  • 401277's Mar 11, 18:36 comment on Underlying Issues of the US Healthcare System
    Dear Eric, I enjoyed reading your post, “Underlying Issues of the US Healthcare System” because I too believe that this is an issue in the United States. All people should have free healthcare. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “some plans are so expensive that people cannot afford healthcare, and go under extreme economic strain when a health issue comes up.” I think this is sad because it should not be a financial sacrifice to go to the doctor. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because these are real world problems that need solutions. More awareness needs to be brought up on these topics. Maria Hernandez
  • Miguel's Mar 11, 18:36 comment on Freedom is for All
    Dear Willbert, I am glad about your post ,"Freedom is for All", because not a lot of people voice their opinion on such a controersial topic. I completely agree with you that freedom is for all, no one should have the right to tell others what's right or wrong. A sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is, "Everyone has the same rights and even though people are different we are all born the same way." This truly emphasizes the point that while we may all be different, we are entitled to an same amount of rights. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to what you write next because your opinion matters and your voice is meant to be heard. We need more people like you to make a difference in the world. Miguel
  • Christopher's Mar 11, 18:33 comment on AYO! Tik Tok Check!
    Dear Sophie, I am very intrigued by your post, "AYO! Tik Tok Check!" because it was very informative on the matter of tik tok and its rising popularity. The way you compared the obsession of tik tok to the addiction of drugs was very excellent. It gave an excellent analogy for other people to understand. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, "So can people be addicted to something that does not a person does not physically partake in like drugs and alcohol?" because its a skillful rhetorical question that'll leave the reader wondering on what the answer may be. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the way you laid out the text was very organized and interesting. -Christopher
  • Keila's Mar 11, 18:33 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Dear Eric : I most definitely agree with what you have to say about this serious matter. The corona virus is very serious and I am glad that you have wrote about it to not only help us but also inform us. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ To prevent new coronavirus infections, we need hygienic habits, such as washing hands frequently, keeping the body hydrated, covering mouth and nose with hands or paper towels when coughing, and staying home when sick.” I think this is intreving because you have advised ways to try and keep us away from it or try to even just stay alert. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because what you have said in this informative writing I will and already have been putting it to use so thank you very much. -Keila
  • Lydia's Mar 11, 17:15 comment on that HoT F!RE🙌💥
    I really like this beat. Great job !
  • Chris's Mar 11, 17:10 comment on JazzDanceBeat
    Some heat
  • Chris's Mar 11, 17:04 comment on Hec Beats
    Cool man
  • Deysi's Mar 11, 16:22 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Dear Jose: I am en duda with your post “La historia de mi vida” because no explicas cual fue la situación por la cual tu quisistes viajar a Estados Unidos. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “cuando todo se arreglo los fuimos a comprar boletos para los estados unidos” I think this is good because creo que vinistes buscando nuevas oportunidades como la mayoría de personas que deciden dejar su país unos por buscar nuevas oportunidades y otras porque no tienen otra salida. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next , because me gustaria saber cual fue la razón por la que dejastes tu país y como te sientes ahora que te encuentras en otro. Deysi
  • Jose's Mar 11, 16:19 comment on la diferencia entre el amor y la amistad
    Estimada, Lezly Estoy emocionado por tu publicación porque los dos amigos no se querían decir que se quieren y porque en el otro texto los otros amigos si se dijeron que se querían y porque la amiga le dijo primero al amigo que tiene sentimientos por él y él también tiene sentimientos por ella pero porque ninguno de los de no se querían decir
  • Rolando's Mar 11, 16:18 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Estimado Jose: Estoy admirado por su publicación " La historia de mi vida " porque muchas personas todos los días sueñan con venir acá y sobresalir sobrepasando a los demás y salir adelante. Una frase que usted escribió que se destaca para mi es :"fuimos a comprar boletos para los estados unidos" porque es esta oración estas diciendo que ya está permitido pasar legalmente.😂 gracias por tu escritura.Espero ver lo que escribas a continuación porque estas cosas que quedan grabadas en la memoria para siempre y que nunca se deben de olvidar.idfbvierbv
  • Rolando's Mar 11, 16:18 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Estimado Jose: Estoy admirado por su publicación " La historia de mi vida " porque muchas personas todos los días sueñan con venir acá y sobresalir sobrepasando a los demás y salir adelante. Una frase que usted escribió que se destaca para mi es :"fuimos a comprar boletos para los estados unidos" porque es esta oración estas diciendo que ya está permitido pasar legalmente.😂 gracias por tu escritura.Espero ver lo que escribas a continuación porque estas cosas que quedan grabadas en la memoria para siempre y que nunca se deben de olvidar.
  • Evelyn's Mar 11, 16:17 comment on Changing Yourself For Someone Else
    Dear leslie, I am excited with your post, Changing yourself For Someone Else, because you tell about how people don’t change for other people that don’t change for someone. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “They start to change like in the book both of them start to change” I think this is important to the world to know that you don’t have change for anyone. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing you write next, because I think they don’t have to change for nothing if they like someone they have to like how her or him are. Evelyn
  • Nancy's Mar 11, 16:14 comment on la diferencia entre el amor y la amistad
    Estimada Lezly Estoy entusiasmada con tu publicasion,” La diferencia entre el amor y la amistad,” porque si en algunas ocasiones si hay personas que comienzan con una amistad pero esa amistad se fortalece tanto que sientes que esa persona es muy especial y te sientes muy cómoda con esa persona porque te trata bien pero esa amistad puede que se convierta en algo más porque las dos personas estén cómodas y pueden vivir bien. Una frase que usted escribió que se destaca para mi es es “ El chico se sorprendió mucho pero él también decidió decirle lo que él sentía por ella.” Creo que esto es emocionante porque es muy raro que las niñas digan lo que sienten primero como para mi eso seria imposible. Gracias por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación, porque la verdad me gustaria ver qué más puedes escribir con más historias como estas.
  • Jenifer's Mar 11, 16:07 comment on Spectrum
    Dear Samantha, Thank you for your comment. I like that you relate your life with mine because I know that I was not the only one who went through that. But in reality it is very sad to live that. And how long were you away from your mother? Jenifer
  • Alejandro's Mar 11, 16:07 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Dear jose: I am impressed by your post,’’La historia de mi vida,’’ because…you talk about experiences that happens in your life and talk about how you learn about them One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:’’ Tenemos una cita con un abogado’’ I think this is tedious because… when you go can happen a lot of things. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing write next, because… Your stories are so interesting
  • Samantha's Mar 11, 16:03 comment on Sueña pero no te duermas
    Dear Rosa: I am surprised by your post, “Dream but don't fall asleep,” because I like your topic. I like all the plots you write. And with this text I realize how people care a lot about what others say. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Some people make fun of the dreams of others without thinking about the damage you sometimes do with just a word you tell them.” I think this is sad because people think that they will not affect others by their words. People are wrong to think that. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I'm interested in kind of posts. I would like to know more about how other people can affect with just words. Samantha
  • Patricia's Mar 11, 16:01 comment on El peligro en mexico
    Estimada Evelyn, Estoy asombrada por tu post, porque aprendí de tu cultura que nunca había escuchado. Una frase que escribiste que se destacó en para mi es “ Las personas se ocultan para evitar que les llegará una bala a ellos o a su familia”. A Veces a sí pasan cosas en muchos lugares del mundo. Muchas personas se esconden con su familia para estar protegidos del peligro. Gracias por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación, porque quiero aprender mas sobre tu cultura. Por qué crees que a veces en el mundo hay mucho peligro?
  • Lezly's Mar 11, 16:00 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Estimado jose, Estoy muy interesada con su publicación “la historia de mi vida”, porque yo se que eso de venir a los estados unidos no es algo muy fácil como las personas piensan. Yo se porque mi hermano mayor pasó algo parecido a lo de tu familia. Una frase que usted escribió que se destaca para mi es: “que se quedaron en la ciudad de Juárez por unos días mientras arreglaban las cosas para venir a estados unidos”. Creo que esto es algo muy divertido porque antes de venir a los estados unidos tuviste una muy bonita experiencia supongo. Gracias por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación, porque tu publicación me pareció muy interesante. Y porque es algo real que tu mismo, viviste. Cómo te sentiste cuando llegaste a los EUA?
  • Michael's Mar 11, 15:20 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    I read your post “abolish immigration detention centers”,what you wrote make me think of how people like you is interesting in a big topic like immigration..I understand how people feel to come here and be treated like if they are bad people or treated like animals living in a bad condition and receiving bad food.I didn’t ride “La Bestia” (The Beast) but I understand people who ride that dangerous train just looking for peace and a better future for parents and their kids.
  • Hector's Mar 11, 15:18 comment on The World is Diverse
    Dear:Vanesa I read your post "The World Is Diverse" and I noticed that you read a lot and you investigate about the america history and you said "Many believe that there is and the language they believe the primary language is English" and you are right many people specially American people don't know so much about the history and I know a little bit because I learn a lot specially in my origin country where I was born that is El salvador(center america country) and after I came here to the U.S. I noticed that they didn't learn so much about the america history. So back to the title about the English language I know that many Americans believe that is the primary language and everybody should speak,but according to the whole countries history America is composed by all the countries including Center America,Mexico,Canada,Europe,South America and North America why? " because I long long time ago all this countries were all together and all this countries were together so this means that those continents and countries were America all together with out difference" another thing is that the first language to speak were spanish according to this web site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language I recommend you to read this web site as well https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2016/nov/07/tim-kaine/tim-kaine-right-spanish-was-first-european-languag/. Another thing is don't even thinking that the spanish language was the first spoken language there were many others languages before for example maya script,quechuan languages,Aymara,Guarani and Nahuatl all those languages were spoken before Christobal Colombus had contact with them.In my opinion the first languages wasn't English and spanish there were a lot more languages spoken and the history say that " the primary language was Spanish when christobal Columbus conquest land like america".
  • Michael's Mar 11, 15:18 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    I agree with you immigration is one of the things that big in life now many people suffer from this and I think we should figure out ways to prevent this from happening especially if people are coming over to have better lives.The government has all these funds for military use to fight off nothing but themselves. One sentence you wrote that really stood out to me, was “They are ignored, separated by their families, refused medical treatment, and at times, they leave them to die…” i think this is critical because the government does really seem to ignore them and the needs of a human being.The lack of standards has people getting sick and spreading disease making it a dangerous possibly lethal environment.
  • Michael's Mar 11, 15:15 comment on Stop the Violence
    Hi Cindy I thought everything was great and well said also it was a great post.I agree would everything that we should stop the violence occurring around the world.
  • Mark Spelic's Mar 11, 15:08 comment on AYO! Tik Tok Check!
    I agree on everything.
  • Mark Spelic's Mar 11, 14:59 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    In my opinion, the Corona virus is a great example of why the prisoner at the detention centers and jails should get medical care, regardless of the crime they’ve committed. I agree that a child in a prison cell can impact their lives because one, the child didn’t do anything wrong or two, they didn’t get raised right by the parent and they didn’t know what was right or wrong. I disagree that a desease could affect a large population because the bad disease is only held at detention centers.
  • Jessi Ssi's Mar 11, 08:01 comment on The World is Diverse
    NMHGM
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 04:46 comment on Changes In Our Home
    Emily, Thank you for sharing what you learned and your own experiences of gentrification in Oakland. You have raised some very important points about the negative consequences for many residents, including homeless community members. I'm wondering what you think the city should do to address the rising gentrification? For example, do you think the city should make sure that along with all this new development that is planned they require developers to include affordable housing units? If you could talk to the mayor, for instance, what would you recommend? Best, Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 04:27 comment on Immigrant Struggle
    America, Thank you for sharing about this important topic. You've done a great job explaining how the immigration policies and actions that the Trump administration have taken are severely detrimental to immigrants and migrants to the US. I appreciated how you brought up the financial impact and the mental health issues that may arise for parents and children. I wonder what you think that residents of the US can do to fight back about these policies? What action steps do you think people can take to help? Best, Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 04:20 comment on Golden State leaving to the Golden Gate
    Jacob, Thanks for sharing what you learned and pointing out a number of consequences of the Warriors move to San Francisco from Oakland. I also appreciated how you shared one Oakland resident's view on a positive side of the move. I'm curious what will happen to the old stadium and how Oakland might use that building and land for other businesses, new jobs, or more housing. What would you recommend Oakland do to try to make up for the loss? Best, Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 04:14 comment on Sideshows in Oakland since 1980
    Maribel, Thanks for sharing what you learned about sideshows in Oakland. I really appreciated how you explained the positive and negative consequences of sideshows. You made a good point about how they have become more dangerous as open parking lots are rare and the city has gotten much more developed over time. What do you think residents of Oakland or the city can do to support the positive cultural aspects but ensure that they are safe. What action steps would you recommend? Are there ways to raise awareness about strategies for keeping them safe? Best, Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 04:07 comment on Gentrification Sucks!
    Ivan, I really appreciated reading your blog post. You shared some incredibly powerful stories that show the negative consequences of gentrification in very vivid ways. I'm wondering if you have any other sources to complement your interviews that can help explain how the average cost of rent in Oakland has risen in the last number of years and how that might compare to the cost of rent in other part of the country. Also, what do you think the city of Oakland or residents can do to help stop the tide of gentrification. What action steps would you recommend? Thanks for sharing what you learned! Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 03:58 comment on Taxes In Oakland
    Amy, It was really interesting to read you blog post and learn about the use of city taxes in Oakland. You've highlighted a number of important points and questions. The comparison you made in the beginning about how the police department and the fire department should have a similar budget as both jobs are risky and vital was an important one. I'm curious though what the average salary of a police officer is versus a fire fighter. Is there a big difference? Also, I got a little confused later in your post as it sounded like you were advocating for police being paid more money. Am I understanding that right? And what are the ways you think the city should gather feedback and input from residents of the city so the process is more transparent and the city is accountable to the tax payers? Thanks for sharing what you learned! Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 03:51 comment on Pavement Issues In Oakland And Why They Haven´t Been Resolved
    Yadira, Thanks for sharing what you learned about the pavement and pothole problems in Oakland. It's clear that these issues are effecting people's day to day life and the cost of repairs can be detrimental for people. I'm curious if you came across any information about the inequitable repair of potholes where potholes in wealthier neighborhoods are fixed and faster than other neighborhoods. What do you think the city could do about this discrepancy? I'm also curious what you think about online apps that help residents report and track pothole or city repairs needed. Do you think that would help Oakland or is it more of a financial issues that there isn't money in the budget? Best, Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 11, 03:44 comment on History of Oakland
    Juan, Thank you for sharing everything that you learned about the history of Oakland the various groups of people who have lived here throughout history. It looks like you have consulted a number of sources. I'm wondering what you think schools or the city can do to help people learn this history. What action steps would you recommend? And how might people from these Native tribes be central to telling their own story? Best, Erica
  • Natalia's Mar 10, 19:46 comment on La historia de mi vida
    Hi Jose, Why did your family decide to make this big move? Ms. Navarro
  • Nate's Mar 10, 18:45 comment on Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence
    suck me
  • Hector's Mar 10, 16:13 comment on 5 Things To Consider Before Choosing Antivirus Software
    Hi dear marko,I appreciate the information provided in your post "5 Things To Consider Before Choosing Antivirus Software",I'm agree with your argument about some issues that we have in our daily life,use Antivirus Software in our devices can be the best option to remove archives or documents that are dangerous to us or to remove trash(things that we don't need)to make our devices more faster than normal.During the past of the years many Antivirus apps had been very popular and downloaded many times by many people around the world for example https://www.safetydetectives.com/best-antivirus/avast/ I recommend you to take a look at this web site and another example https://www.cloudwards.net/avg-review/ take a look at this web site as well maybe you find interesting and more information about this both popular Antivirus Software. So those Software were very popular along time ago and downloaded around 100 Millions of times and there are many issues with many Antivirus Software and is that "Antivirus Software are the virus",what happen with this software is that they can see personal information and can be tracked by the owners of some of them.Another thing is that this apps can eliminate many documents that your devices need forever and can't be saved or recovered again.Many Antivirus software can make your phone more slow than normal and sometime those apps requires a small payment amount to receive all attention that your devices need.I think Antivirus Software that come with their own antivirus software are more better than others.
  • Kaia Ricks's Mar 10, 16:08 comment on AYO! Tik Tok Check!
    I alos like how he put i on how people get addicted and what the brain does to be addicted
  • Kaia Ricks's Mar 10, 16:06 comment on AYO! Tik Tok Check!
    I like this because I can relate to saying ill be on Tik Tok for like 5 minutes and I'll get addicted and stay on for 5 hours.
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 10, 06:44 comment on Undocumented People Mark Their Spot in The USA
    Edith, I really appreciated reading your blog post and learning about the sources you read and the people you interviewed. You have laid out a very compelling argument for why undocumented youth should be able to remain in the US and have expanded rights in our society. I wonder what steps you think young people and the broader community can take to help address this inequity. I know that these are very difficult political times and so it is hard for some people to voice their opinions. What advice would you give them? Thank you for sharing what you learned and about this important topic! Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 10, 06:33 comment on Latinx Community
    Hi Fernanda, Thank you for sharing what you learned in this post. I really appreciated reading it and learned things I didn't know, like that West Oakland was a predominantly Latinx neighborhood in the early 1900s. I was also really interested to read that despite housing prices rising in the Fruitvale at the Latinx community has not left the neighborhood. What do you think has enabled people to stay? What strategies might we learn from that which could help them sustain this and help other communities of color not be pushed out of Oakland? Best, Erica
  • Aubrey Pery's Mar 10, 06:29 comment on Going Against OUSD
    This was very interesting. Thank you. I felt I could relate to what you were writing personally because I am a teacher and an active union member. I especially appreciated your focus on the role of families in this movement. They are often overlooked in favor of focusing on unions and administration/management. Everyone in the school community is important, the students most of all. I hope that overall your education has and will improve based on the changes to the contract.
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 10, 06:27 comment on Traitor Forever?
    Xavier, It was great to read your blog post. You clearly did a lot of research and care about this topic. The negative financial impact on Oakland is very concerning and I wonder what they will do with the land where the teams used to play. Does the city have any plans for developing these areas in ways that would bring more income, jobs or housing for residents? I'm also curious if the teams shared the reasons why they left beyond moving to a more populated area. Was it purely financial? Will they continued to try to attract Oakland fans and give back to the Bay area more broadly? Thanks for sharing what you learned! Erica
  • Aubrey Pery's Mar 10, 06:19 comment on Homeless, Rent, Problems With Solutions
    Thank you for your work on this. I particularly appreciated that you interviewed a resident as a source in addition to the articles and reports that you cited. This is obviously a problem in our communities and I admit that often feel overwhelmed by it. Not only do you establish the nature of the problem through statistics, specifically the increase in homelessness, but you also examine some root causes and potential solutions. You have brought information to my attention that I can further investigate. Thank you. I wonder, do you think this a something that needs to be addressed nationally as well as locally? Do you see this playing a role in the upcoming 2020 election?
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 10, 06:14 comment on Oakland’s Downfall
    Ashley, Thank you for sharing about this important topic that is clearly impacting Oakland and many other cities in the United States. You have shared a number of negative consequences of gentrification which are really helpful to understand. I'm curious about the timeline that you mentioned and whether you think that gentrification started before Trump's presidency. I would think that it is a longer pattern in the city, but I'm curious what your sources said. I'm also wondering about solutions. I know you mentioned that rent control doesn't tend to help in the long run. What about policies that require that there is mixed income housing spread out through out the city? What else do you think would help in terms of affordable housing? I appreciated your idea that Oakland residents who have higher incomes should donate to the public schools. Best, Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 10, 05:53 comment on Oakland Roots SC
    Efan, It was great to read your post and the positive benefits of the Oakland Roots team is clear from what you shared. I appreciated how you shared multiple reasons why the team will have a beneficial impact on youth in Oakland and the community in general. I'm curious how the team is able to support themselves financially. Do they charge for the games and is it affordable for residents? Is the City of Oakland contributing any funds to the team? How do other professional soccer teams support themselves and is this similar or different? Thanks for sharing what you learned! Erica
  • Erica Hodgin's Mar 10, 05:47 comment on Crime In Oakland
    Ronny, Thanks for sharing what you have learned. I agree that this is an important issue to investigate. I'm curious if you researched some of the reasons why violent crime has persisted in Oakland for so many years. And is there information about why rates sometimes go down or raise higher? I'm also curious if you have any thoughts about what might help reduce the crime rates in Oakland. Did any of the sources you read or any of the people you talked to share any possible solutions that you think would be helpful. Best, Erica
  • isaac's Mar 9, 15:23 comment on AYO! Tik Tok Check!
    The whole tiktok thing is out of this world, in my opinion tiktok gets the kids attention more than school does and thats not a good thing, i still go to school and i just look over and see my classmates on tiktok ignoring the teacher. I dont think its a good app for our next generation but it can bring joy.
  • Justin's Mar 9, 01:23 comment on Abuse of power
    Hi Nahum, Thanks for sharing this blogpost! As an English teacher, I'm particularly interested in the way you write and set up your points. I like the opening hook (starting with a punchy first sentence and following up with a question). I also like that you pose the opposite side of the argument by sharing the comment made by L. Kelly in support of the police action against the young girl in the article. Although I don't necessarily agree with L. Kelly, I think you strengthen your own point by showing the dissenting opinion. Maybe you could follow up that paragraph with a transition that contextualizes L. Kelly's complaint, counters the argument, or brings us back to your main argument about police brutality. Finally, great work including a suggestion for your readers on ways to deal with police brutality in their own lives. It is an unfortunate reality that people have to deal with this fear--and you are so right to point out that this is a cycle of hatred, with police abusing their power which leads others to distrust and fear, which then leads to police further abusing their power. Keep writing!! Thanks again, and feel free to comment back 🙂
  • Justin's Mar 9, 01:11 comment on Homelessness in Oakland
    Hi Dayanara, Thanks for posting and sharing this information about homelessness in Oakland. I live in Massachusetts, but I've heard a lot about the difficulty finding housing in the bay area and surrounding communities in California, so it's interesting to hear your perspective on this issue. As an English teacher, I'm excited to see the empathy that you share for underserved populations in Oakland and I hope to instill this type of mentality in my own students. In your research did you come across any dissenting opinions where people took a negative approach to homelessness in Oakland (blaming homeless people for their plight, etc.) or finding fault with the strategies of supplying rent assistance or building tiny houses? I would be interested to see how these dissenting opinions influenced you. Please feel free to comment back! Thanks again for posting!
  • Terri Towner's Mar 8, 23:59 comment on How Do Gang Members Feel While In A Gang?
    Dear Jesus - To echo another poster, this is such a great post because the topic of gang membership is rarely discussed, particularly a gang member's "sense of self" or personal identity. You tapped into the latter by interviewing citizens about local gangs in their community and citing relevant media coverage on the topic. I thought the interviews you conducted were most compelling, as many interviewees noted joining a gang and being in a gang was driven by fear, empowerment, and gaining respect. This is a perspective about gangs we often don't discuss. The definition of a "gang" is a group or collective of friends/family/neighbors with a leader and an organization in a community that engages, either individually or collectively (in illegal, and possibly violent) behavior. Hey - that doesn't too bad. I want to join a group with a leader who takes action. Unfortatunely, the gang takes on that negative connotation due to the possible illegal, violent behavior - as you noted in your blog. This negative definition is the dominant viewpoint and I'm glad you discussed this perspective as a contrast to your argument. I examined some of the scholarship on this topic and there is quite a bit. Much of this research focuses on the dominant viewpoint: gangs are violent and hurt the community. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/soc4.12772 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-31452-1_6 I appreciate your different take on this topic.
  • Ruta's Mar 8, 23:36 comment on Taken Away
    Kidnapping and missing children are very serious problems. I would like to explore more of your points on why children go missing, and which ones are actually kidnapped. I looked at the numbers on the link and it seems like a large number of kids that are missing are runaways who left "left home without the knowledge or permission of parents or guardian." The number of actual kids that the chart says are abducted (or kidnapped) fall under kidnapping by a stranger or the parent/family. The chart shows that some kids disappear, but no one really knows why they have. It is so sad that so many kids go missing every year! Your article makes people think about these serious issues.
  • Ruta's Mar 8, 22:52 comment on Sideshows
    I actually have never heard of sideshows until I read your blog, because I live in the Northeast and I don't think I have ever seen or heard of a sideshow. They look dangerous to me, however I really understand your point in how they are a part of the culture. They seem to build community --as long as there is no violence. You offer an interesting solution - I wonder if there could ever be a venue where sideshows could be allowed, that also would not have people shooting guns or possibly getting hurt? Have you ever witnessed one? I'd like to learn more about the culture of sideshows and will do some internet searches to explore the topic. You opened my eyes to something I never even knew existed!
  • Daven's Mar 8, 22:44 comment on Struggles Being Homeless In Oakland
    Jacqueline, I really appreciate that you redirect a lot of the common criticisms and perceptions about people who are living on the streets. It is not always about addictions, not wanting to work or not wanting an actual home. I appreciate that you tried to always backup your claims with evidence. You make a big argument for lowering rent costs, which is fair and complicated. Your post leaves me wondering about what organizations and elected officials in Oakland are doing the most to create low cost housing. I live in Berkeley and know some small success is being made in the east bay, but definitely not enough. As you say, it’s really up to each of us to push for solutions. Thanks.
  • Wendy Rice's Mar 8, 20:06 comment on Dubbs
    Wilbert, thanks for teaching me about your neighborhood! I live near Chicago, and while there might be similar areas in that city, your description of the Dubbs / Twomps makes it clear that it's unique. You write, "I like the Dubbs because I was born in the Dubbs. I have seen the pluses and negative." It's important to take pride in where you come from. I'm wondering how you feel about changes that might happen. You explain that liquor stores were shut down, and I assume there may be other steps the city of Oakland might take to improve safety in your community. Are you worried that some changes might negatively affect your neighborhood?
  • Wendy Rice's Mar 8, 19:27 comment on Drug Problem
    Sugeiry, you present important information on a very serious problem in your community - and in our entire country. My son lives in Oakland (I live in the Chicago area), and when I visit him I've witnessed the homelessness you describe. There are many reasons for this opioid crisis, and you present some key points, beginning with families - "An adolescent feeling like they are cared for is a very important feeling." So true! As an 8th grade teacher, I believe our students need to know that adults care about their lives. You write, "no one is doing anything to solve this problem." While your frustration is understandable, I suggest you consider that help and support can be found in sources other than the police; there are organizations in Oakland that are focusing on this issue. I appreciate your concern and I encourage you to continue to share your views!
  • Erin Palazzo's Mar 8, 17:52 comment on Migration
    Dear Divianca, You have done a thorough job covering a very complex and difficult issue! I especially appreciate how you highlighted the difficult position undocumented workers are in--that their employers have the ability to exploit their labor and they have no recourse. I would be interested in learning more about another problem you mentioned briefly with the quote from Mendez--how many migrants come to America for the better job possibilities but still struggle to send money back to their families to support them or help support their immigration to America because the cost of living in America is also higher? It's another complex issue connected to this topic, so I don't think it has easy answers, but it might be a direction for us to explore more, as I could see myself having more ability to help or impact that aspect of a migrant's struggles, whereas I feel pretty helpless in what I could do to help fight against exploitative employers. It's another direction to go in when thinking about including a Call for Action, as the last poster suggested. Thanks for moving the dialogue forward on a very important topic!
  • Emily Bredberg's Mar 8, 15:43 comment on Protests in Oakland
    Hi Jade, Protests have been an important part of our nation's history, and have played important roles in furthering social progress. I did not know about protests in Oakland specifically, and I am glad that you wrote about the importance of protests in your community. Additionally, I think it is wise for you to knowledge that some do not agree with protests in in the community, but that you still think they are important. You did not mention what the protests were about. Because it is in national news, I know what Kaepernick's protests were about, but I don't know about protests in Oakland. I think it would be interesting to include information about what has been protested in Oakland, and any ways that the protests brought attention to issues that may have otherwise been ignored. Have you witnessed protests yourself? Or been involved in any protests?
  • Emily Bredberg's Mar 8, 15:33 comment on The Streets of Oakland
    Hi Marcus, I'm coming from a much different background than you when I read your article. I have never been to Oakland. I grew up around Dallas, TX and now live in Massachusetts. When reading, your pride for Oakland was very apparent. While acknowledging the challenges of your community, you also take time to celebrate the community and diversity. You also share hope for crime to improve in the future. I also think it is important that you shared interviews with people who have been in Oakland for many years. It provides a unique perspective. I wonder if you have done any research about the crime statistics in Oakland? How much crime is there and what kind? That may give readers more insights in your article. I also would have loved more examples of the community of Oakland that you are proud of. How do you and others in the community work to make Oakland the better place you hope to see in the future?
  • Erin Palazzo's Mar 8, 14:20 comment on What Is Did The Tech Boom Cause?
    Douglass, I think you picked a very important topic to investigate! I live in central Massachusetts, and we face similar problems with housing prices, so it was helpful for me to read more about the particular problems the San Fransisco area is facing. I appreciate that you showed the complexity of the issue--that although it has been tech growth, there are other job sectors (such as retail) that are opening up as a result of it. You also do a good job, while presenting both sides, of showing how this issue has mostly negatively impacted the city's longtime residents. You end with a call to action, but I'm left wondering what that action should be? I know that it's not an easy answer or simple solution, but I'm wondering if there are cities out there who have done a better diversifying their job sectors to avoid attracting only one kind of new employee, which also pushes out many current residents who do not fit into that industry. Big, heavy issues, but important ones to think about! Thanks for getting me thinking about this!
  • Cameron Castaneda's Mar 7, 23:36 comment on Immigrants
    Remigia, You were very effective in the way you began your blog--discussing your personal experience. Have you considered other counterarguments regarding immigrants? Maybe you can play on the rhetoric of our current administration to strengthen your argument like debunking other stereotypes or myths. Keep writing about topics you are passionate about!
  • Cameron Castaneda's Mar 7, 23:26 comment on Migration
    Dear Divianca, You presented strong claims for migrant workers in the U.S., which include their impact on our workforce and economy. We need them just as much as they need us. Have you considered your call for action? In other words, what would you like to see happen or what would you like your readers to do with information that you've presented? This could be a great way to end your blog-- with a thought provoking statement or consideration. Your rhetoric really details the migrant struggle and I appreciate your thoughts on this topic.
  • Jane Regan's Mar 7, 20:19 comment on The Problem
    Hello Neyzer - Thank you for the work you are doing to try to better expose the problem of homelessness. I live in a different city, on the other side of the country, and we also have many homeless people. It's pretty sad. The government tries to help by providing temporary shelter, but will that solve the issue? I don't know what the cause is in Oakland, but in the Boston area, one cause is the high cost of rent. Another is that some people who need mental health counseling don't have access to it, and they sometimes end up on the street. Another reason is that people might be able to get jobs, but will their salaries cover their needs? I would be interested in knowing what the causes of homelessness might be in your area? Also, I am curious about your interviews? Maybe I misunderstood, but I could not figure out who you spoke with? I'd be interested! You implied that homeless people might be partly responsible for "messes?" I'd be really interested to know more about that idea... This is a HUGE issue, and I am really impressed that you tackled it. I really commend you and I look forward to maybe reading your reactions!
  • Jane Regan's Mar 7, 19:52 comment on Going Against OUSD
    Hi Joshua - I really was impressed by your article and the explanations you gave of the reasons the teachers were striking. And I think that the fact that you were actually one of the students who was impacted made your article that much more persuasive. I am a journalist, and I really would like to know more about the money that the district spends on consultants, compared to what is spent on teachers. If I were working at a newspaper or blog out in Oakland, I'd definitely want to do more digging on this, and I'd also want to get up-to-date numbers. It seems like you've talked to a lot of sources - good for you! If you are interested in getting more info someday, I'll bet your teacher could help you figure out how. (One place to look would be the website for the school district - usually they publish the budget.) I am also wondering how things are going now, for the teachers and the students? Maybe if you have time you can let me know? Is the union negotiating a new contract? I really hope so. They are lucky to have engaged students (like you) and families that support them. Good luck to them!
  • Treb's Mar 6, 22:16 comment on dear philippine eagle,
    I wish there are a lot like you. I dont want one of our pride to be extinct.
  • Jay's Mar 6, 21:53 comment on Why is Hard for Immigrants to find Housing?
    This is heartbreaking. Coming to this country to find a better life, then just to get exploited. This country has a mean history of treating first and 2nd generation immigrants horribly. I am Italian, Irish, Czech and German. All of my ancestors were the Mexicans and South Americans of their time. Immigrants are resilient and will over come all of these initial obstacles for a better life. There are so many structural issues that cause this problem too. Working under the table, getting taken advantage of over property rentals and more. Thank you for this post.
  • Jay's Mar 6, 21:49 comment on “WEED”
    I appreciate the view you have on this. I personally favor legalization, but I fully understand the pitfalls a lack of planning can bring on society. We still do not know long term effects, potency levels have increased, the amount of nutrients that are put into them have increased and the way to tax it still isn't clear. But, resources that were being used by the police to criminalize personal use can now go to actual policing, so that is a positive. Thanks for your blog post.
  • Deb's Mar 6, 18:49 comment on Abuse of power
    Nahum, You have provided a strong argument for the connection between racism and abuse of power by police in Oakland. I like how you provide actual data as evidence to prove your point. There have been so many stories in the news of excessive force being used by police in situations involving young men of color. As I read your post, I couldn’t help but wonder how a police officer would respond to your blog post? What might they say about these situations? It is definitely an emotionally charged issue on both sides. You mentioned that young people encountering police should take out their cell phones and record the situation. I also wonder what the community could do to defuse the emotions and improve the situation. If you continue researching this issue, I would be interested in what the city of Oakland or even the Oakland Police department are doing or could do, to change how these encounters play out so that no one gets hurt, and everyone is treated humanely and with respect. Thank you for adding your voice to this issue that is tearing neighborhoods apart and causing so much pain.
  • Deb's Mar 6, 18:33 comment on Oakland Immigration
    Madelyn, I can tell from your writing that you are very passionate about the rights of immigrants and providing them with the services and support they need to be successful in their new home country. I especially enjoyed the interview quotes and real-life experiences you provided from Mr. Figeroa, who was an undocumented immigrant to Oakland almost 20 years ago. Including his real-world experience helped to humanize the immigration topic, and the struggles he had in earning money, finding a place to live and just surviving in a place where he didn’t even speak the language. I can’t imagine how I would have handled a situation like that. I wonder how a recent immigrant, who may not speak English or even have access to the Internet, might be able to find out about the services Oakland, or any other city, has for them? If you continue researching this issue, I would be interested in how Oakland gets that information out to the immigrants in the community. Do they have community members who can speak different languages and go out to areas where immigrants live and talk to them? Do they have any type of community event where immigrants can learn about what is available to them? Congratulations on bringing to light the human side of immigration and the resources that your city of Oakland provides for its immigrants. You have opened my eyes to the struggles all immigrants face when coming to a new country and made me wonder what my state of New Jersey provides for its immigrants.
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:46 comment on Do you think wild animals should be caught?
    Dear Heriberto, I do agree with you on how animals should not be killed. Animal cruelty is not good at all and I hope that it stops. In the first paragraph it quotes, "Until now the plot in upfront reminds me of something that happens in my good city happened before because right now where I lived in Mexico and they imposed the law that animals should not be killed reminds me of this because also in the United States they killed animals That is why there are not as many as before they sometimes caught them as pets". I feel like most wild animals that are caught to tend to become pets. Loved your article and I hope to read more from you soon!
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:42 comment on A NEW SPIDER-MAN APPEAR
    Dear Rolando, In this article it quotes, "I remember that when i was young i saw the ultimate spiderman on the tv and i was a fanatic of spiderman so much that i saw 10 chapters in a day". I remember when I used to watch Spiderman in the mornings and my mom would buy me all of the Spiderman toys and the Spiderman comic books and Spiderman clothes. My moms the best because she does everything for me. I even still am a Spiderman fanatic to this day and can't wait until they release a new Spiderman movie, if they even do.
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:35 comment on Worst Choice
    Dear Rolando, In the first paragraph it quotes, "So far, Miles Morales got into S.H.I.E.L.D. but that choice was the worst one that he can take because he was introduced in a war! When he was on the battlefield he and his partner (Spider-Woman) were fighting against hydra (some group of bad persons like the nazis) but when Miles was fighting against someone with a kind of flying iron armor he fell from it making him pass out". I don't think that Spider-man made a mistake joining shield, like you have said. I think that it takes time for him to get better, and not everyone is perfect when they first start a job right? I'd love to read more from you in the future!
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:35 comment on Worst Choice
    Dear Rolando, In the first paragraph it quotes, "So far, Miles Morales got into S.H.I.E.L.D. but that choice was the worst one that he can take because he was introduced in a war! When he was on the battlefield he and his partner (Spider-Woman) were fighting against hydra (some group of bad persons like the nazis) but when Miles was fighting against someone with a kind of flying iron armor he fell from it making him pass out". I don't think that Spider-man made a mistake joining shield, like you have said. I think that it takes time for him to get better, and not everyone is perfect when they first start a job right? I'd love to read more from you in the future!
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:29 comment on The generations are responsible of our world (Spider-Man)
    Dear Alejandro, In this article it quotes, "The Spider-Man want to enter to shield and talk with the captain american but he say that he so young and will better whether he enter later, Mile Morales was disagree because he say that want to protect innocent people also shield will need new heroes for the war with H.Y.D.R.A then of a lot of insistence he accept in the Mile Morales the ultimate spider-Man reminds me of another text". I think that Spider-Man should enter SHIELD as soon as possible because he is a very useful character and the SHIELD could use him for a lot of his abilities that the other troops don't have. Hope to read more from you soon!
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:24 comment on Why are African-American less likely to get high paying jobs?
    Dear Asnica, I loved this article very much. In the first paragraph it quotes, "African American are more likely to get lower-paying jobs than white people because the education between white communities and black communities are a lot different from each other. Black males and females are less likely to become successful because they are less likely to attend and graduate from college". I think that African Americans can achieve whatever they set their mind to, and that they do get profiled a lot, but that should not affect them because they should know they are hard workers and can do anything good in life!
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:20 comment on What happens to children separated from their parents?
    Dear Amani, I loved this article very much because most of what you said was true. In paragraph 1 it quotes, "Reading these articles has taught me why it’s important to keep families together and not separate them. Children from the ages 1-16 who get separated from their parents tend to become more violent and depressed. They start to grow up with the mindset that their parents didn’t fight hard enough for them. This leads them to start to do violent acts to attract attention because they didn’t have their family around". My parents did seperate when I was little so I did get depressed at times and I did tend to be bad, but not the BAD bad kid of bad, because I know being more than bad is not the way, and I want to be a good example for my little brothers because I love them so much. I want to be a good example for my mom and stepdad as well because they've done so much for me and raised me right.
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:15 comment on The History Of Life Academy
    Dear Erick, In the first paragraph, sentence 1 it quotes, "Did you know that OUSD only made small schools in neighbourhoods that they found poor? After they made 40 small schools in poor neighbourhoods they found out that making small schools didn’t improve test scores (Murphy)." That is crazy, because I have not heard anything like that before. Schools being made only in poor neighborhoods? Wow, you learn something new everyday right? In my opinion I feel like schools are only made in rich neighborhoods because they have the funds to build these schools. I loved this article very much and I hope to see more from you soon!
  • Erick R's Mar 6, 17:09 comment on The Brightness of Education
    Dear Housseynatu, In the first sentence it quotes, "I am thinking about managing my time before every due date. Being responsible is important because you will not have no one telling what or when to do certain stuff". I like how you are thinking about your future very much and are trying your best not to waste no time. I like how you acknowledge being responsible because this is very much something that not a lot of people like doing, and are not very good at as well. You also acknowledge education very much in this article you wrote and I love that as well. Best of luck to your future writings!
  • Hector's Mar 6, 16:30 comment on Video Games and Its Benefits
    Hey dear Kutay! your post "Video Games and Its benefits" was so interesting to me,because I play video games and I know how parents feel when their children's can't stop looking at the screen during a long time.I think it depends,If little children's play video games all the time and their parents don't care or they don't take control of them and then kids can't stop playing.I'm a 18 yo guy and I have more experience and I understand more,but kids would be more like "I don't care,I need to play video games" so this is a real issue in some families.It depends too if kids play video games like after do the homework or many parents who cares about their children's can put control and teach their kids to play video games more less. There are many parents who give their kids a specific time to play their video games or some parents who tell them to finish the homework or any work to do at home and then they can play video games for a while .For example when I was 15 yo my parents give me specific time to play but they teach me a lot that I can understand why they don't wanted me to play a lot.
  • Zane's Mar 6, 16:22 comment on The Negative Effects of the Death Penalty
    Dear Nic, I am Flabbergasted at the thought of the death penalty being a bad thing for the people who deserve it. Your post is very thought creating tho, "My biggest argument for this is because there have been innocent people that have been convicted and put to death." this piece is prolly the best argument towards someone like me who believes in the death penalty. My biggest counter-claim to this, and A LOT of other situations is put yourself into the families shoes of a victim. You want the person to experience the same pain, and being able to know they have a date with a firing squad is the best remedy to be able to sleep at night.
  • sliver Esther's Mar 6, 13:46 comment on look for dad
    nice thing
  • Zachary Hertel-Therrien's Mar 6, 00:26 comment on Oakland Immigration
    Hi Madelyn, I really enjoyed reading through your article. You did an excellent job of showing how Oakland is building community by providing needed services for immigrants such as legal counsel and affordable clinic services. I especially like that you went directly to the services being provided to get information for your article. I live in Massachusetts and am not too familiar with Oakland and was curious if there were other similar supports for immigrants such as resources to try to find a job.
  • Zachary Hertel-Therrien's Mar 6, 00:14 comment on Construction is Causing Rent Increase
    Hi Melissa, I really enjoyed reading your post. I recently moved out of Worcester Massachusetts where rent has shot up at a similar rate the last few years, we haven't had the same sustained increase or reached rents as high as Oakland yet. In Worcester, like in Oakland, the "ripple effect" of more expensive housing is starting to hit the city here as well with many staples for food and other necessities being replaced with more expensive options. Worcester \/ https://www.telegram.com/news/20190121/worcester-rents-rising-but-rate-of-increase-in-dispute
  • Jamie's Mar 5, 23:41 comment on Frankly Terrible
    Dear Patrick I agree with your post of how animal abuse is a serious problem because it is a horrible thing. Animals do not deserve this kind of treatment , and that it shouldn't go unnoticed I hope that more people realize this and face the problem head on . I hope that your project because a success. I look forward to reading more from you.
  • Jamie's Mar 5, 23:30 comment on Cats and Dogs {we are heroes too}
    Dear, Lesile I like your post because I love animals and they do help a lot of people. I also like what you said here " it; even though cat and dogs can’t save the world they can help with a lot of things,for example, they can help people with anxiety, and dogs can even help detect cancer and other thing". I agree with this because there are service animal , emotional support animals and even some that in natural diasters.
  • Jamie's Mar 5, 23:21 comment on Pollinators and How You Can Help Them
    Dear Emily, I am interested about your post because I have a lot of pollinators in my neighborhood. One sentence that stands out me is “You want to have a variety of flowering plants that bloom throughout the growing season. This will provide a regular and diverse source of nectar and nutrients for pollinators. Native plants are the best to use because they evolved alongside our native pollinators — they were made for each other.” This stands out to me because I didn't ever think about how the native plants grow along side the pollinators .
  • Jamie's Mar 5, 23:07 comment on Teen Vaping
    Dear Maggie, I really enjoyed reading your article on vaping. I picked this one because i liked the photo you chose. You did a good job getting my attention. I also agree with you, vaping is a really big problem among teens. I liked the way you used a lot of facts in your writing. You should share this with other people, like maybe your mayor or something. I look forward to hearing more from you.
  • maya.brodkey's Mar 5, 21:45 comment on What Happens When You Increase the Rent of Your House?
    Hi Aida, You picked a really important topic to write about, and it's clear you feel passionately about it. I appreciate that you clearly explained the difference between gentrification and displacement - it's very important to make this distinction. I think it would help your argument if you found quotes end evidence that directly address homelessness and housing costs in Oakland, since that seems to be your focus. I'm curious - did you do any research on Moms4Housing as part of your project? It seems like that could be a relevant connection!
  • maya.brodkey's Mar 5, 21:39 comment on Teachers and Rent in Oakland
    Hi Cesar, This is a very important topic, and I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your argument; particularly, the connection you make between teachers' unstable housing and their ability to be effective teachers. I like that you began to address a solution (a rent program for teachers), and think it would be interesting if you were to include more detail about how this program has worked in other cities, and if it has, in fact, helped teachers stay local. I would be curious to know if any of your teachers mentioned the raise Oakland teachers won in the strike last year - is that something that is changing their ability to pay rent in Oakland?
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 20:10 comment on Anxiety
    Hi Tori, I think this subject is so hard to touch on because so many people have it but it's hard to explain and the way you explained everything was so good. Having anxiety is hard for people to deal with and go through because of the things it causes you to do and how to cope with it. I hope everything is good for you.
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 20:07 comment on In Education With All, For All, I Believe
    I agree with your idea of wanting education for all. Most people dont take education serious when its given to us and they mess up in life or theyre career. i think so many people should take advantage of the oportunity we have here. i think education is important but i dont think its 100% necessary.
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 19:45 comment on Childish Gambino’s “This is America”
    Dear Joshua, this video caught a lot of attention because it does show so much that is still going on now in 2020. it hurts to see that not many things have changed through out the years. i want hcnage and i think people like us cna make that change, this was very powerful explanation of what the video is about which helps a lot to those who dont know.
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 19:25 comment on Bubble Gumm
    Dear Judith, this type of beat isnt my type and my preference is so much different than mine but your so good at making beats. I really think you can do so much more beats using samples of different songs would be good too. what other types of beats do you make? - Cory Escobar
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 19:10 comment on My Favorite Word Is Really Tho. Really Tho, it is.
    Dear Yeury, you seem like the type of person i would hang out with to joke around a lot. i find it funny because the things people from New york and people from Cali have different sayings. you use "really tho'' and we say " foreal" . its kinda cool knowing the slangs other people use even though its a litteral word, it can be used for so many things. -Cory Escobar
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 19:03 comment on Oscar’s Life
    hi oscar, im glad someone finally speaks on graffiti being legal because in San Diego california (where i am from) its illegal here so we try the best not to get caught into any situatuion. i suppoer the fact that we should make it legal so we can express oursleves more and not having to be held because of it. i know losing your mother was hard but i really hope you live up to your dream and get through other difficult times.
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 18:54 comment on Pablo’s Life
    Dear edwin, i live in a neighbourhood called City Heights in San DIego Califronia where its also normal to hear gunshots or see people fighting and stabbing. Its not hard to live here if you have protection or if your'e safe. Every part of USA has a ghetto part of the city or a "hood". not everywhere you go will be safe. My dream in the future is to move to NYC and live the fashion life ive always wanted to. I hope you have goals for yourself and follow them. -cory escobar
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 18:44 comment on Mom Obligation
    Dear Emely, you show a lot of feeling and really express your struggles and you show how determined you are to your kids. I have no idea what its like to be a mother so i cant speak on the idea of you raising 2 kids and being a single mother. so many good things will come to maggies way because shes being given so many good examples by you. - Cory Escobar
  • Chris's Mar 5, 18:22 comment on Hec Beats
    I like it🎶
  • Chris's Mar 5, 18:20 comment on Metal Twist
    I’m all about the rock
  • Coraima's Mar 5, 18:13 comment on Kids should be able to sleep late
    Dear Tatianna, I agree with your statement. You make a clear point, and I also think we should have all the schools do what we do with starting at whatever time we want. I think it's right because maybe people have things to do the day before and just don't get enough sleep. Therefore I think you're correct and I agree with all you said on this letter.
  • Hector's Mar 5, 17:56 comment on Metal Twist
    Great tune 😭
  • Hector's Mar 5, 17:55 comment on Why I Love Basketball
    Good stuff dudee!!
  • Dewry's Mar 5, 17:22 comment on I love Dope!
    Dear Bladimiro: I am amazed by your post “I love Dope” because it is one of the words that people can use when somebody says a story and then after the story ends you say Dope story bro. And also dope is when you hear a song and you say that shxt dope bro. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: I like it for multiple reasons. It’s simple but complex because of its multiple meanings, looks good on paper, and sounds smooth when you say it. I think this is exciting because you are telling these people the meaning of the word before they start doing something bad. Another sentence that I like was: It’s the type of word that I use when I hear good news or want to be cool referring marijuana.. This stood out for me because…in reality the word is a cool word to say when you are talking to your friends Have you seen this store in Los Angeles DOPE? I thought you might be interested in this because of…because is a cool store. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because…I like what you write and I want to see more of this.
  • isaac's Mar 5, 17:07 comment on Why I Love Basketball
    It was great how you talked about one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and explained how he got there. He inspired millions of people and when he decides to leave, the game wont feel the same anymore.
  • Hector's Mar 5, 17:03 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Dear:Sergio I read your post "abolish immigration detention centers",what you wrote make me think of how people like you is interesting in a big topic like immigration.I feel a connection with what you wrote because I had a the same experience,Immigrate from El Salvador and then be in one of those detention centers that's a very hard and horrible experience.I understand how people feel to come here and be treated like if they are bad people or treated like animals living in a bad condition and receiving bad food.I didn't ride "La Bestia" (The Beast) but I understand people who ride that dangerous train just looking for peace and a better future for parents and their kids. Immigration centers are suppose to treated immigrants in a good condition and be treated like any human in this world,even if they have different cultures,that doesn't mean that we need to treated those people differently.Government have a lot of money to spend and they spend this money in a wall or military equipment,I know is necessary to buy resources to defend the country but there are more important issues to solve,more than start a war by buying weapons and one of this issues is the immigration help by improving the resources,food,medication and necessary equipment to treated the immigrants in better conditions.That doesn't mean to give them more attention than the others,this means to treated people equally In the same way like everybody else,not giving them money or house but yes giving them the necessary to live in good conditions while they are waiting for a response to stay in the country.
  • Jonathan's Mar 5, 15:25 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    I appreciate the fact that you came out to talk about this subject. Some of these people need medication that has been prescribed to them to keep them from getting ill or worse death. Https://immsolutionsllc.com/immigration you should go and check this link out. I hope you choose to respond, I'm looking forward to what you might have to say.
  • Idrissa's Mar 5, 14:43 comment on Laughter is Beautiful
    Dear Mary : I am excited by your post, “Laughter is Beautiful,” because you are not bothered about how people will view you exactly on how you laugh because laughing makes you the happiest. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “When I laugh, I am enjoying life and picking the good things and emphasizing them over the bad. Laughter allows me to express myself.” I think this is inspiring because you might motivate others that are afraid to laugh around people feel like they are free to laugh anywhere they want. Another sentence that I liked was: “It will make me laugh. I believe in Audrey Hepburn’s quote, “A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear,” because it is beautiful to watch someone enjoy life.” This stood out for me because it really feels great to see other people be happy instead of seeing them look sad. Have you seen this article? Psychology Today: Laughter I thought you might be interested in this because it talks about laughter might be the happiest people on earth because they always have the best moment. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because sometimes later on I might want to hear from you and see if you have inspired other people.
  • Dawry's Mar 5, 14:36 comment on I love Dope!
    Dear Bladimiro: I am amazed by your post, “I love Dope,” because…is one of the words that people can use when somebody says a story and then after the story ends you say dope story bro. And also dope is when you hear a song and then you say that shxt dope bro. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: when you said “A lot of people don’t even know what it is when I say it but that’s understandable because it has a lot of meanings.” And also some people sometimes don’t take it as a joke, I think this is exciting because you are telling these people the meaning of a word before they started using this word for something bad. Another sentence that I like was “ It’s the type of word that I use when I hear good news or want to be cool referring marijuana. This stood out for me because in reality that's what people say when they hear good news or something that happens. Have you seen this slang definition of the word dope? See the Slang Dictionary. I thought you might be interested in this because you can find more information about your word. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really like what you did here.
  • El-Hassn's Mar 5, 01:05 comment on Education Is The Key To The World
    Dear Emely: I am envious of your essay, “Education Is The Key To The World,” because it shows a realistic point of view about life and how education plays its role in people’s life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “that education is so essential because it is the only way people can defend themselves in today’s society. ” I think this is eye-catching because it shows that life is not about how much you have, but it’s about how you take advantage of the resources around you. Another sentence that I liked was: “The tone is pretty unfair though all the stories in one of more ways the reader would get that inequality are the main idea.” This stood out for me because it proves that it’s ok to not be satisfied with your current situation, but it’s not ok to be in the same place for the rest of your life. Have you seen this book? I thought you might be interested in this because it tells you how to actually read a book. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think the realism in your literature is so eye-catching and opens the reader’s mind.
  • El-Hassn's Mar 5, 01:03 comment on Life is all about surprises
    Dear Yeanoor: I am envious of your essay, “Life is all about surprises,” because it shows a realistic point of view about life and how luck just played its role in some people’s life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “they have a lack of knowledge about the world which is not letting them to content in what they possess” I think this is eye-catching because it shows that life is not about how much you have, but it’s about how you take advantage of the resources around you. Another sentence that I liked was: “and not feeling comfortable what life he is living.” This stood out for me because it proves that it’s ok to not be satisfied with your current situation, but it’s not ok to be in the same place for the rest of your life. Have you seen this book? I thought you might be interested in this because it tells you how to actually read a book. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think the realism in your literature is so eye-catching and opens the reader’s mind.
  • El-Hassn's Mar 5, 01:01 comment on The Brightness of Education
    Dear Hossenyato: I am envious of your essay, “The Brightness of Education,” because it shows a realistic point of view about life and how luck just played its role in some people’s life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “t’s important for everyone to treat people how they want to be treated.” I think this is eye-catching because it shows that it’s important to value humans and give the same respect that we want to everyone. Another sentence that I liked was: “people who love you the most in this life and who can understand and help you find brightness.” This stood out for me because it proves that it’s ok to not be satisfied with your current situation, but it’s not ok to be in the same place for the rest of your life. Have you seen this book? I thought you might be interested in this because it tells you how to actually read a book. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think the realism in your literature is so eye-catching and open the reader’s mind.
  • Marina's Mar 5, 00:31 comment on Union v.s Non-Union
    Hi Dominik, The question of whether unions are beneficial or not has been debated extensively over the years, and I appreciate your viewpoint about the importance of unions specifically in construction. I hear you saying that unionized construction teams create a working environment in which employees feel safer. By "safer" do you mean that the employees are physically safe (i.e. fewer accidents on work sites) or are you referring to the idea that a union member's job is safe (less likely to be cut or lose job)? One of the arguments against unions is that it is near impossible to remove a unionized employee from his/her job because an employer must have "just cause" for removal. "Just cause" can be difficult to prove, leaving employers in a sticky situation. One might argue that a union member employee who demonstrates "lack of performance" on the job is difficult to terminate because of union contractual obligations compared to a nonunion member who can be terminated at-will. What do you think about this, Dominik? The reason I ask is because I am on the fence! I have seen first-hand this dynamic play out in the workplace (in the field of education). Was the school district shuffling around an ineffective educator because they couldn't fire him? Or was something else happening that I am unaware of? Hmm...it gives me something to ponder! Thanks for this thought-provoking topic!
  • Coraima's Mar 4, 22:01 comment on Teen Suicide
    Dear Darian this topic is very hard to touch on knowing so many people that can get triggered by this. explaining how this is a big issue and how it makes people feel was very important because of how serious this topic is and how dangerous it is to touch on. You made a lot of valuable points and i agree with how you focused on the main idea. Good work. - Cory Escobar
  • Coraima's Mar 4, 21:58 comment on Harry Potter
    Dear jamie, i like how you included so many reasons as to why people should read this book. You gave many details and you expressed yourself well to the reader. you also gave a preview as to what the books are about which helped a lot to be intersting for other readers to read.
  • Coraima's Mar 4, 21:25 comment on 1990s Rap vs. Now
    Dear Juan, it looks like you wanted to include more in your statement. i would love to hear the rest of your feedback - Cory escobar
  • Juan's Mar 4, 18:25 comment on 1990s Rap vs. Now
    Dear Cory, I am interested in your post because i am a big music fan myself.I love music and rap is my favorite kind of music One thing you said that stands out for me is: “ Rap back then in the 1990s was such a controversial thing and it really made people feel a certain way of how and why people would make music ” I think this is
  • Juan's Mar 4, 18:17 comment on Dear People Who Are Against Gun Violence
    Dear Kheriya, I am intrigued by your post because… It talks about how we can solve issues with guns.It also talks about what stopping gun laws can do. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “To the people who have seen someone they love get killed right in front of them due to gun violence ” I think this is intelligent because it is talking mainly about the people that have had an issue of gun violence Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time with a school shooting that went on and my grandparents got rally upset because they want gun control to be held more carefully.They want guns to be protected by the owners and hid from anyone that is not registered with the gun. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this post really motivated me to look more into gun violence.
  • Juan's Mar 4, 18:09 comment on Teen Vaping
    Dear Maggie, I am interested in your post because… Teen Vaping is something that is very major that is happening in the world right now.Teens should read this post because it is something that can help with any vaping addiction. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “envision a world where fewer adults use cigarettes.” I think this is interesting, because… Its showing that Juul is targeting teens and younger adults Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time with a friend that was actually very into vaping and smoking.I would tell him to quit because it will come back to haunt him and ruin his body.He failed a drug test and was caught and after we talked about it he quit to better himself. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… This post was very interesting and can help some people
  • E Green Burgette's Mar 4, 17:53 comment on Immigrants
    Remigia - thank you for writing on an important and misunderstood topic. Your passion is evident in the writing, and I appreciate that you added your personal experience by interviewing your family. I think your argument would be stronger with more data to support your ideas. If you say it is unfair, back that up with some evidence and outside sources. For example, find the numbers that prove that immigrants start businesses and create more jobs than they "take". That will help you fight against those who disagree with you. Overall, I liked your article and I think adding the information about the English language test was a smart use of information to infer how immigrants feel about America and becoming American.
  • E. Green Burgette's Mar 4, 17:22 comment on Mistreated
    Durran - thank you for bringing an important issue to light. I appreciate how you've highlighted how long this has been an issue; a lot of people are ignorant that this was happening for decades long before the media started covering it. I think your argument would be stronger if you had a greater range of subtopics covered - your three body paragraphs cover pretty similar territory. Maybe addressing potential solutions or ways to reduce police violence? That would have brought your whole article more full-circle. I think it was a great idea to talk to residents to show the human side of this issue.
  • Samantha's Mar 4, 17:16 comment on Bad things
    Hi Joshua, Thank you for your comment I am very excited. I know, our parent teach us the difference, but somethings the parents don't care to teach them the good and the bad. I think it is the responsibility of our parents to guide us well, teach us good things and bad things. Thank you very much for your comment.
  • Evelyn's Mar 4, 17:13 comment on El peligro en mexico
    I think that in order to reduce violence in Mexico, it should by a good government to fight organized crime
  • Samantha's Mar 4, 17:10 comment on Un Mundo Sin Paz
    Dear Deysi: I am impressed by your post, "A World Without Peace," because it is impressive how the Jews lived to relate to what they are living in your country. I think it's impressive how two countries that are far apart can be compared so much. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "Gang members in my country hide themselves for doing evil and Anne Frank hide for not having peace in political parties and we still live in a world that has no peace." I think this is awesome because sometimes people who do nothing wrong have to hide as if they did something wrong. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like your comparisons you make with your life and that of other people. I would like you to continue telling about your country. Samantha.
  • Natalia's Mar 4, 17:07 comment on El peligro en mexico
    Evelyn, It makes me so sad that your community has to deal with this violence. What do you think it will take to reduce the violence in Mexico? Ms. Navarro
  • Alejandro's Mar 4, 17:06 comment on Sueña pero no te duermas
    Dear Rosa: I am impressed by your post ‘’Suena pero no te duermas’’ because… you talk about the dreams of Frederico Lorca and how he express his emotions one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:’’ Yo creo que nunca debes burlarte de alguien al contrario debes de darles ánimos’’ I think this is beautiful because you’re expressing your emotions Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because… you write things about how the writers change the life of the readers.
  • Natalia's Mar 4, 17:05 comment on Spider man
    Hi Alejandro, I'm intrigued by the characters who want to be better people, create justice and make the world a better place. I'm wondering what you or your characters think justice looks like? What does it mean to make the world a better place? Ms. Navarro
  • Evelyn's Mar 4, 17:05 comment on Fear or friendship?
    Dear Samantha: I am excited with your post, “Fear or friendship?” because you tell about how people in the world there are many people who have deformations on their faces and all make ugly faces and make them feel bad. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “there are many people who have deformations on their faces and all make ugly faces and make them feel bad” Ithink is nice because like that people know more things about how other people said bad things about people who are special. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what to write next, because people know that they can hurt others with their members. Evelyn
  • David's Mar 4, 17:03 comment on Harry Potter
    Dear Jamie; I'm happy with your theme ‘Harry potter” because I learned how important it is to read a book, a phrase he wrote for me is “It's a really good book that has adventure, magic and mystery. When you read it, you are actually there because of the author's details. That highlights that reading a book is wonderful, because many take books as boring, but books really help us to better read is synonymous with improving vocabulary, thanks for your writing, I hope to see your next publications, .....
  • Rolando's Mar 4, 16:56 comment on EL HOMBRE QUE ENGAÑÓ AL DIABLO DOS VECES
    Estimado Rodolfo: Estoy asombrado con su publicación ya que la historia que escribió es algo parecida a una historia que me contó mi abuelo hace mucho que decía : Una vez había un hombre que se sentía muy débil así que se propuso a invocar al diablo, cuando apareció vio a una criatura con forma humanoide con patas de pollo y cuernos de cabra el cual le dijo al hombre, para que me has invocado , el hombre contestó, me siento mucho más débil que los demás así que le ofrezco mi alma a cambio de tener la fuerza de un toro, el coraje de un perro y la valentía de un gallo, a lo que el diablo le contestó , no puedo concederte lo que deseas, porque dijo el hombre y el diablo respondió, no te lo puedo conceder porque luego hasta ami me chingas. por eso es que tu anécdota es parecida a la mia o algo asi.
  • Rolando's Mar 4, 16:55 comment on EL HOMBRE QUE ENGAÑÓ AL DIABLO DOS VECES
    Estimado Rodolfo: Estoy asombrado con su publicación ya que la historia que escribió es algo parecida a una historia que me contó mi abuelo hace mucho que decía : Una vez había un hombre que se sentía muy débil así que se propuso a invocar al diablo, cuando apareció vio a una criatura con forma humanoide con patas de pollo y cuernos de cabra el cual le dijo al hombre, para que me has invocado , el hombre contestó, me siento mucho más débil que los demás así que le ofrezco mi alma a cambio de tener la fuerza de un toro, el coraje de un perro y la valentía de un gallo, a lo que el diablo le contestó , no puedo concederte lo que deseas, porque dijo el hombre y el diablo respondió, no te lo puedo conceder porque luego hasta ami me chingas.
  • Patricia's Mar 4, 16:54 comment on Cats and Dogs {we are heroes too}
    Dear Leslie, I am amazed by your post, because I learned from a new culture that I had never heard. A phrase you wrote that stands out in me is "the world there are animals who help people." That is true because many animals help their owners. Animals also help their owners when someone wants to harm them. Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next, because I want to learn more about your culture.
  • Lezly's Mar 4, 16:44 comment on Sex-Trafficking in America
    Dear Amber, I am very amazed with your publication, "Sex trafficking in the United States", because it is very true that the more time passes the crime grows more and this includes sex trafficking. This is because many people sell to minors for other people to use. This is a very big crime that all those people who sell to minors have. One phrase that you wrote that stands out to me is: "a commercial sexual act is identified by exchanging anything of value" I think this is very important for people to be aware of everything that can happen, because many of the Sometimes people who sell to minors are not only to have sex with other people, they also sell them for other people to sell their organs. And this is a much bigger crime because those people shouldn't do that kind of thing. Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next, because your publications are of great importance, the whole society must be aware of the risks that their children face when they are away from home. And we as children must be alert and especially not trust unknown people.
  • Natalia's Mar 4, 16:41 comment on Worst Choice
    Hi Rolando, What is S.H.I.E.L.D.? Why did he get into it? Ms. Navarro
  • Zane's Mar 4, 16:28 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Dear Sergio, I am saddened by your emotional article because the conditions these people live in who just want a better life is horrific. The government has all these funds for military use to fight off nothing but themselves. One sentence you wrote that really stood out to me, was "They are ignored, separated by their families, refused medical treatment, and at times, they leave them to die…" i think this is critical because the government does really seem to ignore them and the needs of a human being. Another sentence that really stood out to me was "Another reason that immigration detention centers should be abolished is that being locked up in a cage, a prison, can have a huge impact on a child." and this... is really true. No child should spend their time in a cage with family or not. They need to be outside and have fun and eat candy, not worried when their life will really start.
  • Orlando's Mar 4, 16:26 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    This article informed me of many facts that I did not know about immigration detention center. We all think about the separation of the families which is terrible but the living conditions in these centers are intolerable. The lack of standards has people getting sick and spreading disease making it a dangerous possibly lethal environment.
  • Olivia's Mar 4, 15:26 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    I agree with you immigration is one of the things that big in life now many people suffer from this and I think we should figure out ways to prevent this from happening especially if people are coming over to have better lives.
  • Briana G.'s Mar 3, 23:09 comment on Justice For Immigrants
    Hi Johana, I think you bring up some great points in your blog. I am wondering if there are any other reasons you believe the community cared less about this death than others? I am also glad to see that some members of the community are working on gathering signatures to petition the lack of safe lights in the community. You could follow up with letters, emails, or even phone calls to local elected officials (mayor, council members, assembly members, or even members of the school board). I also love how you made a connection to students social and emotional health due to incidents like this in the community. I think providing that data to others can be a really powerful way to get adults thinking about how their decisions or lack of decisions is impacting youth. Thank you for writing this blog!
  • Briana G.'s Mar 3, 23:00 comment on Littering in Oakland
    Hi Angelina, I really enjoyed reading your article on the issue of litter in Oakland. Most often, people litter because they do not feel responsible for public places. How often do people litter in their homes versus public areas like parks or streets? If a major part of the issue is responsibility and pride in owning a space how do you think the city or other groups could work to build responsibility and pride in public spaces in Oakland? Other research on littering through the University of California found that the distance to a trash can was the leading predictor of littering. So basically, the farther away you are from a trash the more likely you are to litter. Do you think if the city invested in more trash cans in areas of high litter it would decrease? Thank you for your blog.
  • El-Hossin's Mar 3, 20:31 comment on The Perfect Fake Society
    Dear Abigail: I am inspired by your short story because it is a very powerful. One sentence that stands out for me, “how race can influence the education that each person gets.” I totally agree with you on this sentence because this is the reality Thanks for your short story. I look forward to seeing what you make next.
  • El-Hossin's Mar 3, 20:30 comment on The Perfect Fake Society
    Dear Abigail: I am inspired by your short story because it is a very powerful and phenomenal piece of writing. One sentence that stands out for me, “how race can influence the education that each person gets.” I totally agree with you on this sentence because this is the reality Thanks for your short story. I look forward to seeing what you make next.
  • JuanZuniga21's Mar 3, 18:10 comment on One Thing
    Dear Orlando, I am satisfied with your post because… I have a passion for stray animals as well. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “How you were casually talking about daily life and then you switched to the topic of stray dogs” I think this is intelligent because… You are letting people know about your life and then you quickly switched to stray animals Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time… I found a stray cat and i really wanted to take it in but my mom was saying no.I was really confused why but then i understood that we didn't have the space so we took it to a shelter Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… i really enjoyed reading about how you want to help stray animals.
  • TatiannaZuniga23's Mar 3, 17:58 comment on Why do we have different religions?
    Hey Keury, I think that your writing was important because i mean i don't really know much religions. i think that history plays a really big roll like you said different religions have different rules, gods and have different beliefs. i think its good for people to know theses things because some people might think that we all believe in the same thing when really we have different religions.
  • JuanZuniga21's Mar 3, 17:50 comment on The Warmth of a City
    Dear Jada, I am intrigued by your poem, because… It Is about mother nature and mother nature really stands out to me because of how beautiful it is. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Beyond the honking of cars and screeching of brakes of afternoon traffic jams” I think this is intelligent because… It is something common in the city but its also very cool to talk about because not everyone lives in the city.Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me. One time… Because i love the city and how beautiful it is. Cities at night are like the stars glowing super bright because of all the lights from the buildings. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… This poem was very motivating in a way but also very interesting to read about.I am excited to see what you will write about next!!
  • JuanZuniga21's Mar 3, 17:48 comment on The Warmth of a City
    Dear Jada, I am intrigued by your poem, because… It Is about mother nature and mother nature really motivates me because of how beautiful it is. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Beyond the honking of cars and screeching of brakes of afternoon traffic jams” I think this is intelligent because… It is something common in the city but its also very cool to talk about because not everyone lives in the city.Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me. One time… Because i love the city and how beautiful it is. Cities at night are like the stars glowing super bright because of all the lights from the buildings. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… This poem was very motivating in a way but also very interesting to read about.I am excited to see what you will write about next!!
  • TatiannaZuniga23's Mar 3, 17:48 comment on Burning Question
    Dear lizeth, I think that your writing was and really is important because i think that it is really good to know that that you have to have all that stuff when you want to be a pediatric nurse. I really do think its important that you put that in your writing so people know that its not all easy and that they know what they need for it.
  • TatiannaZuniga23's Mar 3, 17:38 comment on Stop Suicide
    Dear Honam, i think that your writing is important because way to many people are taking their own life. i think that it is important people realize that now there are so many times teens are doing this and it's sad because it's caused by so much that is going on in their life that so many people might not even know about them. Even the most simple thing that anyone could can be so hard for them and make them feel like they can'd do it.
  • JuanZuniga21's Mar 3, 17:37 comment on Cool games
    Dear Dawry I am satisfied with your post because… I really enjoy video games myself. I've Always enjoyed video games myself. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “How parents think all games are violent” I think this is interesting because… It talks about something that is infamous in gaming history and how parents think all games are violent. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time… Because my mom was going to buy me a Mature game and she said Okay at first.Once i showed her what the games was about and she said no very quick.I said why and she said it was to violent. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… I am very interested in video games.
  • TatiannaZuniga23's Mar 3, 17:27 comment on Is Being Transgender An issue within Athletics?
    Dear Riley, i think that your writing was amazing. one thing that you said that stands out to me is " the main question being asked is being transgender athletes be able to participate in sports even if they say that they are transgender." i really think that if someone is transgender they should be able to do sports that they want to and shouldn't be not allowed to not do something just because they are transgender. I'm sure that` there are times where they shouldn't play for reasons.
  • kyliehomtah22's Mar 2, 20:32 comment on Is technology making us lazier?
    Hey , I agree with your article . I liked how you brought up people being less social and how technolgy mafde a impact on our socitey. I also liked how you gave us examples on what technolgy changed .
  • kyliehomtah22's Mar 2, 20:01 comment on Are Animals dying for our Needs?
    Luis,I agreed with what you said. I enjoyed how you brought up animal testing because most people dont talk about this topic . I liked the fact that you brought up how we should only use animals for vaccine testing instead of putting a human life at risk.
  • kyliehomtah22's Mar 2, 19:59 comment on Are Animals dying for our Needs?
    Luis,I agreed with what you said. I enjoyed how you brought up animal testing because most people dont talk about this topic . I liked the fact that you brought up how we should only use animals for testing instead of putting a human life at risk.
  • Erick's Mar 2, 17:35 comment on What A Good Writer Should Do?
    Hey Oumy! I loved this article a lot! In the article it quotes, "The other girl was Dee, she apparently had anything that she ever wanted. She is going to school, and she likes money and other fancy things. I can say all she wants is to live in fancy world. Based on the difference between the sisters, the mother couldn’t use equality for them". People who get anything they want do not succeed in life. They never felt failure, therefore they don't know how to fix their mistakes. The ones who go through the most pain though, get tired of that feeling and tired of feeling like a nobody, so they work hard, 10 times harder than whoever is on top of them. When they are on this grind mode, they start to see people are not their competition and their only competition is themselves.
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 17:28 comment on Oscar’s Life
    HI Oscar, I felt many emotions reading your post. I can never imagine loosing my mom. You are a strong individual. I do agree with you that graffiti is art. Kids feel like kids doing it. They use it to express themselves or some might even use it to get through something. Thanks for speaking on this situation I hope some time in the future these policies change. I look forward to seeing your future posts!
  • Erick's Mar 2, 17:27 comment on Meatless Meat Backlash
    Hey Sam! Nice article! In this article it quotes, "She covers that, yes indeed these substitutes are better for the environment and in some regards healthier than actual beef, but they still come with their own downsides". I feel like even when something is good, it always has to have a downside to it. That's just life. I feel like the meat substitutes are in fact healthier than regular meat though. I do think that it is better to eat substitute meat than regular meat because us eating regular meat means that we are killing animals. So yes, substitute meat is in fact better than eating regular meat.
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 17:23 comment on Samil’s Life
    Dear Samil, I love how you elaborated on drug abuse in your post. I making this comment because this is something I do not play about I get very angry on topics like this. But this is a nice post and I love how you add details in your life in this post and share your story with us. I look forward to seeing your future posts!
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 17:19 comment on I’m A Rock!
    Dear Edwin, I like the way you describe your neighborhood it is interesting. I love the words you use. While reading this I visualize your neighborhood. Good explaining. I look forward to seeing your future posts!
  • Erick's Mar 2, 17:17 comment on Education cost
    Hey Jack! I loved your article! In this article it quotes, "A college education is not affordable for all Americans. College is necessary for success in any person’s life". I think that I am going to have to disagree with this quote because college is not necessary for success in someone's life. College can be a success in some people's lives yes I do agree with that. Not everyone makes it big in life because of college though. Most of the billionaires did not go to college. Most of the billionaires made it because they had a dream and they had a vision, they thought outside of the box.
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 17:15 comment on Pablo’s Life
    Dear Edwin, its not easy living in a neighborhood like this but you seem like a strong individual. I like your post for the description you gave. Thanks for sharing your life, its not easy sharing your life story with a lot of people you don't know. I love your post and look forward to seeing what you post in the future!
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 17:11 comment on The War in Yemen
    Hey Ebrahim, my parents are from Yemen I know how it feels and how it hurts them. I honestly did not know any of this. This post really touched me and gave me a bigger idea. I love how you describe everything. Thanks for your time and putting this post out there, people really need to know. I look forward to seeing your future posts.
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 17:01 comment on The Three Little Pigs Remixed
    Dear Madison, I just want to say that this is dedication and you are a very hard worker. Coding is hard and takes time to learn. I enjoyed this though. It is very interesting, I love the details you added. I look forward to seeing what you post next!
  • Erick's Mar 2, 16:57 comment on Is Being Transgender An issue within Athletics?
    Hey Riley I loved this article! In the first sentence it quotes, "The main question that is being asked is should Transgender athletes be able to participate in sports even if they say that they are transgender?". I think that the fact that they are transgender, it does not mean they can't participate in sports just because of their gender. I do think if they had a very bad medical condition that they shouldn't participate in sports. Why do you ask this? Because medical condition and gender are two different things, and only one affects how they play or participate in the specific sport they play.
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 16:56 comment on My project
    Hey Vasha, I love your post and how you elaborate on it. I understand what you are feeling and how you want people to feel the same way and help out more. Good post! I look forward to seeing what you post next.
  • Kheriya's Mar 2, 16:52 comment on Homelessness in Chicago Public Schools
    Hey Jaqueline, this post is heartbreaking but interesting. I never knew the amount of teens that are homeless in Chicago. I love how you took the time to find this information and share in with us. Everything you said in this post stood out to me. I will look forward to seeing your future posts.
  • James's Mar 1, 20:30 comment on Education Is The Key To The World
    Hi Emely! I thought that you did a fantastic job tying all of the books messages into one. Its really fascinating how complex each book is and how you were able to create a whole new perspective on their views. I think that your message is really important and that you have a cool way of explaining it.
  • James's Mar 1, 20:22 comment on Backlash on Zoos
    Hi Jonathan, I also agree with your argument. This topic does not get as much publicity as it should. But the lack of regulations and ability to take care of the animals is really depressing and sad. But thank you for bring it closer to the light. I found more info that you might find interesting here: https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/animals-used-entertainment-factsheets/zoos-pitiful-prisons/
  • Terri's Mar 1, 19:18 comment on Struggles Being Homeless In Oakland
    Dear Jacqueline, Homelessness is a problem in so many cities. You have proposed a clear question "why do you think people are homeless, and living on the streets? Is it their fault that their homeless?" and offered a reason why citizens are homeless: lowering the cost of rent/mortgages. You have tackled the stereotype that "all homeless are ill or addicts." There are so many reasons that a person may become homeless beyond drug addiction - disability, mental illness, criminal background, lost job or unemployed, etc. My question to you and others is how do we create a lower cost of living for those who struggle to afford a home? Is it the government's responsibility to provide low income housing in their cities and towns? Usually when a local government proposes building low income housing - the local citizens combat the proposal. They do not want local income housing next door to their homes. Perhaps it is not the government's role to address homelessness?
  • Hanna's Feb 29, 17:34 comment on Can we make HSHMC the best school in the universe?
    Dear janet, I love your dedication and aspirations for HSHMC . You are role model for people who liked to contribute to their community even after they move onto a new life . I am curious about your love of teaching. I would like to know how teaching impact your life? Asdie from that i really enjoyed learning about your itinerary to your dreams and goals. Thanks for sharing your experience with us . I would love to read more about you and God bless you and your family.
  • Hanna's Feb 29, 17:20 comment on Dear Baby Polar Bear
    Dear Luka , I really enjoyed reading your poem "Dear Baby Polar Bear" because you conveyed your thoughts in a playful yet empathetic way. You ended your poem with a message that shows how you are willing to advocate for the damages that climate change causes. That stresses that you are concerned about our planet. One couplet that stood out for me is "No other beautiful landscapes will be destroyed At least not any more" because it shows your concern and it coveys your enthusiasm toward protecting our planet. I am looking forward to read more of your work.
  • Dewry's Feb 28, 14:07 comment on Bubble Gumm
    i like your beat because i shows that you got talent
  • Dawry's Feb 28, 14:06 comment on Bubble Gumm
    i like this one because is the type of beat that makes you in a party or a club or people can use this beat to make a rap song
  • Idrissa's Feb 28, 14:03 comment on RPG300
    Dear Orlando, I am really proud of you about the beat you made because not everyone has the talent you have when it comes to making beats. (video/painting/drawing/photograph/collage/work of art/music, called “RPG300,” Because most people would love to know how to make beats like you. One part of your song that stands out for me is Where you start changing the flow of the beats, instead of keeping it one way you tried something new and that's really fun to do. I think this is important because if you really take it seriously you might achieve something out of it one day. Another part that I enjoyed is where you came in smoove when the beat volume was low and the way it came back up loud and smoove. This stood out for me Because I just learned something from you it might help me one day if I wanna make beats. Your beats reminds me of something that I made once. One time I tried to make beats on my iphone with an app called garageband but I failed. Thanks for your beats I look forward to seeing what you make next, because you really have a great talent. Best wishes with your art, (Idrissa Sylla )
  • Sam's Feb 27, 20:18 comment on We Need Diversity Of Thought
    I completely agree with you Cooper. Peoples stubbornness to listen and consider ideas that pose theirs is one of the most pressing problems in our country. Not thinking of others ideas and viewpoints can limit ones knowledge of a topic and does not allow for a full understanding. If we could learn to be more open minded as a society I believe a lot of our problems would be less severe.
  • Ezra's Feb 27, 19:51 comment on The World is Ending
    Hey max, I myself was a gullible kid that believed in the 2012 apocalypse once, but now we all have to realize that old doomsday predictions were fake. Ancient ideas about an end of times were based on myths and legends, with no way to verify them. Today however, we place all of our faith in science. As you correctly pointed out, science is making its own doomsday prediction, and those guardian articles are pretty telling about where we are as a planet. If nothing is done the entire ecosystem will collapse from the bottom up. However, if you believe that every human is responsible for this, you might still be just as gullible as before... "Humans" aren't polluting the ocean, "Humans" aren't destroying the climate, and "Humans" cant be held accountable. The truth is (as pointed out by your own source, The Guardian) is much more simple. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change I would recommend that you read this very interesting article. It shows how the real perpetrators are massive companies, and if someone did something about them, we can potentially stop this new doomsday. Don't blame every human, blame the 100 richest humans on earth, because you and I aren't as guilty as them.
  • Sam's Feb 27, 19:18 comment on Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence
    As a fellow gamer, I completely agree with you. The claim that video games are the root of gun violence in America is very unfair and is usually coming from those with little knowledge on the topic. I also agree that saying video games contribute to youth violence in America is ridiculous because violent video games are played all around the world. Also the fact that politicians use video games as a scapegoat for explaining an increase in violence is again, very unfair.
  • Sam's Feb 27, 19:06 comment on Research Update: Food Banks Could Contribute to the Cycle of Hunger
    I completely agree with you Bella. This is a very interesting problem that I have never considered, but makes a lot of sense. A constant giving to those in need without implementing a way for them to change their ways or sustainability for them and their possible families. Your point on only supplying housing to people for a couple of months is very good because afterwords they will most likely be in the same position as before. Awesome ideas and can't wait to read more! -Sam
  • juan's Feb 27, 18:52 comment on The Effects of Police Brutality in Oakland
    yes
  • Issaka's Feb 27, 18:41 comment on Learning for Life
    Dear Idelkys, I was really amazed by the way you wrote your analysis about the three stories that you entitled “Learning for Life” because there are some really highlighted parts that makes your analysis really powerful. The first part is when you talked about the theme of the three stories. To be more specific you mentioned “the sacrifices that the mother made about Maggie and Dee. Furthermore, she potentially gave all of herself to see them to the age that they are already. She has fought many times to give them both education and sacrificed even her life to see them to the point that they are”. To me that is the duty of a mother to make sacrifices for her childs and be around and see what it turns out to be. The second things you mentioned is “Maggie is open to listen to the Mom’s advices but her Mom ignores her when it comes to be less beautiful, she uses voice to express in an educational Matter how Maggie is supposed to be in comparison with Dee” What you said here really powerful because so many people are more comfortable of topics that they are comfortable of talking. The third thing that you mentioned was “ In addition, it can be seen that in actual life parents invest all of what they sometimes tend to have, in order to race their kids with education and all affordable resources and comfort for themselves”. Nowadays childrens don’t realise how hard the parents work to support and so they end up not appreciating or less appreciating what their parents are doing for them. Thank you for your analysis of “Learning for Life” . I am really looking forward to seeing what you will accomplish next.
  • Issaka's Feb 27, 18:40 comment on Stories about Equality
    Dear Leticia, I was really amazed by the manner you wrote your analysis about the three stories which you named “Stories about Equality” because you mentioned several sentences that were holding heavy meanings. I think that these sections shouldn’t be neglected but need to be talked about. The first line in your story is “even though a young boy dated girls from different races, he has to act with esteem in order to get what you want”. I really agree with this sentence because people these days live in different environments and possess different wealth and so comes the difference in behavior and manners. It is not really surprising that boys need to borrow strange actions when it comes to dating girls from different surroundings. The second sentence that I think should be taken in consideration is “Also, he wants to appeal to readers to wake up and make some changes about issues in society”. Most of the time we don’t realise it but some texts or stories are some kind of messages toward the reader. The third most highlighted part of your analysis, is when you mentioned “they demonstrate that everyone has the same love and we don’t know what can happen in our life, therefore, we should treat everyone with the equal”. No one has any idea what life is planning for us and on behalf of that, everyone wants to treat as nice as they can so they will get the same treatment. Thank you for your analysis “Stories about Equality”. I really look forward to seeing what you will accomplish next
  • Issaka's Feb 27, 18:39 comment on Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories
    Dear Lenin I was really amazed by the way you wrote your analysis about the three stories that you entitled “Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories” because there are some really highlighted parts that makes your analysis really powerful. The first part is “three stories are similar to each other because all the characters are learning something in different situations”. I totally agree with what you said because in the “Lesson” story the kids learned something really important from their teacher who is Ms.Moore. In the story “How to Date a Brown girl”. The narrator is learning how to date girls in differences races. In the story “Everyday Use”, the sister's mother is learning from her only child who had education. The second part is “three stories are similar because the main characters are learning in different situations. Either through poverty or from someone with experience in life”. I really like this part of your writing because all three stories are talking about inequality and bringing the fact that people are learning from their financial status is clever. The third part of your analysis is “this set of short stories are good to study in high school or college because it teaches us a lot of different topics such as culture, appearance, wealth gap, and something very important that is education”. I think it is really clever to bring up the fact these stories are importantes because many students who want to pursue their career in this path, this is like a previous to them. Thank you so much for your analysis “Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories” . I am really looking forward to seeing what you will accomplish next.
  • Issaka's Feb 27, 18:38 comment on Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories
    Dear Lenin I was really amazed by the way you wrote your analysis about the three stories that you entitled “Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories” because there are some really highlighted parts that makes your analysis really powerful. The first part is “three stories are similar to each other because all the characters are learning something in different situations”. I totally agree with what you said because in the “Lesson” story the kids learned something really important from their teacher who is Ms.Moore. In the story “How to Date a Brown girl”. The narrator is learning how to date girls in differentes races. In the story “Everyday Use”, the sister's mother is learning from her only child who had education. The second part is “three stories are similar because the main characters are learning in different situations. Either through poverty or from someone with experience in life”. I really like this part of your writing because all three stories are talking about inequality and bringing the fact that people are learning from their financial status is clever. The third part of your analysis is “this set of short stories are good to study in high school or college because it teaches us a lot of different topics such as culture, appearance, wealth gap, and something very important that is education”. I think it is really clever to bring up the fact these stories are importantes because many students who want to pursue their career in this path, this is like a previous to them. Thank you so much for your analysis “Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories” . I am really looking forward to seeing what you will accomplish next.
  • bill's Feb 27, 16:40 comment on My opinion on Animal Testing
    i love the blog
  • Iris's Feb 27, 02:26 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Excellent explanation of the Corona virus outbreak .
  • katie's Feb 27, 02:24 comment on Should Abortion be Illegal?
    i believe that abortions should be illegal because it is just wrong and these babies are innocent that you are killing, why should they not have the right to live if a person who kill another human dose????
  • Lezly's Feb 27, 02:03 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Estimado Eric, Estoy de acuerdo con tu publicación, “brote de coronavirus”, porque este tipo de virus ha causado muchas muertes de personas. Este virus brotó en el año 2019 es muy peligroso porque es una enfermedad respiratoria. Que poco a poco acaba con las personas. Una frase que usted escribió que se destaca para mi es: “los coronavirus se transmiten de persona a persona al toser y estornudar” creo que esto es muy importante de saber porque todas las personas deben saber lo que es este virus, cómo se transmite y cómo deben prevenir las personas contagiarse del coronavirus. Gracias por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación, porque tus publicaciones son de mucha importancia para toda la sociedad. Y su publicación es muy interesante. Que mas debemos saber para que no nos infectemos del coronavirus?
  • Mashlin's Feb 27, 00:14 comment on Abolish immigration detention centers
    Immigration is a big topic that affects many people and families. I think that separating kids from their parents is not the best thing. Children are very affected. This also hurts their families and having their loved ones locked up hurts them so much.
  • Mashlin's Feb 27, 00:12 comment on Education cost
    Having an education is very important to most people and having an education helps the future generation. The cost of education is very expensive and it has stopped many people from continuing their studies
  • Jenifer's Feb 26, 17:28 comment on Are the nerves bad?
    Ms. Navarro: Thank you for your comment on my post and if you really have a lot of emotions to see my mom again next to me. When Thomas came down to the basement, he found the Spectrum., but Albajar came down with much fear something uglier, but in reality it was another of the tests of the Spectrum. .
  • Patricia's Feb 26, 17:27 comment on Storms
    Estimada Samantha, Estoy asombrada por tu escritura, porque aprendí que las personas investigan sobre las tormentas de cómo se origen y cómo se va acabar. Una frase que se destaco en mi fue “ habla acerca de cómo son las tormentas y cuales son sus fases.” es como las personas que trabajan en eso investigan mucho sobre tormentas. Investigan porque quieren saber cuando va empezar una tormenta. Gracias por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación porque quiero aprender mas sobre tu escritura. Por qué crees que algunas personas investigan tormentas y como se van a acabar?
  • Samantha's Feb 26, 17:26 comment on Algunas preferencias son malas *.*
    Dear Rosa: I am excited by your post, “Algunas preferencias son malas,” because I like your topic. But also sad because I do not like that the mom doesn't like her. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Pero por una desconocida razón su mamá siempre la trata mal y ella solo pasaba llorando a veces llegaba a mi casa a pedir algo de comer , porque su mamá se iba y la dejaba sola en la casa su mamá decía, que ella nada hacía bien que solo la hacía pasar vergüenza.” I think this is so sad because why does her mom do that?. And it's good that the friend helped her with giving it to her some food. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like the topic. I like your photograph. Continue like this. Samantha.
  • Alejandro's Feb 26, 17:24 comment on A NEW SPIDER-MAN APPEAR
    Dear Rolando: I am Impressed by your post ,’’A new spider-man appear because is a history about how appear a new spiderman because the other are die this new spiderman is mile morales and is only 13 years old one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is :’’peter parker was fantastic spiderman’’ I this this is good because… is talking about a good spiderman remembered thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because...because you’re the best and you write interesting things and add funny images
  • 2020 Timothy Tanga's Feb 26, 15:48 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Hey Eric, I agree that good hygiene and taking care of our bodies is necessary to stay healthy and prevent transmission. This post was very well written and covered a very interesting topic.
  • Fatoumata's Feb 25, 20:11 comment on Racial Wealth Gap and Education
    Dear El-Hassn I am fascinated by your analysis, “ Racial Wealth Gap and Education,” because you really show how poor people struggles to gain education. Therefore how the characters environment influence them. One set of lines that stands out for me is, “ The three stories above demonstrate that education is important because it opens our minds. Not only that, but it helps us to raise an informed generation. The wealth inequality in the U.S. makes a blockade on the people’s color because it forces them to live in a slum area and provide worthless education for their children, and it doesn’t allow them to achieve social mobility.” I think these lines are thoughtful because you deeply explain the context of being poor affect your ability to educated. Another paragraph that stands out for me is, your introduction because your explain all the three stories before your started to analyzed them this can helped the reader to have an idea what you are analyzing. Thanks for this thoughtful analysis I look forward to seeing what you make next.
  • Abigail's Feb 25, 16:13 comment on Discovery Of My Felt Sense
    Dear Isaac : I am inspired by your literary analysis,”Discovery of My Felt Sense,” because you describe specific literary elements that you find connection between the three stories. These stories have connections in some issues that are education, inequality in our society. I like the way you explain the cause and affect people in different ways. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: " Unlike the last text, which focuses more on the behavioral, physical analysis of females. These three texts reveal how judgmental and unequal humanity has become." I think this is interesting because it describes some stereotypes that people create inequality between some groups of people. For example; religion, education, gender, etc.. Another sentence that I was: "This world ought to come close to perfection but only if we come to agree with our past in order to embrace the future with a pure heart..” This stood out for me because it describes how people change during the time. Sometimes it is difficult to change the education people and this is going affect specific communities with arguments that are our future. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are a great writer and have ideas that help to understand the main idea of your text.
  • Abigail's Feb 25, 13:27 comment on Three Life Lesson
    Dearn fatema: I am interested in your literary analysis, “Three Life Lessons,” because you give us a summary of three stories that have a connection with education. Each story has a different point of view on education. For example, it shows different ways of young people facing the issues about it. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "What I noticed in these three stories no matter who they are, the characters want to learn more about what they do not know about yet,” I think this is powerful because you find connection between the three stories about education, and new generations. Also is interesting because your idea changes my understanding about the stories. Another sentence that I felt was "They are also similar because they have high expectations for life because they are trying to be better.” This stood out for me because this sentence describes each character of each story that relates how they help its community to do not make the same mistakes as the people did on the past. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you are a good writer and you identify details that can summarize your words.
  • Jack's Feb 23, 23:38 comment on Stop the Violence
    Hi Cindy, I thought this was a great post. I loved the word choice. I also agree that we should stop the violence occurring around the world. Nice job
  • Jack's Feb 23, 23:35 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Eric, I agree that we must use our basic hygiene habits to help prevent the transmission of the disease. This post was well written and I liked the topic. Nice job
  • Samuel's Feb 23, 21:50 comment on Abortion
    Dear Sophie, I would agree with you that a women should have the write to have an abortion but I feel you have to look at it from both sides. The argument "My Body, My Rules" is not an argument at all. It is a lazy excuse for you to kill a living human being. Thats why I liked when you talked about how it could be life threatening. https://time.com/5684858/international-safe-abortion-day/ Heres a good article I found about the subject. -samuel
  • Samuel's Feb 23, 21:31 comment on The Wage Gap in Pro Tennis
    Dear Luke, I honestly dont know much about tennis or how they distribute the pay between the players, but I do understand the UFC. The ultimate fighting competition I feel is a great example of equal pay in the world of sports. The fighters each get paid based on how much money they bring in, not on how much the commissioner decides is enough. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2843111-dana-white-talks-uswnt-pay-dispute-growth-of-womens-mma-in-ufc This is a cool video of Dana White (the owner of the UFC) talking about equal pay and how Ronda Rousey made a ton of money fighting because of the fact that people loved watching her. She helped bring in a ton of money for the UFC and was paid because of her performance in the octagon. I dont know if this is the same in all sports but another good example in the WNBA VS. the NBA. The WNBA brings in significant less viewers so of course they arent going to make as much as NBA players. I wish to do more research on this topic but thank you for writing about this. -samuel
  • Samuel's Feb 23, 21:16 comment on Here’s how Russia’s new weapon would leave us defenseless.
    Dear charlie, I was very interested when i saw the name of this post and it was scary to read that people are capable of making such terrible weapons. Something I would recommend you look in to is the use of cyber warfare. Cyber operations have been making strides in the world of war and It could effect us if we ever got into another cold war situation. https://www.afcea.org/content/pros-and-cons-cyber-command This is an article about cyber operations and I recommend you read it. -Samuel
  • Liyah's Feb 20, 23:54 comment on How Rap Music Affects Teens
    Music influences you to do things it plays on your moods and feelings if you was to listen to a sexual song you would want to have sex or at least have the feeling they didn't say music pressure you into doing anything. It’s just that extra push that confirms you to do what the song say depending on the song
  • Kathy's Feb 20, 16:29 comment on Bias, Racism, and Death in U.S. Communities
    Dear Edwin, I am interested in your post, “Bias, Racism, and Death in U.S. Communities,” because it is an issue that is very relevant in everyday life. Another reason why I am interested in your post is because you included facts and historical events that are significant to this issue to further prove that this is a serious issue. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The key words of this quote was “Blacks are overrepresented” and this proves the point that police brutality is affecting the community with death and violence because when checking the website of the Washington Post,... The total would be 3,941 deaths in the U.S. based on police involved incidents!” I think this is unfortunate because there shouldn’t be a reason that African Americans should be the majority of the people that get killed due to police involved occurrences. Also, this is unfortunate because there could be ways to improve the situation, but there has barely been any change to this system after proving that it is clearly flawed. For example, there should be more tactics for police to use when situations escalate instead of using force and to have cultural discussions to help understand people of color, because racism and xenophobia could be caused by fear and lack of understanding, so this could potentially help reduce the statistics of deaths due to police brutality. Another sentence that I resonated with was, “So based on my evidence, Police Brutality impacts the communities of EVERY U.S. city and state because of excessive police misconduct and violence on COLORED people, which causes bias and racism and many deaths of innocent, unarmed African-Americans.” This stood out for me because despite the countless amount of rallies and protests this is still a very prominent issue, that has yet to be resolved. Also, this stood out to me because the fact that this is an issue that impacts every U.S. city and state and is most likely a result of racial bias and racism, it really puts into perspective how much racism and racial bias is still around today. Have you seen the video, “Can Black Lives Matter and Law Enforcement See Eye to Eye”? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rDvbQ-mz4 I thought you would be interested in this topic because you seem to be interested in topics such as the justice system and racism. This video talks about the reality of police brutality, how it is mainly targeted at African Americans and how movements like “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter” were used to make a sort of mockery and to supersede the Black Lives Matter Movement. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am interested in the same topics you are and I want to know what other teenagers’ thoughts are about these topics. Best, Kathy Sandoval
  • Tiffany's Feb 19, 20:29 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Hi, I really liked how you started your article. It really sparked my interest and made me want to read it. I completely agree with everything you're saying. People need to understand the effect of the drugs they do to their children. I think you should add real-world examples. It'll help with getting your point across and making an even bigger impact on people. https://www.drugrehab.com/featured/born-to-do-drugs/ This article explains more about the effects of drug abuse and how it impacts families. Towards the end, Kevin Hart shares the story of how his dad's drug addiction impacted his childhood.
  • Hannah's Feb 19, 04:50 comment on “America Means Us” Blog Post
    Sufa, Thank you for sharing your opinion of what America means to you. This was very well written and I liked that you stated both perspectives on how America is both amazing and horrible. I agree with you when you talk about America representing diversity. There are so many cultures, races, new beginnings and legacies to be found in this country. I think your diversity and background play a huge role in how you grow up and interact with others. Its interesting to hear about what other countries think about america... and I think you will find this article to be amusing and interesting https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-the-world-really-thinks-of-america-2016-8. Keep up the amazing work! Great Job!
  • Hannah's Feb 19, 04:38 comment on Are there Effective Alternatives to Testing on Animals?
    Megan! This is an awesome post! I actually have not looked into this topic before now and you have very well explained how animal testing and research using animals is very prevalent and is an ethical issue. I have never heard of ZEBET before and will definitely be looking into their program and what they are doing to limit testing on animals. I wonder what American companies are doing to help minimize their testing on animals and how we as consumers can be more aware of this problem. It might be interesting to see how many people are aware of what companies use animal testing in the production and creation of their products. Great job! Cant wait to read your final paper!
  • Abraham's Feb 19, 03:20 comment on Are Animals dying for our Needs?
    Dear Mr.Luis, You brought up an important topic that is rarely spoken about, its important for people to be aware of how animal testing has been used for human benefits. Animal testing has helped develop medical treatments, designing products for humans and other health care uses. But on the other hand, animals have been abused for centuries. Depending on the experiment, most of them are force-fed, deprived of food and water and overall giving them an unpleasant experience. A solution that could help animals is using simulators instead. A scientist can use computer-human models to test to accurately explore human behavior.
  • Ronata's Feb 19, 02:20 comment on More on Climate Change Protests
    Hey Kathryn, I really enjoyed reading your post. I remember taking your survey and seeing the specificity of some of the questions you asked. I am for the side that does believe that protests matter, it gains a lot of attention on media especially since our age group takes up a large majority of it. But although I support protests I don't think they are racking enough attention for corporations to want to contribute to the change needed to slow down global warming. I'm glad you are taking on a topic that is so prevalent, I look forward to reading more from you. Here's an article about a youth activist (Greta Thunberg) that I think you'd enjoy https://feature.undp.org/fighting-for-a-stolen-future/
  • Louis's Feb 19, 02:15 comment on Open Letter for Women’s Rights
    Giselle, I like what points you are bringing up in your letter. I think it is so weird how the world can skew different meanings in force people into doing things they don't want to. Such as controlling your body there should be no rule or regulation on a person's body because that makes us mere slave owners. And that is why we went to war so you wouldn't govern another person's body and doing that just takes away all of our rights and with no rights that how can we have a just society.
  • Louis's Feb 19, 01:37 comment on Concussion Rates in High School Compared to College
    I agree with you, Dominic. I think this is very prevalent in society today and head trauma is a major issue. Concussions are a big deal because they can lead to all sorts of problems such as CTE and other major issues. Thank you for sharing this information.Here's an article you may want to look at: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/concussions
  • Riley's Feb 19, 00:09 comment on Backlash on Zoos
    Johnny, Good work with this article I agree with you that Zoo's are having issues. Here is an article that maybe could help you out with your issues with the zoos. https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/animals-used-entertainment-factsheets/zoos-pitiful-prisons/
  • Riley's Feb 19, 00:05 comment on My project
    Vasha, I really like the idea of getting to know these sanctuaries better but I'm sure there are many ways to do this I really like how you pulled this together good job.
  • Adryan's Feb 18, 23:44 comment on The Perfect Fake Society
    This was a very interesting topic and mini-essay to read bout and I think you have some more things that you can implement and introduce to your writing, but good job. As your doing this make sure to hold your head up and don't forget about your word choice that shows some confidence.
  • Adryan's Feb 18, 23:37 comment on Concussion Rates in High School Compared to College
    I agree with you, Dominic. I also believe that the reason for lower concussion rates for people in high school to college is because as you grow in a certain sport you tend to figure out shortcuts and have more skill. Some kids in high school could also be taking the sport for fun and not trying to look into the behind the scenes of the sport and are more prone to concussions. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150504120811.htm
  • Corrina's Feb 18, 21:59 comment on The Media and its Effects on the Societal Glorification of Serial Killers
    I agree with what you're saying, however the comment you made about the actor from "You," didn't necessarily settle right with me. Given the fact that the actor, Penn Badgley (Joe), was playing a role, it seems perfectly normal as to why people are making statements about his appearance. I do believe that it's sick for the media to train audiences into sympathizing with killers, however.
  • Sandra's Feb 18, 21:06 comment on Open Letter for Women’s Rights
    Hello Giselle. Being a young woman, I have encountered most of the issues presented here. Growing up in a Latin based culture women are always judge based on what they do. My mom would always use "that's not ladylike" and i would try to change what i was doing but never understood. Now i think it is so incredibly important to support each other not tear themselves down.
  • Angeth's Feb 18, 17:47 comment on Research Update: Plant Based Diets Can Save the Planet!
    I found this article to be very educational and interesting. It would be very interesting to see the world try to eat a plant-based diet to save the environment. here's an article I think would interest you https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49238749
  • Angeth's Feb 18, 17:44 comment on Are Animals dying for our Needs?
    I enjoyed this article very much. It is an important subject to talk about and here's an article I believe would interest you https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/animals-used-experimentation-factsheets/animal-experiments-overview/
  • Jonathan's Feb 18, 17:11 comment on The World is Ending
    Hey maxwell, I really liked your post. I liked how you connected your childhood past to connect with what is happening in the world. The world is being destroyed by humans and eventually the Earth will not be livable.
  • Sandra's Feb 18, 16:36 comment on Opioid epidemic
    Hi Sebastian, I think the topic of the opioid epidemic is so incredibly important because it has been a problem in our society since they are constantly being misused. After reading this I completely agree with your points of lowering the rates and amount of usage and should be more regulated it could potentially eliminate the problems. But the quickest and effective way to change it now would be to educate people about what they are actually taking the long term risks.
  • Abraham's Feb 18, 15:37 comment on Lack of Education on Nutrition to Younger Generations Part 3
    I thought your topic was captivating because nutrition is often neglected in schools, though it should always be taught to create a healthy population. From my experiences, I noticed that we learn more about nutrition at a young age, but as we grow older education about nutrition slowly fades away. It's extremely important to educate people about nutrition because it is the foundation of being healthy and creating wellbeing. Promoting good health leads to many benefits such as lowering the cost of health care because fewer people are getting sick.
  • Gedeon's Feb 18, 06:12 comment on Bad Decision
    Great experience! I like the way you presented this story. It shows that you learned your mistake and were able to make up for that error. This teaches us that mistakes are inevitable because we are not all knowing, but we are sometimes presented with a chance to fix our mistakes.
  • Gedeon's Feb 18, 06:07 comment on Backlash on Zoos
    Great post Jonathan! I like your approach to the issue and the way you pointed out the specific problems. It is shocking to discover how animals are treated at what is suppose to be their home. I think the link attached below will provide you with additional facts and give you a broader perspective into this issue. https://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=zoos+mistreating+anaimals&d=4865996210572505&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=4LNGjzq67JGkzL_FTSvPGnAS1WEx5kGp
  • Ella's Feb 18, 05:35 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Hi Eric, I thought your post was very interesting and i agree with you. I agree that we need better hygiene habits and should instigate those more. All of the examples you listed were great and I believe that if we instigate this around the world more, it can help prevent sickness, and even these rapid spreading diseases.
  • Tiffany's Feb 18, 02:56 comment on Backlash on Zoos
    You did a good job on your post and explaining the side you disagree with. I think zoos aren't the best of places, but in some cases, the animals living in zoos have a higher quality of life than living in the wild. Many of the wild risks are taken away, making the animals happier. This article goes more in depth about this: https://www.theguardian.com/science/lost-worlds/2014/aug/19/why-zoos-are-good
  • Jayme Mintz's Feb 18, 02:07 comment on The Perfect Fake Society
    You chose some interesting stories and wrote about their shared themes well. I'd like to see you write more about each of the stories themselves as well as how they connect and contrast. They cover interesting topics that are historically underrepresented. As an aside, your writing is well thought our but your sentences begin with some unnecessary conjunctions. You rarely need to start sentences with, "it looks like," or, "I think that," unless you are writing a scientific study. Have confidence in your writing and don't be afraid to express it.
  • Alicia's Feb 17, 23:30 comment on Charter Schools
    Great article. I'm glad that you feel as though attending a charter school had greater prepared you for the real world. Since I have friends who have attended charter schools and have opposing opinions than you I think the level of success on the student is relevant to how you need to learn. Overall great article and it's nice to see the point of view from one side, I would like to see the opposing point of view to add more of a variety and less biased next time.
  • Alicia's Feb 17, 23:23 comment on Coronavirus Outbreak
    Great post. I think that basic the hygiene habits that we are taught as young kids will play a very important role in diminishing further transmission of the virus. Your post was very well written.
  • Hugh J.'s Feb 17, 18:16 comment on How Rap Music Affects Teens
    I think your a turd and don't know what your talking about.
  • Grant Humphreys's Feb 17, 17:57 comment on A Glimpse of Grubb
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  • Bella's Feb 17, 04:58 comment on Australian Bush Fires
    Isa, Thank you so much for writing this post. I agree, these wildfires have been a consistent problem in Australia that needs immediate action. The wildfires are a direct effect of global warming which has become an international problem that needs the participation of everyone. Global warming is an issue that affects so many things on Earth: from humans, to plants, animals and the environment. It is crucial that everyone does their part to create sustainable lifestyles that emit less waste. I am glad that you are engaging in further research on this matter and I'm looking forward to seeing your other findings. Good luck with your studies! Bella
  • Eric's Feb 16, 08:16 comment on More about the education of climate change
    Hi Ella, I like your idea about the climate change. As the growth of the industrail, the climate is becoming worse. With the wildfire of Australia recently and the fire of Amazon forest. It's even worse. 2020 is a year with horrible beginning, we have to stop the heavy pollution right now. Here is some thoughts might help you: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  • Eric's Feb 16, 08:09 comment on Australian Wildfire… in the United States.
    Hi Ellie. I like your article. The wild fire in Australia shows their government lack the ability of organization. Meanwhile their president even went holiday to hawaii. He is not responsible for his people and country. They really need to think about how to do it better. Here is some sources may help you. https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/01/australia/australia-fires-explainer-intl-hnk-scli/index.html
  • Eric's Feb 16, 08:02 comment on Backlash on Zoos
    Hi jonathan, your post is good. I like your idea about the problem of zoos. The zoo lack lots of regulation, they are to hurry to put it in run to make money. This is hurt for animals. Also the limited places will hurt animals' behave too. Here's some sources that might help you: https://medium.economist.com/how-to-make-zoos-happier-places-52734e2d5f02
  • Amani's Feb 16, 04:42 comment on Open Letter for Women’s Rights
    Giselle, I enjoyed everything, I feel like you made really good points on all the topics you talked about. I personally agree with what you said about how women are judged based on what they wear and even act. Growing up I would always see and hear that women had to stay home and take car of the kids. I even would see girls telling other girls to dress more decent because if they didn't they would get called names. I feel like in these times we need to help and support women and let them be who they want to be. We shouldn't be holding women back we should be supporting them in their jobs and studies, regardless of what men and society think.
  • Amani's Feb 16, 03:42 comment on More about the education of climate change
    I really enjoyed how you had both sides of why and why not, that gave a good perspective on you topic about climate change. I loved the way you presented both sides, I do lean towards one side more. I personally think we should teach kids about climate change. But, your research shows a lot of good and reasonable reasons on why we shouldn't teach it.
  • Oumy Diop's Feb 16, 01:33 comment on Education Is The Key To The World
    Dear Emely Lopez: I am fascinated about your short story, “Education Is The Key to The World,” because it shows us how we can use literary elements to describe a story. It is really impressive to show how identifyings those elements can help the readers to understand better what the stories are about. One line that stands out for me is, “Each story has a central point, that education is so essential because it is the only way people can defend themselves in today’s society . ” I think beguiling this line is because it is really important to know where education can take people. I can say that without education mankind will never be able to be where they are right now. Every new thing we can see and use today is because of education and now man can use that research to develop their intelligence. So education is not just being intelligent but it is teaching people what is the of having an education and being educated. Another line that stands out for me is, “In conclusion I believe that the authors are turning sandpoint to make them real and invaluable moments so the society can notice that history keeps repeating over and over.” I think this line is fascinating because everything has a role to play, that’s why things are repeating over and over. To make the world a better place we have to work it face to face. Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next. I can't wait to read more of your incredible talent. I love the way you use literary elements to expand your ideas.
  • Glenn L's Feb 15, 23:30 comment on Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?
    From my student Glenn - (In Delaware at Woodbridge High) - He wrote - "In my opinion regarding the use of marijuana being a medical option, is a good idea but the users should be monitored so they can't abuse the substance for non medical reasons. Or so they can't share it with those who don't need it."
  • Oumy's Feb 15, 21:35 comment on Sometimes virtual life has no difference between real life
    Dear Kadidja : I am inspired by your story, “Sometimes virtual life has no difference between real life,” because the fact that you are explaining respect based on the three stories are super strong. I like how you are connecting your point of view of the stories to the world. It’s like respect is the key to any door. One line that stands out for me is, “ the author is raising awareness among young people, and sending strong messages to not judge anyone, whatever your situation, the lesson that I learn from that is we cannot change people’s minds.” I think this line is fascinating because it is telling us that we the people should know how we cannot make others a better person. It will always be hard for people to hear the truth, because the truth hurts, but it is worth it. As long as there are people giving advice to the young generation, they will always listen to those. Another line that stands out for me is, “ Since each day our society gets those changes that include us because racist is not fish, social class is always about inequality and the issue of family is every day.” I think this line is interesting because it is important when a society wants change to understand each other. They can be selfish but they know how to get what they want. Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next.
  • Jonathan's Feb 15, 01:32 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Hey Kheriya, I relayed liked what you had to say. Drug addiction and gun violence is very prevalent in our society and people need to become aware of how much it has affected the community around us. I think you should add quotes from articles to help support your evidence saying in this article here are the facts that other people have found. Adding number and statistics help. Saying x amount of kids die from gun violence a year might help to really show the audience that it is crazy how many people die. https://www.bradyunited.org/key-statistics This article might help with the shocking statistics.
  • Jonathan's Feb 15, 01:27 comment on Religion and Reform: the Climate
    Hey Michael, I like what you said. You made a lot of good points that we should care for Gods creation. I think you should add direct quotes from the Bible and other religious scriptures where you see this to add more evidence. You should also add an example in which you might see Religion portrayed as an obstacle to change where you do see it as a obstacle to show both sides of the argument.
  • Dominic's Feb 14, 23:25 comment on Opioids: The Good and the Bad
    Hi Brett, I think it's good that you're bringing this topic up because with the amount of deaths per day from opioids (130) this should have more attention than it does. You did a good job about discussing what benefits opioids have in the medical field, but it would be helpful to hear about alternative solutions that could do similar jobs that opioids currently fill. Your conclusion touched on this with the idea that opioids should only be prescribed when necessary, but I would like to see when that is necessary and if there is anything else that can be done with less risk. Overall I very much enjoyed your article and thought you did a great job discussing this crisis in America.
  • Dominic's Feb 14, 23:12 comment on No links between violent video games and shootings
    Hi Asher, I agree with you that violent video games are just an easy excuse that people use to avoid talking about the more abundant causes for violence in today's youth. An idea you had that I thought would help solve this conundrum was that parents should put more effort into controlling what video games and media their children are exposed to. I think this would work because it would remove the scapegoat of video games and let people talk about what other causes there are for people committing crimes.
  • Ella's Feb 14, 21:45 comment on Do you think wild animals should be caught?
    Hi Heriberto, I agree with you one hundred percent. Wild animals should not be killed. They also should not be ripped from their homes to be put in zoos or killed. This is why so many animals are going to extinct. We must protect them, not put them in cages or kill them for their aspects. It is a horrible problem that needs to stop.
  • Kathryn's Feb 14, 21:42 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Kheriya, I really liked your post as the issues you addressed are sadly very prominent in our world today and specifically in the U.S. I like the persuasion your post has, the passion behind your words is very clear. You appeal to a variety of groups, including teenagers, teachers, parents, and handful of other societal groupings. This not only makes your argument stronger, but also adds to its relevancy, showing that these issues can come to affect many people whether it be directly or indirectly. One thing i would like to see in future posts regarding these issues is a clear connection to outside sources. There is extensive research done on these topics, and presenting both sides will add to your own argument. Using ideas from an opposing viewpoint and refuting them will add so much to your already strong argument. Here is a source about drug abuse in the United states: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics
  • Olivia's Feb 14, 21:37 comment on Air Pollution and Environment
    Hi Jemina, I really liked your argument because you provided multiple sources that are reliable. Not only were they provided but you used described how they helped support your argument really well. Do you think that there is a solution that is cost-effective and fast enough to save the environment? Here is a source that I think will be helpful: https://climate.nasa.gov/solutions/adaptation-mitigation/ . Hope you find it useful!!
  • Kaitlyn's Feb 14, 21:37 comment on America Means: Diversity
    Hi Claire, I am Kaitlyn from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Utah. Your post is really interesting to me and had many different insights I have not thought about or heard before reading it. America is a very unique place in that most people come from many different places, cultures, and backgrounds. I agree with you when you say that America means diversity. Although some people see differences of people as something to be feared, I think diversity makes America intriguing and quite fascinating. It is super cool to think about all the different cultures in this country, and yet, we are all together and connected in our differences. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic!
  • Erica's Feb 14, 21:33 comment on Education Is The Key To The World
    Hi Emely, These books sound really interesting! I like how you tied the messages of all three novels together, even if they are all told through a unique lens. It is really important that we take note of all the people who are currently writing to get the attention of people around the world to show them these critical messages. I think you would love to read the novel "Educated" by Tara Westover, or "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai as they also deal with the importance of education in the world today. -erica s.
  • Kaitlyn's Feb 14, 21:29 comment on Abstinence-Based Sex Education in Utah Pt.3
    Amaia, I am very interested to see where the rest of your research takes you because this is intriguing. I think this is such an important topic that should be discussed more openly in schools, especially high school. I feel like sex education is not talked about nearly enough in order to make a difference. I agree with you when you say that "abstinence is not the problem, the problem is the way it is taught." Schools should prioritized sex education a lot more in health classes in order for kids and teenagers to know how to be safe. Thanks for speaking about this! Kaitlyn
  • Erica's Feb 14, 21:28 comment on Abstinence-Based Sex Education in Utah Pt.3
    Hey Amaia, I think this is super interesting because you and your new source are both 100% correct, abstinence teachings or beliefs are not an issue in a society where all are entitled to their own beliefs, the issue come from forcing beliefs on others and not providing options. I think this a prevalent misconception about issues in a society where when only one option is presented, people respond by wanting more than one to choose from, even if they end up choosing the original option. This is a common argument used on the Pro-Life, Pro-Choice debates, as the Pro-Choice side just wishes for more options even if they end up choosing life. Great source! I can't wait to see where this research takes you, especially in Utah! -erica s.
  • Kathryn's Feb 14, 21:28 comment on How Healthcare is Becoming More Ethical
    Hi Jayme, I find your topic very interesting and I appreciate that you have taken the time to link the readers to your sources while also expanding on their relevancy to your claim. I think that many people are misinformed, including myself, on this topic and seeing that perhaps we have the wrong idea with regards to healthcare is eye-opening. I will be looking forward to reading more about this and filling gaps in my knowledge about ethics in healthcare.
  • Olivia's Feb 14, 21:28 comment on Fast Fashion: Research Continuation
    Hi Emily, I really liked your article because I never knew fast fashion was this big of a problem in our world today. I liked how you said there isn't a perfect solution, but there are a bunch of little things that we can do to make sure that we are supporting ethical and sustainable brands. Here is a link to a website that provides brands that are both ethical and sustainable but still affordable: https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/fair-trade-clothing .
  • Ellie's Feb 14, 21:24 comment on Dear People Who Think Doing Drugs and Gun Violence Are Okay
    Kheriya, Your post was really interesting as drug use is an issue prevalent in our society and especially the youth community. I agree with your viewpoint that drug use is a serious problem in our society that should be taken into more serious consideration during the legislation process. I especially like the part where you say: "nough work is not being done to help make a change. I hope this letter gets people to connect and build an organization or do community work to help solve these problems, not just that but anything else. " Here is an article that you might enjoy: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/drug-abuse-addiction#1. I hope to read more from you soon.
  • Ellie's Feb 14, 21:16 comment on Abstinence-Based Sex Education in Utah Pt.3
    Amaia, Your post was very interesting to me as it is an issue that directly affects the youths in our community. This is a perspective that has been brought up at Judge Memorial before with the Chasity guess speaker. However, I agree with your viewpoint that is is unrealistic. I especially agree with the part where you say " The abstinence is not the problem, the problem is the way it is taught. Abstinence is a limited, but effective strategy until young adults start engaging in sexual activity with little knowledge of safe sex practices and contraceptive methods." Here is an article that you might enjoy: https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-016-0911-2. I hope to read more from you soon.
  • Megan's Feb 14, 21:15 comment on Death Penalty in the Chi
    Lalo and Elija, Thank you for your article! Its very interesting to hear the varying perspectives on the death penalty. Have you taken into account the cost of varying methods to imprisionment, or the compared to the death penalty? This would be interesting to add into your article! Heres a link that may help! (https://www.thebalance.com/comparing-the-costs-of-death-penalty-vs-life-in-prison-4689874) Cant wait too see what you write next! Megan
  • Megan's Feb 14, 21:12 comment on Fast Fashion: Research Continuation
    Emily- This article was amazing! Its clear that you put energy and effort into your research! I think that it was important to bring up the mentioned alternatives, but do you think people will get on board with only buying used clothing? It seems like it would be difficult to get a consensus to do this! Heres a link that may help with further research! (https://www.farmdrop.com/blog/how-to-fight-fast-fashion/) I can't wait to see what you write next! Megan
  • Michael's Feb 14, 19:29 comment on Why improving education in youth detention centers improves society as a whole
    Erica, your article was cohesive and methodical. It used evidence effectively to demonstrate the problem in question and logically propose new information. It is critical to think about the massive amounts of incarcerated in America and life after prison, and you did a great job of demonstrating that.
  • Emily's Feb 14, 19:10 comment on Littering in Oakland
    I think your article is very interesting! Littering is definitely a problem we need to solve.
  • Michael's Feb 14, 18:51 comment on Plant Based Diets and Saving Our Planet
    Hannah, this was a great post. I loved the amount of evidence you used and how methodically you used it to explain your issue. It really helped put things into perspective about the number of people turning to plant-based diets as well as why it is a good idea. It helped to push the issue that climate change isn't just about fossil fuels, but simply the food we eat. Thank you!
  • Tomas's Feb 14, 18:50 comment on Improving our communities
    Dulce, I think your opinion truly matters. Factories and their pollution truly affect a large population of citizens in certain communities. These people shouldn’t have to deal with such quality of life from their surroundings. Here is a link that shows that certain people are more effected by air pollution than others: https://eos.org/articles/some-communities-feel-the-effects-of-air-pollution-more-than-others. It says that African Americans are the ones most affected. I think your point is high priority, especially with how climate change is a governmental topic that is being discussed. I hope your plan goes well, and I am excited to see how it goes.
  • Elliot's Feb 14, 18:49 comment on Homeless
    Hey Idrissa, I totally agree with you that the government should be doing more to support those without homes or ready access to food. But I think this problem is only a result of a bigger societal issue. A large portion of US citizens believes they should get out of their hole by themselves. Individualism is a priority to so many, but I believe that if the US had more socialist laws and thoughts we wouldn't have as much of a problem with homelessness. Laws that are created to serve the most good to the greatest number of people. Overall well written, but maybe society should help first and force the government to take action.
  • Emily's Feb 14, 18:48 comment on Wealth Gap
    This is an interesting and important topic. I agree that we should tax the rich more and raise minimum wage. You might find this article about your topic interesting: https://toggl.com/pros-and-cons-of-raising-minimum-wage/ .
  • Alexander's Feb 14, 18:48 comment on ok boomer
    Juan, Firstly the title is definitely one that catches people's attention. Secondly, I really enjoyed your input on the topic. It is undeniably an issue that arises in modern society. Many of the games that are released receive the mature rating. I don't believe that violent video games cause players to act in violent fashions. In fact many studies have shown that this isn't the case as you stated here, "video games don’t cause violence because there’s been many scientific studies that debunked that issue it’s more about the person’s mental state and instead of blaming people they blame video games." However it can indeed be hard to convince parent's or "Boomers" to allow violent video games to be played. If you can't seem to convince them I would recommend looking into a Nintendo switch. Most games don't exceed a teen rating however they are still some of the best selling games on the market. Additionally you could consider an alternative option such as a board game like clue. Thanks for your input, I look forward to seeing what you write next. Check out this article. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/trump-violent-video-games-studies.html
  • Natalie's Feb 14, 18:47 comment on Be Thankful For Your Blessings
    The story was written really well, I wanted to keep reading to reach the conclusion. It really made me think about how saying "I hate you," can have such a large impact. Mothers give a lot and I know what it feels like to have that hatred for stupid reasons. The dream sequence was good, I believed it was the real event until you woke up and saw the truth. Thank you for such a powerful message.
  • Jayme's Feb 14, 18:46 comment on Are there Effective Alternatives to Testing on Animals?
    I think you have an interesting topic with many layers. You cover the ethical side of the issue pretty well. I have a source by Steve Perrin you may be interested which covers the scientific side in case you're "Preclinical Research: Make Mouse Studies Work." https://www.nature.com/news/preclinical-research-make-mouse-studies-work-1.14913
  • Horyna's Feb 14, 18:45 comment on How Can We Help Students Pay for School?
    Hey Alex, I think that the student loan debt crisis is such a fascinating and important issue. Especially since I am going to college next year, student loans and the expenses of college have been plaguing my mind. I had not previously considered the emotional tolls being in debt can take on college students. It is extremely disheartening that some students are missing out on their college experiences and getting lower grades due to their looming student loan debt. Have you heard of the new budget President Trump proposed earlier this week? If not, you should check out this article https://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-trumps-budget-plan-would-mean-for-your-student-loa-1841637438. This change in policy could make the situation even worse by cutting back on federal aid. I look forward to reading more from you on this topic and am eager to see your proposed solution for this issue. Sincerely, Amaia Horyna
  • Tomas's Feb 14, 18:45 comment on How to start your own workout plan
    Joshua, I completely agree with you. I consider myself very active with all of my sports and activities I do outside of school. I try to maintain a healthy exercise routine and to stay in good shape. I totally agree that it is somewhat hard to be motivated, but as I have seen, when you start, its hard to stop working out. I find myself laying in bed, tired, but when I go workout, I feel rejuvenated and full of life. Along with exercise, a good diet is very important to stay healthy. Here is a link for simple rules when it comes to dieting for beginners: https://www.verywellfit.com/how-to-follow-a-make-your-own-rules-diet-4153881. I loved reading this article, it helped me feel motivated to work out and be healthy to be the best version of myself, so thank you. Let me know how your workout plans are going, and we can share information. Excited to see what comes next Josh.
  • Emmy's Feb 14, 18:45 comment on What Does It Mean To Be American?
    Dear Jasper, I agree that right now America does not seem like a melting pot and that is frustrating. Even as someone who can fit into the conventional definition of an American I find it extremely hard to be patriotic especially considering how divisive the political atmosphere currently is. I would love to hear your opinion on if our system can be fixable and how or if you think it is beyond repair. Happy writing!
  • Elliot's Feb 14, 18:43 comment on How to start your own workout plan
    Hey Joshua, I love this. I think if more people listened this our society would be happier and more productive. But for some people it is hard to get motivated to start new habits. New habits are hard to create, and I think if we had more ways for beginners to access plans to start creating a healthy lifestyle, it would be well sought after and good for the generally community.
  • Bella's Feb 14, 18:42 comment on Possible Solutions to Animal Farming Problems and Likelihood of Implementing Plant-based Diet
    Hi Sam, I agree that having a plant based diet has environmental benefits. Factory farming can emit more greenhouse gases which accelerates the process of climate change. I do believe that converting everyone to completely cutting meat out of their diets is quite a difficult task. However, as you said, small steps can be made such as the "meatless Mondays" in New York City schools. It may be difficult, but this change in our diets will help the environment as a whole and mitigate the increase in climate change. Looking forward to what you write next, Bella
  • Alysa's Feb 14, 18:42 comment on The Electoral College Is Broken
    Hi, I found your article very interesting. Here is an article I think you would enjoy reading that further discusses the electoral system https://www.commoncause.org/page/fix-the-broken-electoral-college/. I am learning about the electoral college in my U.S. Government class and I agree it needs to change. I see that it was created to give the smaller states more representation as opposed to just a popular vote. However, having the very few elites of the country decide who is in charge, goes against the idea of democracy in America. I liked how you stated popular vote does favor more states than others. I think a new system needs to be created, but I do agree that people do not want to take the time to go through and change the constitution. However, living in a time that is changing, new rules need to change. We need a system that better represents our country and puts the power back into the people. I really enjoyed your post. -Alysa
  • Natalie's Feb 14, 18:39 comment on Abstinence-Based Sex Education in Utah Pt. 2
    I liked reading about all the different places and how they approach sex education. "They still promote abstinence as a contraception method, however, they teach students about other contraceptives available like birth control, condoms, Plan B, etc." is something that I have been exposed to at school and I think it's better than straight abstinence. I really like this topic and am excited to see more.
  • Alexander's Feb 14, 18:37 comment on Is Music Good or Bad While You Study?
    Carter, I agree with you. I am a person who needs to listen to music while I do homework. Otherwise I lose interest and struggle focusing. That said I believe the "is music beneficial" argument is subjective, and it varies person to person. It appears you agree when you stated, "Listening to music is also not helpful for everyone as well, and can just become a distraction the whole time while they are trying to learn as well." I for one really benefit from listening to music. However I also know many people who cannot listen to music as it distracts them. Thank you for your post as I feel your input on the subject is rather interesting. I look forward to seeing more posts from you. -Alexander Nuntapreda
  • Alysa's Feb 14, 18:30 comment on Are vegans good for kids?
    Hi, I really enjoyed reading your post about vegans amongst kids. I found this article discussing if it is appropriate for children that I think you would like https://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/05/03/is-veganism-appropriate-for-kids. I liked how you stated that "Nutritions, which is really important to kids, cannot be satisfied with plant-based food." I know that it seems like a healthy alternative, but with children growing and developing, they need a lot of energy and nutrients, so dieting and other forms of eating are not always the best. Going vegan for children does not allow them to have the vitamin B12 found in a lot of high protein foods. I think you could discuss an alternative if kids still want to go vegan. This could possibly be taking vitamin supplements or other foods. I think going vegan is healthy for adults as they do not need as many calories because they are fully developed, but for children they are still growing and require more. I really enjoyed your post. -Alysa
  • Nic's Feb 14, 16:34 comment on Money in Politics
    Abbey I completely agree that this is a huge problem right now in america that has been overwhelmingly overlooked. The ability the superwheacthy has to influence politics is disturbing and the way they can overpower most of the everyday middle and lower class americans is just wrong. The whole idea of super PACs as well is also pretty scary and the fact that high schoolers in government class understand more about the dangers of untraceable money flowing through our political system than most of the country does is also completely wrong. I agree with the idea of constitutional amendments being put into place and also with comprehensive reforms to fix these issues.
  • Nic's Feb 14, 16:18 comment on How to start your own workout plan
    Joshua I completely agree with your post, some members of my family just started to try HIIT workouts and it has completely changed their lifestyle in the past couple months. They have been happier, more energetic, eating well, and has just helped them clear their mind. I too have somewhat recently started to workout more frequently and have found a lot of the same findings such as how working out in any form actually speeds up your metabolic rate allowing you to process food faster. I do also agree with the fact that there are so many reasons to start working out and it is unfortunate that the initial get go of starting a workout routine is so difficult but like you said you just have to keep going and don't stop.
  • Yoselin's Feb 14, 15:43 comment on How Can We Help Students Pay for School?
    Dear :Alexander I am really interested in your post about “How Can We Help Students Pay for School”because this can truly help out certain students that probably their parents dont have the necessary money to pay their schools.Another reason why this post is truly interesting because certain students don't have a motivation to continue in school but with this i do believe they will constitute going to school. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Additionally, many students get discouraged part way through their education when they see the money they owe. This discouragement can cause students to score lower in classes, stop taking part in extracurricular activities, decrease the amount they spend time with friends, and even potentially make students drop out. “This stood out for me because some students learn in a don't really get the learning as other students and this certainly ,makes those students fall behind and some teachers don't really wait for you to catch up because other students are ahead of us so then go to the next lesson and this makes those certain students not want to continue school for certain reasons but if they see the loans of those schools are paid that will really cheer them up.Have you seen https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-to-pay-off-student-loans-quickly i thought you might be interested in this because this says lots of ways you can pay loans faster Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because i am very interested on how you can come up with a solution Best, Yoselin
  • Mijin's Feb 14, 04:05 comment on Does the death penalty stop the crimes happen?
    Hello Danny. I really like your topic about the death penalty because there can be possibilities of mistakes. I agree with your saying that the death penalty doesn't care about human rights, and I think no one deserves to take someone's life. Here is the link might help you think more about the topic: https://countercurrents.org/2020/02/death-penalty-and-the-anti-thesis-of-it Thank you.
  • Mijin's Feb 14, 03:54 comment on WILDFIRE
    Hello Wuyou. I like your post about the fire in Australia. I agree with your saying, we need to care about them even if we are not in Australia. I also heard of the air quality due to too much carbon dioxide from the fire. Here is the link might help you think more about the topic: Australia wildfires unleash millions of tons of carbon dioxide Thank you.
  • Max's Feb 14, 03:45 comment on How to start your own workout plan
    Joshua, this makes sense, but I would like to expand on your idea. I don't disagree with you, but I think that working out in the sense of going to the gym or doing planned workouts is not the most natural thing in the world. There is nothing wrong with it obviously, but I think the outdoors can be a powerful exercise for the mind and body. https://flipbelt.com/blog/working-out-at-the-gym-vs-outdoors this site compares the gym and the outdoors pros and cons. In my opinion most people I know that go to the gym are there to look good instead of caring about their physical well-being, and that annoys me. People shoot for looking strong but they can't rock climb or do anything practical with their huge biceps.
  • Max's Feb 14, 03:38 comment on America Means Identifying With a Common Culture
    Sebastian, this was an awesome thing to read. I completely agree with you. I think today's political climate makes it very hard to be proud to be American, no matter which side of the party-line one falls on. This website speaks a little to that https://townhall.com/columnists/jackiegingrichcushman/2018/06/28/why-americanism-is-important-n2495088. The point about Americanism being a mixed bag makes sense. I hate America sometimes, but there is nowhere I would rather be really.
  • Lizette Martinez's Feb 13, 19:44 comment on The Failing Education System in the US
    Dear Abraham, I agree with you, the school system is failing us not only in education but also in the well being the the students. The school system is a mess, it is based in an old system that doesn't really work now a days. It is pretty hard to get a teacher that helps engage the students and help motivate them to learn. I like how you put in "Money can't buy educational success." it gives the the idea that no matter how much money you put into improving education it wont fix anything until you look at the education its self.
  • Giselle's Feb 13, 19:42 comment on How wildfires have destroyed Northern California
    Dear, Adam I am intrigued by your post because wild fires are a topic not a lot of people talk about or really look into. I think people should read what you wrote because it gives a lot of information not everyone knows. One thing you said that stands out to me is "There has been state legislation to limit wildfires, although maybe not enough." I think this is a good point because if they were doing something about it there wouldn't be so many. This reminds me of the times I have passed by big fires and there isn't a lot being done about it. Thank you for your project. I look forward to what you write next because you are really smart and a good writer.
  • Giselle Valenciano's Feb 13, 19:41 comment on How wildfires have destroyed Northern California
    Dear, Adam I am intrigued by your post because wild fires are a topic not a lot of people talk about or really look into. I think people should read what you wrote because it gives a lot of information not everyone knows. One thing you said that stands out to me is "There has been state legislation to limit wildfires, although maybe not enough." I think this is a good point because if they were doing something about it there wouldn't be so many. This reminds me of the times I have passed by big fires and there isn't a lot being done about it. Thank you for your project. I look forward to what you write next because you are really smart and a good writer.
  • cory's Feb 13, 19:39 comment on How to cope when life falls apart
    Dear Anonymous, i like how you really added so much detail to your piece. It was really helpful for the reader to understand where u came from. Many people would just explain how the situation is but i know you really felt hurt becasause of how you really focused on how you felt and how it wasnt easy goung through it. under those circumstances i know it was gonna be haard for you but everything turned out okay at the end. - cory
  • Kylie's Feb 13, 19:37 comment on Improving our communities
    I agree with you saying we need to reduce pollution in our atmosphere and asking factories for their locations so it won't negatilvey affect many communties children's.
  • Lizette Martinez's Feb 13, 19:36 comment on The Ripple Effects of Money in Politics
    Dear Abbey, I enjoyed reading about the effects money has on politics. I agree with you that it is wrong for politics to be influenced by money and it isn't fair that people are the ones suffering because of their greed. At first I didn't get the image you chose for your article, but then once I read it the image became more clear why. Overall your article is very good, I hope you keep on writing.
  • Ava Hernandez's Feb 13, 19:32 comment on Plant Based Diets and Saving Our Planet
    As I was reading throughout you writing upon, "Plant Based Diets and Saving Our Planet" , I could state the understanding of the similar mindset upon the factor of helping saving the planet and in animals by lowering the amount of meat eating in our bodies. However when you said, " We as a society need to use the land more productively instead of raising livestock so that humans can live comfortably and more environmentally friendly" , it really attracted me into the subject of veganism due to that I'm vegan . So from that, the background facts of the using of livestock and resources gave me a better understanding and remembrance onto why I became vegan. In which, as a life choice and a way to also help save the planet itself. As a result, this is my understanding and thoughts about your writing from so overall you did very well on the subject of it.
  • Lizette Martinez's Feb 13, 19:32 comment on Education is very important
    Dear Martha, I love your poem it is very nicely written and it shows that you care about education deeply. I like how in the beginning you talk about how when you first walked into education you knew all the outcomes it would have. You knew that if you were going to to go somewhere in life you would need to work hard and not let anyone stop you from accomplishing your dreams. I also like how you include that with knowledge and education the human race has come pretty far in terms of medicine and technology. The only thing I would change is some of the grammar, in the first part of your poem it sounds a bit awkward to read. overall its pretty good and I hope you keep on writing.
  • Lizette Martinez's Feb 13, 19:23 comment on Birth Control Access In The US
    Dear Olivia, Your topic is very interesting to me, I find it interesting that there is still sexism in the medical field when it comes to birth-control. I never knew that that doctors are now more hesitant to refill birth control for religious reasons. I always thought that the Medical Field was about caring for the patient and that the professionals should do what is best for the patient even if it goes against what they see as wrong. Overall I like how you added evidence and shortened the articles to make it easier to read. I hope you keep on writing, keep it up.
  • Michelle Burton's Feb 13, 12:00 comment on Will There Ever be Another John Hughes?
    The problem is the cast were so incredibly talented and strong there are no actors today that are anything even remotely close.
  • 2020 Timothy Tanga's Feb 13, 05:43 comment on A problem no one is solving
    I agree with everything you stated. There is no easy way to get around the problem of plastic and plastic pollution, but addressing and bringing more awarness to this problem will give us some hope for a better future.
  • securepharma's Feb 12, 06:58 comment on Opioid Crisis
    Our online pharmacy can fulfill you with a simple and private approach to purchase prescriptions, frequently at an increasingly reasonable cost. Our online pharmacy is authentic business, and generally, you can utilize our administrations with a similar certainty you have in your neighborhood pharmacy.
  • Sandra Plancarte's Feb 12, 03:46 comment on Oakland LGBTQ Community
    Dear Yari, Thank you for being a voice for the community. You did a fantastic job of writing in a way that shows the complexity of this issue. There's no one right answer since it depends on who's answering it. Being a straight, gay or transexual person really changes the perspective. What especially stood out to me is the care you put into writing about the transexual experience. They especially have to work twice (thrice!) as hard to be accepted and supported. This is an issue that continues to hurt many people just trying to live their truth #SayHerName. Thank you also for centering LGBTQ voices too, it would be a very different article if it was just about the existence of GSA day. There's definitely more work to be done on the ground, however, I think building community comes first. I'm glad to know Isaiah has found that. I only wish that for everyone else. Having a support group is vital to fight against things you mentioned such as depression and/or suicidal thoughts. My question to you is-- have you thought of other ways schools (or maybe teachers) can be more welcoming to LGBTQ people? I focus on schools because you're in school and I'm student teaching at a school right now 🙂 I find this topic so important. I feel we all have the same issue. I hope to hear from you. Keep being awesome!
  • Marlene Barajas's Feb 12, 02:46 comment on Immigrants; Migrating for the Better
    Hi Jennifer, I really enjoyed reading your post, it was very insightful! You provided the reader with two very strong points to why immigrants come to the U.S. in search for a better life. As I read your post, I got the sense that you are very passionate about this issue. For example, in your conclusion you made sure to strongly state that peoples assumptions about immigrants are wrong. Then, you followed with a statement that debunked that misconception. It was a great strategy on your part. Your conclusion was great but it felt like you started talking about another point. It left me wanting to read more about how people often generalize immigrants as criminals. Perhaps that would would be another topic you can discuss in the future.
  • Gregory's Feb 12, 02:43 comment on Life Without Insurance
    Hey Esmeralda, I clicked your piece because I thought it was an interesting piece about how life without insurance would be. Before I make any more comments, I think the title needs to be adjusted to specifically mention undocumented people. I was looking for a diverse perspective, but I was slightly shocked to find that you only addressed the concerns of undocumented individuals. However, back to the piece, I really enjoyed the points you were making because you cite evidence, legislation, and people’s individual experiences. It is clear that you put effort into this piece. I think the personal narrative of Ortiz was especially strong because it reminds the reader that health isn’t just about money and begins to create an emotional connection. One of my favorite parts about your piece was that you brought in an example of a real life solution that is utilized in the Alameda County. It is really important to show readers that a doable solution exists and works. After reading that example, I was intrigued and began to wonder what could happen if the same amount of care was provided for undocumented individuals in Oakland. My biggest issue with this piece was just the title. If you changed the title to include undocumented individuals, you would have had an amazing piece. Another thing to consider is to incorporate statistics about how often people become injured. Doing so can add a new dimension into the piece that shows the reader that injuries are common and can seriously damage someone’s livelihood.
  • Stephanie Turner's Feb 12, 02:37 comment on Mistreated
    Durran, as an African-American graduate student that grew up in San Bernardino, CA (another city in CA that’s hit hard by violence, as well as significantly high poverty rates), I was very interested in your analysis of violence and police brutality in your community. I liked your perspective on presenting several reasons why the issue is controversial in your community of Oakland. Nicely articulated and written!
  • Aicha's Feb 12, 02:32 comment on Less Gun Violence, less worries
    Dear Armando, I enjoyed reading your post. You did a great job by incorporating different types of evidence to support your topic. I definitely agree with you that this is a crucial issue that needs to be stoped. I believe that there should be more rigorous requirements for owning firearms. I also believe that there are many actions that can be taken to reduce the gun violence. Among them is increasing the awareness by educating families about guns safety and how they should be kept out of the hands of young children. As main part of this awareness movement, congress should raise the funding for gun violence research. Thank you again for such well written post. Aicha.
  • Mayra's Feb 12, 02:29 comment on La tradición de los resturantes
    Fanny, The fact that you can write this blog in two languages is amazing. I agree with you that food is definitely more authentic if prepared by people of that same culture that the food comes from. Thank you for being a proud bilingual scholar.
  • Belen's Feb 12, 02:29 comment on Why is Hard for Immigrants to find Housing?
    Hi Victor, Thank you for sharing your personal immigration story. It takes a lot a bravery to do so in these days, for all the reasons you mentioned in your post. Though my family immigrated from Guatemala and Mexico long ago, the issues they faced then are similar to the ones you described today. I encourage you to continue your research on the statistics of immigration in Oakland and how much the price of rent impacts their ability to prosper in our society.
  • Austin Hizon's Feb 12, 02:28 comment on KP Launch and the positive benefits of internships
    Dear Maribel, I appreciate that your post was about a great opportunity that students will certainly benefit from. This is the kind of opportunity I would have looked for too when I was still deciding on my career. I like that you talk about the non-medical opportunities too, so I know that this is not only for students who are already set on joining the medical field. I think I would like to see a few points about what a student needs to do to get into this program, such as what they will need for their application or if there are any fees or hurdles. Overall, this information is great and helpful for students who are thinking about their future careers. Good job! Thank you, Austin Hizon
  • Vivian's Feb 12, 02:28 comment on Skateboarding in the bay area
    Dear Manuel, I found your post to be informational since I did not know that Oakland does not provide actual skateparks. I also agree with you that in building skateparks it will allow individuals to meet and skate. I believe it is important to have certain places like these built in your community. Great post, very insightful!
  • Erik T.'s Feb 12, 02:27 comment on Why is Hard for Immigrants to find Housing?
    Dear Victor, you are awesome fro bringing light onto this issue. This hits home for me because I have immediate family members that are undocumented who struggle with just finding housing. I would suggest to look deeper into why housing costs are going up, because isn't entirely connected with racism and stigma against immigrants. Think about the location, the job markets, house markets, and economy associated with the area that rent is going up in. I'd love to read what you found and that you really care about those that are being marginalized by basic housing injustices.
  • Lacey's Feb 12, 02:27 comment on Homelessness in Oakland
    Hi Dayanara! Your blog post was so intriguing and homelessness is such an important issue to talk about. It is shocking to learn about those statistics. I liked how you talked about the solutions to this problem. The idea of building homes makes so much sense. It made me wonder who will pay for these homes? I also found myself wondering why homelessness has become such an epidemic. You mentioned that the increase in rent could be a reason why more people in Oakland are homeless. Any other reasons you came across when conducting your research? Overall great post and keep talking about this important issue!
  • Shannon Higgins's Feb 12, 02:27 comment on Gun violence
    Hey there Natalie, It is touching to here how your are personally affected by this topic. This is a strong move on your part because it pulls the reader in and makes them want to hear more as well as setting an emotional mood that is more likely to evoke a response. I think that addressing that (1) there is a gun problem and that (2) we can do something about it, is a smart way to order your argument. I think something that could be improved upon is writing a stronger beginning sentence to each paragraph so that each paragraph starts off strong and convincing. Something to consider whenever you argue in general is to also consider the counter argument and weave that into your writing. A huge counter argument is the second amendment so I think researching and addressing that would make this even stronger. Continue writing, Shannon
  • Monica's Feb 12, 02:26 comment on Immigrants
    Dear José, I can tell you are very passionate about this topic. I think there should be more people, especially young ones, speaking out about issues that concern them. I love how you included research to support your arguments. One quote that stood out for me was " she wanted to help the family because in El Salvador the life there is very hard." I think it clearly exemplifies the why immigrants come to this country. Great job at including that in your post. One thing I would recommend is looking at more reasons of why immigrants come to this country; it is not only for fear or violence. Also, I would recommend that you consider including someone's opposite view. Include why some people do not want immigrants are rebuttal it with the reasons of why they deserve to stay and come to the United States. Doing this will make your post/argument more strong.

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