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Update on College Tuition Debt

If you are currently a senior in high school, then it is likely you have at least considered the financial obligation that accompanies a college education and it has probably been a deciding factor in which colleges to apply to. There is the common...

Concealed Carry

On my last post I discussed whether or not concealed weapons should be allowed everywhere. I recently read an article about concealed carry in California. The article, "New court decision could end California's restrictions on conceal-carry permits...

Update on the Ebola Crisis

It seems as though the Ebola crisis in America has passed. Dr. Craig Spencer, the New York resident who was diagnosed with the deadly virus, is now out of quarantine and virus- free ( says Russell Berman from The Atlantic). Although the initial...

Update: Same-Sex Marriage

Since my last discussion, gay rights activists have achieved some significant gains in their battle for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. This week, the Supreme Court officially denied requests in South Carolina to prevent...

Same Sex Marriage

At noon on Thursday November 20th, 2014 The Supreme Court officially made same sex marriage legal in South Carolina. This is the first time the court has officially acted on a same sex marriage law. When it was acted on a few months ago the court...

Arts and Entertainment

Minor White

Minor White was a very influential American photographer. His work was abstract and full of meaning and emotion. His images predated the time of color photography, but he was still very successful in getting the feeling across to the viewer. White...

Eugene Atget Photography

Eugene Atget was a photographer who took photos in Paris. He use a wooden bellows camera with a rapid rectilinear lens. He was a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes...

Weegee

Arthur Fellig also known as Weegee. Mainly known for street photography of crime scene and emergencies, he worked Manhattan,New York’s lower east side. Published photographic books and also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films. He...

Walker Evans

My photographer was Walker Evans. He was known for photographing the Great Depression and enjoyed photographing road signs and shops. For my tribute photo, I took this picture at my local library. It reminded me of Evan's work on the vernacular....

Tribute Photos #2

These are my second set of tribute photos, I am trying to take pictures like the famous war journalist Robert Capa. These pictures are not of war times, but shot in the similar styles of his own pictures.

Booktalk

Como agua para chocolate

Yo pienso que el libro que estoy leyendo es muy interesante porque habla del amor, habla de cocinar habla y de la familia. El cuento de “ Como Agua Para Chocolate” de Laura Esquivel, puede dejar a los lectores sintiendo amor, pasión, deseo ,...

To Kill A Mockingbird: “Girls Should Act Like Girls”

Should all girls act the same? I strongly disagree because no one should be required to conform to others’ expectations. First of all, what is the definition of a “girl.” An online dictionary clearly states, “a female child” so according to this...

Great Gatsby Movie Review

While I thought that the Great Gatsby movie followed along with the book very well, I didn’t really enjoy the movie as much as I would have hoped. I didn’t appreciate the acting as much as I would have liked to. I thought that Gatsby’s character...

Who's There?

My story is about “ Who there?” . He trying to figure out who’s there, and the men is in the hospital and he kept saying who’s there. And basically it’s about the station. And how the got to work together as a teamwork and how they have to trust...
The first thing that I noticed as I watched the 2013 movie of The Great Gatsby was the incredible choice of cast members. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were the two people that I automatically recognized. They’re both well known actors. Most...

Connected Research

R.I.P. Michael Brown

In John Eligon's New York Times essay, "Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling with Problems and Promises," (August 25, 2014), the author basically interviews certain family members gathering more information. He is telling us readers what...

Other Solutions- The Rising Cost of College Tuition

The rising cost of college tuition is a problem for millions of families. In the article "Why Is Tuition So High?", The Wall Street Journal invited three economists to brainstorm about the cause of the problem and also solutions. The three...

Gay Marriage: Now it Gets Interesting

I recently wrote about the battle for gay marriage that has been sweeping the nation. Up to this point, all the challenges made on existing bans against gay marriage have seen those bans overturned. However, on November 6, the 6th Circuit Court of...

Update: Domestic Violence and Pro Athletes…

In an earlier discussion, I explored the horrifying trend of domestic abuse and violence in professional athletes. I learned that many people believe these athletes are not receiving the appropriate punishments for their actions, and that the...

Institutional Racism in School System

Hello, my lovely fellow readers! My name is Sunjoy I am currently doing my Senior Project Research, which is Institutional Racism in School System. My working thesis: The Students Based Budgeting formula and No Child left Behind is to allocate...
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español

''Cuida tus palabras porque algun dia te las puedes tragar"

My name is Luisanna sometime I feel like why my name is very hard for the people said, one day I said I hate my name. I asking to my grandmother why the put me this name and she reply to me this is my name and also you mother name thats why we...

Mi nombre

Mi nombre es: Willy Mi nombre me recuerdo del sentimiento de felicidad Mi nombre expresó que me gusta béisbol Me gusta mi nombre

La policía lo agarraron al monstruo

Una noche William estaba con Willy en el Bronx. Un monstruo ataco a Willy Y William porque estaban en el parke por noche. Willy Y William estaban en un parque bebiendo. Escucharon a un ruido de monstro. Fueron a ver que...

Historia de terror

Todo comenzó en un pueblo lejano en una casa de una chica y su familia y la niña se llama Elisa. Ella estaba jugando con sus muñecas y vio la ventana. Ella le pidió a sus padres que la dejaran salir por un minuto pero sus padres le dijeron que...
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Mi amiga caracola

Mi amiga caracola. Es una caracola que hace el sueño de oscar. Oscar tenia un sueño que quería realizar.Tenia el sueño de viajar y ver el mundo.Oscar vio una caracola en la boca de lotus su perro pero oscar oyó una voz que venía de la caracola...

From the Middle (6-8)

Locked In School

One day a kid named amadou got locked up in the school the school New Directions he was not so scared because he knew what he was supposed to do, but suddenly he started hearing bouncing balls in the hallway. He thought that somebody was in the...

love

Mission: Readers Theater - Hercules

This mission is a multimedia response to the Comic Book called "Hercules". We are on a mission to research the story of Hercules and his Labors. The story becomes multimedia because after the research we respond to by filming and taking photos of...

Three of My Best!

My Lost Dog One Sunday morning, it was about to rain so I decided to take my dog for a walk. So I went for his leash and I put it around his neck. I went straight downstairs with my dog. I saw that his leash was untied. I bent...

6-word memior

Gaming and New Media

Ronald's Animated Introduction

I am Ronald Leonardo and i was born on March 18 at the San Isidro Military Hospital D.R. I came from Dominican Republic to N.Y.C. When i have 14 years old and now i live in Brooklyn. I liked eat so many types of food, Include: Yaniqueque, McDonald’...

Steven's Animated Introduction

Here is my animated introduction: My name is Steven Polanco and something important to know about me is that i want to become a police officer in the future. I was born in the Dominican Republic but I moved here when I was eight. To be honest, I...

Alexander's Animated Introduction

Here is my animated introduction: My name is Alexander Nunez Placencia and I am from Dominican Republic, so my native language is spanish and I am 16 years old. let me introduce my parents: my mother was born in la vega, and my father in cotui....

Yariel's Animated Introduction

My name is Yariel Lopez. I am 16 years old. I come from Dominican Republic and my story began in Monte Plata. I love mountain Motocross, Dance and listening to music. I was born in the clinic Rodriguez Santos on the 23 of July, 1998. My...
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Ronny's Animated introduction

Here is my animated introduction: Hello, my name is Ronny Estrella. I'm from the Dominican Republic an im 14 year old.I like to play baseball a lot because that my favorite sport.I was born on the Dominican Republic on the Tamboris hospital. I...
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Letters to Decision Makers

GraceJ

Hola, I’m Grace and I go to Okemos High School. I can speak fluent Korean, and I have an older brother. My favorite thing to do is eat (anything I can get my hands on). I like all subjects but I'm not very good at math. My hobbies include tennis,...

My Name

Sarah, it’s a pretty plain name, nothing super different from everyone else, but it’s origin is out of the ordinary. A couple decades ago, my dad heard a song, “Sara Smile”. He really loved the song as a kid and early on decided if he had a daughter...

The story of my name

Noah is a Jewish name and my name is famous because my name comes from Noah's Ark. If you don't know Noah's Ark, Noah's Ark is a story that my mother used to tell. They say that God told Noah that it was going to rain a hundred and fifty days, then...

Black Boy

The first page of black boy was about how two boys who wanted to see the fire second they light the curtains on fire and then little brother said that if he don't stop that he was going to tell on him if he don't stop third the curtains got out of...

Read About Me

I am Paula-Christine Campbell. What's important to me? Family ( sort of) , laughter, having a good time. Oh and bacon, you can never go wrong with bacon, unless you’re a vegetarian then I guess turkey Bacon is ok. Right? A turning point that has...

Our Space (K-5)

Hurricane Stories

Given what people in New York and New Jersey are going through with Hurricane Sandy, I thought Youth Voices readers might like to see some writing by third graders in response to Hurricane Gustav a few years ago. Hurricane Gustav arrived, Labor Day...
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My Shell

Beautiful Like a glimmering lake in the sun it shines so very brightly. On the outside. On the inside, it feels smooth, silky. But it doesn't shine as brightly, it may be bright, on the outside, but on the inside, it seems faded.
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Documentary

Ocean acidification is a rising problem on Earth. It is a term used to decribe the rising acidity in the oceans. 1/3 of the carbon dioxide we edmit from burning ficil fuels is absorbed by the oceans. This equals to 1 million tones...

A Fish

A fish Blue peach colored Happy and good to be free Black and green A sea creature Tobie
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Jazz Man

Jazz man Loud, tall Famous, blond, handsome Man who plays jazz. Musician. By Matthew
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Our Stories and Poems

6 word memoir

My name is Elisa Urena. I am a student at Bronxdale high school . My favorite color is purple. My favorite subject is math. I am from the Dominican Republic

Why can't I read it here?

I would always choose to sit somewhere where my mom find uncomfortable, but it is comfortable to me. I'd always go somewhere " where there's not enough light, your back isn't suppose to be like that, you're going to strain your eyes " - mom.

Mi arte es unica para mi.

Mi nombre es Eridelson Perez. Me gusta la matematicas y me gusta dibujar. Yo soy de Republica Dominicana. Y yo naci 1999 de diciembre 20. Y nunca ocurrido nada en mi vida algo importante.Y me gusta dibuja en la escuela. Y mi actividad favorita es...

Anger

Here you go guys, I hope you like it . I messed up the first one and had to take it down but this one should be better. To see it go here: http://youtu.be/t4f2X4Zmp7g

Be Grateful for what you have

I'm a student at New Directions Secondary School in the Bronx.My name is Catherin Taveras I am 14 years old I'm Dominican I love singing , dancing, and reading books. I one day wish to be a professional singer when I grow up. My favorite sport is...

Video Conversations

6 word memoir

my name in pictures

My biography

I'm 17 and I live in NY. I'm from Europe. I was born in a south east country called Albania. I just have a year in US. I honestly expected more from this country but it’s fine. I thought it's going to be better and beautiful but no it's worse. What...
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My Journal

Here Junilka and I were video chatting over Google Hangouts and talking about the journals we wrote in the morning at the youth voices program.

Journal

My conversation with Jennifer. We talked about what we put in our journals this morning and a little something extra.