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Educational Equality

Educational Equality I somewhat disagree with the belief that all Oakland students should have equal education because everyone learns at a different rate, teachers have their own lesson plans, and it is to some extent impossible to achieve....

IllWeedgalized 2

Hello there! Last time I talked about this subject was a while ago, so here are some recent stories that revolve around the whole debate: should marijuana be legal? Well, according big pharmacy companies, no. In fact, they've actually put scientists...

No Adieu For Arms

Last time, I wrote on America's inability to leave the middle east. This was prompted by reading A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, which depicts a cold, bleak, apathetic attitude towards war. Now, the U.S. has reversed course, abandoning the...

Ebola: Updated

According to a recent statement released by the CDC, Ebola is no longer occupying Nigeria and Senegal. The last recorded case in the area was August 31, and no new cases have been found since. That's good news for them, however, the disease is...

Update on Hate

In my last discussion about hate, I talked about the generalization of hate and discrimination. I want to focus more on discrimination of skin color. Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, and others are still today being discriminated based on their...
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Arts and Entertainment

6 word memoir broadside

6 word memoir broadside

Keeping Trees Ancient

Alaska has been fighting an ongoing battle with industries involved in deforestation. Obama administration pledged four years ago to phase out logging of virgin woodlands in the Tongass National forest. However, the Forest Service is now preparing...
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An 'Endless River' Brings Back a Rock Icon

After twenty years of silence, Pink Floyd is back with their 'new' album 'Endless River'. David Gilmour and Nick Masons, the only original members still operating under the band's name, have announced that their new album is intended to be a tribute...

Update: A Doll's House

A new touring theatre in the UK has begun performing Henrik Ibsens "A Doll's House," using a new English translation for the script. It is directed by Michael Woodwood, and premiers October first. Admission is £12.50, and begins this fall. http://...

Booktalk

Banning and Catching the Rye

After reading the article http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/newsgathering-storytelling/writing-tools/... I've discovered some things I didn't realize before while reading The Catcher in the Rye. The article makes note of how Salinger has a true gift...

Infamous

In my last discussion about The Catcher in the Rye, I gave a short summary about what I had read so far and what the writing style was like. The book was first published in 1951, and sixty three years later, people are still writing their ideas and...

The Great Gatsby Comes to Twitter

The Great Gatsby may be hitting Twitter soon, according to Chaka Phillips with Latin Post. Apparently one member of Twitter (a twitterer?) has made a commitment to uploading F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous work to the world of social media, 140...

Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye was celebrated in late September during Banned Books Week. Roy Peter Clark examined the best sentences and ideas within The Catcher in the Rye. He explains that in the first sentence, J.D. Salinger turns his novel into a...

The Enemy Respnse

Victor is a dynamic character in The Enemy by Tom Wood. Victor is a mercenary. He kills for money, he is incredibly efficient and skilled at killing his targets. Indeed, the author goes into great detail describing how methodical victor is. This...

Connected Research

NFL and Head Trauma

New data from the United States' largest repository of brain samples has shown that a very large amount of NFL players who submitted their brains for testing after their death suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The Department of...

Cheating in Schools

I posted earlier about how minorities in school don't do well with testing because of environmental and psychological influences. They are raised in an environment where minorities don't succeed so they don't think they can do as well as their white...

Cards Against Humanity

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11493081.Drink_drive_student... On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 twenty-one year old student Thomas Miller was caught by police, swearving in the road without lights. The court was told that the student...

Independence 2.0

On September 19, 2014 it was reported that Scotland had voted against independence but for many it's not over. Thousand have gathered outside the Scottish parliament, Holyrood, calling for Scottish independence once again. This event has been called...

The Effects of a Large Family

Large families typically have the challenge of having more people to provide for, and this can put an economic strain on these people causing money to be tight. This poverty cause extra stress on the children that makes them physically and mentally...

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The Power of The Family

Hace mucho, un hombre llamado Juan vivía con su mujer Maria en una casa muy pobre , ellos no tenían muchas cosas pero tenían un gran amor que nadie los podía separar, después de algún tiempo decidieron tener un hijo , pero no se pudo , y luego...

Locura Y Amor

Eduardo Galeano: Cuentan que una vez se reunieron en un lugar de la tierra todos los sentimientos y cualidades de los hombres. Cuando el Aburrimiento había bostezado por tercera vez, la Locura, como siempre tan ocurrente, les propuso: "¿ Vamos a...

la vida de los inmigrantes

Hola Mi nombre es Daniela Cruz, soy de Honduras pero vivo en Austin Tx. Soy una estudiante de Eastside Memorial. En mi clase de English yo y mis otros companeros estamos haciendo un projecto de los inmigrantes y estamos invistigando la vida de los...
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La vida de los inmigrantes

Queridos estudiantes Mi nombre es José Daniel Martínez soy de El Salvador , san Salvador y tengo 17 años de edad vivo en Estados Unidos en el estado de Austin Texas estudió en la escuala eastside memorial y estoy en el grado 11 . mi clase está...
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La Vida de Los Inmigrantes

Hola My nombre es Donato Prado y yo soy un estudiante de la Eastside Memorial High School . Y my clase esta haciendo un proyecto de Inmigración . Y nosotros estamos recolectando historias y entrevistas de Los siguientes inmigrantes Por favor les...
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From the Middle (6-8)

FISH

I am a fish gooey as an inside of a pumpkin i swim all around i blow bubbles in the ocean i can eat shrimp i can jump i am a fish on a dish getting eating

Dont Judge

A child is like a butterfly in the wind Some can fly higher than others But each one flies the beast it can Why compare one to another Each one is special each one is Beautiful.

my life

Now i'm leaving deceiving look at people the inking in besting c;heating completing slap that nigga till he,s bleeding now in running from the cop i pop a shoot going back to swinging a mop i all grown up looking down at niggas saying what...

fiction

once upon a time there was a little sad bunny because he never had any friends . He said ‘ wow why can i not have any friends . then a little mouse came to the rabbit said to the rabbit ‘ don’t worry rabbit i could be your friend the rabbit was...

poem

mom says i'm too young to get a car. but what i'm not too young is to write bars. people be saying that im not ready for the game . but that don’t matter i just do it for the fame. its not fair about the way they treat people , there is so clear so...

Gaming and New Media

Tribute Photos

This photo was taken in 2014. It was inspired by Karl Blossfeldt a photographer her sculpted plants and objects and then photographed them. All of his photos are in black and white. His main focus was always the object he created. The object...

Social Networks and Political Activism

The other day I read an article in my Spanish class about whether it is a good idea to use social media to promote political activism around the world. There were people who talked about the negative influences that could come about from using...

What Makes a Social Media Site Successful?

All over, we see people using social media for everything. From valuable communication tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to dating websites like Tinder to less serious programs like Snapchat, everyone uses social media. So, what makes a...
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Animated Introduction

Here's my animated introduction:

Dance Romance

Project Page

Letters to Decision Makers

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...

Dear Future English Teacher

Dear Future English Teacher: I am proud to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It that shows my ability to “Freewriting Badge.” After you look at my work, I hope you will see why I think it's important to me...
Dear teacher who gives me a research project in the future: I am proud to show you my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It shows my ability to receive the “Annotating Badge.” After looking at my work, I hope you see my good annotating...

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

Bases Loaded, Two Outs

To me indelible moments means a moment that I will never forget. It also means times that I will hate and love. For example, a time that you never forgot that someone died, a time that you did something that you will never forget or something that...

6 word memoir

My Mom and dad's Wedding

An indelible moment of mine was the day of my mom's wedding I was only 6 years old but i will never forget that day.The night before we left to the plain i couldn't even go to sleep I was so excited to leave New York and go to Dominican Republic. I...

6 Word Memoir

My names

My name in English; it means nothing. In any other languages it also means nothing. But to my father it means the world. To him it means hope/ faith. To him it meant integrity and success. It’s like having the first black president or Cinderella on...

Video Conversations

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.

Class Of 2015

The instructor said Go home and write a page tonight And Let that page come out of you-- then, it will be true I wonder is it that simple? Ms. Rothbard we finna be SENIORS next year Class of 2015 Freshman year from nothing to Senior year to being...
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Neighborhood Poem

Neighborhood Poem In the hood people catching body after body, You can probably find one of your family dead in the lobby, Now in days everybody have to have guns, Let off one or two shots then everybody run, I'm telling you in the hood it aint no...