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Is Identity Genetics?

Identity is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Genetics is an inherited trait from ancestors or parents. But is identity genetics? Does your height, size, racial background, skin color all identify who you are or what kind of...

Food security in my city

In Oakland, I know that some parents are sending their children to school hungry. In I[wa, Christina Drier sends her son, Keagon to school hungry without breakfast, in hopes that she can count on the school feeding him. Sometimes she doesn't eat,...

Is Identity Genetic?

Composition 3 Prompt: Is Identity Genetic It’s either or to me because in “Vodka summer”,Nakesha Bradley’s family gene was alcoholism.Her sister was only sixteen when she became addicted to drinking “bitter water”.She feared she’d fall victim to...

Food Insecurity is a result of poor money management

Food Insecurity is about how many people make the right choices on their food.Also because most people don't have homes that results to no food.Most people that are food insecure they live in the cities because thats where all the big stores are at...

Composition: Education Equality

Educational Equality Even though there are tons of students who go to school and go to their classes, they aren’t all understanding. All Oakland students shouldn’t receive the exact same education. Teachers have their own teaching plans and students...

Arts and Entertainment

Beyonce and Femenism

1 billion dollars. That's the networth of powerhouse couple Beyonce and Jay-z. Holding her own fortune at 450 million dollars, Beyonce Knowles-Carter has managed to carve out a name for herself in music with five platinum albums, not including her...

Myself in Pictures

black boy section 4

richard is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the story. In the beginning of the book, he is the archetypal not that brave . This can be seen on page 17, where the author writes`i was baffeled.My mother was telling me me...

Doing Well in New York

My name is Shu qi. I am 15 years old. My native country is China and native language is Chinese. My mother’s name is chunxing zhao. She is 36 years old. She has long black hair and she likes cook and listen to music. My father ‘s name...
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Booktalk

Reading Bad Boy- Tracking the Characters

This book is interesting for me because it talks about a young boy with a an intriguing life. I feel that this book can describe a person in so many ways just by writing about yourself in a book. I did not read the whole book, but i could tell a lot...

Reading Black Boy Together - Sections 1 and 2

The first chapter of Black Boy by Richard Wright might leave a reader in disbelief because of what happened in the first chapter of the story. In the first chapter of the story it stated that Richard was with his brother and then he got bored in...

Reading Black Boy Together - Sections 1 and 2

The first chapter of Black Boy by Richard Wright might leave a reader in disbelief because of what happened in the first chapter of the story. In the first chapter of the story it stated that Richard was with his brother and then he got bored in...

Slaughterhouse-Five

Recently I have been reading the book "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut. At first the book drew me in with its stylishly dark and very interesting title. I did a little research on the book and decided to try it out. As I began the book I...

Raymonds Run

I think that after page 5 in "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, maybe Gretchen and Elizabeth (Squeaky) might just get along. They are both very good at running, and they actually shared a real smile between them in respect. Elizabeth wants to...

Connected Research

Update: Student Debt

University of Montana student Mitch Everts drafted a bill that would allow students to repay loans by withholding 3 to 10 percent of their income taxes, and the state would transfer funds to the department of education. The bill was brought to the...
The average cost of college for an in-state public education for the 2013-2014 school year was $22,826; the cost for attending a private university averaged $44,750 (http://www.collegedata.com/cs/content/content_payarticle_tmpl.jhtml?arti...). This...

My response to "Soul Brothers," by Paul Salopek

In Paul Salopek’s essay, "Sole Brothers," http://nowcomment.com/documents/28052 the author discusses the issue of Africa being the poorest place and having no shoes to walk around with. When we consider the issue of poverty, some might wonder: why...

Obesity

Obesity in the US has been getting worse and worse. Statics show that the US is the second most fat country in the world, Mexico is leading the way with first place. In the US, most people that struggle with obesity are Hispanic immigrants. How much...

What Does It Feel Like To Be Misunderstood?

Freewrite: What it feels like to be misunderstood is when you are asking someone a question and they don’t understand you. Metaphors: The question is about a math question the question was about integers. For example I believe that when a teacher...

español

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)

fire station reflection

The two thing I learn in the fire station is that there are two group one is 44 and 96.They both work together but they both do different stuff 44 rescue people and and 96 take down the fire.Also 44 has one of the tallest ladders in ny.

Fire Station Reflection

I learned there are 2 types of fire trucks i think its was very fun learning about 2 fire truck the number was 94 had the small latter and number 44 have a 85 high latter it was the most biggest letter in N.Y.C these are the interesting things i...

Pick-up Game

Boo, the protagonist in Pick-Up Game, by Marc Aronson has a few traits that influence Boo's relationships with others. One, Boo is Determined. Two, Boo is Hardworking. Three, Boo is Devoted. These traits influence Boo relationships with others. “...
Today our class took a walk around our schools neighborhood. The students created a map and directions from school to our local firehouse Ladder 44. The firemen gave us a tour of their fire station and even let us in the ladder truck! This was an...

My Baby sister

My baby sister is everything to me i don't know what i will do without her. But i ask myself why? Why do i have so many bad dreams about her. The dreams are so bad that i wake up scared and crying . All i want is the best for her. These dreams are...

Gaming and New Media

Six word memoir Broadside

Since games have became such an event in the modern world quite a number of teens even kids have set their sights on the video game industry. So many teens have went to the video game world that when someone says they are a gamer you would probably...

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...
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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:

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

My name is Vontay Farmer and my name comes from my father. My father’s name is Vaughn so my mom thought it would be nice to make my name Von-tay. Now to be honest a couple of years back for some reason I wanted my name to be Christopher don’t ask me...

Digital Introduction

My name is Usama Muraad. I was born on july 27 in Gujrat,Pakistan. I left Pakistan at the age of 13 and came to america in 2011. Then, I had learn English and work harder on my studies than i did in pakistan. After living in New York for one year,...

My name in pictures

My Name in Pictures

My Name in Pictures

Video Conversations

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.

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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