Today's Featured Discussions

Argument

A Life and Death Situation

To the Next President, Vaccinations should be required by law in all public schools because they are effective, they are safe, and they protect Americans from easily preventable deaths and diseases. 26 states in the U.S are below the government...

Dear Matthew

Dear Matthew I am proud with your essay “Gary Lies "Because I loved the way you explain Gary life and when the was in school and details about the chapter. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Gary goes to church with Rick and Debra...

Dear Raleek

Dear Raleek I am happy about you essay, “Bad Boy Gary”because the explain about the first chapter of living up the streets.You also explain that the was not a good kid when he was younger like 10 or 11. One sentence you wrote that stands out for...

Dear Damian

Dear Damian I am proud with your essay “Living with Catholics”because I loved the way you explain about Gary Soto live.What he was doing in his live. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “In Living Up The Street Gary Soto talks about his...

The sad little dog

In chapter 20 of the book “Living up the street”and it was about one of his friends dog in the first and second sentence of the book. When the owner gave the dog some food the dog started to cry.While Gary and his two best friends was watching TV...

Arts and Entertainment

Archetype in Pop Culture

I believe that Harry Potter and the Harry Potter series in general is an example of the 'the good always wins' archetype. In case you don't know (even though you should) Harry Potter is a very popular book and movie series that is mainly fantasy. In...
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Coming of Age and Angst Teenager Archetype

Kylie Jenner appears on the popular reality tv show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She is also a beauty icon with her big lips and makeup, specifically with her lip kit. The type of archetype that defines her the best is “coming of age” because...
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Probably Our Favorite Character In Every Story

There has been a type of archetype in literature that I'm sure we are all greatly fond of. It creates humor, emotion and spirit as we read the story, and we become very emotional about that character. The archetype I'm talking about is actually...

Women Shelter

The program started when a group of women volunteers dream of trying to helped women especially homeless women for shelter, food, and other supports that they needed. The mission of the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center is to empower women and children...

The Honest Woodman

This is my Scratch animation for my Technology Class. Our goal was to make an animation of a folktale that had the protagonist make a decision. But the main goal was to make it interactive where the viewer chooses what happens in the story and...

Booktalk

What am I giving my sister?

I read parts of Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Reading about food led me to track my own food. Some things I’ve eaten are cereal, chicken, candy, fruits. One part of the book that stood out for me is the chapter on chicken nuggets. Page 119...

are we made out of corn?

I read omnivore's dilemma by Michael Pollan reading about food and me to my food tracker. One of things i mostly eat is pork and i found out that everything is made out of corn and we could be made out of it. I asked myself,’’are we made out of...

Gary Soto is Brave, Smart, and Athletic

Fifth grade is an odd year for Gary because in the book he says that the short nuns threw chalk at him, chased him with books cocked over their heads, squeezed him into cloak closets and on slow days asked him to pop erasers and to wipe the...

Mean Kid!

Now that I've made a Map from living up the street by Gary Soto, I am noticing that this book Living Up The Street is almost is like a poetry because of how he points out every single detail of his life to the book. In the first paragraph of Living...

Archetype of Fiona from Shrek

Today I'm piking out an archetyped character from the movie Shrek. For those of you who don't know, Shrek i9s a movie about the quest of a hero trying to save a cursed damsel stuck in a castle guarded by a dragon (very, very simplified version. The...

Connected Research

my food traking connections

I read parts of Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Reading about food led me to track what food I eat. So some food I eat is Pb and j, mashed potatoes,bacon egg and cheese (etc). One part of this book that stood out to me was “ when farmers first...

The Benefits of Free Health Care in America

Imagine a world without the stress of medical bills and its debt. America should have free healthcare because doctors are taking advantage of their power when scheduling random, unnecessary scannings, people with major illnesses cannot pay for their...

Bill Nye: the Mad Scientist Archetype

There's no denying that Bill Nye had a huge influence on children and teen's of today. Just ask any American child of his name, and you will get an immediate recollection, perhaps even the chorus of his show's theme song. Bill Nye incorporated the...

Archetypes in Pop Culture

There are many archetypes in pop culture. In Harry Potter, Voldemort has a snake named Nagini. This is a part of the archetype that snakes are evil. Nagini helps Voldemort by spying on and biting people. She is a horcrux, and needs to be killed...
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'The Sage' Archetype

You see it everywhere - the Sage, a (usually) old, slightly grumpy man who preaches wisdom. In our society, what better example to use than Morgan Freeman? The beloved actor and African American rights activist who charms us all with his voice is a...

español

La Gringa

The overall premises of the play being flexible is very interesting, but the actual execution of the story is bland. The props they used got the job done but one part of the play where they were on a farm and used a burlap sack as the dirt was...

La Gringa

The overall premises of the play being flexible is very interesting, but the actual execution of the story is bland. The props they used got the job done but one part of the play where they were on a farm and used a burlap sack as the dirt was...

LTI BLOG 3

This week i learned more about their schedule and how they teach the kids that aren't from a spanish background to speak spanish. I also learned more about how their school came along. I finally learned the schedule of the classes I help every...

¿Qué debemos hacer con el "Día de Colón"?

  El "Día de Colón"   En los Estados Unidos, el 12 de octubre se ha celebrado por muchos años como “Columbus Day” (Día de Colón).  En España y Latinoamérica, se ha celebrado como “Día de la Raza” por alrededor de cien años.  ...

Mi nombre

Mi nombre es William. Vino. de mi papa. Mi nombre me recuerda de mi papa. Mi nombre expresa gusta.

From the Middle (6-8)

Reaction video

Students show their artwork along with faces reacting. They add sounds and music for a fuller experience.
This project is an animated version of Goldilocks and the three bears. The user has the experience of making a choice to choose where the story goes, whether Goldilocks lies about her wrongdoings or she tells the truth. This is based on the original...

Unit 3 Project: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This project is an animated version of Goldilocks and the three bears. The user has the experience of making a choice to choose where the story goes, whether Goldilocks lies about her wrongdoings or she tells the truth. This is based on the original...
Here’s an introduction to my Scratch interactive story, called “The Military Adventures of Sam and Alex”. I was inspired to do this off of the story by the Brothers Grimm, Partlett and Chanticleer. I enjoyed it, and even though it was one of the...

Scratch unit 3 project

This is an alteration to the classic cinderella tale. It was originally a project for my tech class. This unit focuses on the moral choices characters makes in stories or in real life and how to animate it. It was frustrating trying to create it but...

Gaming and New Media

Does cheating truly get you ahead?

Hey guys, it's James here with another discussion. Although this topic in itself is quite controversial, I think it's needing to be discussed. It's not something that's normally discussed on here, let alone most websites, but it's something that's...

Videogame Hero Archetype

Work done with Adam Francavilla (http://youthvoices.net/users/adam447) An example of an archetype in videogame culture is Nathan Drake from the “Uncharted” series. Nathan Drake identifies as an archetypal hero because he faces adventures in search...
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Black ops 3 review

Black ops 3, the brand new add on to the call of duty games. It adds in a lot new abilities and movement ideas. First multiplayer, they added new people that you play as like Ruin or Firebreak who every one has a weapon and a ability. Then there the...
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I'm trying to show how easy it is for us to look the other way: "Three Trainwrecks and Over 700 Deaths as Crisis Flares in Brooklyn."

Father Frost Animation

    My project was showing how greed takes over humans into making them make bad decisions. It showed how a person decided to make a decision for her own good overlooking the needs of others which ended up in a bad consequences for...
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Letters to Decision Makers

Better Lives

  Dear President,   Hello, my name is Janet Becerra, and I am writing to you because there is a problem in our county and it needs to be solved soon.   The problem I am talking about is Immigration. Immigration has been such a huge...

Advocating and Supporting PTSD

PTSD is the war disorder that goes far beyond the battlefield. PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural...

Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement

  Dear Next President, Racial profiling amongst police officers is bad because stopping someone solely based on the color of their skin is wrong. This topic impacts my life in many ways because I am a young half-African American and half-...
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Interviewing Experts on Neurology

Contacting experts for an interview via email, letter, or person is an excellent way to provide more support or even rebuttal to one's research. For my class's research papers in my class AP Language and Composition, my teacher requested that we...

The Peace Corps and Other Volunteer Agencies

Through my researching of the efficacy of the Peace Corps in the modern day, I turned to Gale Resources and was able to find a story about the Let Girls Learn campaign in Ghana, which happens to benefit from the organization. The Peace Corps happens...

Our Space (K-5)

Winter bush

little people

Before JA Day I didn't want to go to an Elementary School and teach little kids. I wasn't excited to see little kids run around the classroom.

My Creed Project

I always believe that people need friends because friends can lead you to get close to this society, help you come of age and let you understand more about this world. Friendship is like a process that gets you through lots of different situations...

Conflict

Pri is a good kid but he is doing bad in school because hangs out with the bad kids who don't like school. Pii says, "School stunk. I hated school." Piri does not like school but only because of influences from this boys. This shows a man vs....

Mr Linden's Library

He had warned Lindsey about the book now it was too late, because Lindsey read the book but she fell asleep as she was reading the book,and the book vines were coming out and Lindsey didn't feel anything. Is that what Mr linden had warned...

Our Stories and Poems

Emotional Space

Boundaries. It is a dividing line that marks a limit of an area which can signify many different things. In the book BOUNDARIES by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, they mentioned Emotional Space. It is a temporary boundary that gives your...

An Introduction

My name is Edwin Jerez Gonzalez, and I was born on September 8, 1998 in Guatemala. The most important thing for me was to reach the United States - it was a dream and came true. I realized at that moment that I crossed the border was a moment of...

Enrique and Drugs

Introduction

My name is Elmer Alexander Guillén, and I am from El Salvador. For me, it is important to be happy and be with my family and friends. One important moment in my life was when I met my parents earlier this year. I had lived in El Salvador now...

Animated Introduction

My name is Fabiel Pichardo and I am from Dominican republic. I was born on august 24th in santiago de los caballeros. I grew up with my grandmother and I thank God for the chance to live those moments with my family. Now I feel a little sad...

Teachers Teaching Teachers

The Owl (Unit 3 Story)

My project shows the importance of acceptance. Within my story, the townspeople are afraid of the owl so they make rash decisions. It is their lack of acceptance that leads to the exile of town members. They are afraid and refuse to accept, and so...

My self

Two things I want to change about my self are getting good grades and change he way I react to statuions . For example if i'm mad at a person I take my anger on everybody.For example I want to stop coming to school late and I want to stop cutting...

Is Political Correctness Correct?

What’s With Kids These Days? I have grown up in an environment that is surrounded by growing adolescents,as any person does, but I have been blessed with the opportunity to observe people grow because my mother is a First Grade teacher. I often...

Flaws in our educational system (Research Prospectus)

Education is a highly valued resource in today’s modern society. It is considered necessary for success in the majority of careers. In order to ensure all students an equal shot at success and meeting high standards in their professional careers,...
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Connecting around topics on Youth Voices

There are many topics that YV students across the country are researching and writing about, and we want to have more ways to connect about these. Below is a document where students can add their names to topics they are exploring and and then...

Video Conversations

Archetypes

Yoda from Star Wars fulfills the archetype of the wise old man. Star Wars is a movie and comic book series in which two sides fight against each other throughout the galaxy. Yoda qualifies for this archetype because he gives people guidance and...

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention is well explained in this video. Around 150,000 Americans suicide every year. Around 23 million people suicide every year on the earth. This video clearly explains how to prevent and give advice if someone is planning to suicide....
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My Grandma

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Trump Meme YouceVoices Live

WARNING: THIS CONTAINS PERSONAL POLITICAL VIEWS I made this meme about Trump. Actually it's a parody of some Trump Hitler pictures which you can find on Google. Since we have the Trump hair cliché, I caught that. Read it as heil Trump--remember the...

Presidential Memes YVL 3/28/16

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