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Local Animal Abuse

For my senior project I would like to research more about animal abuse. I chose this topic because I feel bad for mistreated animals that can’t protect themselves and it makes me mad to see them being treated like this by humans. I feel like if they...

What are some reasons of deportation in the USA?

I decided to do my senior project about deportation because some of my family member have been deported when they were walking down the street or at work. I feel concerned about this situation because it affects many peoples lives. I would like to...

The sterotype of Diebetes

I have chosen to research Diabetes in today's teens for my senior project, and the effects teen's with Diabetes have in their everyday life's. Based upon what today's society thinks, for example a person who is overweight many assume that the...
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Necessity or brutality?

I decide to do my senior project about animals abuse because I’m an animals lover. I feel extremely bad every time I find out about an animal abuse case. That’s why I want to learn more about it and actually find some effective solution for it....

Diabetes issues in the society

For my Senior Project I want to focus my topic on how diabetes is become a big problem within the society.On how it use to be very rear that children at a young age or a teen would get this health disease.To be more specific I want to know if this...
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Arts and Entertainment

Trees Tell Stories

Are we aware of the oldest tree,if so, how old? I love trees more than I love most things. I love exploring the environment and all the things that make up the Earth. In our society today, we miss the beauty of simple wonders, little bursts of magic...
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Eden Walk

In "Lines in Sand," Salopek was in Saudi Arabia. When he was first camped out in Arabia, this police officer came up to him and started to draw a circle around him. "In the name of Allah". Continuing on their journey, they traveled along the Hejaz...

Out of Eden

I read "Trail Notes: The Elixir", Paul Salopek is camped in Deer Valley, Dijbouti in brewery. Butchers in the region were chopping down trees for the palm wine nectar. The pictures were interesting to see because we see the 3 different phases of...

Electronic Oasis

This article was about how in a remote part of africa, There is a phone charging station where you can pay a few cents and how cell phones are becoming more popular in africa. I thought it was interesting

National Geographic Post

Paul has been to some very dangerous places. In one of his writings he talks about how he walk by a village in Africa where many men were carrying Ak-47's. He said that the guns were light so even a child could carry in and fire it. Even though...
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Booktalk

Not Typical Opening of Black Boy

The first five pages of Black Boy by Richard Wright might leave a reader feeling stunned because of what happens, how he lit the fire with the curtain and the suspense on if his grandma, brother and mom was dead. An example of this is on page 5...

Summer Reading

Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus My rating: 4 of 5 stars During the summer I've been reading a book named “Miles To Go” by Miley Cyrus. Through out my reading I’ve realized that this book is sad but not only that, but funny to. This book shows me the real...
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Filthy Rags

In Samuel C. Patterson’s essay, “God Does Not View Your Labors as ‘Filthy Rags’” from http://michaeljkruger.com/does-god-really-consider-all-our-good-works-to... the author summarizes that not only Jesus can be considered “Righteous,” but people...
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What My Best Friend Did

The first sections of What My Best Friend Did by Lucy Dawson might leave a reader feeling confused/overwhelmed because An example of this is on page 6. "Is she breathing? they will all find out and tell bill everything, he won't even love me...

The Other Women

The second chapters of The Other Women by Lucy Dawson might leave a reader feeling shocked because The main character in the novel realizes that her husband who she trusted and loved was cheating on her the whole time. An example of this is on page...
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Connected Research

Deportation effects on families

Gun Violence in Oakland, CA

My name is Ja’Myah Page and I am a student from Fremont High School. I chose to do my senior project on gun violence within the youth of Oakland, Ca. I chose this topic because I have family who have been involved on both ends of the crime. Here is...

How Good is Going Green?

My senior Project is about Eco friendly cars and how they can be positive for our future and world as a whole. The reason I chose to do this topic for my senior project is because, I feel that I can learn more about the environment and how it works...

Animal Cruelty

Animal Cruelty Why do dog owners put their animals in fights? is it for the money? are they just sick? do they care? There’s many questions that need to be answered and why people put dogs in fights which is why my Senior Project would be on Animal...

Senior Project idea

My senior project is just an idea right now. The main thing I am going to be writing and researching about is the mindset of a serial killer. People are not just thinking oh I feel like killing people today. There is something in there brain that is...

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)

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

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

Controlling Code at the Next Level Badge

Check out my badge on P2PU, and feel free to apply!

Helping can make a different

Project Page
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Letters to Decision Makers

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...

Commenting Helps with Understanding

Dear Future History Teacher, I am delighted to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer program. It is the “Courageous Commentator” that shows my skills. After you look at my profile you see that I have commented on many...

I wish you knew letter

Dear Colleague, I am excited to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It shows my ability to make a badge! After you look at my work, I hope you will see why I think it’s important to do a few things- namely-...

Dear KJ,

Dear KJ, Your words hit me harder, than a slap to the face. You make my heart race. But I come back again. To stay till the end. I don’t know why? I lie to myself, in order not to cry. The things that you do. Make me ask who to trust, and...

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

Popular Name

My name is Dashawn. That’s what my mother and father call me. But people around my neighborhood, they call me Money, like money we spend. I really like that name so I wear my name like people wear sneakers. I like when people call me money. It...

Child Neglect is for Real

Child neglect is one of the worst things that can happen to anybody in their childhood. Although child neglect is difficult to officially define; in my words it’s basically is the failure to providing the basic needs for a child and care for them....

Out of Eden Walk Chapter

Mr. Paul Salopek is walking across the globe on the path of ancient humans as they dispersed across the globe. His latest chapter of crossing through Turkey. He had a great connection with the people and got to observe their humble farm lives and...

My Name: A good fit

My name is Shakira, like the famous Colombian singer. I don’t sing or dance, but I like to see and listen to both. A beautiful soul, who’s so humble and smart. My grandma named me and I wear the name proudly. I like when people start to say “...

You're Free

You’re not strapped down somewhere. You’re not being whipped across the back. You could walk to the corner store freely. Darling, you’re free. You’re free to run wild, and listen to the birds sing in the park. You’re free to shout out Hallelujah,...
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Video Conversations

My biography

Im 17 and i live in NY.Im 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.What i like to do in school is trying to learn new things about other people...

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...