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Say My Name

With death, disappearance, riots, and abuse being reported whenever someone turns on the news, a happy story is a breath of fresh air. Crisp and refreshing. You know what else is refreshing? Coca Cola. This summer, Coca Cola released a new logo for...

Top Stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it's easy to see that this year has been a whirlwind of emotions, from elation to terror, and all manner of things in between. From the World Cup, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to Ebola, to Ferguson, humanity has soared...

fear in Ukraine

In the middle of January, 2014 Jewish Ukrainians went into deep fear. They were delivered a leaflet telling them they were to register with the pro-Russian militants, in an attempt to make Ukraine a part of Russia. Jews leaving their session of...

The Ferguson Situation

One of the top stories of 2014 centered around the situation in Ferguson. Officer Wilson was found not guilty of murdering Michael Brown. Protests erupted all over the country, some violent and some not, in order to get a point across that black...

Flight 370

What would you do if you were a passenger on the Malaysian airliner? What would be your thoughts? Would you keep calm or panic? What would you do? The Malaysian airliner, MH370, was scheduled to take off from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia...

Arts and Entertainment

2014 Recap

In 2014 there were a few things that had a a rather big and lasting impact on me. One of them would be the Fifa World Cup that was held in Brazil. The World Cup was held from June 12 to July 13, the total cost was eleven billion dollars!! By many it...

Bringing the world together: World Cup 2014

The most overpowering, patriotic sport of America is hands-down football. Family dinners are centered around the tv during a Sunday night football game, where emotions are high, and so are the stakes. This summer, mid June through July, when...

End of an Era

People have a distinct personality about them that makes them them. Some can be very outgoing or a major introvert. We find people we like based on their personality and what they like to do. Robin Williams was an incredibly talented man who was...

Botched

Imitation of celebrities has reached an all time high in 2014 - cosmetic/plastic surgery to permanently alter someone's appearance to imitate a celebrity. Take Jordan James Parke, a man from the UK. A makeup artist by trade, he has spent 150,000...

New Plays from Drama Class

Our class is working on short plays. Some of the plays are a response to the drama work that we worked on for the past few weeks. And some are original ideas. In the meantime, here are the names of the projects and actors who helped to develop the...

Booktalk

Out of the Dust

Billie Jo, the protagonist in Out of the Dust, has a few traits that influence her relationships with others. One, she is courageous. Two, she is strong. Three, she is loving. These traits influence her relationships with others. “I am so filled...

Teen Angel

This book is about a girl named Celia Chavez who is about to start sophmore year. During the summer vacation she meets this guy named Nicky and after awhile they both started going out, until on the second date where they both did it . After that...

The Great Gatsby

Recently, I read The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I relished this book because the main character ended up becoming very wealthy, intelligent and almost too good for the rich girl he liked. The protagonist is named Jay Gatsby. His story is...

The world against me

My family would be heart broken if I died. They love me and I love them, so hopefully they would miss me as I would miss them. I would miss the good days and the bad days with them. I would miss fighting with my brother and my sister and miss the...

Will books be overthrown by new technology in the future?

Books came from a long time ago, so long ago that most of us were not even born yet. People love to read and it is something that has been in our culture for years. They inform us of different topics that are educational but also have a variety of...

Connected Research

Where in the World

When I first read about ebola in the Hot Zone as a segment in our AP Bio unit on immunology, it appeared a terrifying but improbable threat to humanity. Since it surfaced in Africa this year I have been following the story with interested tainted...

Some Memorable Stories of 2014

The year 2014 was filled with shocking and memorable stories. It included a range of emotions from excitement and joy to terror and fear. Of all the astonishing stories, here are the ones I found to be the most memorable: 1. The Crimean Crisis: In...

Hands Up Don't Shoot

This year a man named Michael Brown was shot on August 9th in Ferguson Missouri. He was killed by a man named Darren Wilson, a cop. While trying to apprehend Mr. Brown he ended up starting a global protest. We, as a nation, were sent into an uproar...

Missing Flight MH370

This past year the missing Malaysian Flight MH370 impacted me the most. It's crazy to think in this day in age that we could easily lose sight of nearly 300 people. When I first heard about this story it instantly caught my attention. I remember...

Bring Back Our Girls

Many recall the Bring Back Our Girls movement, but unfortunately its efforts were short lived and brought no closure to those affected by the tragedy. For those of you who aren't familiar with the movement, it was put in motion after 276 Nigerian...

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Zeitgeist

It was almost darkly coincidental. Our AP biology teacher assigned us to read Richard Preston's The Hot Zone during December and January of 2013-2014. If you haven't read it, The Hot Zone was an expository book that came out in 1994 and was one...

Pueden algun dia desaparecer los examenes?

Recientemente leí un artículo titulado “Puede algun dia desaparecer los exámenes?”Los exámenes son la pesadilla de muchos estudiantes. La idea central del artículo es que algún día desaparecen los exámenes. Mi reaccion al articulo fue bueno. Por...

Un dia mi Tia iba para Santo Domingo

Un dia mi Tia iba para Santo Domingo. Luego ella iba para la tienda a comprar una maleta. Entonces cuando ella fue alla estaba cerrada. Luego ella dijo donde yo voy a llevar esa ropa. Entonces mi abuela tenía una maleta pero era bien grande y...

¿Pueden algún día desaparecer los exámanes?

Recientemente leí un artículo titulado “Pueden algun desaparecer Exámenes”. La idea central del artículo es que pueden desaparecer los exámenes. Mi reacción al artículo fue enojo porque si esto pasa no podemos aprender. Una oración que me llamó...

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 ,...

From the Middle (6-8)

How Do You Become Good In Soccer?

Soccer is a sport that takes practice to be good. Especially if you want to become as good as Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo. They started playing when they were young and their practice gave them the skill that they have now. People...

Ebola Disease

Ebola is a deadly disease that originated in Africa back around 1970’s. There are different strains of Ebola and some are more deadly than other. Recently people have been visiting south africa and coming to America not knowing they had the disease...

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...

Gaming and New Media

Zhihong Ni's reading

So what’d you do with the building, once you renovated it? Bodega: I placed fourteen families in the buildin’, cheap rent, too. You know what that means, Chino? Chino: You a sweetheart? Bodega: That too. But also, that’s fourteen families that...

Andreina's Animated Introduction

Steven's Animated Introduction

What new developments (social media) will be created?

New developments like the iPhone, Android, iPad and gaming systems are very popular in the lives of children nowadays. In general, social media is different than what it was in the past. People in the 20th and earlier centuries did not experience...

Michael's Animated Introduction

my name is Michael. I live in brooklyn new york. That's my family: my brother Brian and my mom Evelise. I study at cobble hill high school, and I work at a grocery store in Sunset Park. For me, Cobble Hill is different from other schools in...

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

what's in a name?

Part 1: The poem I am Andreina del Carmen Santos Andreina from my father Andres from Dominican Republic, who moved to Brooklyn 6 years ago, Carmen from the Virgin from the church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. And Santos from my father´s family. But...

What's in a Name?

Part 1: The Poem I am Louise Daidone Bauso … Louise for my great-grandmother from France who lived to be 105, Daidone for my grandmother, for I am the last to carry her maternal name, And Bauso for my father and his Sicilian roots. But to my niece I...

My Experience with Foster Care

This digital story is about the introduction of my family into the world of foster care, and our first experience as a foster family. I hope you find it interesting to watch! Thanks! Citations: Designer clothes logos http://s3.amazonaws.com/...

Can you remember the day you felt misunderstood?

Can you remember the day that you felt misunderstood? Well I do. The day I felt misunderstood was when my mom told me that I broke her phone when I really didn't, And I was so mad because I didn't do it and I got punished. she took my phone until...

6 word memoir

Video Conversations

ShuQi's name

Part 1: The Poem I am Shu Qi Ou … Shu Qi for my grandmother’s cousin from China, She lives next door to my grandmother, and I am the first to carry her name, but my last name is from my father. and to my family, simply Qi. My friends prefer the...

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.