Today's Featured Discussions


Wars of Homosexuality

I’m beginning to write a book on what most Christians learn about gays and how they must perceive them. I am writing this to make other Christians understand that sometimes the things we think are wrong, and we must learn to love and not hate. It...

Would America be able to repay China debts they owe?

Poem: The Spirit Of America Poem. Argument: Would America be able to repay China their debts they owe? I am the beautiful country. The country of dreams, where dreams come true? I have a history behind me. And it’s part of you. I am the United...

What is the Meaning of Perfect?

What is the Meaning of Perfect? Characters-Spirit, Body, Mind Spirit- Did you know I am perfect? The true meaning of perfection. Body- What do you mean by “perrrrrrrrrrrfect”? Obviously I’m perfect. I AM, I AM! Mind- Aw geez, you two fighting about...

Global Warming


Science vs. Faith

This is a cartoon I made depicting the discussion between science and religion regarding medical research.

Arts and Entertainment

I'm not him any more

A young boy with a grown-man problem all he thinks is fightingHe’s a locked doors breakercareless persongang banger don't mess with him inside his head, he’s an undertaker.  He don't listen or follow rules favorite...

My Badge

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So you tell me how i feel ? sometimes i look at the news and really it dont seems real. Kids our age ,older, younger it don't matter we are getting pick on now the news use us as newspaper flick on i pray i do hope i'm trying to speak up but every...


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...

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...

The Host

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its...


Bella moved in with her dad and applied to a new school. She attends to her first day in school but this boy named Edward seems to catch her attention. He notices her too but tries to keep away. Whenever Bella was in trouble Edward would pop out of...

Connected Research

Celebrities and Drugs

The article “Celebrities Addictions with Drugs and Alcohol”, from Drugtestsinbulk, (2014). Celebrity Addictions with Drugs and Alcohol. [online] Available at: http://drugtestsinbulk.com/blog/celebrity-addictions-with-drugsalcohol/ [Accessed 21 Jul....
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been “Would people have good jobs and become hard worker.” I know that many people feel that “If you have a good education in school that good education will take you somewhere.”...

The Health Aspect Of Veganism

In The Manila Times post “Vegan Communities Growing, Along With Research On Health Benefits” from http://www.manilatimes.net/vegan-communities-growing-along-with-research..., the author explains the countless health benefits of veganism and how...

Update on Young Immigrants

Scratch 2


The Power of The Family

Hace mucho un hombre llamado Juan vivía con su mujer Maria en una casa muy pobre , los 2 no tenían muchas cosas pero tenían un gran amor que nadie los podía separar despues de tanto tiempo decidieron tener un hijo pero no se pudo y luego nació...

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...

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...

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...

From the Middle (6-8)


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...


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...


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

Helping can make a different

Project Page


Project Page This scratch is about two girls who are talking about depression and go over some quick tips on how to over come it.

Change and Preparation

Here is a fable I created on scratch.mit.edu.

The Moral Of Life


Bear and Penguin

Project Page

Letters to Decision Makers

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...

Legalize It!

“Problems can be avoided by legalization, under which cannabis could be legally sold, taxed and regulated like alcohol or tobacco”. (Giering Though some may argue that medical marijuana isn’t a medicine , but I think they’re wrong. Not only...

Letter to new Superintendent Wilson

Dear Superintendent Wilson, I think some issues you should address as you begins your time in Oakland is to create more lights around the school because a lot of pedestrians have accidents for the reason of not having enough lights and there is a...

Letter to Oakland's New Superintendent

Dear, Mr. Antwan Wilson, My name is Cristina Alvarez, and I am a 12th grader at Fremont High School. I am writing this letter to you to let you know the issues that I am having at my school and what you can do that will help to improve Oakland...

Dear Superintendent Wilson

Dear Superintendent Wilson, How does it feel to be the new superintendent? Some challenges of being the superintendent in Oakland is the lack of resources of schools, libraries, gyms, and school supplies. If Oakland had more resources for its...

Our Space (K-5)

Intelligent Gary Soto

The main character is Gary soto From the book Living Up The Street. This character has a few traits that influence his relationship with others. One, he loves going on an adventure and the best things is that when he goes on enventhers he doesn't...

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...

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.


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

Our Stories and Poems

Momo es Loco (Part 1)

Walked into the class like a boss. Told shawty my pops is Ric Ross. From day one, she was big homie. Had stories to tell me about her life. Trust that one day Q-Stacks gonna make her his wife. She’s very pretty, and a trustworthy friend. She’s the #...

Why you mad he's happy?

She’s a lesbian, they’re straight, you’re bisexual, and he’s gay… Why must you be mad seeing them together. Watching them being happy, live life, pray for forgiveness, and play. Happiness is happiness, it doesn’t come in any shape, form, color or...

The Disrespect to the Ladies

Called her T.H.O.T. But ma brother, that’s all you got. Called her a squally. But you’re really on the molly. If you can’t just open your eyes, and see. The beautiful young lady she’s trying to be. Why all these titles from a book that haven’t been...

The Life Of A Dancer

“Wake up, wake up now.” said Kelly. “Ughhh! What time is it?” I said. “It’s time to wake up, we have rehearsal at 5:30, and you don’t want Miss Ally to get angry. Do you?” Kelly said. “No,no. I don’t, but why do rehearsal have to be so early today....

My Next Ex

I miss my ex but I still moved on to the next. Now I feel stressed. I have nothing left. He have many buttons to press. Light skin things aren’t always the way to go. I had to learn from my mistakes, in order to grow. Right now I must go with the...

Video Conversations

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.


My conversation with Jennifer. We talked about what we put in our journals this morning and a little something extra.

Listen to the weather report!


Unicorn and Penguin fable

Do what makes you happy. Make short-term goals to achieve your long-term goal. Ignore rude comments and follow your dreams. Above all, be patient. "Great things comes to those who wait"

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...