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Texting and Driving

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Amardeo Dulce Wyatt Kyle IyariCandelaria Lois Sarah Haley Alejandra Chanho Jesse
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How could we come together as a community to stop people from texting and driving?  Any ideas?

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Amardeo Dulce Wyatt Kyle IyariCandelaria Lois Sarah Haley Alejandra Chanho Jesse
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Rape Policy

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Gilbert
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Our project is about the Rape Policy. The rape policy says ¨The policy of rape is when someone forces another into a sexual act. This is normally charged with a felony of the first degree.¨ 

 

 

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Bullying

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Fazil Kyler Alberto Amanda Cyan Karym Ruth Monte Robin
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If you witness somebody getting bullied would you actually stand up for that person? Or ignore it.
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Fazil Kyler Alberto Amanda Cyan Karym Ruth Monte Robin
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Surveillance Cameras/Street Lights

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Robin Elizabet Diego
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Greetings, Brandon Segoviano and I (Arthur Maldonado), are students attending Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, we are residents apart of the Zapata/King Neighborhood Council District in the region of South Los Angeles #2, and our topic is on surveillance cameras and street lights. We chose this topic because there has been an increase of violence and crime rates in our neighborhoods. We want to use this in hopes of creating safer neighborhoods for the people of this wonderful community, not only for the present but also for our future generations. 


Does anyone have some insight or ideas that they can share to further our plan to build a better community?

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Robin Elizabet Diego
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School scanners policy change

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Joaquin Gregorio
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The policy my group is working on is trying to change the security scanning policy. We want to change the scanning policy because it is chaos and makes students late when we get in the building. There is no orginization and we would like to make a diffrence and make it less chaotic.

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Joaquin Gregorio
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Restorative Justice Programs for Bullies

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Epenisa Basmattie
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When there is an incident of bullying, a school with zero tolerance policy will be quick to suspend the bullying. While punishing the bully is important, there should an emphasis placed on how effective the punishment is and whether it contributes to healing or reforming the relationship between the bully and the victim.  

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Epenisa Basmattie
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Homeless

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Haley Gabriela
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What are the cause that some of the people be homeless? How can we help them?
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Haley Gabriela
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Homelessness -Giving back to the community (skid road)

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Robin
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Skid road has a 50 mile radius of homeless people. As we critique their life style and their environment we do nothing to help them out. As many people pass by they believe they don't care about themselves or things around them. In this civil action project my friend and I are going to help give joy to the community of skid road and put a smile on people who are having hard time, by passing out toys. While we do that we will also learn how the people of the community thrive through their daily life's, what kind struggles they go through, and how do they make best of what they have.
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Robin
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Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

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Robin Ivonne Oscar Per4
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        Elder Abuse in Nursing homes are happening in more that 50% in the U.S. There aren't any regulations where there are federal or state officials who visit to make sure everything is going good within the patients and the caregivers. Our goal is to get more regulations enforced where federal or state officials visit a variety of nursing homes between a months span. Also we need the media to get more involved because Elder Abuse happens everyday but we don't hear about it everyday in the media. Please feel free to respond.

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Robin Ivonne Oscar Per4
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Concussion

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Tiana Jerrick Gizzel
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How do you think concussions could affect someone later in life?

Do you think concussions should be handled more strictly?

Do you think that someone who is diagnosed with a concussion shouldn't be able to play at all due to high risks later in life?

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BULLYING

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Patrick Elizabet Mekkih Per4 Eric Scott D'quan Kaety Jaimie
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bullying is one of the main reasons of suicide 

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Patrick Elizabet Mekkih Per4 Eric Scott D'quan Kaety Jaimie
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Beautifying South Los Angeles communities

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Andrew Gizzel
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In South Los Angeles residents for years have faced a problem with the communities garbage issue. Children walk to school everyday having to pass through a lot of this pollution, some can even be harmful. Local parks as well as contain harmful pollutants where young adults and children go for recreational activities. 
   What do you think about South L.A's garbage problem and are there any ways to reduce the issue ? 
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South Park construction

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Samantha Alexander Robin
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  1. Is South Park a place you would consider going to at the moment ?
  2. Do you think it needs remodeled  ?
  3. Do you consider it a safe place ?
  4. Would you recommend someone else South Park as a 'to go' place ?
  5. Are more activities needed?
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Federal Defunding of Planned Parenthood

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Gizzel
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My group is working on bringing awareness to the federal defending of Planned Parenthood in order to prevent it from happening. Any opinions, ideas, policy suggestions, etc. would be very helpful. 
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Homelessness in Soth Central

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Gizzel
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Homelessness in south central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the effects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or at least reduce the issue.




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Littering

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Gizzel
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Our community our people are not informed on how littering affects our community...littering is a threat to public health and attracts vermin and is a breeding ground for bacteria ... we have to be careful and actually throw away our trash where it goes and not on the streets or etc. How has your community been able to maintain your community clean?

(Edited by Antonio Guzman Jr. - original submission Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:15 PM)

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Gizzel
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DACA

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Guadalupe Juan Robin
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Should DACA be removed?
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Guadalupe Juan Robin
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Littering

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Tilomai Juan
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Not many people in my community understand the consequences in throwing trash in in the streets, sidewalks, parks, etc. What are some solutions to help reduce the amount of littering in my community?
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Tilomai Juan
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Homelessness

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Jonathan Ellery Diego
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What do you think we as a community can do to help the homeless ?
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Jonathan Ellery Diego
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Graffiti

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Jonathan Diego Daisy
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Should we have a legal graffiti wall in south central or in your community.
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Jonathan Diego Daisy
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Homelessness in South Central

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Alexander
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Homelessness in South Central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the effects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or reduce the issue.
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Alexander
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Ways to reduce drug use in South Central

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Alexander
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Hi my name is Cesar Ornelas. I come to Maya Angelou Community High School. I am a senior there and I wanted to ask for any suggestions you guys might have. 


-How do we reduce drug use in South Central?

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Alexander
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Black Panther Culture Event

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Alexander Christina Ellery Brenda
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Hi, I’m a senior at Maya Angelou High School. My topic is base on how different organizations in our community that helped better the community or an individual. The Black Panthers Party Culture Event “ Who are we” is the organization I will be working on. Why is the Black Panther party identify as a negative party?
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Alexander Christina Ellery Brenda
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Black Youth Empowerment

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Robin
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My name is Zion Cail, I am a senior at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School. We see more African Americans in jail system than the educational system. I'm working on a youth empowerment assembly at my school I'm getting guidance from my teachers. What have you done in your community to empower youth.
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Robin
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Neutering dogs

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Robin
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Do you believe that by neutering dogs the percentage of stray dogs will be reduced? 
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Robin
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Concurrent Enrollment

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Robin
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Concurrent enrollment is a low-cost, scalable model for bringing college courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools and secondary career centers. It would allow students and community members to gain college credit without leaving their high school. At the moment, San Pasqual does not have any concurrent enrollment courses, limiting students from reaching their full potential. Please take a minute to fill out this short survey to help support of Concurrent Enrollment:  


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehxVw8BFyj6BC-BICXq95BhHOXvV6SSakALgVn6NBISrAvFw/viewform

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Robin
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Ways to reduce drug use in South Central

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Diego Carlos
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Hi my name is Cesar Ornelas. I am a senior at Maya Angelou Community High School . And I wanted to ask for suggestions on ways to reduce drug use in South Central
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Black Panthers Culture Event

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Brenda
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Hi, I’m a senior at Maya Angelou High school. The topic I would be focusing on how different individuals parties help better our communities. The Black Panther Culture Event is the individual party I will be working on. What did the Black Panther fight/ stand for ? 
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Brenda
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Littering in South Central, LA

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Julissa
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There is so much trash on the streets of South Central, LA. One of the causes is because the city does not place public trash bins. If the city place at least one trash bin every corner I guarantee there will be less trash on the streets of LA. 

-Your neighborhood needs some help ?

-would you like our future generations to live in trash ?

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Julissa
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Bullying

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Julissa
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How would you feel if your sister/brother was being bullied?
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SFPD Taser Policy

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Jorge
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Do you think a Taser can save someone's life as opposed to using a firearm?


Would it SFPD having Tasers affect the community in a negative or positive way?

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Jorge
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Police Body Cameras

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Jorge
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1. What problem, issue, or policy do you propose to work on?

I propose to work on enforcing the policy, of requiring all state police officers to wear a body camera because if all police officers wore body cameras evidence of how and what happened during a police interaction would be no argument. For example, an article from AmericanQuarterly.org, by Shira Scheindlin, states a case in which 5 officers, under oath said that the suspect had “failed to use a turn signal,” due to this, the officers pulled the suspect over, checked his car, found marijuana and arrest the suspect. However, a video that was recorded from the officer's car, shows that the suspect was immediately arrested and then the officers checked his car. This case clearly showed the importance of camera and how easy it is to lie and get away with unfair treatment. Also, from this case and many others, by enforcing body cameras, officers will become more cautious before using any kind of force, unless lives are in danger.

2. Provide three claims as to why you believe this is a problem, and describe how each claim affects people in your community.   

Firstly, requiring body cameras for all officers provides clear evidence in is a case of discrimination or mistreatment towards or by the officers. This will protect the people in the community by giving them evidence to backup their claims when in such a position. Secondly, enforcing body cameras on officers, will make officers more cautious before using force or discriminating towards someone, due to the fact that they will always be watched. This will protect the people in the community from unnecessary force or discrimination from officers. Lastly, body cameras, will improve citizen behaviors towards officers because knowing that they are being recorded, they have less of a chance of acting up towards an officer. This will improve the community by promoting good behavior from all.

3. How is the problem or issue related to policy?

Enforcing body cameras on all state police officers is related to policy, because it is a policy on it’s own that needs to be enforced amongst all officers. This being a policy, will make it required to follow which will lead to a safer community.

4. Why do you want to work on this? Why do you think it is important? Introduce your claim, supply relevant information and evidence, and provide a concluding statement.

I want to work on this issue to prevent cases like Michael Brown and Eric Garnes, in which police brutality and discrimination has no evidence and the officers can get away with these deaths. In such cases where lives can be taken without cameras, and discrimination can be overlooked.  Body cameras on all state officers are very important to enforce good behavior to and from officers, which from the statistics given by Scheindlin show that after the enforcement of police body cameras, the complaint level of police behavior has dropped immensely


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Jorge
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Underage Drug Abuse

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Michell
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Do you believe that drug abuse underage could decrease if they have more support from adults?
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Michell
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Create eco-friendly modern school restrooms.

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Carlos Baltazar
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In San Lorenzo High school, we deal with dirty, unsanitary, uncomfortable restrooms. Especially for women, we would like to achieve having eco-friendly modern restrooms. In order to do so we need to depend less on paper towels, conserve water, and depend more on solar energy that we have access to.

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Red Cross Survival Plan

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Cesar
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Hello, my name is Carlos and in South Central, Los Angeles we don't have a survival plan in case if a disaster strikes. Where do we go if our house can't provide us shelter? I'm asking for suggestions from others so that we can come up with a plan to stick to and prepare in the event of an emergency. 
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Domestic abuse(not normal)

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Michell
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I'm a student at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School and my CAP project is to raise awareness for domestic abuse and to stop the idea of it being normalized. 
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winter break

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Cindia Cesar Alan Carlos Blanca David Bianca Jhamari Period 1 Per1 Per6 Taylor Carla Briana Per6 Per6 Per6 Jose Nancy Jose Abu Per1 Justin Charles Aaron Daissy Devin Andrew Tyra Jasmine Antonio Kristin Zhen Peng Jose Annaly Miguel Xochitl Charlene anna Amy Karen Priscilla
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Do you think the winter break should be longer?

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Cindia Cesar Alan Carlos Blanca David Bianca Jhamari Period 1 Per1 Per6 Taylor Carla Briana Per6 Per6 Per6 Jose Nancy Jose Abu Per1 Justin Charles Aaron Daissy Devin Andrew Tyra Jasmine Antonio Kristin Zhen Peng Jose Annaly Miguel Xochitl Charlene anna Amy Karen Priscilla
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Bullying

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Antonio Daniela Vanessa Group 2 Group 4 Michelle
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Where do you think bullying occurs the most?
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Antonio Daniela Vanessa Group 2 Group 4 Michelle
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Domestic Violence

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Diego Daniela
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Domestic Violence/Abuse is a huge problem in today's world, it is something that could happen to anyone, we would like increase awareness at our High School on how to help victims or those who are experiencing it. Any ideas on how to spread awareness would be greatly appreciated.
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study hall

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Michelle Daniela
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does anyone know any ideas on who i should interview for needing a study hall at my highschool?
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Liquor stores

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Bianca Jhamari Alejandra Group 2
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Do you believe that having liquor stores in almost every block increases the rates of teenagers falling into alcoholism?
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Bianca Jhamari Alejandra Group 2
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Gang Violence

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Epenisa Keily Diego Coleman Arlete
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Would a State funded policy connecting the community to local positive role models influence youth to stay away from gangs?

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Epenisa Keily Diego Coleman Arlete
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Youth in Gangs

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Bianca
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In order to prevent kids from joining gangs what can the government do? List any opinions, ideas, policy suggestions, etc.
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sexual assault

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Michael
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Would you like to have a required self defense class in college that can potentially benefit you from being a victim of sexual assault ?
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STATUTORY RAPE

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Vanessa Diego Janeth
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Do you know anyone that was raped? if you do, how did you help them mentally and physically overcome that challenge? 

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New York City public Uniforms Allowed

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Robin
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The current policy in High School for Community leadership is that students should wear uniforms as there is a uniform however it is not enforced.The plan is to propose to enforce the existing policy by modifying the uniform to make them more modern and appealing to present generation, and also enforcing the enforce the existing policy  requiring students to wear uniform.

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Robin
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More Scanners

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Adrian
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We working on modify the DOE scanning policy in NYC specifically in our school Jamaica Campus 

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Gun Violence

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Guillermo
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Gun violence in New York has increased throughout the years and have impacted not only adults, but minors as well. This issue has caused harm to many  people all over the city. Our goal is to see/hear less death on the news due to gun violence. The rate of gun violence has to go down, in order for us the students, adults, seniors any Etc. to feel safe on the streets. People have lost loved ones and neighborhoods have been unsafe due to gun violence in New York. This problem needs to be addressed and solved to reduce the violence and crime rate caused by guns.  

 

 

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Minimum Wage

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Guillermo
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- The minimum wage policy is dissatisfying to the people of our society because of the threshold wage individuals receive.Minimum wage also contributes to inflation, automation displacement and also forces companies to move their jobs overseas because labor costs are lower. What do you think about the minimum wage policy? 

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No more regents

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Marline Carlos
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Regents is a exam in New York City and students needs to get the regents diploma in order to graduate from high school. Each subject has a regents exam for example English, algebra, living environment, global history, US history. However, this is too much for the high school students Regents is bringing more stress on student life. It is much more harder than the regular exams. we need to stop this madness because a lot of students from different country is not able to understand the regents exam besides why only New York have to take the regents?

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Regents

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Marline Carlos
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New york is the only state allowing regents,meanwhile all the other states do not take them yet these states graduation rates are high.Why is it that NYC still kept the regents policy?The SATs is a standardized test that is effective,and this determines whether or not you would get accepted,shouldn't students focus more on the SATs than the regents?

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New York City Public School Uniforms Allowed

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Kevin Guillermo
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Having uniforms makes it easier to identify students all have the same fashion sense limits bullying reasoning , safety and less violence. Gives the school a good representation for first appearence and when Board of Education comes. 

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Richard Miller - Police Brutality

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Janeth
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My project is about police brutality

Topic: police brutality

Police Brutality policy: The U.S. Constitution ensures limits on how far police can go in trying to enforce the law given

 

What are some ways you believe police brutality can be stopped?

What are some ways you believe it can be improved? 

How can this benefit or not benefit police brutality?

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drug free zones

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Janeth Nyseer
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1.If an indidvidual is arrrested for the possession or distribution of a controlled substance within the drug-free zone,the penalities for the offense are enhanced.

2.In many states there are special penalities reserved for those people accused of possessing drugs near a school or even a playground.In some areas they´ve become known as ¨Drug free zones¨

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Electoral College

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Guillermo
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Our topic is about the presidential electoral college. The Electoral College is to give people a say in the government. The 12th amendment breaks down and how the electoral college works. The goal is to listen to the people but not to give the people all the power because they might make the wrong choice. 

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gun violence

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Guillermo
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our topic is gun violence, and Our policy Licenses to Carry a Firearm (LTCF) needs to be reinforced based upon possession when someone goes to buy a gun they need to buy a case or a container that will hold the object so minors won’t have access to the gun. We think that your policy should be enforced more on the people that owns guns and keep it more protected from minors.

if you have any questions and comments to help us and for yall to get know more information lets us know

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Minimum Wage

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Guillermo
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Minimum wage is a highly controversial topic in terms of the positive and negative effects it has on communities. Minimum wage is the least amount of a worker can get paid.

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No Regents in New York State

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 New york students have to take regents throughout elementary school and high school in order to graduate or move on to the next grade. Every year the test get harder and longer and we are the only state to take these New York state regents on top of the regents we have finals and portfolios to be done as well. Is it fair that we are the only state that take these state required regents? is fair that these test define if we go to the next grade or graduate?

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animal abuse

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Samantha Kayla Khalif
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Our topic we came together as a group to talk about is animal abuse. we will be talking about the policies of unnessary beatings and statistics of hown owners do not take care of animals properly.

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Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA)

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Richard
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I live in Pennsylvania. The problem we have in this community is Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women's Act. I ask how can we enforce this problem in our community and reach out to more people so this issue can be put to an end. I believe if we can spread this problem by coming together as a community to stop this from happening. also, what are some of your suggested methods of conservation? 

 

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Global Warming Conservation in Communities

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Samantha
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I live in Philadelphia, one of the most in-need metropolis in America, thus myself and my fellows peers are working on a Civil Action Project that focused on methods of conversation in communities and cities. We believe that starting locally will eventually flourish into a greater nation all adopting conservation methods to decrease that carbon levels in the air and contribute to water conservation. What are some ideas that you guys have on the topic of global Warming conservation, and what are some of your suggested methods of conservation? 

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prescription painkillers

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Coleman Leilani Jose
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Do you believe prescription painkiller overdose is an issue in the community? Why or why not.

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African Americans Awareness

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Ajanae Belinda Jesus
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We want to prove to African Americans and other races as well that every African American is not a violent, drop out, deadbeat, minority, pregnant at young age person. The negative connotations that are engulfed in the assumptions of people have a strong hold on the people and future generations. Negativity tends to be draining, especially if it's all you see and all you hear. The lack of positive motivation towards the African American youth will cause them to continue to do the negative things portrayed in the media. 

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Cancer Patients

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 The topic that my group has chosen was Cancer Treatment Patients. What we will talk about really is how people who have cancer have people who really care about you and your disease and that we will be there to support you throughout your battle of cancer and be like mentors to you. Basically, ketting you know that there are people who are really here to help you and keep you in good spirits. The cancer treatment policy is to ensure that all patients are taken care of and they are treated properly for their form of cancer.

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CHILD ABUSE

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The problem is children are being abused and not enough people are helping stop it !

 

More than 5 children die everyday as a result of child abuse.

 

 

Our goal is to inform as many people as possible about child abuse and identify the signs that prevent it.  

 

Possible signs that child abuse is happening include: 

  • Behavior changes

  • Changes in school performance

  • Eating habits that lead to extreme weight gain or loss

  • Visible unexplained injuries

  • Use of drugs or alcohol

 


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How can we prevent sexual assault?

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Kaylah Per6 Per4 Janeth
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How can we prevent sexual assault rates from increasing in our society? How can we make our schools actually have a policy, or even enforce their policy to the student body?

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community policing

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Darren Per6 Janeth Arlyn Carlos
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Do you guys think that community policing (which is assigning police officers to a specific area so they can become familiar with the locals) could reduce the amount of police misconduct in Oakland? 

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Should contraceptives be distributed on campuses?

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Cynthia
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Our project talks about the health and safety of students attending high schools across the nation. In our public service announcement, we challenge people to remember what it means to engage in safe sexual activity because of recent surveys, many students take risks by having unprotected sex, disregarding the possibilities of contracting STD's or other viral infections.

Our mission is to share our own outlook on this issue by asking campuses, including our own, to help students stay protected and safe by distributing contraceptives to teens who may or who are sexually active, and to offer an expansion on sexual education to help remind students of the risks in sexual engagement.

We encourage this method of safety as a new way for teens to stay safe because of the many risks sexual activity includes, such as STD's and various infections they may contract. In our public service announcement, we ask you to think: "Would you like your school to provide you with contraceptives to have safe sex?" and "How much do you remember from sex ed?"

 

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Marijuana use for students

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Period 6 Per4 Guillermo
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With the number of young people in the U.S. with injuries and many problems the situation of pain relief comes into question.

If you change the age for medical marijuana use to 16 years old would this positively affect students and help them long term with chronic pain that other drugs can not help with that marijuana can?

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Period 6 Per4 Guillermo
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change the lunch time

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what time does your school start lunch and finish the lunch? do you think the lunch time is enough for you to finish the lunch? Do you think is was cost your many time to buy a lunch? how long did you think it is enough to finish the lunch?

 

   

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Per4 Period 6 Per1 Per1 Per4 Angel Ricardo Jongwan Basim
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No Homework

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Per4 Period 1 Per1 Tania Elizeth Per4 Kawanna Miguel Per6 Per4 Per4 Thong Arlete Aiyanna Joan
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Our project involves removing the policy that states that teachers can use homework as a part of your grade. We believe that homework is not necessary to prove whether a student knows certain concepts or not. Homework is purely practice for what you know. It is useful, however, to solidify your knowledge but it should not be required as a portion of your grade. Some of the reasons we have found that it would be effective to remove this policy is that some students get overly stressed out by homework preventing their focus in class where they actually learn the materials. 

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Per4 Period 1 Per1 Tania Elizeth Per4 Kawanna Miguel Per6 Per4 Per4 Thong Arlete Aiyanna Joan
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Closing the Achievement gap

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So the Achievement gap is this gap between the numbers that we are scoring and the numbers that we should be scoring on our tests. This is caused by oversized classrooms and having non certified teachers in the classroom  or having teachers on emergency credentials . We have suggested that the people should go into the school board meetings and bring this to their attention because most of the time it is just pushed aside to deal with "Later".

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Health Clinic

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Period 6 Per1 Per4 Per6 Per4 Oscar
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If  a health clinic was implemented at your school, do you feel like you would benefit from it? If yes, how?  

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Delaying Starting time for school

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Period 6 Jose Luis Ixchel Arlete
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Student in middle and high school tend to get less sleep due to the start time of school. Delaying the start time to just one hour can help with this problem.

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Clinic at Arroyo

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In high school many friendships and relationships are created. These are the years real relationships are established. With that being said 47% of high school students as of 2013 reported being sexually active .Although this may not seem a high percentage. 65 out of 80% didn't know where to go to get birth control, condoms, pregnancy test Ect. 75 out of 80 also didn't know how many STDs and STIS there are. Most common number was 5 when its about 27 or more. 50 out of 80 students didn't know whatan STD or STI was. This shows students weren't properly educated on sex health. Do you think bringing a clinic to arroyo that not only to  educates students about the dangers of sex, but also give them the necessities they need. All while in confidentiality.  

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Police Brutality

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Per1 Per4 Guillermo
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Do you think police brutality has something to do with racism??

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Per1 Per1 Per6 Per4 Cynthia
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Many students believe that the time given in class, isn't enough. Others may think that the classroom is too big and that the teachers don't have enough time to give each student individual time to explain the assignments or homework. In a case study that i have done in my government class, is that teachers are overwhelmed with the amount of so many students. A lot of the students do want the classroom size to reduced. reduction within the classroom size would benefit the whole, more classes being made in the school, small class size gives the teachers to explain the assignments to the students.

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Per1 Per1 Per6 Per4 Cynthia
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Obesity

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Per1 Janeth
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Obesity is looked at as funny and not a big deal. Not every problem can be tackled but some can be shortened. Does any one have any ideas on how to spread the idea of stopping obesity? We can use social  media to reach out to any one. If you have any ideas on how to help feel free to comment. 

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Teen Drug Abuse

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Teen drug abuse has many sorts of affects on teens but they have an essay access. They can easily get it illegally or through pharmacies. These  teens don't really know the affects it can have on them. Drugs is a chemical that affects the brain and tapes in to communication system. Drugs also have an affect on them getting addicted and dropping out of school. Study shows 31.4% of teen drop outs is due to drugs. What changes do you think there can be by stopping teen with drugs.   

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Student Behavior

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In schools, student misbehavior is really negative on their education.  Students that disrupt class also take away time from other students.  As this is not fair for those who do want to succeed, would it help to implement methods that build a better relationship people within the learning community.  Things like restorative justice circles can do this, and could lead to the prevention of many future student disruptions.  Let us know what we should look into, or maybe restorative justices circles would be effective enough to change the classroom.

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Students Apathy

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Our topic is Students Apathy. This topic touches our lives because without an education we don't become no one important in life. People notice the big difference between people who got an education and people who don't.  It affects our community because without an education students of today will be working somewhere where they won't succeed and we're never going to grow as a community. Students dropping out before they finish school won't be able to get along with life without an education. It needs to be fixed soon because everyone regrets it later on in life when they face the real world. It would be amazing seeing this result at least 95% walking the stage and getting their diplomas .

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Littering

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Per6 Nemi
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Do you believe that littering is more of societal problem among rural communities,
urban communities or both?

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Teen Drop Out Prevention

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Per4 Per4 Zamantha Marilorraine Jesus Arlete Miguel
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I wanted to know what others are saying about teen drop-outs, and how it affects the school as well as the community. 

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Police Brutality

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Many cases of police brutality are being reported everywhere including the bay area. Some police officers get away with said crimes, what are some ways to prevent this from happening in the future and do you guys think that things like police body cams are plausible?

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Cyberbullying

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Tania Elizeth Karla Per6 Per1 Omar AnnCzarina Nina
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We are growing up in the age of technology where anyone can contact anybody at anytime. Before, bullying was onky possible if you see the person, the only way to end it would be to move away from these people and everything would be fine. The problem today? Bullying can happen anywhere and everywhere, and at anytime. Ever since the Internet sensation began and teens became apart of it with social medias, teens and children are being bullied online and it can happen 24/7. that is where we come. What can we do to help these teens that are being cyberbullied? How can you protect yourself from being a victim? What effects does cyberbullying have?

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Tania Elizeth Karla Per6 Per1 Omar AnnCzarina Nina
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Police Brutality

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Police are misusing their force in many ways and it has become a serious problem for the community, many police are getting away with it and not getting punished. What is a policy suggestion that we can enforce or create to be able to end Police Brutality?

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Should school start an hour later?

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Per4 Centurion Per6 Per6 Jesus Belinda Ixchel
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Studies show that students usually dont go to sleep until 11pm and starting school an hour later wil help because they will get more rest for the next day. Starting school later will also help them with school mentally.

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Per4 Centurion Per6 Per6 Jesus Belinda Ixchel
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Sexual Assault

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Cynthia Janeth
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If we get a police on Sexual Assault who should know about this topic? 12th, 11th, 10, 9th 

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Community Policing and Implicit Bias

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Community Policing should be enforced within Oakland communities because it can help reduce implicit bias by the policemen getting to know, understand, and develop a relationship with the citizens as well as activities. By this actions, hopefully there we be trust between the community and police as well as comfortability.

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Oil Spills

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Janeth
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In your opinion do you believe we should be worried about oil spills in the Bay Area?

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