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by Gilberto - Monday, 13 January 2014, 10:33 AM
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americas youth should be involved in policy making because that way they have an idea of how to make more difficults smarter choices. also because they have an idea of what people dont like becsause there younger.

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by Kathya - Monday, 13 January 2014, 10:30 AM
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Is solar energy and LAD lights a good source of energy to utilize in schools?

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by Jesus - Monday, 13 January 2014, 10:29 AM
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A member of the community care about the BGHS senior project

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by Mike - Monday, 13 January 2014, 10:28 AM
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The youth of America should be involved in policy making because they are the future of the country. We will rely on them to make this country a better place. They should agree what best fits the country and how it will affect it in the long run. They will know what is right and what is wrong.

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by Romero - Thursday, 9 January 2014, 02:06 PM
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My partner and I have been using AC Transit to get to for quite some time now. Over the years of riding the 93 counterclockwise to school we have noticed that the bus gets very crowded. Sometimes riders even get left behind. This is because there are three schools in the area and this particular bus route stops at all three of the schools plus any other riders. I have gotten left behind before and I was late to school because of it. And I know for sure that I'm not the only one either. AC Transit has yet to do anything about it. I think that AC Transit should either deploy a bigger bus or deploy 2 current sized buses at the same time.

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by Alain Ricoh - Thursday, 9 January 2014, 01:52 PM
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Why underage drinking is bad?

Do you think that drinking is a good thing? Do you think that it would make you cool? Do you even know what alcohol can do to your body? Well, the answer is no. Teenagers nowadays are engaged in underage drinking, and it is affecting their lives. Most of them are teenagers without adults to supervise them, or worst, they have adults around them but they are copying what their parents are doing. They aren’t educated nor informed about what is the difference between the right and wrong.

Unsupervised teenagers tend to have a miserable life around alcohol and drug abuse. With alcohol abuse, their physical and mental health is affected. By physical health, their liver is main organ that is damaged by the alcohol they consume every time they’re drinking. Next to it is the kidneys and other major organs that secrete fluids inside us to protect our body from any illness or diseases. They’re also mentally affected because the pituitary gland (or master gland) of our endocrine system which is responsible for secreting bodily fluids that helps us main homeostasis is affected. Our emotions are affected by the alcoholic drinks we drink and it depends on the amount of alcohol we take. In the long run, heavy drinking can cause severe and permanent brain damage, and your brain can really shrink. In the long run, heavy drinking can cause severe and permanent brain damage, and your brain can really shrink.

Therefore, as a teenager, we must be responsible and mature enough to know what is right from wrong. All of us have our own problems and obstacles in life that we need pass through in order to move forward and one of those is drinking. You’re young and already alcoholic? Take time to reflect because it’s your life that’s on stake and your future. Remember, it is never too late to change.

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by Jazmin - Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 06:02 PM
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My partner and I have been doing research on gay bullying. How many people commit suicide because of it? or tried to? Statistics say that teens are about two to three times more likely to commit suicide than other teens because they are being bullied on their sexual orientation. According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, among teens, there are at least 10 suicide attempts and 4,400 deaths per year because they're being bullied. They're more likely to even think about suicide because of the fact they're being bullied based on their sexual orientation. So, my question for you is, how can we help reduce the number of suicide and suicide attempts?

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by Iciis - Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 05:51 PM
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The issue we have come across is the problem with the huge mess under the bridges in San Leandro. At first we just thought that the trash buildup of people littering was a problem but we soon discovered a bigger situation. Pigeons are the main source of the things that can be harmful to humans. It’s not really the pigeons themselves, its more so the waste they leave behind. Like all waste whether it’s human or animal it can be dangerous if ingested. The way it gets into your body is through the open cavities of your respiratory system such as mouth, nose, lungs, eyes etc. When the pigeon feces dries it begins to harden and crust starts to form around it. The dust particles from it that contains bacteria is carried by the wind and it then it becomes an airborne disease. Pigeon feces contains three types of disease but there are only two that are most harmful to humans those are called Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungus that grows on the droppings whereas Psittacosis is the main problem under the bridges where pedestrians walk because that is the airborne disease that gets blow in peoples faces. The affects of this disease has a number of symptoms and can even be fatal, that's why we think bridge maintenance should happen more often. The trash and bird feces tends to pile up extremely fast and the problem should be contained for the safety of the people that have to walk under the bridges and overpasses in order to get to their destination.

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by Yesenia - Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 12:44 AM
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After researching I have found out that college tuition has been increase by "2.9 increase the smallest one-year increase in more than 30 years", according to College Board. The problem is now, is that students are struggling to paid off their college fees.

Some students work and probably get paid minimum wage, but does that actually help students paid off their college fees if the minimum wage is just the minimum? What can we as society do about this?

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by Victor - Monday, 6 January 2014, 10:29 PM
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Victor Paramo

There is a issue we are dealing with in the hayward shoreline. We're doing our civic action on the shoreline rehabilitation. We're trying to find ways to help and bring new life to the shoreline. We chose this issue because we are actually concerned about the different species near the area and how its effecting there habitats. We feel like all environment should be respected and helped out. We are trying to encourage more people to go to the shoreline and actually participate in clean ups and meet ups to better it. Many people have different opinion toward this. We conducted a survey and we had a wide variety of different opinions. Some people are supportive and another part doesn't really even care about it. With the research we've done and our survey we feel strongly of what were trying to do and just bring a little change if it even just mean getting the word out.

Kenneth Aguiluz

There are many problems arising in the community here in the Bay Area. The shorelines here are home to many different species of wildlife that I personally feel should be protected and watched over. Our community and the people who run it are not doing their jobs of preserving wildlife. That's why my friend and I are doing what we can to stand up for what believe is right. We may not make a big difference in the problem, but we can just do our part and help as much as we can and educate and encourage people to be a part of this movement.

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