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Environment

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Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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I am trying to come up with a policy that will help the environment to be cleaner by reducing the rate of emission into the air. I think that the air will be cleaner when we reduce the rate of the poisonous gases to the air by making the companies more environmental friendly.

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Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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Health of Livestock

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Animals bred for livestock in places like factory farms, generally live among'st many diseases. Their environment is usually unsafe, unhealthy, and unlivable. To keep the animals from prematurely dying, do to disease, factory farmers often inject animals with antibiotics. Once the animals have been processed into food products, we buy and consume them, along with the antibiotics the animals once were given. This causes people to become immune to their prescriptions and medications. If this continues, people will have an even harder time recovering from an illness. If animals were to live in a safe healthy environment, there would'nt be a need for antibiotics in the first place.  

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Make More Montessori Learning

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Belinda Hernandez
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Montessori curriculum in schools will decrease the amount of high school dropouts because it is a hands on curriculum. With that curriculum, there is more time for teachers/instructors to actually teach and connect with their students because there is more time to go through demonstrations and perform experiments. The montessori curriculum allows there to be smaller class size which will allow teachers and students to have a great classroom relationship and allow more one on one time. The curriculum also allows the community to be unified, so students and teachers do community service projects together and experience real world connections. Montessori curriculum will decrease the amount of high school drop outs because students will be more interested in school.

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Belinda Hernandez
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School Lunch

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Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Nathan Ventura
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Should school lunch be more easier on their nutrition value? This is because due to the recent policy, school lunch has been more strict on the nutrition value rather than focusing on how tasty the lunch is.

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Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Nathan Ventura
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Teacher wages in SLz

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Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Ixchel Quiroz
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I need to know what people think about our teachers' wages. What do you think we should do as a community to make the district raise teacher wages? 

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Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Ixchel Quiroz
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Public School teachers salary.

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Nicholas Schulaner
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In public schools we see teachers being disrespected and unmotivated about going in and teaching. Its my thought that teachers would be more passionate and motivated to go in and teach if their salaries were higher. Educators do much more than teach, they support and shape young people for tomorrow. They are counselors and friends, they are even family to some students. Don't you think they deserve to be payed for all they do?

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Nicholas Schulaner
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homes for the homeless

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Arlete Reyes Esmeralda Hinojosa Daissy Reyes Ortiz
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In Alameda County there are over 16,000 homeless people including families. Our plan is to create subsidized housing, and homeless shelters while people wait for housing during the process. We have already done an interview, wrote a petition and got over 100 signatures, and we've done surveys. Our question for everyone is who should be eligible for the housing, what the process should be,and where these houses should be built.

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Arlete Reyes Esmeralda Hinojosa Daissy Reyes Ortiz
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Teacher Salary

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Lady Diana Wirrom Kaya RamirezBlake Andrew Urbina Owen Vivo Seanchester Rosario Arlete Reyes Leslie Coleote Ixchel Quiroz
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Why is it important that teachers get paid the same as every other district? Should teachers get paid more? Is this an issue we should worry about? Does it even affect the students? 

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Lady Diana Wirrom Kaya RamirezBlake Andrew Urbina Owen Vivo Seanchester Rosario Arlete Reyes Leslie Coleote Ixchel Quiroz
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The drought

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Ricardo Ayala Aaron Cristobal Ramirez Charles Jackson Justin Smart AnnCzarina Fajardo Leslie Coleote Jose Luis Herrera Ixchel Quiroz
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Do you think the California Drought should be taken more seriously? 

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Ricardo Ayala Aaron Cristobal Ramirez Charles Jackson Justin Smart AnnCzarina Fajardo Leslie Coleote Jose Luis Herrera Ixchel Quiroz
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water conservation

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Group 1 Third Period Seanchester Rosario Belinda Hernandez Tyra Holloway Jafet Jurado Jesse Higuera
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What thoughts do you have about the water usage? How much water do you think you and your family use a day? Do you think we should have a limit on how much water people are conserving?

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Group 1 Third Period Seanchester Rosario Belinda Hernandez Tyra Holloway Jafet Jurado Jesse Higuera
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Water Conservation in California

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Crystal Flotte Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Jose Luis Herrera Leslie Coleote Ixchel Quiroz
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Hey everyone! My group and I are currently working on water conservation due to the severity of the California Drought. We are primarily focusing on promoting water conservation at our high school, Terra Linda High School. We have distributed surveys and put up posters. We have planned to create a powerpoint to educate the high school on ways the conserve water, yet there is no sure way to make them conserve water. They are fully aware of ways to conserve water and the seriousness of the drought, so not knowing is not an excuse. Is there any suggestion you people have to make people conserve water? 

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Crystal Flotte Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Jose Luis Herrera Leslie Coleote Ixchel Quiroz
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Homeless Problem

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Crystal Flotte Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Leslie Coleote Ixchel Quiroz
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Here in California there is a major homeless problem. The problem is that there is not enough room in these homeless shelters to fit the over 4000 plus homeless people here in california.Our proposed solution is to provide funding to the non profit organizations that run the organizations by asking the state government to provide tax money to those organizations. Any ideas or help with this would be greatly appreciated thank you for your help. 

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Crystal Flotte Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Leslie Coleote Ixchel Quiroz
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The traffic on the overpass

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Kristin Delgado Mycah Clark Damarcus White Starr Reams
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In the morning there is a lot of traffic on Ashland, specifically under the overpass. The traffic causes problems for bicyclist, walkers, and drivers. Bicyclist have to watch out for cars that would try and skip the traffic by going on the striped lane. Both the driver and bicyclist get frustrated about who has the right to go on that lane. The same thing goes for drivers and walkers. When students are walking on the crosswalk that is on the right hand side of the school, they have to worry about cars that make unexpected right hand turns. Our proposal is to add two lanes to Ashland, a right turn lane and a bike lane to help speed up traffic. Do you have problems of the traffic on Ashland, either as a walker, biker, or driver. Any suggestions?

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Kristin Delgado Mycah Clark Damarcus White Starr Reams
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High rents in the bay area.

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Belinda Hernandez Jasmin Stelzmann RoenaJoy Aceret Gregorio Medina Leslie Coleote
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I would like some advice on my civic action project, Most of my interview questions are mostly "why" and "do you think". I would like some advice, if those questions are clear enough and bring light to the high rent problem.

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Belinda Hernandez Jasmin Stelzmann RoenaJoy Aceret Gregorio Medina Leslie Coleote
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Medical Undocumented Immigrants

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Leslie Coleote Arlete Reyes Ixchel Quiroz
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We are trying to get the information about how undocumented immigrants are not able to get heath care and how its really dangerous for them not having it.

We want people to understand the problem and help us reach our goal of getting the information out and helping get immigrants heath care

What is the biggest issue we have with getting undocumented immigrants heath care?

Does anyone have any opinions or ideas for our problem?

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Leslie Coleote Arlete Reyes Ixchel Quiroz
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Gender Equality in Schools

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Leslie Coleote Sarah Linschoten Jasmine Sandoval RoenaJoy Aceret Ixchel Quiroz
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Have you noticed the amount of unfair treatment towards certain genders in schools? Well, I have and I am prepared to do something about it. It isn't fair for one gender to be treated differently at school, and in general. The dress code is a big deal for reaching a higher standard of gender equality. It is no surprise that girls are treated differently when it comes to the school dress code. They have a lot more rules than the guys and they are enforced more often then the guys rules are. I have only seen guys be told to pull their pants up when they are sagging. They are never told to go home and get a belt and they are never told to go to the office. We all know as soon as the teacher or security guard turns their head the pants will drop right back down to where they were before. They could also be wearing a tank top, which is against the dress code, but no punishments will be enforced. However, when it comes to girls being dressed coded they get sent home for the smallest things. For instance, they are wearing flip flops, or a tank top that covers the entire shoulder but is still considered a tank top. How is a girl going to be sent home for a tank top when a guy isn't. It honestly doesn't make any sense to me. My plan is to get at least teachers and security guards to send guys home for breaking the dress code. 

It's not just the dress though. I have noticed that some teachers tend to treat girls better than guys. It is one thing to have a favorite student who is a girl but it is a whole other thing to treat the girls better. I understand that some guys can be pretty idiotic but so can some girls also. It isn't fair for the guys to be treated differently. They are just as human as girls. Teachers should either find a way to be neutral with the class or show favorites to both genders. 

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Leslie Coleote Sarah Linschoten Jasmine Sandoval RoenaJoy Aceret Ixchel Quiroz
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Improvement on Sexual Education

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Leslie Coleote RoenaJoy Aceret Starr Reams Sarah Linschoten Jaimie Figueroa Claudia Oliveros Ixchel Quiroz
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Many students are not well informed on sexual education. If they are informed, most of the time it is incorrect information. There is a lot of teen pregnancies in California. More than the Netherlands, Spain, and France. In order to fix this problem, we want there to be a health review during senior year in the government/ economics class. With this review, we hope to accomplish more understanding about sexual education.

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Leslie Coleote RoenaJoy Aceret Starr Reams Sarah Linschoten Jaimie Figueroa Claudia Oliveros Ixchel Quiroz
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high rents

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Leslie Coleote Devin Jenkins Yani Marquises
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Why are rents in the Bay Area higher than other places ?

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Leslie Coleote Devin Jenkins Yani Marquises
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teen suicide

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Leslie Coleote Kristin Delgado Starr Reams Sarah Linschoten Owen Vivo
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My group's CAP topic is teen suicide. Teen suicide is becoming part of the community death rate. How can we relate teen suicide to policy?

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Leslie Coleote Kristin Delgado Starr Reams Sarah Linschoten Owen Vivo
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Cyberbullying

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Tyra Holloway Jasmine Sandoval Nina Abonal
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Cyber bullying is a growing problem that is affecting the lives of millions. Not only is bullying a major problem in schools, but it has spread to social networks and media. You can't even be in the comfort of your home without someone ridiculing you for who you are. It is us to stand up and help fight against cyber bullying and help those who are being targeted. What are the effects that cyber bullying has on people's? What can you do to avoid being a target? What can you do to help others who are already being cyber bullied?

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Tyra Holloway Jasmine Sandoval Nina Abonal
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Water conservation

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Belinda Hernandez Leslie Coleote Christopher Costa
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How could we come as a community to conserve water? Any ideas or best ways we can conserve water? 

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Belinda Hernandez Leslie Coleote Christopher Costa
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Water Conservation

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Leslie Coleote Yani Marquises Paola UrenaSanchez Jesse Higuera
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What are some ideas to keep water flowing in areas where there are severe droughts such as California?

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Leslie Coleote Yani Marquises Paola UrenaSanchez Jesse Higuera
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Leslie Coleote Jose Luis Herrera
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The CAP Youth Board (CYB) is standing by to support you with your CAP projects. Simply post your question or share an interesting CAP experience. Then, prepare to discuss the next step of your project with the CYB and other CAP students from around the country.

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Leslie Coleote Jose Luis Herrera
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Bay Area Rent

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This problem is huge and there's no simple way to fix it immediately. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment is $3,000. Increased rent has been caused by high-income jobs taking over San Francisco. What are small projects my group can do to either expose this problem more or propose a way to support the lower class that are being pushed out in the bay area?  

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rent control

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Damarcus White
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What are some ways to help solve them problem of high rents in the Bay Area?

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Damarcus White
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Ethnic study to change your life

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Nina Abonal
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one of the biggest problems in my community (south centra LA) is they type of education that the youth recieves. we only recieve on side of the story which is always the side that degrades us as human beings. We are painted as ignorant savages (Our ancestors) but in reality there's is more to our history. All this ignorant traps us and makes us believe what they say about us. Our communities are simply poor and our youth are simply not making it out to become better people. A large amount of teens end up dropping from high school or graduating and not attending college. The solution is to empower students to do better and succeed, to come back and change our way of life's. Ethnic studies has proven to empower students to do better and to open their mind to the injustices around us. Take me as an example.

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Nina Abonal
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Ethnic study to change your life

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Nina Abonal
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one of the biggest problems in my community (south centra LA) is they type of education that the youth recieves. we only recieve on side of the story which is always the side that degrades us as human beings. We are painted as ignorant savages (Our ancestors) but in reality there's is more to our history. All this ignorant traps us and makes us believe what they say about us. Our communities are simply poor and our youth are simply not making it out to become better people. A large amount of teens end up dropping from high school or graduating and not attending college. The solution is to empower students to do better and succeed, to come back and change our way of life's. Ethnic studies has proven to empower students to do better and to open their mind to the injustices around us. Take me as an example.

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Nina Abonal
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Littering

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Nina Abonal
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The streets in South Central is riddled with trash people drop. The policy in place only covers convictions for being caught not the prevention of littering. A solution can be bringing awareness and placing trash cans on the streets. Putting trash cans out would give people a place to through their trash. The problem arising is trying to get the people to use the trash cans.

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Nina Abonal
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Subliminal messages

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Nina Abonal
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Have you ever noticed how many liquor stores there are around our community how many fast food places they're are how our community looks runs down compared to another neighborhood specifically a white rich neighborhood how is it that we are so crowed on average there is about 200 people living in one neighborhood in "south central" how are we suppose to have a better life better community if we can't afford it it starts with opportunities and thats something not everyone has so does that makes us equal. But this is the land of the free isn't it????

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Nina Abonal
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Bullying

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Nina Abonal
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Bullying is a really big issue between teens nowadays. It brings many negative affects to them like depression, suicidal thoughts, or they may even become criminals. It doesn't have to be physical abuse, but it can also be verbal abuse. Bullying can cause the death Of many innocents. It should be stopped because lots of teens suffer from it on a daily basis.

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Nina Abonal
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BULLYING

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Gregorio Medina Nina Abonal
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my cap project is on bullying, all the basics of it and all it's types. 

i would definatley like some ideas and i would like to see what others think of the topic, i'm definitley against it 

i feel like my purpose for this topic is to bring more awareness because its  a huge issue especially in todays generation.

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Gregorio Medina Nina Abonal
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Subliminal messenges

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Ivan Lorenzo Robert Sanchez
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In the city of Los Angeles, South Central is always criticized and looked "bad upon" just because of how our community is. Just in our community there is a lot of things we do not see or even understand. In other communities, is so much different from ours. For example, here in South Central the most popular places are fast foods restaurants compared to Rancho Cucamanga, having more fancy restaurants then fast food. They also have a health store even nutritional stores. How can we live knowing we and our community is putting us down?

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Ivan Lorenzo Robert Sanchez
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Diffrent start time at school

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Anthony Fonseca Jose Govea Laura Teacher Nina Abonal Finau Palu Anna Christopher
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Its very hard to wake up in the morning and get ready for school on time, on top of that you must stay up and remain focused in school for about 6 hours . High school students in the San Lorenzo District need more time in the morning to get ready and prepare for school and actually "wake up" . The question is , Why not a different start time at school? maybe about an hour difference.? Don't you think that would benefit most of us?

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Anthony Fonseca Jose Govea Laura Teacher Nina Abonal Finau Palu Anna Christopher
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Littering at school

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Natalie Perez Jaimie Figueroa
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The problem we are working on is littering at school. This is a problem that is obvious, something that we all see and do nothing about it. 

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Natalie Perez Jaimie Figueroa
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reducing waste

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Brian Tenorio
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The problem I would like to work on is the issue of people not having knowledge of what they can do with their waste. My idea will also involve power & water conservation.Los Angeles is the city that recycles the most . Los Angeles beat New York and Chicago. People around this community already know how to recycle therefore, I want to bring this idea of having workshops that will provide students with ideas on how their waste can be recycled and reused . My goal is not to solve this problem because it can't be solved permanently , waste will always maintain it's existence but , my goal is to leave this community with a positive mindset on how they can improve their lives and the lives of others.

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Brian Tenorio
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Dropout prevention

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my civic action project is on dropouts and how we can keep students in school and get students to take their studies seriously and aware that school is needed to have a good future and know that education is needed to create a path to their succes.

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3 stops signs and one crosswalk

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Nemi Cabrera Ixchel Quiroz
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we are putting up three stop signs and a crosswalk. So far we have made appointments with the principal, called the district and got them to order one stop sign to be put in front of the school.

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Nemi Cabrera Ixchel Quiroz
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Train Track safety

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Jaimie Figueroa
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What do you think should be done about train track safety? Do you believe that current safety standards are enough to keep students and other people safe from train track accidents? 

 

 

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Jaimie Figueroa
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Environmentally Friendly School Restrooms?

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Jaimie Figueroa
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An issue that my group has been working on are the school restrooms at San Lorenzo Highschool. We want to improve our school restrooms to help make them eco friendly. We believe that they are very run down and need to be modified, and believe that a lot of water is being wasted with overly using water and paper towels are being tooken advantage of with the use of too many. Our current restrooms also waste a lot of resources like water and paper towels and we would like to make them more eco friendly with replacing paper towel dispensers replaced with automatic hand dryers and getting our water faucets to be automatic to save water. This will help make our school look and feel more eco friendly and help enable a healthier look. Does anyone else feel the same about their school restrooms?

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Jaimie Figueroa
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Stopping the abuse of drugs and alcohol

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Jaimie Figueroa Jasmine Mora Baltazar Rosillo Martinez Ivan Iniguez
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In the communities of San Leandro and San Lorenzo the abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol in minors is very high, especially for Juniors and Seniors in high school. This information has to be told to the parents of the community and to the local schools for a solution. The question is how can there be a stop to a common thing in the community ?

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Jaimie Figueroa Jasmine Mora Baltazar Rosillo Martinez Ivan Iniguez
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Litterings issue

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Lizbeth Yerena
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Our goal is to try and reduce littering in school. What can be done to help this issue? 

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Lizbeth Yerena
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Train Track Saftey

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Jaimie Figueroa
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We are trying to get a awareness sign put up with those who have died in our community. Do you think it would be beneficial.

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Jaimie Figueroa
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Awareness for Drug Use at Raves

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Jaimie Figueroa
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Our goal is to educate and create awareness for high school students about the drug use at raves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Z0u5ty4qQ

Please check out our PSA! Give us feedback and suggestions on how we can improve. Also help us in what we can do next.

If you have experience of going to raves, tell us down below! We will use your feedback as evidence.

Thank You!

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Marisol Ibarra Nina Abonal
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Our generation is dying. We need to do something

No matter how dangerous we know the effects of drugs and alcohol are,we cannot stop using them. Many teens say that theys do drugs/drink alcohol for "Valuable " reason. It's really not an excuse. We need to wake up and help ourselves survive.

So what can we do?

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Marisol Ibarra Nina Abonal
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Bullying

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Nina Abonal Jesse Higuera
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Do you believe that bullying could be completely eliminated or end with the proper steps and actions taken ?

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Nina Abonal Jesse Higuera
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lunch lines to long

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Jesse Higuera
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A problem that we've been having at our school and that we are trying to address. Is that many locations at or school for lunch have been closed down, which makes the lunch lines waiting time longer. so sometimes by the time you even get your food five minutes after and the lunch bell rings for class to begin. so that gives you five minutes to finish you like and five to go get your things for class. Also, sometimes if you wait until the end to not have to wait in the long lunch lines the food runs out, and another thing is that our large variety that our school once offered has been cut down significantly to a very small amount of variety.

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Our generation is dying. We need to do something.

No matter  how dangerous we know the effects of drugs and alcohol are, we cannot stop using them. Many teens say that they  do drugs for "valuable " reason. It's really not an excuse. we need to wake up and help ourselves survive.

So what can we do?

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Nina Abonal Ixchel Quiroz
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At Arroyo High School, there are problems of crime such as vandalism and theft. There have been multiple cases of vandalism around the school which has a negative effect on the school’s appearance. Painting over the vandalism is costly and takes time away from doing something else. In the last year, there was approximately 5 cases of theft in the student designated parking lot. To promote a safer school environment, a solution to decrease and prevent crime could be the use of security cameras on campus. There are already a few cameras present on campus, but there are simply there for show and are not being used. The district’s policy states that they are not responsible for student’s possessions and anything caught on camera (if cameras are in use) may be use it a crime occurs. Students should be able to attend school feeling safe and not worried that their items may be stolen. Our goal is to change and enforce the district’s policy. The new policy would take the students’ belongings into consideration. The school will turn on and use the current cameras on campus in addition to expanding security cameras into the student parking lot as well.

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Nina Abonal Ixchel Quiroz
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Child abuse and neglect

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Nina Abonal Ixchel Quiroz
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The abuse and neglect of children is a serious problem in California. Children who are abused or neglected often exhibit emotional , cognitive , and behavioral problems. children who are abused are more likely to repeat the cycle of violence. What can we do to help children that are abused or neglected so the cycle doesn't continue.

 

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Nina Abonal Ixchel Quiroz
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Drought and Informing

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Nina Abonal Ixchel Quiroz
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Water is still an issue that is current. What can my group do that could help inform the general public in an impactive way. We want to inform the people of san Lorenzo regulations about watering grass and the impact that drought has affected our resources as a state. What can we do to help inform ?

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Nina Abonal Ixchel Quiroz
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Enforce No Drop-offs on Red Sidewalk

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            There are many parents that either pick-up or drop-off their kids inside the school’s student parking lot, rather than using the “loop,” which is designed for the sole purpose to pick-up and drop-off. It’s causing congestion inside the parking lot and poses a fire hazard because they are parking next to a red fire-lane sidewalk.

            The congestion will result in traffic and some student who try to park have complained that they have been tardy to class because of this. Another problem is that in the case of a fire or some other type of emergency, the fire-trucks, ambulances, and police cars will have a hard time trying to park their vehicle because parents’ cars get in the way.

            The vehicle code12.64.225 Parking Against Red Curb states: a person shall not stop, park , or leave their vehicle adjacent to a curb that is designated by a red paint. We want to enforce this policy more to let parents know that what they are doing is illegal and hazardous.

We want to work on this to prevent accidents and prevent complications to the emergency services. Surveys that we’ve created were given to students that use that parking lot, and all of them agreed that it indeed does cause a problem for them when they try to park and or leave. Also, students that are dropped-off by the red zone were asked if they knew their parents were parking next to a sidewalk painted in red. Most of them responded that they had no idea and that they didn’t notice the red paint. Our buy-in from this problem is that students that park in that parking lot, which includes me and other students with a permit with a a permit to drive, will not have to go through the congestion that is currently happening, and the emergency services will not have to struggle to find an area to park and quickly respond to an emergency.

 

We will contact our school’s sheriff and discuss the problem. We are going to have the sheriff park his vehicle by the area where the congestion is happening, for a few days to keep the parents from parking there. We are also thinking of making the district have create a sign to emphasize to the parents that what they are doing is illegal and possibly receive a fine for doing so.

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Life After High School

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Nina Abonal
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The purpose of our CAP project is to create a way for students in high school to find careers that they want to pursue.  The problem is that too many people entering college don't know what they want to major in and end up staying in college longer, or chaining their majors many times.  This wastes money and time that students could be entering the work force.  We want to provide students with career choice opportunities, so that they will be prepared for life after high school. 

 

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child abuse and neglect

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Nina Abonal
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The abuse and neglect of children is a serious problem in California and the nation. Children who are abused or neglected often exhibit emotional, cognitive, behavioral problems and are more likely to repeat the cycle of violence in the future. What can we do to help the children who get abused?

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Nina Abonal
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Animal Shelteres

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Do you believe that animal shelters should euthanize animals for reasons like a time limit or because they need to make space?

 

 

Euthanize :  To kill (a person or animal) painlessly

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Sexual assault in military

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Sexual assault is a great problem in the military, men and women are getting assaulted and the ones who do it get away with it! There is a big problem in the military's justice system. What is happening to the victims is they can not go and tell on the ones who have assaulted them because if they do they might get kicked out of the military, get "bullied" by others of higher rank, and nothing happens to the one who has assaulted due to there rank.  

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Alexei Mendoza
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Employment Discrimination

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Alexei Mendoza
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Somewhere out there in the world there's some type of employment discrimination going on, whether its because of weight or gender, etc. It's wrong and the discrimination needs to stop between the employer and employees. It's affecting those being discriminated against in a negative way. What rules/regulations/etc. should be made to possibly stop the discrimination in the workplace?

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Alexei Mendoza
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Providing lactose free milk in school

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Vanessa Serratos Neida Trinidad
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Do you believe some of the schools funds should go into buying lactose free milk for students who are lactose intolerant? If so why? If not where do you think school funding should be spent on and why?

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Vanessa Serratos Neida Trinidad
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Underage Illegal Partying

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Vanessa Serratos Anna Christopher Martin Garcia
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Our Civic action is about underage teens who go out in dangerous hours to participate in parties where they smoke weed, drink and etc. We know that this is the cause but what are the affects in attending these underage illegal parties??

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Vanessa Serratos Anna Christopher Martin Garcia
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Drivers Education and Training

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Martin Garcia
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Our CAP project is to bring back a drivers ed program to our school. We plan to have drivers ed available as an elective class. So far, we have gotten the numbers of people with a parking permit in the student parking lot (you need a license for a permit) in order to compare those numbers to the class sizes. Then, we interviewed some students on some reasons they cannot drive and if they would support drivers ed coming back. 

We would appreciate feedback on our topic and suggestions on what we should do to achieve this goal. Thank you

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Martin Garcia
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The Quality of School Restrooms

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Martin Garcia Eunique Hawkins
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The quality of our school restrooms is unacceptable. First, they are never supplied adequately (with toilet seat covers, toilet paper, feminine products, etc.). Furthermore, the hygiene is atrocious, with paper towels overflowing the garbage cans, urine on the floors, and used toilet paper sitting un-flushed in the toilets. In addition, several aspects of our restrooms are not up to par; for example, we have door stalls that don't lock, toilets that don't flush, and sink faucets that don't work.

Please help us work toward our goal of improving the general quality of our school restrooms; any advice or feedback in regards to what we can do to solve this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Martin Garcia Eunique Hawkins
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School lunch healthy problem

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Sahil Gupta Jose De La Torre Ernesto Damazo Chang Emily Tsou eric stubbs
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Do you think school lunches are enough to make you healthy?  What kind of food options would you like to have on campus? How much money do you normally spend for food at school?  Are most students paying for their lunch, reduced fee, or free lunch?

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Sahil Gupta Jose De La Torre Ernesto Damazo Chang Emily Tsou eric stubbs
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Train Track Safety Sign

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Baltazar Rosillo Martinez Marisol Ibarra
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Near my high school are train tracks that have had fatalities on, including a student that attended my school. Would building a train safety sign help prevent future lives being lost? 

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Baltazar Rosillo Martinez Marisol Ibarra
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Competitive Teacher Wages

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Chanho Lee
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The problem is that the San Lorenzo Unified School District (SLZUSD) has one of the lowest teachers'  wages and is one of the least competitive districts out of all the school districts in Alameda County. Our school, Arroyo High School, had eight unfilled positions in the beginning of the year because teachers didn't want to come, proving that we're not competitive with other schools and districts. Our goal is to raise teachers' wages to make our district competitive and to also spread awareness of this injustice. If we raise teachers' wages to a competitive salary, more teachers will want to come work at our district and current teachers won't want to leave as well. Our district will also be able to hire better qualified teachers with higher wages. This is beneficial not only to teachers, but also to students because if more teachers are hired due to higher wages, class sizes will be reduced and students will be able to get more one-to-one interactions with their teacher. Teachers will also feel more satisfied and enthusiastic to work, leading to a more positive learning environment. Help spread awareness of this injustice! Contact the school board and voice your opinion. Feedback is appreciated :)

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Chanho Lee
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School Recycling

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Finau Palu BeJour Wilson Marisol Ibarra
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We have a recycling problem at Arroyo. The lack of recycling is attracting seagulls, makes the school appear dirty, and by not recycling Arroyo is missing out on huge profits. If our policy is enforced, it will help fix the current problems and bring in big revenues for our school that will help pay for dances, and other student events. Likewise, we're helping save the environment.

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Finau Palu BeJour Wilson Marisol Ibarra
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Changing school start time

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Finau Palu Miguel Lopez Tijara Francis Jose Gutierrez Viridiana Duarte Justine Telles Daisy Ramirez Alexis Galvez Skyla Hull Jocelyn Halliday
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   What time does your school start?  Do you function well in the morning?  How do you feel about changing the start time to 9:00 and end at 4:00? Do you think your grades will improve ?  Do you think you get enough sleep daily?

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Finau Palu Miguel Lopez Tijara Francis Jose Gutierrez Viridiana Duarte Justine Telles Daisy Ramirez Alexis Galvez Skyla Hull Jocelyn Halliday
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Best Buddies

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Korvette Lopez Jonny Gonzalez
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Do you think more schools need Best Buddies programs? Why do a lot of schools not have this program even though it is helpful for students with disabilities? 

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Korvette Lopez Jonny Gonzalez
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Bullying in schools

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Finau Palu Korvette Lopez Samantha Chi Grisselda Rios Fernanda Guerrero Loya eric stubbs Seo Ryan tommy tong
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Does bullying happen in your school?  What types of bullying have you seen? Does you or your friends ever bullied by some one else?

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Finau Palu Korvette Lopez Samantha Chi Grisselda Rios Fernanda Guerrero Loya eric stubbs Seo Ryan tommy tong
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Cancer

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Korvette Lopez
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Why so many people died from cancer?

What causes cancer to become so common nowadays?

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Korvette Lopez
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Cancer

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Korvette Lopez
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Why so many people died from cancer?

What causes cancer to become so common nowadays?

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Korvette Lopez
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Cancer

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Alejandra Quintero Xochitl Toscano Kimberly Garcia Elora Chavez Gabriela Martinez Karen Chou Seo Ryan Brillante Vasquez jennifer lin
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Why do you think many people are currently being diagnosed with cancer?

Do you know anyone who is battling cancer?  If so, what type of cancer and what types of treatment are they receiving?

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Alejandra Quintero Xochitl Toscano Kimberly Garcia Elora Chavez Gabriela Martinez Karen Chou Seo Ryan Brillante Vasquez jennifer lin
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Cancer

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Alejandra Quintero Xochitl Toscano Kimberly Garcia Elora Chavez Gabriela Martinez Karen Chou Seo Ryan Brillante Vasquez jennifer lin
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Why do you think many people are currently being diagnosed with cancer?

Do you know anyone who is battling cancer?  If so, what type of cancer and what types of treatment are they receiving?

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Alejandra Quintero Xochitl Toscano Kimberly Garcia Elora Chavez Gabriela Martinez Karen Chou Seo Ryan Brillante Vasquez jennifer lin
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Create eco-friendly modern school restrooms.

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Baltazar Rosillo Martinez
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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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Baltazar Rosillo Martinez
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school lunch

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Alejandra Cuevas
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What type of healthy food do you want to add?What menus are they serving in your school?Are you happy with those menus? or do you want to change it?

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Alejandra Cuevas
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Water conservation

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Alejandra Quintero
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How important is water to you? Are you willing to change your daily-routines to help conserve some water? What are you willing to do?

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