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Kayla Leong
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Response: Hitting the Snooze Button
The UpFront article, "Hitting the Snooze Button", by Jan Hoffman is about the benefits of schools having later start times. "New research suggests that later high school starts have widespread benefits...They found that the later a school's start time, the ...
Response: Hitting the Snooze Button
Response: Hitting the Snooze Button
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Friar Lawrence and the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? by Kayla Leong 811 In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet , the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet, die near the end of the play. Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Julie...

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Should a Hated Word be Banned?
Kayla Leong   811 Censorship is a very controversial topic today. People can challenge anything to be censored. When something is censored, the public will have a hard time accessing it. The article "Should a Hated Word be Banned?" by Jodi Rudoren for UpFro...
Should a Hated Word be Banned?
Should a Hated Word be Banned?
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Your Love is Sweet
By Louis Celi, Kayla Leong, Una Smithsimon, and Grant Zuver 811 Shall I compare thee to a bowl of fruit Thou art dearer and far more delightful. Clementines, nectarines, pears are so cute, For you, my love, I’m so very grateful. Fruit overflows with beauty,...
Your Love is Sweet
Your Love is Sweet
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Sonnet about Sonnets
Sonnets are 14 lines, short maybe long Three quatrains plus a couplet completes it. If you do it right it sounds likes a song Although sometimes it might sound weird, a bit. Sonnets are in iambric petameter Almost like a drum, like a beating heart. In the p...
Sonnet about Sonnets
Sonnet about Sonnets
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Martin Espada Essay
Kayla Leong  811                                   Martin Espada Essay Three of Martin Espada’s poems “Revolutionary Spanish Lesson”, “The New Bathroom Policy at English High School”, and “Two Mexicanos Lynched in Santa Cruz, California, May 3, 1877” all sh...
Martin Espada Essay
Martin Espada Essay
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5 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court
The text "5 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court" makes me think deeper about humanity.        The UpFront article taught me about. It showed me how trusted the nine justices are, because they only rule controversial social cases. Compared to mos...

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Response to: Smoke Signals, by Alessandra Potenza
How does this book help you think about social issues you care about or causes you are committed to?       The UpFront article "Smoke Signals" by Alessandra Potenza is about how electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more popular among young people, an...

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The Sneetches by Dr. Suess
How does this text deal with individuals and groups? Are the people acting alone and in competition with one another , or does the text help us imagine people working together?      In the story The Sneetches  by Dr. Suess, there are two groups: the Star-Be...
The Sneetches by Dr. Suess
The Sneetches by Dr. Suess
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