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The Life Academy Perspectives Project

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Recently a class of sophomores attending the Life Academy of Health and Biosciences High School in the Fruitvale area of Oakland wrote and recorded their own personal Perspectives. With the help of their world history and English teacher, Annie Hatch, these students explored issues ranging from bullying and harrowing immigration stories to the embarrassment of blushing and the simple joy of skateboarding. Below you'll find Ms. Hatch's account of the project and the Perspectives of 15 of her students.

Read about teacher Annie Hatch's experience with this Perspectives project.

Life Academy Perspectives

Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Peace is a Verb

Yuvitza Rivera takes action for peace in Oakland.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

My Inspiration

Waldemar Ochoa's mother overcomes extreme hardships to become his role model.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Soldier Run

His mother's wisdom shows Rattana Sot that war is not a video game.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Three Lives in One

Three distinct cultures work together perfectly for Raba Sbeih-Rosales.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Wavy Hair

A dramatic revelation explains why Natalia Espinoza looks different than her siblings.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

'It's Just Oakland'

Medardo Gaytan says it should be "not in Oakland."



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Forget the 0.1%

Maribel Carrazco would rather focus on the other 99.9 percent.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Blushing

Laura Martinez's emotions are on display in crimson red.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

A Voice for the Voiceless -- KONY 2012

Youth using social media can bring justice, according to Khawlah Al-olefi.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

A Lifestyle, Not a Diet

Being a vegetarian is all about saving animals for Jocelyn Olivares.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Immigrating to the U.S.

Guicela Sanchez takes a harrowing journey to come to the United States.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Unconditional Love

"Rotten teenager" Guadalupe Martinez experiences true love from her mother.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

More Than Just Immature

Eliott Ahumada says adults should remember that they were also kids once.



Perspectives | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Rolling Motivations

David Ortiz-Alejandre gets up from the falls and keeps on skateboarding.



Perspectives | Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

It Still Sticks Like Glue

Ashley Hunter stuck it out through the bullying and name calling.