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Laura Robledo

Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.

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We Need to Find Flight 370 To Give Families Closure

Do Now Round-Ups | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need to Find Flight 370 To Give Families Closure

Last week, students across the nation discussed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in our #DoNow370 post. We asked students, Why is it important to find answers to what happened to the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? Do you think the media’s coverage helps the search? What questions does this mystery raise?

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A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Do Now Round-Ups | April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Can a Venn Diagram be classified as art? The past couple of weeks, students discussed this question in our #DoNowVenn post. We asked students, Can a Venn diagram become art? What transforms a data collection tool into fine art? What are the elements needed to allow for this transformation?

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Women Have the Right to Choose

Do Now Round-Ups | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women Have the Right to Choose

Last week, students across the nation tackled one of the most controversial topics in America: abortion. In our #DoNowAbortion post, we asked students Should the government (federal or state) be able to stop a woman from getting an abortion? If so, why? If not, should there be at least some restrictions on abortion procedures? Why or why not?

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Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

Do Now Round-Ups | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

During the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not the government should invest their time and money into creating the Keystone XL pipeline in our #DoNowKeystone post. We asked students, Do you think the Obama administration should approve the Keystone XL pipeline? Why or Why not? What information should be considered in making this decision?

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The World of Crochet with Olek

Art School | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World of Crochet with Olek

Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.

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We Need A Higher Minumum Wage

Do Now Round-Ups | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need A Higher Minumum Wage

Are American workers in need of a raise? Last week, students across the country debated about whether or not the minimum wage should be increased in our #DoNowWages post. We asked students What is an appropriate minimum wage for where you live? In other words, what is the basic amount of pay per hour that a worker in your city would need to earn in order to make ends meet?

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A Visualization of How The Drought is Impacting California’s Reservoirs

What's New in News & Civics! | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Visualization of How The Drought is Impacting California’s Reservoirs

California is home to a number of reservoirs and dams that provide water and power to surrounding cities and farms. However, as 2013 proved to be one of the driest years, the sources of water are not as plentiful as they have been in past years. KQED’s The Lowdown takes a closer look at how the drought impacted the level of water in reservoirs.

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Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Do Now Round-Ups | April 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Love them or hate them, selfies have become one of the most common ways people express themselves on social media. But can there be a deeper significance behind selfies? Within the past couple of weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not a selfie is a form of creative expression or narcissism in our #DoNowSelfies post. We asked students Do you think selfies are a form of creative expression that communicate a message? Or do you see them as bad-quality photos posted online by narcissists? Or somewhere in between? Would you consider them an updated version of the artistic self portrait, visual communication, or something else?

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At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Art School | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.

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Prescription Pills Are Too Accessible

Do Now Round-Ups | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prescription Pills Are Too Accessible

Last week, students across the nation discussed prescription drug abuse and ways we should address the issue. In our #DoNowPills post, we asked students Why do you think prescription painkiller abuse is more of a problem in certain areas? What does prescription drug abuse look like where you live? What do you think could be done to address the problem?

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