Bryant Phan, a student-blogger, is in 10th grade at Life Academy. -Katy
Hello. This is my first time blogging since the school year has started. Is it just me or is this school year passing by extremely fast? We’ll be getting our second report cards in about three weeks or so.
Recently, I transferred from MetWest to LIFE Academy. So far, I’ve been feeling pretty good about the school. However, I really miss the sense of community at MetWest.
It is also pretty ridiculous that we have to share a building with two middle schools. Because of this, we don’t have off campus lunch and the school lunches aren’t necessarily very delicious. I’ve tried to bring my own lunch but I get tired of eating sandwiches everyday. The school cafeteria has promised to serve better lunch but has not fulfilled their promise. I don’t know if it’s because LIFE Academy is on a middle school campus or because LIFE Academy is a public high school in Oakland, but the lunch that is being served isn’t very nutritious. What do you think is the best way to put pressure on the school so they will serve better food?
Alright, back to the positive side of school. I believe that school is much more than learning Math, Science, History, and English. I believe that school is about or should be about learning how to build a community and how to be successful in the “Real World.” Hopefully, by next week, I am going to start a Poetry Club that will involve LIFE Academy itself and the other two middle schools, Peralta Creek and United For Success. My idea for the Poetry Club is about trying to elevate student voice through art through any form of poetry, whether it is Spoken Word or Structured Poetry. The club will also inform people about things that are happening all around the world. I’ve learned recently that art communities are really strong and I think this would be a good way to start to build a community at a high school/ middle school. This club will have a “teacher adviser” but the club will be run by students.
I’ll continue this blog later on…
Tell me what you think!