Black History and My Life

Black History and My Life

by Dai’Jah Franklin a student at Oracle Charter high school, in Buffalo, NY As black people we have always had a hard time. In America we have had to deal with slavery and segregation. This took a huge toll on black people but we rose above it. We showed America that we were good for […]

A Look at Minecraft

A Look at Minecraft

By:William Koschnick, a student at Oracle Charter School in Buffalo,NY Nowadays  the videogame world is becoming quite amazing, with the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 now out. Everyone seems to want to make games for these consoles, yet the indie games are also becoming popular. The most popular indie game is Minecraft, out for […]

That Was Then

That Was Then

I wrote “That Was Then” after studying the Bubonic Plague also known as the Black Death in my history class at Oracle Charter high school. This virus wiped out almost 50% of the population worldwide. Once you contracted the virus you would probably have a week or less to live, and there were painful symptoms.

If Only

If Only

I trusted him. I trusted him a lot. He was my everything. He knew he was my everything. He made me feel safe, like nothing could go wrong and nothing bad could ever happen to me.

Students Stereotyped

Students Stereotyped

Stereotyping is not an isolated incident. Our students face this reality often. Many in our community, and the area at large, perceive that our young men and women can’t succeed in school because of the dysfunction of urban school districts.

Mrs. James – by Daijah Franklin

Mrs. James – by Daijah Franklin

Mrs. James Point Of View, by Dai’Jah, a student at Oracle Charter high school based on “Mrs. James” by Alice Childress   Hi my name is Dai’Jah and I wrote a story about “the help” in the 1950’s and 60’s. In my ELA class we were learning about the Harlem Renaissance. African Americans were starting to […]