Guiding Question: How can we reduce the number of stray dogs in our community?
Title of Investigation: Abandoned dogs in our community
Central Argument: Dogs and cats should be spayed and neutered because it is healthier for them and makes them less aggressive and less stray animals on the streets will need to find homes.
Research Team: Angel Visencio, Sezar Navejar, Damien Farias, Uriel Nieto, Noelly Acevedo, Jason Salamanca, Sadie Robinson
Teacher Facilitator: Ms. Daniels
Guiding Question: Why are our fellow students harming themselves and why isn’t anyone doing anything about it?
Title of Investigation: They hurt me...so I hurt myself
Central Argument: Schools are not aware or supporting students that are harming themselves even though the majority of the situations that are caused on campus.
Research Team: Salina Langer, Bianca Cobbs, Makayle Nichols
Teacher Facilitator: Mr. Davis
Guiding Question: How can we change the culture of our school as it relates to bullying?
Title of Investigation: Empowering bullies through therapy
Central Argument: Therapy can be used to address some of the underlying causes of bullying behavior
Student Research Team: Isaiah Collier, Dayanara Cortez Lopez, Yammilet Montez, Brenda Soria, Simone Williams
Teacher Facilitator: Ms. Edwards
Guiding Question: Are there healthy food restaurant choices in my community?
Title of Investigation: Using mathematical reasoning to solve problems
Central Argument: Health food options exist in our community, however this depends on one’s choices.
Student Research Team: Kate Velasquez, Citlaly Adams, Catheryn Lopez
Teacher Facilitator: Ms. Parsee
Guiding Question: What are solutions we can use to keep the school restrooms clean?
Title of Investigation: School restrooms
Central Argument: If students care about the school than the cleanliness of restrooms should be reflected accordingly
Student Research Team: Axel Acevedo, Steven De La Pena, Brianna Penaloza-Cruz, Jnanya Shingleton
Teacher Facilitator: Mrs. Valentine
Guiding Question: Why should we address social inequality in our community and society?
Title of Investigation: Social inequality
Central Argument: Social inequality creates different experiences for everyone.
Student Research Team: Jakobe Staton, Diego Garcia, Mar’Karjae Pugh, Claudia Cabrera, Samantha Villa
Teacher Facilitator: Mr. Conde
Guiding Question: Are illegal drugs more accessible to students in our community?
Title of Investigation: Illegal drugs within reach
Central Argument: Children in low-income communities have easy access to drugs
Student Research Team: Jentoria Lee, Imunique Young, Abril Bolainz, Jeffrey Guzman, Brandon Ramirez
Teacher Facilitator: Ms. Aguirre-Wasser