I’m gonna do Nanowrimo. I just decided.
I mean, I haven’t written anything in forever. I couldn’t complete it both times I tried in high school. And this is my first year of grad school and I’m crazy busy.
But I just have this feeling. This is the year is the year.
I’m already outlining.
YOU GUYS THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
Chief Jackson and the Ferguson police intentionally caused real harm tonight. Faked compassion then police swooped in & brutalized people.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing)September 26, 2014
Apparently a “suspect” shot at a police officer shooting him in the arm
He was indeed shot via the news
Protesters say that the “suspect” was shot and killed
Looking for more information
Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!
You can sign the petition here.
Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.
Yesterday I spent 3+ hours protesting with more than 400 students that go to my school alone. That doesn’t include the other high schools that participated in the Jeffco district. It got more publicity than we were expecting and we’re grateful for that, but to keep this going would be great. If you agree and are against the censorship of AP US History classes please click on the link and sign the petition.
I fervently hope your efforts to protect your history education are successful. I’ve noticed a lot of the articles are trying to pretend that “kids just want to skip class”, and I think it’s disrespectful and dismissive. The petition is almost at its goal, so I hope people continue to sign it.
The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.
The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body weight, and “Fitness”,…
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i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape
So I’ve been working out pretty regularly lately. This is good, as I wanted to lose a little weight (for totally healthy reasons).
However, I have just moved to San Diego, where it is hot and a little humid. But because they recognize here in SD that it is not (relatively) that hot (especially in comparison to godforsaken sauna I left behind in NOLA), nothing here is air conditioned. Not my apartment, not my classrooms, and apparently not the gym.
I got off the elliptical 15 min ago. I am still dripping sweat so badly it’s like I got caught outside in the rain.
Sorry, I know that’s gross, but this is seriously the most I’ve sweated in my entire life.
does anyone else literally get stressed out by how many shows they need to watch like
- "oh is the second season of that out?"
- "but i need to watch that one too-"
- "but all of my friends are telling me to watch that one"
d’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos & Porthos (BBC’s The Musketeers).
“A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it.
Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”Happy September 1st, y’all!