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“I didn’t start publishing Pennsylvania’s Orange Street News so that people would think I’m cute. I want to get the truth to people, even if it makes grownups mad,” says 9-year-old Hilde Kate Lysiak, publisher of and reporter for the Orange Street News.

After reporting on a suspected homicide in Selinsgrove, Pa., Hilde was harassed by “disgusted” adults commenting on her site, saying her time would be better spent at tea parties and playing with dolls. 

Hilde has something to say, and she takes no prisoners, firing back at her aging critics, with a video and in her column for the Guardian

Watch on stansmythologies.tumblr.com

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_LZnx1-tB8)

GUYS, STFU ABOUT JASHI FOR A SECOND! GUARDIAN CONFIRMED!!!!! LOOK AT THE AREA, IT’S ALL BROKEN ROBOTS, JUST LIKE THE AREA THAT THE GUARDIAN IS IN!!!

EAAAAAAH

The decision to learn a foreign language is to me an act of friendship. It is indeed a holding out of the hand. It’s not just a route to negotiation. It’s also to get to know you better, to draw closer to you and your culture, your social manners and your way of thinking.
[Teaching] a foreign language is an act of commitment, generosity and mediation.

It’s a promise to educate – yes – and to equip. But also to awaken; to kindle a flame that you hope will never go out; to guide your pupils towards insights, ideas and revelations that they would never have arrived at

—  John le Carré, in an article for The Guardian