a year in an american high school

basic japanese high school schedule for you, fic writers

  • students attend class from monday thru saturday, with saturday being a half day. sundays are off
  • the high school day usually runs from 8:30am to 3pm, but many students stay after for after school clubs or attend cram school in the evening
  • the school year runs from april to march with a summer break come the end of july. first term is from april to july, second term is from september to december, and third term runs from january to march
  • your favorite high school anime doesn’t have separate classrooms for no reason. japanese students don’t rotate classes like american students do; instead, they have a fixed classroom and class number (i.e., 3-A), and the teachers do the rotating
  • they also don’t have the same classes every day
  • they do still have homeroom teachers; however, “homeroom” is more of a class meeting at the end of the day rather than at the beginning
  • the students are required to help clean the school at the end of the school day before clubs start
  • school uniforms are a thing for high schoolers. dress code used to be much stricter but recently they’ve allowed more basic alterations to the uniform
  • please stop writing them like american schools you’re embarrassing yourself

mseyeon  asked:

wait can you please explain in a short paragraph or something what @hivliving did? I don’t quite understand :/

Hivliving was a semi-popular tumblr blog that talked about serophobia (discrimination against people with HIV), gave resources on HIV, and discoursed. There were two mods, Israa and Naj.

Israa (supposedly) was a married, nonbinary and bisexual Chinese-Pakistani human trafficking survivor living in India with HIV. Naj (supposedly) was a lesbian of color from the United States with congenital HIV whose main was @allolesbean. They presented themselves as experts on HIV and have asked for donations before to help them survive.

None of these things are true. One person ran Hivliving, a white American college student that did not have HIV. They pervasively lied about their entire identity for years, betrayed many people’s trust, and made money off of it. Hivliving has since confessed to their actions on both that bloand their main.

Why did they fabricate an entire identity? Because they wanted to justify themselves writing an HIV-centric modern high school AU Hamilton fanfiction. They then posited themselves as an expert on HIV for discourse credentials.

Their actions are deeply immoral and crude: the blatant lying about sensitive topics and identities for years, the financial gain, the abuse of followers’ trusts.  I’m having trouble expressing how tactless, upsetting, and wrong their actions are, but that’s the gist of it. All over some fanfic.

Amandla Stenberg Is a Voice for the Future
Neo-feminist, biracial, post-gender . . . eighteen-year-old actress and commentator Amandla Stenberg is an inspired, eloquent voice for the future.

“I don’t think gender even exists.” It’s a sunny day in Los Angeles, and the eighteen-year-old actor Amandla Stenberg is sitting under a flowering tree in the backyard of her rented bungalow in West L.A., very much living up to her reputation as the wokest teenager alive. “My sexuality’s very fluid and my gender is very fluid,” says Stenberg, who is petite and cherubic at five feet three, dressed in black denim overalls and a purple-and-white thrift-store shirt, her hair cropped short for her latest movie. “I don’t think of myself as statically a girl.”

Stenberg was already known for playing Rue in 2012’s The Hunger Games when, two years ago, a video she made for a high school class went viral online. Titled “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows,” it’s a romping Internet mash-up in which Stenberg delivers a thesis worthy of an American-studies dissertation in four and a half minutes flat: The adoption of the hairstyle by non-black pop stars such as Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry is part of a larger appropriation of black culture that divorces its aesthetics from the struggle that produced them. Narrating on-camera with the confidence of a trial lawyer, Stenberg closes her case with a pointed question: “What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?”

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Niobe: She Is Life by Amandla Steberg and Sebastian A. Jones

As someone who took 4 years of Latin in high school (and loved it), I am frankly confused and annoyed that fucking LATIN was a course option, but American Sign Language wasn’t. 

The Anti-Myth Masterpost

Out of sheer boredom and frustration, I’ve compiled a list of dumb things antis say and some facts to contradict them. Though I don’t think antis actually pay attention, they just vomit nonsense and never stick around for a rebuttal, here goes nothing anyway. Because I am tired of seeing good, pure people being harassed and sent death threats by these crazies. So here we go.

Anti-Myth: Otayuri is pedophilia.

Fact: Pedophilia is legally defined as attraction to or sex with a minor under the age of 13

Anti-Myth: Yurio is still a minor.

Fact: Yurio is now 16, the legal age of consent in Russia. He and whatever partner he chooses, as long as his partner is over the age of 16, is within their legal right. 

Anti-Myth: 16 year olds brains are not developed enough to comprehend sex.

Fact: A 16 year old can understand sex. Hell, even a 15 year old can. Teens at 15 or 16 hop into bed with older teens all the time–even I did. It’s actually normal. Plus, 16 is a far more common legal age of consent in the developed world anyway, this is not some perverted law by Russia and Kazakhstan, it’s actually very very normal. Even in Canada, 16 is the legal age of consent. If you’re American, respect your own laws, but we’re talking about A. fiction, and B. another country.

Anti-Myth: Otabek is too old for Yurio.

Fact: Otabek is literally 2.5 years older than Yurio. They’d literally be a junior and senior in high school, which happens all the time. It did with me, it did with countless others, and none of us were being abused. Plus, Otabek is not technically an adult, he’s still a teen himself. Same with JJ, if that is your ship. 

Anti-Myth: Shippers are disgusting because they are forcing Yurio into a sexual relationship and don’t respect their friendship.

Fact: Dude, if you want to see them as platonic friends, go ahead, no one is stopping you. Secondly, I’ve never met a shipper who doesn’t enjoy their friendship as being the stable building block of their relationship. For you, the relationship stops there. For us, we go on to see them as starting a romance after they’re ready. It’s all about the friendship, we just add to it.

Anti-Myth: Shippers like to sexualize 15 year olds. 

Fact: Well, maybe a few do. I mean, that’s what happens in big fandoms, you get some bad apples, especially if they come from countries themselves where the consenting age is 14 or something. But many, many shippers do not. They usually ‘sexualize’ Yurio when he’s a little older, or like to imagine him a little older when he starts becoming intimate. Plus it’s not just us, the creators and animators of the show have been sexing up Yurio for months now in official art, and with WTTM flashing his nipples and abs–I mean, don’t blame us.

Anti-Myth: Otayuri conditions children to think pedophilia is normal.

Fact: First of all, no it doesn’t. Yet again, pedophilia is any relationship where one is over the consenting age, and the other is under the age of 13. Which is not happening here. It may give them the impression that 16/18 is normal, and yeah it is, especially in many developed countries. If you have a problem with that, take it up with them, not us. This really should not be a hard concept. Also it’s FICTION. Do people jump into bed with their siblings after watching Game Of Thrones? No, because they’re not idiots. Not everything is based on American laws. This is an anime, written by a Japanese woman, made in Japan, and a lot of anime sexualizes young teens. No otaku I know of are hoping into bed with kids because of anime, unless they were already pedophiles. It doesn’t develop with a goddamn cartoon.

Anti-Myth: I’m uncomfortable with this ship because when I was younger I was abused by–

Fact: Okay, stop right there. I will try and explain this the best way I can. Whatever happened to you in your past is tragic and I do sympathize (one of my cousins was abused when she was younger so I know the horrors of dealing with that), but I’m sorry, it has nothing to do with shipping two teenagers. You’re imagining abuse, despite nothing canonically abusive happening. Otabek would never hurt Yurio. He’s no pervert. See, Americans who prey on 15 and 16 year olds do so because they KNOW it’s illegal. That’s why they do it. But if you’re from a country where, once again, the legal age of consent is 16, there is no abusive mindset. It’s normal behavior. There is no perversion or predatory behavior, because it’s not illegal. I do understand you being uncomfortable and it bringing up memories for you, but the reality of the situation is there is no actual abuse, and you really must try and understand that. This is literally like saying I can’t post pics of dogs because you were bit once, and that I’m condoning you being bit or something. It’s not true, nor is it fair to me, I just like dogs. But I do hope you find peace in your life.

All this being said, I will admit I use to be an anti myself. For about ten minutes, until I realized all this stuff and I knew I was being silly. And hey, there is a good chance Otayuri could become canon after everything we’ve seen, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for that by trying to understand these points I’ve made. It’s not too late to see things differently and to be a decent human being.

Opinion | Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich
Forget the 1 percent for a moment. It’s the top fifth that rules.
By Richard V. Reeves

When I was growing up, my mother would sometimes threaten my brother and me with elocution lessons. It is no secret that how you talk matters a lot in a class-saturated society like the United Kingdom. Peterborough, our increasingly diverse hometown, was prosperous enough, but not upscale. Six in 10 of the city’s residents voted for Brexit — a useful inverse poshness indicator. (In Thursday’s general election, Peterborough returned a Labour MP for the first time since 2001.)

Our mother, from a rural working-class background herself, wanted us to be able to rise up the class ladder, unencumbered by the wrong accent. The elocution lessons never materialized, but we did have to attend ballroom dancing lessons on Saturday mornings. She didn’t want us to put a foot wrong there, either.

As it turned out, my brother and I did just fine, in no small part because of the stable, loving, middle-class home in which we were raised. Any lingering working-class traces in my own accent were wiped away by three disinfectant years at Oxford. My wife claims they resurface when I drink, but she doesn’t know what she’s talking about — she’s American.

I always found the class consciousness of Britain depressing. It is one of the reasons we brought our British-born sons to America. Here, class is quaint, something to observe in wonder through imported TV shows like “Downton Abbey” or “The Crown.”

So imagine my horror at discovering that the United States is more calcified by class than Britain, especially toward the top. The big difference is that most of the people on the highest rung in America are in denial about their privilege. The American myth of meritocracy allows them to attribute their position to their brilliance and diligence, rather than to luck or a rigged system. At least posh people in England have the decency to feel guilty.

In Britain, it is politically impossible to be prime minister and send your children to the equivalent of a private high school. Even Old Etonian David Cameron couldn’t do it. In the United States, the most liberal politician can pay for a lavish education in the private sector. Some of my most progressive friends send their children to $30,000-a-year high schools. The surprise is not that they do it. It is that they do it without so much as a murmur of moral disquiet.

Beneath a veneer of classlessness, the American class reproduction machine operates with ruthless efficiency. In particular, the upper middle class is solidifying. This favored fifth at the top of the income distribution, with an average annual household income of $200,000, has been separating from the 80 percent below. Collectively, this top fifth has seen a $4 trillion-plus increase in pretax income since 1979, compared to just over $3 trillion for everyone else. Some of those gains went to the top 1 percent. But most went to the 19 percent just beneath them.

The rhetoric of “We are the 99 percent” has in fact been dangerously self-serving, allowing people with healthy six-figure incomes to convince themselves that they are somehow in the same economic boat as ordinary Americans, and that it is just the so-called super rich who are to blame for inequality.

Politicians and policy wonks worry about the persistence of poverty across generations, but affluence is inherited more strongly. Most disturbing, we now know how firmly class positions are being transmitted across generations. Most of the children born into households in the top 20 percent will stay there or drop only as far as the next quintile. As Gary Solon, one of the leading scholars of social mobility, put it recently, “Rather than a poverty trap, there seems instead to be more stickiness at the other end: a ‘wealth trap,’ if you will.”

There’s a kind of class double-think going on here. On the one hand, upper-middle-class Americans believe they are operating in a meritocracy (a belief that allows them to feel entitled to their winnings); on the other hand, they constantly engage in antimeritocratic behavior in order to give their own children a leg up. To the extent that there is any ethical deliberation, it usually results in a justification along the lines of “Well, maybe it’s wrong, but everyone’s doing it.”

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people are jerks, but not you (pietro maximoff)

Originally posted by imaginecabin

((exciting!! first non-request!! i hope you like it lots and feel free to send requests!!)

(note: I hc the Maximoffs as Eastern-European Jews who moved to the US (which is true in the comics but never addressed in the films)).

(warnings for non-descriptive mentions of blood, bullying, xenophobia, food)

Pietro Django Maximoff has never been popular. 

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Love your blog, your recommendations give me so much happiness. I was wondering if you could compile a list of School/college AU, especially with lots of pining between victor and yuuri <3 that would be amazing!

I love this AU! Thanks for requesting this, everyone! 

Originally posted by studioghiblishy

High School AU

gays on ink: an epic love story by thankyouforexisting, Teen, 5.6k
Yuuri looks up from where he’s wringing his hands together in his lap, nervous, heart beating way too fast, and looks at his 73 copyrighted Victor Nikiforov posters, and the framed picture by his bed, and the copies of Victor’s artwork that he’s got lying on his nightstand. “Maybe it would be better to go somewhere else,” he chokes out, a bit strangled. Awesome highschool AU!

Viktor Nikiforov: Life Coach™ by greengoblin1, Teen, 18k (WIP)
Yuuri was comfortable in his second year of high school, until he agrees to an arrangement from a new (annoyingly attractive) transfer student. Whoever gave Viktor Nikiforov the idea of becoming a Life Coach™ has a lot to answer for. Thumbs up!

Rhythm of Love by caneeljoy, Teen, 43k
Yuuri Katsuki is your average loner American high schooler. Yuuri tries desperately to keep his parents from knowing about his budding dance career, and to keep Viktor from knowing about his massive crush on him. LOVE!

The Accidental Confession by SpillAllTheTea, Gen, 1.9k
A short High School AU where Victor and Yuuri have to work together on a school project. Cute one shot!

Ice skating hearts by April4444Key, Teen, 12k (WIP)
Katsuki Yuri has spent his entire high school career flying under the radar but all that changes when a new Russian exchange student comes to town and decides to help him revive the school’s discontinued ice skating club. Definetly recommend!

The Eye Of Bliss by treasures and trinkets (hookedswan), Gen, 633 words
In a world where your eye color changes to match your soulmate’s hair color, Yuuri Katsuki meets the Russian exchange student Viktor Nikiforov, (who constantly dyes his hair.) Cute one shot!

Then you should have put a ring on it by ObsidianAbyss, Teen,  15k
Recently, it’s become a trend for students to exchange rings with their significant others. Although Yuuri is very much single and uninterested, he wears a pretty ring that mostly goes unnoticed by his peers. That is until Victor Nikiforov starts wearing an exact copy of Yuuri’s ring and flaunts it around. OMG SO GOOD!

A wager most simple by astralelegies, Teen, 7.1k
“Victor Nikiforov checks his perfect hair in the reflection on the microwave while he’s heating up his lunch,” Yuuri scoffs. “There’s no way he and I are even close to being in the same league.”  I’M SOBBING THIS IS SO GOOD

star fire and silver by elesssar, Gen, 38k
Not the stars in the sky, but the stars on the stage – or: in a high school production of Romeo & Juliet, Yuuri Katsuki is cast as Juliet. His long-time crush and the golden boy of the theatre department Viktor Nikiforov is cast as Romeo. The problem is, Yuuri can’t tell if Viktor’s flirtatiousness is just method acting, or if it might be something more. High school theatre AU!!!!!!!!!!! Love!!!!

A Typical Schoolday by racing_cupido, Not Rated, 1.3k
Yuuri reflects on his new life in Russia and just has one of his typical school days. Very cute!

Surprises From A Cute Dancer by SugarRose22, Teen, 2.6k
Viktor Nikiforov is captain of the St. Petersburg High School football team. Viktor is always one to surprise people, but what happens when he gets surprised instead? Dancer!Yuuri and football player!Victor… cAN YOU HEAR MY SCREAMS OMGOMG

The Secret Lives of Catholic School Boys series by
violetlolitapop, Teen, 35k (4 works)
A series of Victuuri short works of them in high school! Rec’d by @cajuncherrybee!

With so many people from around the world talking about there experiences in school, it can be a little confusing to figure out what it all means. All states have different standards so things can vary a lot, but here’s a general guide to help you figure out what the heck your American friends are talking about.

Read on after the cut to learn more about grade levels, classes, high school, college, and a lot more!

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Brave Williams from New York is just 17 but is already 7ft 1 and growing

Towering over his teammates at 7ft 1in tall, 17-year-old Brave Williams is hoping his height can help propel him to sporting stardom.

The 400lb senior at Lake Shore High School in Angola, New York, is already a highly-regarded member of his high school basketball and American football teams.

And the youngster is now setting his sights on winning a much-coveted college athletic scholarship.

‘When I was five years old, I was like 5ft 3in.’

'The teachers thought I was actually a second grader, so they put me in the wrong class for about an hour before they realised their mistake.’

'I had to tell them that I was just starting school.’

However, Brave very nearly didn’t make it to even his first birthday - he had to be delivered via caesarian because the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck.

'The doctors tried to pull me out three times before they were going to take more drastic measures. But as soon as my dad touched my mom’s forehead, I let go, and the doctors got me out,’ Brave told high school sports site MaxPreps.

'My dad instantly named me Brave because I needed a strong name.’

Specialists were concerned that he might be suffering from a form of gigantism known as Sotos syndrome, but tests done at three months and again at three years came back clear - much to the relief of his mother Angela.

She said: 'Every day he grew more and more, so that was when I got worried.

'To finally get the word that you have just got a tall kid was really relieving to say the least.’

Brave is now 7ft 1in tall - the same as Basketball Hall of Fame legend Shaquille O'Neal - but experts predict will be 7ft 5in by the time he stops growing, the same size as his great-great uncle.

Brave said: 'He made a pine tree look like a sapling. So, I think that’s where I got most of my height from.’

Born of African-American and Native American heritage, Brave lives on the Cattaraugus Reservation in the Seneca Nation of Indians.

The tall teen sleeps in a custom-made bed, although his feet still dangle off the end, and wears size 21 shoes.

While Brave’s size makes him killer on the court, it does also attract unwelcome attention in the form of stares and comments.

Mom Angela said: 'It was tough for me when my son turned five because then he had to go to school and I had to share him with the world.

'It was hard because he is sensitive and people stare, they look, they point.

'Now he’ll take the time to talk to everybody, people ask him the same questions over and over again - “How tall are you? Are you a wrestler? Are you this? Are you that?” And he just takes the time to respond, that’s his special gift.’

Brave is now determined to go on and become a pro athlete, but says he wants to go to college and complete his studies first - and would like to major in engineering.

And for 5ft 9in Angela, Brave’s stature is more than just an accident of genetics.

'I thought about my son being tall for a long time, and I think there is a reason why he’s so tall - because it gets him noticed and makes people listen to him,’ she added.

'But the rest is what matters, what really makes him special. I know he’s going to do big things.’


What Matters | Billy Hargrove

Request: 57 with billy???? Please!! (Anon)

Prompt: “No one, and nothing, can take me away from you.”

Word Count: 1573

A/N: Hope you enjoy! Bit of a time jump (any excuse to change Billy’s hair). I know the ending kind of sucked but I didn’t know how to finish it. I’m not american so I don’t really know how collage works particually collage in the 80′s so if anything is wrong just pretend. I probably won’t be able to fill any prompts tomorrow but will hopefully get a few down the day after 

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high school english class gothic

-The commas never, end. They, are everywhere. Does anything, make, sense anymore

-You read Macbeth. Your teacher gives you a test. It is supposed to be on Romeo and Juliet. All of the questions are on Hamlet. You have never read Hamlet.

-Your english teacher does not speak. Everything that he writes on the board is broken up into syllables. There is no punctuation.

-Your textbook contains nothing but The Raven. It is printed over fifty times. The person sitting next to you claims that their textbook only has The Yellow Wallpaper. The teacher only talks about Shakespeare.

-The board is covered with words you don’t know. The teacher sits at his desk and gestures to the board. He tells you to get to get to work, but you don’t understand what he is saying because he is speaking too loudly.

-You grade a freshman’s timed essay. There are only two paragraphs. They are both on a book that doesn’t exist.

-You come across a sentence. It never ends. You die of old age before you finish reading the sentence.

-The bell rings. Your class stands up. The bell rings. Your class sits down. The bell rings. Your class stands up. The bell rings. Your class sits down. The bell ri

-No one knows what “quotation marks” are. “No one” knows how to use them.

-You want to improve your poetry. Your teacher tells you that the only way to do so is to stand on your head.

-In your room sits every book that was ever assigned to you in school. They cover everything. There is no room in your bed for you to sleep, so you stay at school and sleep at your desk in the english classroom. The lights never turn off.

How important is it to have a role model?

A new working paper puts some numbers to that question.

Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys’ probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, the study found.

And by high school, African-American students, both boys and girls, who had one African-American teacher had much stronger expectations of going to college. Keep in mind, this effect was observed seven to ten years after the experience of having just one black teacher.

Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School

Illustration: LA Johnson/NPR

Les Mis Fandom Throwback
  • Right before the movie came out all of the edits were the character posters. ALL OF THEM
  • The “Great” Ship War between the Enjolras/Grantaire fans and the Enjolras/Eponine fans was the wildest thing to ever happen. 
  • Also Eponine/Combeferre was a pretty common ship
  • There was some really weird stuff with Azelma/Grantaire in the Eponine/Enjolras fics or sometimes Azelma/Feuilly. It was weird
  • A LOT of fics made Cosette seem like a raging bitch to Eponine
  • Also a lot of making Marius seem like a complete idiot who didn’t realize how terrible Cosette was and who led Eponine on
  • Before Courfeyrac/Combeferre there was a lot of Courfeyrac/Jehan which still holds a special place in my heart
  • Montparnasse was almost always Eponine’s abusive ex-boyfriend
  • More High School AUs than College AUs
  • Even though it isn’t explicitly stated, almost all the AUs take place in the US. American High School system/culture
  • A lot of AUs where Valjean and Fantine raised Cosette together

That’s all I really remember but if you remember anything from 3+ years ago feel free to add on

Thin Mints and Menthol (Part II) (Steve Harrington x Reader)

PART 1   


Pairings: Steve Harrington x Reader

Summary:  It’s set a year after Season 2 has finished and you’re a senior in high school who’s often getting into trouble with the law for petty crimes. And Hopper usually gets you out of trouble. Then one night the new officer Steve Harrington joins him. 

Words: 2.2k (i just didn’t know when to stop apparently)

Warnings:  Mild swearing, mild mentions of smoking, abusive behavior.

A/N: This is the second part to my series ‘Thin Mints and Menthol’, I got so many requests for a second part! Also I’m not American and I don’t smoke, so if I got any terminology wrong I’m sorry! I’m really thankful for all the amazing feedback. If you want a next part or to be tagged in future parts, let me know! Hope you enjoy!!

“And where the fuck have you been?”

His harsh voice startles You turned your head to face the man in front of you, his vice like grip on your wrist feeling like it could almost snap your bone. You winced slightly due to the pressure. You wince and whimper slightly, like a kicked puppy. It’s your Dad.

“Daddy, I’m sorry, I was studying at… Nancy Wheeler’s house and I forgot the time.”

“So why did Jim Hopper drop you off home?” You pause, you can feel the heat rising in your cheeks. A dead giveaway.

“H-h-he saw me walking home in t-the dark and offered my a ride home on his way back to the station.” The grip on your wrist loosened, you could see his anger slowly subsiding. Apparently your lie is good enough to fool him. An almost devilish grin creeps across his face. He places a wet kiss onto your cheek, the smell of alcohol is suffocating. You gip as the smell of beer and body odour hit your nose as he pulls you into a hug. Coughing slightly as he does so to cover how disgusted you feel.

“Sorry Daddy, I’m really tired and I need a bath before I go to bed. May I be excused?” You ask politely, almost whispering, wary that anything could set him off again. Suddenly you feel his dirty nails dig into your back. As quickly as they do, he releases you again. His Cheshire Cat smile still plastered across his face, dirty yellowing teeth reside in his mouth, like mismatched gravestones. His face is unshaven, greasy and definitely unwashed. He looms over you threateningly, processing the question you had just asked him

“Sure.” He says finally as he saunters slowly over into the kitchen. You watch him as he opens the run-down green fridge and pulls out another beer. He starts to turn around but before he can face you, you’re running up the stairs to escape his gaze. You quickly dash into your room closing the door carefully so you don’t disturb him and cause him more anger. Tears spill from your eyes and cascade down your cheeks splashing onto you blouse. Breathing in unsteadily, you wait till the volume on the TV downstairs increases. Safety.

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Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions
A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.

Why on earth would you want someone who beats their wife to have access to a gun?”

11 years old,  Ames Mayfield, asked a Republican Working for the NRA Terrorist Front.

Proud, Anti-Abortion Pro-Mass Shooting, White Supremacist Sen.Vicki Marble (Republican )(Colorado) DEMANDED that the Brave Junior High School Student, be Removed from His Troop, to Punish him for Being Smarter than Her (and Half of Voting Americans).

My high school theater class is insane this year. One of my friends did a Russian accent for the entire class (she sounded like Liza Koshy). So I did a British accent for the entire class and said I was “Regina, an exchange student from London.”. Note that I’m American.

Anyway, so we do the hokey pokey every single class. Instead of singing it normally, my friend sang it as “the Putin Pokey”. In response, my other friend yells (In regards to Russia): “YOU PUT YOUR COMMUNISM IN, YOU PUT YOUR COMMUNISM OUT, YOU PUT YOUR COMMUNISM IN AND YOU SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT, YOU DO THE RUSSIAN TWIST AND YOU TURN YOURSELF AROUND, THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.” Our theater teacher looked at us like we had lost our minds. Then later in class, he grabs this other guy’s leg, and yells “ANAKIN! YOU WERE LIKE A BROTHER TO ME!”

He’s also in a group with me and three other girls for our scriptwriting project. He plays the protagonist, who banishes my character (who is his evil aunt). When he banishes me, he yells “BEGONE, THOT!”

Anyway, so my friend who did the Russian accent is, like me, a liberal. And we, being in high school, while taking politics seriously, are not free of acting like we are on SNL.

Here are some of the highlights of what was said during this:

“No, no, I am Russian spy.”

Me: “Did you hack the US election?”
Her: “I cannot say, no, no, I am Russian spy.”
Me: “Ok…”

“Vladimir Putin is my best friend. On weekend we go fishing shirtless.”

Her: “You Americans are so strange!”
Me: “I’m not even American, I’m from London.”

“I sleep on floor with goat.”

Ahh… the American public education system.

is anyone else freaking out

so, it is 2017




(American rev never happened but Britannia moved to North America SO)





p.s. Shout out to the peeps who seem to think this is an earnest attempt at trenchant political commentary/a post meant to be taken seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

studyblr introduction!

Hi! I’m Penelope! I’ve been lurking on the studyblr tag for a while, and I’m honestly so so impressed with the kindness, intellect, creativity, and sheer amount of dedication the community has for learning new things! I honestly love school so much, but the past year was a bit rough due to both personal drama and excessive procrastination, which I hope to resolve with this studyblr! 

A bit about me:

  • I’ll be a high school junior this upcoming fall (yikes)
  • I live in the Eastern USA
  • I’m Chinese-American and bilingual in English and Mandarin
  • I’m a proud Slytherin, Thunderbird, and INTJ

Stuff I like:

  • BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! Some of my favorites are A Tale of Two Cities, the Six of Crows duology, and of course, Harry Potter. I also like reading plays, especially Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing. Feel free to give me recommendations and I’ll check them out!
  • Classics (obviously)! Latin is my favorite subject and I love everything about it, including the endless grammar rules. I’m currently learning Attic Greek on my own!
  • Science! I find it extremely fascinating, especially biology, chemistry (my other favorite subject), psychology, and medicine.
  • Violin and classical music! I’ve been playing for nearly a decade and I couldn’t imagine my life without it.
  • Drawing, calligraphy, and graphic design! I’ve never taken lessons, but I really enjoy them as hobbies. My latest project was to make the Colosseum icon for this blog and this post’s header, which I’m really happy with!
  • Traveling! I’d love to visit London, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, India, and Australia!
  • The colors navy blue, dusky pink (my theme), gray, and emerald green (slytherin!!),
  • Pretty handwriting, pens, and cute stationery!
  • Bubble tea and iced coffee!

Classes I’m taking:

  • AP BC Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP US History
  • AP Music Theory
  • Honors Latin IV
  • Honors Physics
  • Honors American Literature

My goals:

  • Improve my discipline, create good study habits, and stop procrastinating
  • Help others and contribute to the studyblr community with my own original posts
  • Get into a college that’s a good fit for me
  • Achieve my dream of becoming a doctor!
  • And most importantly, make new friends through my blog!

Studyblrs that inspire me:

@emmastudies@studytherin@tiny-notes@equaticns | @acadehmic | @brainiakk | @ambedostudies | @studyfeather | @sophocused | @eruditeestudy | @aetudes | @classicsstvdies | @optomstudies | @stvdybuddies | @aescademic | @prettynotesmakesmehappy | @illegibles | @scholaria

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