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Woman Fails College Course Twice, Sues College

I really, really don’t want to be that guy who complains about the younger generation because everyone complains about the younger generation.

That being said, holy fuck these kids are entitled assholes.

But, we only have ourselves to blame. This is what happens when you give every goddamn kid a trophy for participating in tee-ball.

The biggest thing in life to learn is that sometimes you lose and sometimes you win, but in order to win you need to have earned it.

How about that shit?

A woman who attended nursing school at Misericordia University claims the school promised to accommodate her disability and failed to follow through.

Jennifer Burbella, of Stroudsburg, through a complaint filed May 5 by Scranton-based attorney Harry McGrath alleges “reckless, outrageous, wanton, willful and malicious behavior” on the part of the university and claims a similarly disabled student was provided the very accommodations Burbella sought.

Upon learning she had failed the class, Burbella was given the choice to either retake the course in the summer or change her major to receive a different degree, the suit says. The nursing program’s policy states the course must be retaken the following academic year.

Burbella agreed to take the course in the summer, the suit says, and after receiving two failing grades in the class was allowed extra time to complete tests as well as access to a “distraction-free environment” when taking them at the recommendation of a school psychologist.

The complaint says that prior to the course’s final examination, Burbella’s professor, Christina Tomkins, offered an additional accommodation in allowing her to ask questions of the professor via cell phone during the test.

Because her alternate test-taking center was located “quite a distance” from where the rest of the students would be taking the test, the suit says, Burbella asked to take the exam in the same building as the other students to ensure face-to-face communication. Her request — which the suit says was granted for a similarly disabled student — was denied.

According to the complaint, Tomkins did not answer her cell phone during the examination, rendering Burbella unable to discuss the exam with her. SOURCE: The Times Leader

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THIS WOMAN IS EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA I WANT TO FLUSH HER FACE DOWN A TOILET.

If you cannot cut it, you do not get it. Just because you have anxiety and such doesn’t mean that you just get to get a degree. You don’t just automatically GET something because you have a fucking problem with anxiety.

If you can’t complete the work you can’t get the degree.

What if you’re an actual nurse and need to help someone and you’re like “Oh, but, I don’t have my cell phone to call my doctor to …” fuck you now they are dead.

STOP GIVING KIDS EVERYTHING THEY WANT. STOP REWARDING PEOPLE FOR SHIT THAT THEY DON’T DESERVE AWARDS FOR.

And, you, you little shits, stop expecting to get awards and attention for doing absolutely nothing. 

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fuck you.

Nineteenth St. Theatre, Allentown, Pennsylvania
via The Morning Call

From an article on historic drive-ins and movie theaters of the Lehigh Valley, PA. 

Nineteenth Street Theatre

In its earliest days, the Nineteenth Street Theatre stood alone — literally. It was built in 1928 on the West End of Allentown, where the city ended at the time.

Constructed by Philadelphia architects Thalheimer & Weitz at a cost of $500,000 (which would be $3.5 million today), the West End grew up around the theater.

The theater’s original art deco design is relatively intact — with exterior ceramic tiles and ornamentation, interior carvings, original deco lights and ceiling medallion.

Two original murals have recently been uncovered, and officials are now discussing how they can be restored and preserved, says Michael Traupman, managing director of Civic Theatre of Allentown, which operates the Nineteenth Street Theatre.

The theater has been showing movies since it opened — art-house movies since the late 1980s. In the 1950s, it began branching out and now presents a variety of arts, including live productions on its stage and student art shows.

“We are the oldest continually operated art house in the Lehigh Valley,” Traupman says. “We’re small but mighty.”

•Nineteenth Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown, http://www.civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943.

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This is Brittney Marie Race. She is 15 years old and lives in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area. She is a student at the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute. She has been missing since the end of the school day on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Brittney has a wonderful family who loves her very much. In addition to her parents, she has an older sister named Jess and a newborn brother named Jacob. They are all very worried and praying for her safe return.

If you have seen Britt or have any information about where she is or who she is with, please, PLEASE either message me directly or call her mother, Kim, at 610-737-3674. 

Signal boost, please. Help bring my friend’s daughter home safely!

I know that some people are reluctant to reblog things like this in case it’s someone escaping an abusive environment or other dangerous situation. I just want to assure anyone who is hesitant for that reason that Britt’s parents are really, really good people. I have known her mother since we were six years old and she is one of the kindest people of my acquaintance. She loves her children more than anything and it kills me to see how scared and sad she is, so if you can help, please do.

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The Yetis - Little Surfer Girl

Been day dreaming about the summer? Me too. Thusly, I can’t get enough of these guys, and this video they made “on one of the coldest days of the year” makes me excited about the sun. I’ve been hot on their Beach Boys sounds for a bit now, and I’m happy to see their first official video come out today. 

“We filmed this video in Surf City, NJ last summer and in Allentown at our practice space this winter. It was the second coldest day of the winter so far! This is totally why we wrote this song last winter!” Enjoy!

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I’m looking forward to being at The Great Allentown Comic Con this weekend! If you missed me at NYCC, this would be a great event to swing by and visit.

Here’s my schedule. When I’m not running a panel/judging the costume contest, I’ll be at my table, free for chatting and photos, and with my collection of prints to sell. If you’ll be attending my panel, maybe think up a question or two, cause I love audience interaction!

On Saturday I’ll be debuting my personal redesign of Black Cat (heavy on the Adam Hughes/Terry Dodson influence, but more of a stylized bodysuit with thief-y additions I thought Felicia would have), and on Sunday I’ll be Rogue, either Xtreme or Legacy, I can’t decide.

Hope to see you there! :)