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ap government and politics- poll assignment

hi, everyone!

nikki here >e<

i was assigned to do a political poll thingy for my ap government class uvu

the description of the poll is as follows:

“This is a poll made for an AP US Government and Politics course. Questions focus on various political topics and subjects of debate. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability.  If your optimal response is not provided, please choose the answer which you identify best with.”

i would really appreciate it if y’all could participate in the poll! all participants will remain anonymous. the only information about yourself you need to disclose is your gender (assigned at birth), your race/ethnicity, and your opinion on various political topics which are hotly debated in the USA today

please reblog this post- i’d like for our group to have as large of a sample as possible!

here is the link!

thank y’all so much!!!

Here we are, on the brink of adulthood, getting ready to take the next step in our lives. But before we look ahead, I would like to take a moment to look back.
We are millennials. Kids who grew up in 2 different centuries and were the first generation to grow up in a completely technology immersed world, while still learning about the dewey decimal system and how to write in cursive, and other things that have become trite. Unfortunately, this has changed the way people look at as.
For years we have been beat down and criticized, called lazy and narcissistic. Every type of media you can think of has mocked us and adults look at us and shake their heads, all while muttering about how the world has gone down the toilet. To them, our opinions are invalid.
We are guilty of it ourselves. We have been brainwashed to think that we are bad, that for some reason a girl holding a dunkin donuts iced coffee in a hot cup is worth less than a businessman or that a football playing boy is as dumb as a rock. We believe that we are surrounded by good­for­nothing pot heads who are tainting society. We constantly wish that we lived during the 50s and 60s and 70s. We wear clothes that are meant to look vintage and filter our instagram photos to look straight out of 1974.
But the reality of the fact is that we really haven’t done anything wrong. Last time I checked, we weren’t the generation that ruined the economy and the environment and political integrity. We didn’t oppress women or african americans. In fact, we are the most open minded generation yet. We are the generation that stood up for lgbtq rights, and we’re the one’s bringing change.We’re smart too, because we had to be. It’s the only way to make it in a world where getting into college is cut throat, but you have to do it to create a life. Chances are, we will be the ones who fix the economy and the environment; the problems that we didn’t even create.
To call us lazy is just pure ignorance. Never before has a generation had to work as hard as we have to just to live a successful life. We have to take AP/Honors classes and participate in 20 afterschool activities. We have to volunteer and have a job and still maintain a social life. It’s a constant juggling act that we don’t get credit for.
So yeah, maybe we are superficial, and by that I mean that our fuck ups are superficial, at least in comparison to the people who came before us.
So what are we going to do about it? Are we going to fulfill the prophecy that society has created for us or are we going to change the world? The past four years flew by, a blur of schoolwork and heartbreaks and mistakes and laughter and the best memories of our lives, so I’m positive that the next four years will go by just as fast. Use them to your advantage. Take from them wisdom and the feeling of success, because some days of our lives will be failures, and that is okay.
There is one thing I know for sure, when we get to the “real world”, we will prove everyone wrong. We will go from the selfie generation to the generation to left a legacy on the world. Because we have to. We are the next wave of doctors and nurses, of lawyers and firefighters. We are going to be lawmakers and maybe one of us will become the president one day. Things are going to change, and we are going to be the ones who bring it. And I personally, cannot wait to be a part of it.
Here’s to us, class of 2014. Here’s to our selfies and our obsessive tweeting. To the kids who party every weekend and to the kids who don’t. To girls who wear shorts that might be a little too shortand to boys who have terrible haircuts. To great nights with your best friends and to the bad ones. To never having to wake up at 6 AM to go to a school where your opinion means nothing. To the sports that don’t get appreciation or recognition and to the arts for giving kids, myself included, a home. To the kids who have already tried to make a change and had their voices heard. Here’s to us, class of 2014, the kids who are going to change the world. Thank you and congratulations.
—  we had to write valedictory addresses in one of my classes idk
Hey I need some help about AP courses

||Scenario|| So I’m a sophomore in high school and I’m taking/nearly done with AP US History, which is my first AP class ever. Next year, I’m thinking about taking AP Biology, AP European History, and AP Language and Composition. Would it be smart for me to go from one to three AP classes just like that?

||Background|| I love Biology and most science related topics. I have a A- through B+ range grade for APUSH even though history subjects are my least favorite and the hardest for me. If I were given the choice to drop one of the following AP classes, it would be AP Euro. I also participate in a Jazz band, pep band, and public service during the weekends.

Thanks and I hope for feedback ASAP (preferably from people who are older/experienced more AP classes than me)

One of the big complaints about Scott on Teen Wolf is that even though he’s a true alpha, he’s laughably weak and gets beat up all the time. I’ve seen people both complaining about this and defending it–Scott is young, inexperienced, depressed, etc.

It seems to me that the problem isn’t with Scott, it’s with people’s expectations. Scott is actually extraordinarily powerful, but people expect “power” to mean “combat strength”, and complain about how weak he is when he gets beat up by supposedly less powerful foes.

Scott doesn’t lose fights because he’s too weak to win, it’s because he doesn’t want to hurt the other person. Look how Scott fights Peter in the season 4 finale: he deflects Peter’s attacks and uses his own momentum against him. He lets Liam beat him up in the library, not just because he’s poisoned, but because he doesn’t want to fight his own beta, and he won’t hurt him–even if it means his own death. That’s why he’s a true alpha. The kind of person who would use a power gained by self-control and mercy to make himself a better fighter–better at hurting people–wouldn’t become a true alpha in the first place.

Power isn’t just about the ability to beat other people up. Scott has (in no particular order): crossed mountain ash barriers; manipulated a red-hot cutting wire strong enough to slice through a fully-grown werewolf’s spine like butter with his bare hands–without suffering even first-degree burns; “died” three times by being made a human sacrifice, put into a death-like trance, and actually murdered and left for dead by another monster–spending at least 15 minutes without any pulse or breathing–and was successfully revived each time, without catastrophic psychological issues (for comparison, see how profound the effect of just ONE death experience was on Matt and Stiles); and broke free of the berserker spell through sheer force of will. He leads a pack, gaining the full benefits of a pack (increased strength when pack members are present, ability to summon his pack through howls, etc.), that has only two other actual shapeshifters in it, and is able to restrain himself while fighting in werewolf form, to the point that he can consciously resist a Beast of Gevaudon transformation. His “anchor” is himself.

He does all of this even with all the things that make him weaker–asthma attacks, panic attacks, repeated poisoning, grieving, moral quandaries, and constant self-doubt. He also keeps his grades up, takes at least one AP class, participates in extracurricular activities, and has a job. Scott’s power isn’t fighting; it’s strengthening others, being a leader, and surviving.

starkpaws  asked:

Please. Do you know any fanfiction where Derek is younger than Stiles? BTW your blog is amazing, I can not even count how much this site saved me from boredom and from major Sterek withdrawal. So thank you very much

older stiles tag

Nothing When You’re Not Around by GotTheSilver (1/1 | 11,213 | NC-17)

Porn AU in which Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills and Derek falls hard. Like, really hard. Hard enough that he can’t say no when Stiles asks to let him record them having sex.

Returning from Then to Change the Now by NekoIzumi (1/1 | 6,027 | G)

Having turned the light on he went behind the counter to leave his jacket in the staffroom… only to blink at the confused form turning to him and staring with wide hazel green eyes. Even after all this time Stiles would recognise those eyes anywhere, even if they belonged to a boy he technically had never met. How had he gotten here, why was he here? Was it some spell gone wrong again? Wouldn’t be the first time.
“Derek?” he said softly… earning a slow nod. “What are you doing here?”

Shadow Boys Break All The Locks by dedougal (1/1 | 2,376 | NC-17)

Stiles thought he’d left Beacon Hills behind him ten years ago.

Take You Down Another Level (Get You Dancing With the Devil) by Robomantic (1/1 | 4,067 | NC-17)

Derek is tired of being seen as Laura’s good little baby brother so he doesn’t back down when she issues him a challenge. She sends him to the sheriff’s son to buy weed, but Derek ends up breaking the rules in ways he never expected once he gets there.

An Ezra Pound-ing by GeeGollyWiz13 (1/1 | 6,026 | NC-17)

Eighteen year old Derek, self proclaimed Nerd and AP class participant, has never set foot in Jungle. Until tonight that is. And what he finds while there is something he just can’t wrap his brain around.

Part 1 of the School Daze 

Sterek Fic Rec Masterpost

Hola Mishamigos!

  So in celebration of hitting 1k followers, you guys voted for a Destiel & Sterek Fic Rec Masterpost, so here is the Sterek one :) I may make a 2nd part to this depending on how well this one goes

Hope you enjoy!

~Must Reads will be bolded

~Favorites will be italicized

Alpha Spikes - Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics AU; Explicit

AU. Alphas are like royalty and are offered their choice of any age eighteen-and-up virgin Omega for each year’s heat season, as a ‘thank-you’ to all they’ve done for their compounds throughout the year. Derek is an Alpha and…yeah, Stiles. Stiles is an Omega. And still a virgin. In every way. And he’s just turned eighteen. This…is not his day.

Needs More Sparkly Pens - Crack; G-Mature (it’s a series)

Derek finds a notebook.

Enemy Lines - Dystopia AU; Explicit

This is the story of werewolf Derek Hale and human Stiles Stilinski: two people who grew up in the same town but completely different worlds, their realities split by the war between men and wolves.

Years later when Derek returns to Beacon Hills, he does it as Alpha of a military pack on a mission to capture those responsible for the region’s resistance. With his main objective, Sheriff Stilinski, out of sight, he settles for the next best thing: his son, Stiles.

Neither of them suspects they’ll need to trust each other if they want to make it out this alive.

I can smell it on ur skin - Soul Mates AU; Explicit;

Stiles’s cover is blown the day Derek gets hit by Allison’s arrow. 

Go for the Gold - Olympics AU; Explicit; Stiles came to the Olympics with one goal- get a gold medal. By Opening Ceremonies, he has two goals. Win a gold medal, and sleep with Derek Hale. Unfortunately for him, those two goals are equally difficult.

Kaleidoscope -  Coffeeshop AU; Explicit; 

Stiles spends a year before college working at the all-night coffee shop in town. It’s nice and quiet, until one dark and brooding Derek starts coming in every morning, ordering coffee so strong that it should not be fit for human consumption. Ever. Stiles tries not to be affected by the mystery guy, but it’s not like anything else happens around here, so really, what did you expect? And when he’s already in too deep, he realises he might even be in way over his head…

Pack Up; Don’t Stray - Slavery AU; Explicit 

AU – Werewolves are an enslaved underclass, collared and tagged by human masters. Detective Stilinksi’s on duty the night they bring in an untagged stray.

Use your Whitman - AU; Explicit

Eighteen year old Derek, self proclaimed Nerd and AP class participant, has never set foot in Jungle. Until tonight that is. And what he finds while there is something he just can’t wrap his brain around.

His Only Defence - AU; Explicit 

Stiles had just accidentally challenged an alpha.
Oh God and Scott had just stood by and let him do it. He was the worst best friend ever. Stiles was going to kill him. Except oh right the alpha was going to kill him first. Like beyond dead, ripped into tiny little pieces dead. So far dead that his dad would not be able to identify him, dead.

Losers - University AU; Explicit

Where Derek is new to college, eager to spend his time learning, and Stiles is everything he didn't want in a room mate. He’s loud, he’s into sports, and he keeps trying to make Derek do things.

Or, the one where Derek falls for a jock, Erica will cut you if you disturb her studying, and Jackson is a closeted romantic who pretends to hate everything.

The Company I Keep - University AU; Explicit

Stiles has a favorite table at the library. Then some asshole comes along and steals it from him.

Professor Xavier’s a Total Douchebag - Mutant AU; Explicit

Derek Hale can read minds. If he could have chosen a mutant power for himself instead of being given one by random, genetic happenstance it’s safe to say mind-reading would not have been his 1st, 2nd, or even 96th choice.

Maybe if he’d gotten the power of invisibility he wouldn’t be sitting in a senior Economics class next to a hyperactive kid with a buzz cut who won’t stop thinking about dicks.

Baking my way into your heart - Univerity AU; Explicit

Derek is an uptight college student, all work and no play. His carefully scheduled life is thrown kilter when his regular barista is replaced with someone new.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm plotting my story right now, and I've decided to have it set in an American high school. I'm not 100% sure about the details I'm writing since I didn't study in an American high school. I tried researching about it, but I still lack information. I was wondering if you could help me know more about the standard American high school? Like their school calendar, events, subjects taken, extra curricular? :)


In most schools, the year begins in early September (a few days after Labor Day) and ends in late June. In southern and western states, school may begin in early-late August and end in late May-early June. All told, there are about 40 weeks of school (not including breaks).

There are several breaks throughout the year:

  • Thanksgiving Break: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, and the Friday after Thanksgiving; my school was evil and made the Wednesday before a half-day rather than the whole day off
  • Christmas/Holiday Break: extends from Christmas Eve until 1-3 days after New Year’s Day
  • Winter Break: the week of President’s Day (some schools don’t have this)
  • Spring Break: the week before or after Easter

Schools also take most holidays off, like Columbus Day, Memorial Day, Rosh Hashanah, Labor Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Schools will also have staff development days, which is when the teachers attend teaching seminars within the school. School is usually closed. Staff development days can occur on any day.

The last two or three weeks of school are dedicated to final exams. If you don’t have a final exam that day, you usually don’t need to come in. If you take an Advanced Placement (college level) class, your final exam is in the second or third week of May.

Schools divide their marking periods in various ways. 

  • Semester: the year is divided in half
  • Trimester: the year is divided into three pieces
  • Quarter: the year is divided into four pieces

At the end of the marking period, your grades for the entire period are mailed or emailed home. After a marking period passes, you can’t make up work from a previous period.

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The Morning after...

 RP of Right after the apes get totally trashed and awkwardness ensues..oh boy!! 

           This wasn’t the first time Koba had gotten flat out drunk, the bonobo knew the bottle too well. The one thing he was not used to was having everybody else in the ape colony participate with him. He usually hid any crates or bottles of the “horse piss” if he came across it, especially the liquor and would just drink with his two friends. That damned freckled chimp Grey decided to be a prankster and shared out several of Koba’s hidden crates of the stuff right after the hunt. He found it funny what the alcohol did to Koba so why not the others? Granted Koba found it all rather fun at first.. But as what often would happen he would drink himself to oblivion. Usually Stone was there to back him up and act as a bouncer. Last night he had no idea what had gone on.

           Koba found himself staring up at the crude ceiling of his makeshift nest as usual. He could see the world spinning around him, his stomach turned, a typical hangover. He slowly lifted his head up and propped himself on his elbows. He looked like a sorry sight with his hair sticking out at different angles liked some wrecked troll doll, he always somehow got drool all over himself. He was the definition of shit-faced. He looked over to his left and saw a familiar dark form.

           Ah…Stone.. His groggy eyes told him. He rolled on his side and wrapped his arm around the chimp’s torso and leaned against his back. Koba felt those small tender feelings in him ebbing up, he felt like giving his partner a tickle. The giggling bonobo reached in between Stone’s legs and ran his fingers up and down. Usually Stone would jolt and grunt like some frog that made him feel better. But something was wrong here, there was nothing there..Unless that damned chimp got a real serious injury.

           Koba leaned over to take a look, he noticed right away for the first time that this chimp was much smaller than Stone and the scent was all wrong. It was a female and telling from her rear end, she was in heat. Oh…. On closer inspection he realized that this wasn’t just any female but the queen herself, Cornelia. Fuck….

           What the hell is she doing in my nest? Where the hell is Stone? Koba sat up and stared out from his nest, it was light outside but nobody was stirring, usually somebody had to force him out of bed. Usually it was Stone with an angry Rocket or Caesar beside him, waiting to question his drinking problem. It was not like any of them understood anyways…

           But why Cornelia? Koba let out a long sigh. He leaned over her and sniffed at her face, he could smell the alcohol. She probably got confused or couldn’t make it back to Caesar’s nest so decided to crash here perhaps. Koba didn’t find that an issue, he had no real sexual interest anyways in her and he respected Caesar. Their nest was way up so it was better that she came here instead of possibly getting hurt. He told all these excuses to himself.

           But why do I feel so damned bothered? He never woke up with a female next to him before. And the fact that Cornelia was in heat made him very nervous. He knew too well how jealous and protective Caesar got around her during that time.. Koba could never back himself up if the ape-king just happened to walk in here and see this sight. He scratched his crotch area and felt anxious. He had certainly done something to somebody and he stunk of estrus. Well I did just lean up against her…

           Stone rarely ever got that drunk so Koba was assured that he watched over him. He would never allow Koba to get into any trouble, he could always wake up one morning knowing he had not anything completely stupid. Stone was probably around here somewhere, he most likely went down to the river to piss and drink. Speaking of piss, Koba winced and shoved the wet straw bedding aside, he was always too lazy to get up and use the bathroom when necessary. He was damned disgusting and knew it too well.

           He didn’t want to wake Cornelia, just encase she might be shocked and probably accuse him of something. The tipsy bonobo clumsily climbed down from his nest, a terrifying feat when you are still half drunk, and made his way down to the river to freshen himself up. He was sure nobody had seen him leave the nest, he will just take his recovery elsewhere out of sight until Stone would find him…


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