capital high school

anonymous asked:

high school popular kid/nerd au I AM SUCH A SUCKER FOR THISSSS Also thank you for sharing your fantastic writing! I honestly don't know how you find the time and creativity for it and I am just so impressed. Much love ❤️

Aww, thank you! <3

I’m assuming this was a Stucky pairing, since that’s mostly what I’ve been writing lately, so here’s a popular Steve, for once, with nerdy Bucky. This got away from me a little and grew a tiny bit of backstory/plot. Content warning for homophobia and a character being outed without consent in the past. 

“Is this the Romanian language club?”

Bucky startled so hard his elbow slipped off the desk. He’d been half asleep already, his chemistry notes open in front of him, more because they would make a decent pillow than because he was actually studying. He hadn’t expected anyone else to walk in. Nobody ever came to Romanian club.

It wasn’t much of a club, since Bucky was the founder and only member, but he’d needed something to put on his college applications under extracurriculars, and he couldn’t bring himself to sign up for any actual activities that might involve talking to people. Nobody at Shield High even knew his full name, and after the shitshow that had been his last school, Bucky was planning on keeping it that way.

“Uh, yes,” Bucky said belatedly. He recognized the boy standing in the doorway, but he couldn’t quite believe his eyes, because what was Steve Rogers doing here?

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I love my cars towel

I posted a photo on tumblr a month ago in which my friend got me a Cars 3 towel for my birthday. Guess who decided to bring it to track meets?

My friends love it, we all call it “majestic” despite its small size and they always ask me about the towel. (”Did you bring the Towel?” “You brought the Cars towel, right?”)

Nobody’s made fun of me for it, nor has anybody judged me. People are okay with me carrying a towel with Lightning, Jackson, and Cruz as the design, and that makes me so happy. 

Although the track season just ended for me, I can still bring the Towel to cross country meets! If I wasn’t teased during track, it won’t happen during cross country because the girls at my school are generally nicer. Hopefully it stays this way until I graduate from high school, even when I start college. 

I wish the cars fandom could join me irl to experience the true power of the Towel, srsly y’all would love it

  • req’d by anon!!! 
  • truly just the sweetest softest kindest boy in the whole country, and incredibly humble considering he’s also THE PRINCE
  • growing up the country totally adored him because he was so mischievous and cute, he would attend public events with his parents and would always manage to wiggle his way out of his bodyguard’s line of sight and run into the crowds to play with a dog he saw or kiss a baby
  • like ……. his parents hired an extra secret service guard for him after each event but even when there were ten of them watching him he was able to goof off and make the public laugh
  • as he got older he didn’t get less mischievous, but in public he had to behave better and also he was too big to sneak away :-( so most of the mischief happened in the palace

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I just realized… High School Musical’s Stick to the Status Quo is actually a metaphor for the socialization of children in America to be blindly patriotic and accepting of the tyranny of capitalism… wow…. I can see clearly now… all along… Troy was desperately trying to say… Fuck Capitalism.

Let me take a moment to address all the fans of authority backing the teacher, school, and Ben Fields, the Spring Valley High School SRO cop who has been fired after being taped assaulting a student during disciplinary action. I’m seeing a lot of “yeah, but” routines on social media. And they’re all incorrect for bad reasons.

High school students are young adults who are treated like children by many teachers, staff, administrators, police, parents, and neighbors. They are not children. As a teacher, I’m of the pedagogical position to be in opposition to enforced disciplinary authority in schools.

How to handle a student who has broken a rule, maybe even a law, though is not being violent or even raising a fuss?

I always insist a classroom is our shared space in which we collaborate on projects. I recognize that we come from different communities and that our social differences need not be put aside in the classroom. When something goes wrong and that wrong involves a student, I permit a break from school work. There’s no reason for me to invoke authority and to turn our collaborative effort into a mask I, as teacher-boss, wear when things are going well.

First, I do not police classrooms.

Second, when a student has an issue, I address it from my point of view. I don’t knee jerk authority to harangue a student nor do I pretend like I’m not a teacher and they’re not a student. If we can’t solve the problem, I move on, if possible. Nobody wants a problem in the classroom, and all problems do not need to be addressed “at this moment”. The “at this moment” insistence is a crude way to reinforce authority and hierarchy. Students need time to think. Adolescents are more willing to take risks than their teachers are. This isn’t a social thing; this is a brain chemistry thing. Understanding how members of our community process the same information in the same situations differently, and permitting difference is one very significant means to illustrating to everybody that they matter and their differences matter and that differences can be present. I don’t use “natural” nor do I use “permissible“ nor “acceptable” because these words and their synonyms invoke authority in hierarchy. I’m not playing a word game. I must train myself as a teacher to be vigilant of oppressive state apparatuses in my classroom behavior. As a member of a community, I need to be working just as I insist students work.

Third, if a student insists on being an obstacle to class progress, resists allowing us to move on, then I break the class down. “Well, ok, then, let’s take a break from work. Work on (whatever is assigned or being worked on) with your neighbors or on your own for ten minutes. Let’s try not to be too noisy.” If necessary, I’ll offer a quick note regarding anxiety. Something like, “Hey, we all need a break sometime. Nothing is so important that we can’t take a few minutes to be good to each other and ourselves. We’ll get back to work when we are ready.“ You’ll be surprised, but students will not take advantage of this sort of thing, that is, as long as you help build a high-interest classroom where students feel invested in cultivating a space in which work can be accomplished. They have to be invested. And that’s often up to the teacher. Nobody wants to invest in a room where a fucking creep is always standing or sitting in the front.

Fourth, teachers have certain powers we can’t ignore. Why involve the state apparatuses, when we can often do something simple as letting a student have a pass to the hall/bathroom. “If you need to step outside, come get a pass and go for a walk. Come back when you’re ready.” A trip to the bathroom to wash your face and have space to think for a second can calm a potentially bad situation. We have to permit outbursts. We have to permit dissent. We have to permit disobedience. Our social order is corrupt, our neighborhoods often anxiety-ridden and unsafe places, homes can be dangerous, adolescence is precarious and cruel, but a classroom can be a place where differences permitted students can speak up and act out without punishment. Individuals need outlets to express themselves. We risk a lot when we build community. We need to remind ourselves that our peace is a collaborative project that demands care for each other.

Violence is terrible in schools but we shouldn’t be involved in using violence to organize students. The police presence in schools is a form of violence. And we need to be honest about that. You can talk about school violence all you want. If you’re not willing to address the state, the police, and administration of students when addressing student violence, then you’re talking about violence in a useless manner.