high school nationals


A number of Penguins players will use Pride Tape on their sticks in the pre-game warmup. The sticks will be autographed and auctioned through NHL Auctions, with proceeds benefitting “You Can Play.”

Group tickets also were made available to the LBGTQ community, and tickets from Penguins players and corporate partners were donated to bring LGBTQ youth to the game. A student from CAPA High School will sing the national anthem.


Damn i just found my first Throwback Thursday post for y'all haha. Ever wonder what it would’ve been like had i went to you’re high school? Well heres a pic of your favorite ego crushing vigilante, The Dragon Of Devastation known as Chaos Vortex when I was 16 in the 9th grade back in 1999. By then I was already working a full time night shift construction job and slanging dope not just to other HS kids but to the high profile clients like surgeons and lawyers and shit so my time was stretched thin as fuck lol. Just off camera is the trademark backpack I always had with me that housed a full variety of drugs and weapons that drug legends are told about by the campfire lol. Basically I was nice to you as you are to me and I despised bullies and treated them savagely. I even went after ones in other schools when I discovered them and stomped them on-site to humiliate them in front of their peers as an example. Seriously, I openly demanded that anyone who is being bullied to report that shit to me not the school so I can handle it. Although I am sociable, I never made any effort to socialize with anyone my age cuz I come from a family of O.G.’s so HS games never interested me. everyone just kinda knew that unless you’re a beautiful woman, are trying to buy some party supplies, or needed my combat services, then you probably weren’t gonna get me to hang out with you. Muthafux knew that once Chaos Vortex shows up, its strictly for at least one, if not for all 4 reasons, and that’s to get fucked, get fuckin paid, get fucked up, or fuck some shit up lol!

High school athletes are protesting the national anthem — and that’s great patriotism.

Colin Kaepernick’s protests, once thought of as a symbol of a bygone political era of politically inclined athletes, have heated up quickly on the high school level. It has awakened the sleeping giant of younger athletes eager to take a stand against the constant stream of news about police brutality in recent years.

The latest example comes from Minneapolis, where on Thursday night the entire Minnesota South High School’s girls’ volleyball team kneeled during the national anthem. 

And the list of young protesters grows daily: a black high school football player in Worcester, Massachusetts; a high school football team in San Francisco; high school basketball players in Nebraska; an entire football team in Camden, New Jersey. But sadly, every athlete who chooses not to stand is also taking a risk. 

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Yuri!!! On Ice is a breath of fresh air

Generally, sports anime have this certain formula. 

High School Kids + National Title (and sometimes some batshit insane moves that can’t be done in real life), basically. 

But Yuri!!! On Ice? A breath of fresh air that broke down boundaries like a wrecking ball. 

It’s very limited that you see adult protagonists in a sports anime, but here we have Yuuri Katsuki, twenty-four, generally relatable. He has anxiety, he has self-confidence issues and the anime staff addresses each of his issues in such a real and relatable way that I almost forgot it was anime. 

The progress of their relationship? The pinning? The awkwardness to the confidence? To the tender looks of just unwavering love and support from both Victor and Yuuri? What I love most is that both Victor and Yuuri are adults and through the season, we’ve seen them talk in their relationship like adults. We didn’t get that frustrating misunderstandings (granted we were given cliffhangers of death twice).  I’ve never seen anything so beautiful especially in a sports anime. 

The skating? Per-fucking-fect. I love how it was just figure skating and not some add on moves that can’t be done in real life. I love how it was realistic down to the last detail. How we all (to some t ) got our representation. 

So yeah, am I in love with Yuri!!! On Ice? You bet I fucking am. 

I can breathe because Yuri!!! on Ice wasn’t what I expected, it was more than my expectations and I am pleasantly surprised. I didn’t think I could love something as much as I did with Yuri!!! on Ice And as much as I hate to compare myself to Victor, he’s right. It gave me life and love. 

Well done Kubo and Yuri!!! on Ice staff. 

Thank you. 

The signs as movies

Aries: Hunger Games
Taurus: National Treasure
Gemini: High School Musical
Cancer: Napoleon Dynamite
Leo: Mean Girls
Virgo: Herby Fully Loaded
Libra: Bambi
Scorpio: 50 Shades Of Grey
Sagittarius: Perks of being a Wallflower
Capricorn: Sherlock Holmes
Aquarius: War of the Worlds
Pisces: Pineapple Express


Oakland middle and high school band kneels at major league baseball game.

During Tuesday night’s Oakland A’s game, almost all of the middle and high schoolers from Oakland Unified School District knelt on the field as their rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” drew to a close.

As if their incredible act of bravery and protest wasn’t enough, the response from the crowd is downright heartwarming.

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Entire Seattle football team kneels during national anthem.

Seattle’s entire Garfield High School Bulldogs football team — including both players and coaching staff — kneeled during the national anthem during their season-opening game against West Seattle High this week. 

The action was taken in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Coach Joey Thomas said the idea came entirely from the student athletes. According to their quotes, they sound like the best coaches ever. 

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Ashley: I call her my twin sister. She’s always there for me. Some people are really competitive; we’re not. We’re really supportive of each other. You don’t find that a lot in this business.

Vanessa: We were never competitive in any way, shape or form. We completely understand each other. She’s a lot of fun, and she’s just grounded.

Happy National Best Friends Day!!!

anonymous asked:

Mako, Rin, Sosuke, and Haru seeing their gf's cheering them on at nationals

goggles is a weird word

The roar of the crowd was truly overwhelming. Fellow team mates, family, friends - all had turned up to witness the national high-school swimming tournament. The stadium was packed, small children pushing their way to the barricades, cheering on their elder siblings; proud parents stood teary-eyed with homemade signs. Eyes scanned the crowd, skimming over those who they did not recognise, until they settled. There you were.

Haruka never quite understood all of the hype pre-race. He didn’t really get nervous - what was the point? He was just swimming, after all, and whether or not it was against other people didn’t matter. Personal feelings aside, he was glad you were there for him, grinning and waving from the masses. He didn’t need your support, sure, but it did make him smile to see you so enthusiastic. Maybe, just maybe, he might try extra hard… Just to impress you.

Unfortunately, Makoto was always someone that suffered with nerve problems before big events. Of course, he was the captain, so he wasn’t going to show it… But the nerves were very much there. Last night, whilst calming him down over the phone, you’d told him to look out for you, and, sure enough, when he looked over to where the rest of Iwatobi were cheering, there you were. Ran and Ren stood by your side, cheering with earnest alongside you. When he saw the grins on your faces, Makoto just knew that this was going to be a good race.

Although you’d seen Rin swim countless times before, there was something quite magical about witnessing him stood, in front of all these people, proud captain of Samezuka. Knowing that his eyes were scrutinising the crowd in aim of finding you warmed your heart - when he found you, he grinned and waved, winking in assurance. Countless jealous glares found you, but there was no way you were going to feel self-conscious. You were his, he was yours. Watching him snap his goggles as he prepared on the starting block, you cheered even louder - you were with him all the way.

Sousuke wasn’t going to let his shoulder spoil this for him, or anyone else. This was, potentially, the last chance he would get to swim competitively, and coincidentally, would also be the first time you ever watched him. He actually heard you before his eyes found you - you’d found your spot next to the rest of the Samezuka support team, and somehow, over the commotion of the crowd, your voice stood out. Sousuke felt his heart swell with affection when he saw you cheering; even if he was a little concerned you might fall of the balcony if you leant any further…

Powerful Photos Of Black History

In this May 3, 1963 file photo,a 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X waiting for an unspecified press conference on March 26, 1964.

Teenager Elizabeth Eckford (L) w. snarling white parents following as she is turned away fr. entering Central High School by Arkansas National Guardsmen under orders fr. Gov. Orval Faubus.

Rosa Parks, right, is kissed by Coretta Scott King, as she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize in Atlanta, Jan. 14, 1980. Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus nearly 25 years ago, is the first woman to win the award.

Betty Shabazz at her husband, Malcolm X’s funeral in Hartsdale, New York in 1965.

In this January 1, 1945 photo, Lena Horne visits with the Tuskegee Airmen.

Day of Pilgrimage protest begins on December 5, 1955, with black Montgomery citizens walking to work, part of their boycott of buses in the wake of the Rosa Parks incident.

At the funeral for slain Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, his wife, Myrlie Evers (second right), comforts their son, Darryl Kenyatta Evers, while daughter Reena Denise Evers (center, in white dress) wipes her own tears, Jackson, Mississippi, June 15, 1963.

1958: A Caucasian policeman speaks with African-American protesters during a sit-in at Brown’s Basement Luncheonette, Oklahoma.

Black history always has something to tell