my highschool!

A week in public school
  • A table of kids are watching the original Star Wars trilogy all at once
  • A white fuckboy trips over a backpack right after calling someone a racial slur
  • A kid gets called out for watching Naruto Shippuden during class
  • Watching someone get socked in the face for unironically saying “Make America Great Again”

anonymous asked:

How did you get noodle? You said something about school and other projects? Why would school tell someone to buy an eel?

Oh yeah. From the responses I’ve gotten when I talk about that class I’ve come to find that it’s not very common. 

My highschool was on the gulf coast and was very focused on sciences. We also had support from a local aquarium/ ocean education center. (god I miss the days of free saltwater) 

My senior year of highschool I took a class called Aquatic Sciences. As part of a year-long project for this class the students were separated into groups and had to set up and maintain aquariums! I was in a group of 4 people and we picked a 55 gallon tank which we decided to make into a saltwater tank. 

the students could pick the tank size (we had a storage lab that was full of them. sizes ranged from 20 to 400 gallons and there was also a pond outside but idk how many gallons it was)

then each group decided what they wanted in the tank (you had to write a report indicating that you had researched compatibility, water parameters, tank sizes, etc.) 

then you got the fish! you could either buy them yourself or the teachers would get them for you. (obviously you had more choices if you bought them but you didn’t have to pay if you just took whatever the teacher gave you) 

our group got some clownfish, damsels, and noodle. we also had a wrasse, and a puffer. (they both got sick unfortunately :< sip Puff and Fairy) 

some groups got simple guppys or mollies because they were cheap and ended up loving them. One groups had oscars, a few had cichlids, one even had sharks and rays (they had the 400 gallon) Ooh man you should have seen the lab. The benches were covered in aquariums. They were stacked to the ceiling in some rooms. We had boxes full of filters and heaters and gravel. Some students set up tanks in the classrooms of other teachers. My journalism class had a large freshwater tank in it. There was also a large (200-250 gallon maybe?) tank in the entryway of the school and one group took care of that. 

It was really cool to see the students too. Most started not knowing anything about fish and then grew to love them. People usually took it as a blow-off class and then walked away actually learning something useful (imo anyway) 

People also got really protective of their tanks. The stingray group (4 or 5 guys) saw some random people messing with their tank and got into a fight to defend it. 

We also had to switch to a tank labeling system where we just used numbers instead of names (so my tank was “Tank24(Salt)” instead of “Onyx’s tank”) after a few tank sabotage incidents (one was REALLY bad. not gonna go into it too much. lets just say it involved a bad break-up, an ex-boyfriend, and dish soap)   

When the teachers would grade the tanks ( you got graded at the end of each week depending on how your parameters were and other stuff) she would write stuff one the tanks in dry erase marker. (”tank looks good!”, ”Blue cichlid may have ick; see me”, “got new shrimp for eel, check freezer”, “Temp wrong; see me” etc.)

my group kinda got stuck with this random snowflake eel somehow or another. No one liked it. It bit people and was really aggressive with food but it never bit any other fish so it was kinda ok. I ended up taking it home with me after i graduated and I still have Noodle today :O more of that particular story on this other post I made a while back.

It was a lot of fun! It was my first experience with saltwater and it really got me even more excited about the aquarium hobby! 

Thanks for asking! sorry it took so long! I hope this isn’t too hard to read. I need to get back to writing a lab report. Maybe I’ll make a larger post with a bunch of stories in the future…

anonymous asked:

A lot of people seems to forget that Lissa, Owain/Odin and Ophelia are related to Marth, it makes me sad that people only think of Chrom and Lucina when they talk about Marth's family. ( My phone keeps changing Marth for Martha and that's hilarious (for me at least) because Martha was one of my spanish teacher in highschool. Now I'm imagining Marth teaching spanish with no pants on and I'm laughing/crying )

Marth loves all his grandkiddos equally, even if they are not blue! Except Chrom I only love him cause I have to

Pantless Spanish speaking Marth is something I’d like to see… I do know a little bit of Spanish… :/

TW: emotional abuse

Anon: Hi. I’m in highschool and my mom is emotionally abusive. Then I have to go to school and pretend everything is okay. I feel myself coming apart. Is there any way to make this better?


Hey anon, I’m kind of in the same place! It’s really really hard to pretend that everything is okay, but if possible, maybe put more of your time into school. Now, that may seem like a lot, and if it’s too much thats okay, but if you’re putting effort into school and extracurriculars and activities, then you’re more likely to have places to go (like universities) that will really want you, and then you won’t be stuck with your mother forever. 
If that won’t work, maybe a support group of some sort will do you good. So when things are bad and you need to talk, you can have a whole group of people to vent to that can listen to you and you don’t need to spend all of your time acting like things are okay. 
You’re in high school, you don’t have much longer of having to stay with your mother. I hope this helps

- mod jess

Shit I’ve Heard High Schoolers Say
  • Why stop at capitalism? Destroy everything.

  • Guys it’s been three weeks since I’ve eaten a vegetable

  • At least we have memes to dull the pain of existence

  • An AP student: Oh my god I thought seven was less than six 

  • (while filling the cap of their water bottle with water) SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS 

  • friend one: If all your friends jumped off a bridge wou-
    friend two: probably

  • I’M GONNA GO HOME AND DRINK A WHOLE GLASS OF WEED

  • If cows ruled the world would they drink human milk?

  • student: my calculator is broken
    teacher: your calculator isn’t broken, you’re broken

  • no actually I think you have to be of age to be considered a cougar

  • (during math class on the second floor) student 1: so like how far do you think the distance is from that window to the ground?  
    student 2: enough

  • teacher: has anyone ever been to New Orleans?
    Student: does Popeyes count?

  • my word count on this paper isn’t very high but I certainly am

  • we’re in adult limbo. I’m not a teen and I’m not an adult. I’M SUFFERING, THAT’S WHAT I AM!

  • Look at my… (swings leg up to show shorts) not pants
Remember

• School is important, but it’s ok if you don’t get an A in every class.
• School is important, but you need to also take care of your mental health.
• School is important and you should attend, but you don’t need to force yourself if you’re really sick. (Especially contagious)
• Regardless of what your school says: college is not for everyone. Please know you can still be successful without a college degree. You need to do what’s best for: You, Your health, and Your finances.

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26/01/17 (January 26th, 2017)

  • Had a big break in between my classes so I went to Starbucks☕️
  • Worked on my assignments
  • Wrote notes and reviewed over them for my tests✏️  studygram

[Listening to: Back in Black by AC/DC]

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16/11/16 (November 16th, 2016)

  • Finished a lot of reading but still have a crap load left💩
  • Wrote 10 pages of notes and almost broke my wrist by the end of it
  • Stayed up really late with my friends to count down for my birthday and then stuffed my face with cake🍰  studygram

[Listening to: Starman by David Bowie]