If you guys would be so kind could you please sign this petition demanding Eastern Michigan University dismiss an associate professor known for his ardent Armenian genocide denial? 

In the United States of America, 44 out of 50 states recognize the Armenian Genocide, including the State of Michigan.  Even though the state formally recognizes the Armenian Genocide, our public universities are employing professors that openly deny the Armenian Genocide.  In particular, the Associate Professor of Economics at Eastern Michigan University - Mehmet Erdem Yaya.  He, along with TACAM (The Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan), are fighting to block H.B. 4493 - a bill requiring the Armenian Genocide to be taught in Michigan public schools.  This bill would further educate the population on the horrors my people faced at the hands of the Turkish government, in the hope that one day our slaughter will find justice and our tears won’t be ignored.  And, that maybe one day, our nation will do what’s right and formally recognize the Armenian Genocide.  

I call on Eastern Michigan University to dismiss Associate Professor of Economics Mehmet Erdem Yaya from his position.  Our youth should not be taught by a person who refutes historical fact and denies the genocide of millions of people.  If you agree, please sign this petition.

It wasn’t my school but a school like right next to us. So these kids had shot a bobcat hoping to sell it to some guy for it’s fur and left it in their truck. They come back to check on it and it’s not fucking dead.

The legit brought a live bobcat to school and then the school went on lock down because it got out and ran into the building.

anonymous asked:

So are you like super christian or why do you study BIBLE??? I'm so sorry if this comes off as rude but I literally do not understand. This is still a thing??

Yes i am very strong in my faith but not like super crazy lol (trust me i’m a normal teenager that does stupid teenager stuff)  the reason i take bible is because i go to a private christian school so i don’t choose my classes hahaha i went to public school all my life until 3 years ago :) and don’t worry people ask me stuff like this all the time I don’t think you are being rude

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Words That Water Flowers - Chapter 5 - DecemberCamie - Hunter X Hunter [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Title: Words That Water Flowers

Total word count: 5753

Chapters: 5

Chapter 5 summary:

Koi No Yokan (Japanese)- the sudden knowledge upon meeting someone that the two of you are destined to fall in love

Chapter 5 is up on ao3! You can read it below the cut, too

Thank you again to everyone for the love and attention this story has received so far!!! It’s made me so happy ^^

ALSO! There won’t be a chapter next weekend because I’m going home so I won’t have time to write and/or update this story. So the next update will be weekend of March 11th!

Killua Zoldyck met Gon Freecss at the tender age of twelve on his first day of public school.

Killua had been running late. Very late, actually. His mother didn’t want him to go; she had begged him for weeks upon weeks to reconsider being home-schooled, to staying with her and the rest of their so-called family every single day for the rest of his life with no hope of escape-

Killua remembered thinking that he would rather choke himself then stay cooped up in that horrible mansion with his horrible relatives for another year.

(Years later, with flower petals clogging his throat and the sharp taste of iron on his tongue, he couldn’t help but laugh brokenly. Oh, the irony.)

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My 7-year-old daughter Henry is transgender. She’d change Trump’s mind. - The Washington Post

MINNEAPOLIS — Last spring, when I heard Donald Trump say that Caitlyn Jenner could use whatever bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower, I breathed a sigh of relief. There weren’t many things Trump and I agreed on, but this was one. Surely, I hoped, if he became president, he would extend the same courtesy to my 7-year-old daughter, Henry.

That hope was destroyed Wednesday night, when Trump’s administration rescinded the federal order that protects kids in public schools so they can use the bathroom that fits their gender identity. We had told Henry that she could use whatever bathroom she wanted because the president said so. Well, the former president said so. The new president said no.

The first time we knew that Henry was different, she was 2. When she found her cousin’s Barbie doll, she lit up like a Christmas tree. “The hair, Mama,” she cooed. “Look at her looong hair!” Henry continued to show us, in every way she could, that she wanted to live as a girl. This was new territory. What do you say when your 3-year-old boy asks to be Rapunzel for Halloween? In our house, you say yes. So began a long journey: Elsa socks one day. A sparkly shirt the next. Soon, she was growing her hair out and loving nail polish and tutus.

One day, she asked me if she could get “real” girl clothes — not just costumes but clothes a “real girl” would wear. So I took her shopping before her first day of kindergarten, and we invested in her first girl wardrobe. Parents are usually anxious about their kids’ first day of school, but this added a bizarre extra layer of panic for us. We met with administrators and contacted her teacher. She needed to be herself, but we wanted to make sure she was safe, too.

Fortunately, she would be. We live in Minneapolis. Our school district, our city and our state have some laws and policies on the books to protect Henry and her rights. Minnesota is probably one of the safer states in the country for kids like Henry.

adarkroomandawallflower  asked:

Alternatively, imagine Professor!Peter & his Professor significant other are dating but they're really professional about it so they don't show affection in public or anything at school or in the hallways, they save all the PDA for the bedroom, but one day, Peter goes into their office to ask them out on a date that weekend & he sees them dressed lazily as they grade: their hair is up & out of their face, they're not wearing their lab coat or professional garb, but what he really notices (1/2)

is the graphic tee they’re wearing, which says “A kleptomaniac stole my heart” & he KNOWS you got that because it reminded you of him because he told you all about his past crimes & he just sniffles “Babe…” & you look up & get so worried he’s hurt or something but “Your shirt I just” & you just smile sweetly “I figured you’d like it” & that just makes his day


So I saw someone mention the cheesetouch and omg.

So it legit started out as cheesetouch (fingers crossing rule included) then it spread to if you ate anything with cheese in it you had it. When that became dull they turned to me. lets pretend that my name is Alex (not even close but whatever) the came up with alex Touch. 

This lasted for about two years where nobody would get near me without crossing their fingers. Fucking fourth and fifth grade….

The teachers never did anything about it. THIS IS WHY I NEVER HAD ANY FRIENDS.

genuine question: did people not take typing classes in elementary school?

i keep seeing that post like ‘reblog this and type your url with your eyes closed’ and i’m like … the teachers put covers on the keyboards so we would learn not to type looking down? is that not how it is for everyone? and like i was in a poorly funded public school too so this isn’t coming from someone from a rich private school

anonymous asked:

My entire graduating class last year was 26 students. And most classes had like 15 people. It's somewhat common for smaller private schools.

oh la-di-da, with yer private schools and yer hot nun teachers

public school, that’s where i learned. 32 kids a classroom all failing standardized tests because the teacher is completely unqualified and only had her job because she’s fucking somebody and you can smell that it just happened. that’s what america’s about. 

may transport strike na naman bukas walang pasok dlsu taft/bgc/ Makati campuses all levels/office work/  College of Saint Benilde -all levels/office work/  University of Santo Tomas - all levels/office work/  College of San Agustin in Iloilo - all levels/office work - Makati City (LGU) - all levels in public schools.

shout out to public school kids who hold the broken bathroom stall doors closed, or who block the lock holes that are busted open so no one can see in

governement might not care about poor kida but poor kids ride or fuckin die

Hi, me again! So last Friday was one heck of a day. We had people walking out of school and protesting in the hallways.Before 7th period had started, the fire alarm went off. Most people were confused as to why the fire alarm went off a second time.It turns out that one of the protesters, a 9th grader,had pulled the fire alarm because of ‘peer pressure.’ We all knew that wasn’t the case. Yesterday, our school learned that she got 60 days in alt school and a $550 fine for pulling the fire alarm

Public speaking is very few people’s favorite thing. It can be so terrifying to get up in front of a whole class and present your project, so here are a few tips on nailing your next speech and feeling a little less nervous while you’re at it.

i. preparing your speech

  • Start with a topic that you care about, and be sure that:
    • It’s not too general that you don’t have enough time to cover it (like ‘the history of the US’ for a five minute speech) or too specific that you will run out of material.
  • Some people talk faster when they are nervous, some people slow down. Find out which you are and plan accordingly.
  • Make several drafts, and send them to your teacher if you can.
  • Create your visual aids (PowerPoint, handouts, etc) before your final draft, so you can make changes as necessary.
  • Don’t put too much text on your slides, other wise your audience (and maybe you) will get distracted by trying to read them.
    • Stick to using slides for quick facts, statistics, and pictures.
  • Don’t use the sound effects options they have for changing slides, it will just be a distraction.
  • For a speech you’re just giving once, you probably won’t have the timing down enough to use automatic changes.
  • Don’t put too much information on one slide. Just the point you’re on, and maybe the next, will be enough to fill it if your font is as large as it should be. 
  • Make sure you have your slides saved in at least two places (typically a flash drive and your email) so that if you can’t access one you have a back up.
  • Think about what questions people might have about your topic, and be prepared to answer them. Also brush up on any opposing views if the exist so that you can address those, both in the speech and in questions.

ii. making your flashcards 

  • Write bigger and clearer than you think you need.
    • I find it a bit difficult to read when I get nervous, especially when I’m just glancing down quickly. Write in print, and stick to just one or two points per card so that you can write largely.
  • Don’t write whole sentences, just key words.
    • If you have too much information you’ll be tempted to read it all off. Instead, just write down a word or two that will remind you of your point if you get off track.
  • Number your flashcards, and consider putting them on a ring. 
    • That way, if you drop your cards on the way up you won’t start out flustered.
  • Remember to put when to change the slide so you don’t forget and end up behind, or leaving it on the same slide the whole time. 
  • Color code your cards so that you can see what’s happening at a glance.
    • I typically use blue for stats/things I need to quote directly, grey for slide changes, and pink for points to emphasize. 
  • All speeches should end with you asking for questions, so be sure to add that into your last card. 

iii. practicing

  • Always practice out loud, even if you feel silly. 
    • It’s important to hear and feel yourself saying the speech to get comfortable performing it.
  • Time yourself practicing your rough draft a few times, so you know if you need to make it longer or shorter. 
  • Practice with your visual aids a few times
  • Practice it all the way through if you can; if you mess up, brush it off and keep going.
  • Film yourself practicing, so you can see if there’s anything you’re not noticing that you need to adjust.
  • Practice everyday, even if it’s just for a few minutes some days.
  • The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll feel.

iv. getting ready to speak

  • On the day of your speech, be sure to eat a good breakfast/lunch so you don’t get light headed.
  • Dress in an outfit that makes you feel confident and isn’t distracting: no busy patterns, large logos, or short hemlines that you would be tugging at the whole time. 
  • Double check that you have everything you need before you leave – cards, slides, and any handouts you may need.
  • This TED Talk has some great tips on faking confidence. I highly recommend watching it, but if you don’t have the time one of the take aways is that certain poses can trick your brain into feeling confident. She actually suggests going into a bathroom stall and standing in a “Superman” sorta pose for a minute or so. You’ll feel really silly, but strangely it helps. 
  • While you’re in there, adjust your hair/check your teeth so you’re not worried about that when you get up there. 
  • If you get to choose when you speak, think strategically: will going first and getting it out of the way make you feel better? Or would you rather wait and see a few people speak first?
    • I really don’t suggest waiting until the very last slot, but I like to go second or third to have the best of both worlds.
  • When you get to class, lay out everything you need and glance over your notes one more time. Then take a deep breath. You’ve got this.

v. the speech

  • When you get up to speak, take your time laying out everything you need and setting up your slides. 
  • After you’ve gotten the slides on, test the remote to see how sensitive it is. Just flipping to the first slide and back to the intro will help you feel less flustered if it’s more sensitive than you think and jumps around.
  • Take a deep breath and get started. If you mess up, no will know but you. Just keep going and act confident.
  • Glance back for just a second when changing slides to make sure you’re on the right one.
  • Make eye contact! The biggest mistake I see people make is to look down or above everyone’s head. Make eye contact with everyone more or less equally so it doesn’t look like you’re staring people down (but, if there’s someone that’s extra smiley/encouraging don’t be afraid to come back to them when you get nervous).
  • If you feel yourself starting to get nervous or starting to talk too fast/slow, it’s okay to take a second to take a deep breath and center yourself. Don’t be afraid of a couple seconds of silence if you need them.
  • If the podium helps you feel less nervous, use it. If moving around helps you loosen up, that works too! 
  • If you get off track, you are likely only one that even noticed that you messed up, so just take a deep breath, take a look at your notes, and get back on track the best you can (”going back to the second point,” or “but before we get to that,”).
  • If you’ve noticed that something’s wrong that needs to be addressed (like you’re on the wrong slide, or you misspoke and gave an incorrect fact) you can say something simple like “Sorry, I misspoke, it’s actually 1 in 3 Americans, not 1 in 4″ or try to make a joke if the subject lends to it and move onto your next point.
  • No matter what happens, it’s all good. Try to to panic and say things like “sorry, guys, I’m just so nervous” because that’s basically the only thing that will tip them off that you are. 

Above all, just try to relax and remember that you’re doing a good job. No one but you can tell how nervous you are or will know if you mess up.