tag urself as a student type

coffee: always frantic, has a crammed schedule, never stops consuming caffeine, will agree to go to a party even if they have a six a.m. shift the next day

bujo: organized, likes to makes lists and keep track of things, plans outfit the night before, stresses when they get a grade less than a B

oops: stopped caring in the third grade, somehow manages to get okay grades, never studies, kind of lazy, would eat Waffle House at 3 in the morning

sweatshirt: is trying as hard as they possibly can, has to study and work hard for their grades, constantly stressing, has social anxiety, tries to do every extra curricular under the sun

aesthetique: probably vegetarian or vegan, has a “mom jean” 80′s aesthetic, glorifies local cafes, wants to live in Europe, always wants to cut their hair

gothique: black clothes only, still stans my chemical romance, uses sarcasm as a defense mechanism, desperately wants some tattoos, likes the black lipstick look but too shy to do it

I hope Sirius constantly turned into a dog to get out of arguments with James, because it would mean that James was left with the following options:

  • Being known as the crazy man who is arguing with a dog
  • Rough-housing, and being known as the man who is mean to dogs
  • Submitting to Sirius’s literal puppy-dog eyes, and losing almost every argument they have from the age of 15 onward
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Everything about this reminds me that it just might be impossible to explain white privilege to white people who are privileged enough to afford to go to Starbucks every single day..

However, while Starbucks definitely doesn’t do everything right, I think that the way that they’re handling this is pretty good so far.

buzzfeed.com
Two Black Men Were Arrested In Starbucks. Witnesses Say They "Didn't Do Anything."
The men had simply been waiting for another person to arrive before they ordered, their lawyer said. A Starbucks manager phoned the police.
By Julia Reinstein

In a widely circulated video of the incident, at least two people who were present verbally defended the two men and questioned why they were being arrested and handcuffed.

“This is ridiculous,” said one white man to a police officer in the video. “What did they get called for? Because there were two black guys sitting here meeting me? What did they do?”

“They didn’t do anything, I saw the entire thing,” a woman can be heard saying. At least five police officers were present during the arrest, the video shows.

Police have not named the men, and the pair’s attorney, Lauren A. Wimmer, also declined to name them “at this time.”

The two men had gone to the Starbucks to meet Andrew Yaffe, the white man who can be seen in the video questioning the police officers, according to Wimmer.

Yaffe could not immediately be reached for comment, but Wimmer told BuzzFeed News he is a friend of the two men. He runs a real estate development, investment, and management firm, and the men were meeting with him “to discuss potential residential and commercial real estate opportunities in Philadelphia,” she said.

The two men had not ordered immediately upon arriving, as they were still waiting for Yaffe. While they waited for him, “a white female manager who was on duty at the time” asked them to leave, said Wimmer.

When they said they were just waiting for another person to arrive before ordering, she phoned the police, Wimmer said.

“How many times have we sat in Starbucks minding our own business, waiting for a friend to come, and then we order?” Wimmer said.

When Yaffe arrived and found the two men being arrested, he called Wimmer, whom he is also friends with, she said.

The two men were arrested around 5:30 p.m., and were fingerprinted and photographed by police.

Police told Wimmer they had arrested the men for “defiant trespassing.”

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Starbucks has announced it will stop providing plastic straws globally by 2020.

They will provide alternative straws made of paper or compostable plastic to disabled people who require it for their mobility.

Text of tweets:

Starbucks Canada:

We’re removing plastic straws in our stores globally by 2020—reducing more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from our stores.

Jennifer Marley:

Will there be a solution for people who require the flexibility of a plastic straw due to disability concerns? #PaperForAll #PlasticForNeeds

Starbucks Canada:

Absolutely, we recognize that many of our customers require a straw. As part of this announcement we are also committing to introducing a straw made from alternative materials (paper, compostable plastic) for use with any cold drink, should a customer require or prefer one.