the board of administration

Imagine what Sunny Baudelaire’s first job interview would be like.

“Well, you’re pretty young, so I don’t expect you to have a lot or experience..”

“Actually, I’ve worked in a lumber mill, I was an administrative assistant at a boarding school, and I was a concierge at a hotel. Unfortunately, all of my former bosses died in a fire at the hotel, so I can’t give you any references.”

Many things have happened in my school. For a gifted program, we act pretty stupid.

1. A kid was caught selling weed on premises. Arrested at school. Also vaped in the bathrooms.

2. I called out a teacher for making fun of an autistic classmate frequently. He got emotional very easily, and she purposefully didn’t include him activities, so he cried a lot. She said things along the lines of ‘how did you graduate from kindergarten’. I wrote a letter, it was just a draft. Fell out of my bag. She saw it, called me to the door, and said that I was being ‘sarcastic and unprofessional’. I got called to the office, and was given a lecture on how she wasn’t 'babying’ him and how he needed to 'toughen up’. Her husband works on the school board, so I think the administrator just didn’t want to be fired. It was bullshit. But, she did stop bullying him because she knew I was watching. As someone that talked about equality a lot, she was being a real bitch. Also, she didn’t like me because I was Jewish and she was Catholic, and whenever I mentioned it she would get pissy.

Storsjöodjuret, a lake monster from Lake Storsjön in Jämtland, Sweden, is also known as “The Great-Lake Monster” or “Storsie”. The lake monster was declared as an endangered species in 1986 by the Jämtland County Administrative Board and it was given the status of an endangered animal and thus granted protection by law. However, this status was removed as of November 2005.

anonymous asked:

Will you be able to translate for Yuki Mishima's character profile?

Hobby: Information Gathering (Surfing the information on the net)
Skill: Bulletin board administration 
Habit: I put my hands in my pocket
Food Preference: I eat whatever is appropriate, as a meal sandwiches even with the parsley garnish (I don’t like the garnish but when I see it left alone, I can’t bear it)

There is a creator’s comment to go with it but I couldn’t understand much about it. There’s something about Yosuke and Junpei I think. 

Edit: Translation of the creator’s comment thanks to Live_Bubbles at twitter.

Valedictorian goes off script, so the school cut his mic

Not long after valedictorian Peter Butera referred to the “authoritative attitude” of his Pennsylvania high school administrators, teachers and school board members did the school pull the plug on his graduation speech.

Literally. They cut his mic off part-way through his speech, a fitting end to the 18-year-old’s ongoing battle with Wyoming Area High School administrators over the power of student government.

“Despite some of the outstanding people in our school,” said Butera, his voice booming through speakers, “the lack of a real student government, combined with the authoritative attitude that a few teachers, administrators, and board members have, prevent students from truly developing as leaders.”

As many of you may know by now, Korotan D has just released in Japan, with the light novel segments set at the end of the high school age for the former Class E kids. It is considered canon.

Shueisha’s J-Books website included some samples of the English Reference book, and as a treat, I’ve translated one of them. 

Hopefully I got most of it right. Also, given the spacing, it’s possible that there may be more lines in-between in the real deal.


Immersed in her memories, someone is shouting out a name. One by which she was addressed as back when she was in Class E.

…no good, she’s so immersed that she can even hear the voice. Furthermore, of all things, it’s the voice that she wanted to hear the most…

She gets up from her chair and shakes her head (ie in denial).


This time she heard the voice clearly. Turning around to its direction, a familiar face is there. It’s Nagisa.

“Nagisa!?” She yelled without thinking.

As she rushes over to him, she sees that it’s not just him, but the faces of everyone else from Class E all lined up with Karma in front.

“Wha, why is everyone here!?”

“Ahaha,” laughed Nagisa. That answer was too ambiguous, so Karma explains the situation in his place with a mischievous smile.

“It’s really just a coincidence~. The destination for our graduation trip just happens to be the same as your film location~”

Shoutouts to @blazardragon @irraydiance @greengargouille @kaoarika
Thank you all for the delicious, delicious intel on Korotan D. It looks awesome!

In fact, with the main Assassination Classroom Baidu Board outlawed by the administrators (likely permanently, most likely on account of it assessed as “promoting dangerous thinking” by central government), if it weren’t for you guys, I probably wouldn’t even be aware of this wonder!

I really need to get to finishing my summaries of Korotan C. Aiming to get the next part out before Itona’s Profile.

Storsjöodjuret: The Great Lake Monster of Sweden

The Storsjöodjuret is a lake monster that resides in Storsjön, the fifth largest lake in Sweden. Initial accounts of the monster date back to 1635. It is believed to have the head of a dog, and a reptile-like body with fins along its back. 

The original account, made by a folklorist by the name of Morgens Pedersen, is included below.

“A long, long time ago two trolls, Jata and Kata, stood on the shores of the Great-Lake brewing a concoction in their cauldrons. They brewed and mixed and added to the liquid for days and weeks and years. They knew not what would result from their brew but they wondered about it a great deal. One evening there was heard a strange sound from one of their cauldrons. There was a wailing, a groaning and a crying, then suddenly came a loud bang. A strange animal with a black serpentine body and a cat-like head jumped out of the cauldron and disappeared into the lake. The monster enjoyed living in the lake, grew unbelievably larger and awakened terror among the people whenever it appeared. Finally, it extended all the way round the island of Frösön, and could even bite its own tail. Ketil Runske bound the mighty monster with a strong spell which was carved on a stone and raised on the island of Frösön. The serpent was pictured on the stone. Thus was the spell to be tied till the day someone came who could read and understand the inscription on the stone.”

Notice the differing views on whether it has a cat-like or dog-like head. 

We see a huge interest in the creature in 1894, during the reign of King Oscar II. He had a unique interest in the creature, creating an organization to catch it. At one point, they dangled a dead pig over the lake, trying to lure the beast to them so they could capture it.

In 1986, the Jämtland county administrative board passed a law, granting the creature protection due to it being declared an endangered species. Not only was the beast protected, but so was its nest and offspring. Sadly, this law was revoked in 2005. 

flammenmeer  asked:

Okay for your Kayleigh Lives AU - please consider this: It's summer break and Kayleigh takes her sons to the beach for vacation. (Maybe last minute booking so the four of them have to share ONE room or one of their bags got missing during the flight and it's big drama. BUT ALSO - BEACH! SUN! FUN?!)

>> The Kayleigh Lives AU <<

Omg I sidetracked so hard from your prompt i’m sorry
but consider: Kayleigh’s 50th birthday

(I just realized it might be unclear but Kevin is holding a selfie-stick lmao)

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Lars the Space Pirate Captain

Some thoughts. 

Lars HATED being Lars Barriga; Donut Chef.  He wasn’t good at it.  He wished he could throw that identity away.  He got that wish.

Gems require Purpose.  They’re made to Do Something; and if they don’t know what their Purpose is, it can cause actual sanity damage.  They also have zero ability to come up with Purpose on their own.

Maybe, with Lars help, the Off Colors took out whatever was running those Spy Drones that they always ran from.  (Probably administrated by Emerald.)   They find an escape ship; board it, and flee.  They’re now in a ship, hunted by Emerald.  Lars, in a fit of what Rebecca Sugar calls “enantiodromia,” that a superabundance of a force will inevitably produce its opposite; decides screw it, we’re Space Pirates.  

It’s insane, and had the Off Colors questioned it at all; Lars probably would have folded.  But it is a Purpose.  It has Roles (Lars pulls what he knows about Star Trek for examples for the Off Colors) and Leadership to follow; and Gems need that like humans need oxygen.  And they love it, and go with it and everyone is transformed.

Don't be a sh*thead online.

One of my ex girlfriends had a mother who was a high school teacher. She was the sweetest thing, although was also a total pushover. For this story’s sake, we’ll call her Margaret Jones.

When I’d visit my ex, this woman almost wouldn’t leave me alone, constantly “Can I get you something to eat?”, “We had dinner earlier, can I warm something up for you”, “OH! I remember you like this hot sauce, so I picked some up for you and it’s in the cupboard - here, I’ll show you where so you can use it when you would like!”. Total sweetheart.

Now, I can’t particularly vouch for how she was as a science teacher, but I can only imagine she was probably overrun by sh*tty high school students who made her life hell. She probably had a hard time controlling the class in many situations. She just wasn’t all that assertive.

One day my ex calls me “Holy f*ck, you have to see this Facebook group!”, and sends me the link. It’s titled “Mrs. Jones Is A Cunt HAHAHA” and has somewhere around 60 members, all high school students talking sh*t about this poor women, how they make her life hell and what they’ve done / said to her, etc. Of course, my ex is deeply saddened because her mom is being slagged online. At this same time my ex was completing her Masters in university majoring in psychology. Her thesis was on bullying among teens. How ironic. My ex insists she contact Facebook to get it taken down. I told her no. Let me see what I can do first. This caused a bit of a fight between her and I as I’m one for teaching people a lesson, while she wanted to sweep it under the rug so her mom wouldn’t find out and it’d just go away. Further, she didn’t like “eye for an eye” mentality.

First, I screenshot every conversation, every comment, every photo - just in case it went away somehow. I then wrote down every name, made a nice little excel file with them all and began my quest. Seeing as I knew where all these kids lived (well, the general region) I began to search out phone numbers or the kids who were stupid enough to link their parents on their FB accounts. I found numbers (or profiles) for almost everyone - in many cases, multiples.

Next up I compiled all the screen grabs into a nice little 1 page webpage highlighting the worst comments. People’s full names as listed on FB, essentially nothing that wasn’t already public information. I just aggregated it together into a cute little package. Of course, this included phone numbers as well. Links to the FB group and the comments were below every photo.

Now the fun starts. I begin calling the home phones of these kids one by one. A typical conversation went as follows with little deviation.
“Hi, is Mr or Mrs ___ available”.
“Hi there, do you have a son/daughter named ____ ”
“yes, who is this”..
“well, I’m a concerned internet user who’s come across some very disturbing comments your child posted about their high school teacher”
“oh, what?”
“Well, if you go to _______, I’ve put them all together with some links for you”
* parent views page *
“I.. uhh… I’m so sorry.”
“well, so you’re aware, I’m calling every parent with this same call. When I’m done, I’m submitting this to both the school board head office and the administration of the school”
“I’m so sorry my child did this…. Screams name of child - GET IN HERE NOW
“Thanks, try and have a good evening”

I didn’t get to find out the end details, but her mother obviously ended up finding out about the group, and the only info I got was that a “good handful” of the kids ended up getting suspended for between 1-5 days depending on what they said. That was great and all, but I’m sure the wrath the parents laid out was far worse. I smirked to myself throughout the entire thing knowing I was probably ruining these kids’ spring breaks (as it was the week before).

TL;DR: - Found a hate group on FB against my ex’s mom. Got a ton of kids suspended and told all their parents, which was really the most satisfying part of it all.

Tell your local school board to protect trans kids!

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the current administration rescinded President Obama’s declaration that forcing trans kids into the wrong bathroom is illegal discrimination.

That means that local schools now have a choice about how to treat their trans students.  Which could be pretty bad news in some places– but it also means that you have the opportunity to let your schools and school boards know that you care about how trans kids are treated!

There’s no national directory of school boards, so you’ll have to Google your area’s school board (or school committee, in some places).  But once you do, you can tell them that you care about what happens to trans kids in your area.

Remember: school boards are locally elected.  Your vote, and your voice, will count so much more to these people than to senators and representatives at the national level!

Sample script:

Hi! My name is [name], and I’m a [your city] resident.  I’m [writing/calling] to ask you to protect transgender children in [your city]’s schools.  I’m very upset about the president’s recent declaration that transgender children are not protected by Title IX, and can be forced to use the bathroom of the sex they were assigned at birth.  Transgender kids already face bullying and harassment, and I’m worried that forcing them to use the wrong bathroom will make it much more dangerous and uncomfortable for them.  Please allow [your city] students to choose for themselves which bathroom they’ll be most comfortable in. These kids are counting on your help and protection!

Thank you for your time and attention.


[your name]

[your address]

Hidden Rooms - Part 4 - Jughead x Reader

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Jughead has followed a mysterious new girl to a room that provides students with escape. He starts to learn more about the girl to only find himself infatuated with her.

Jughead x Reader

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Taglist: @sgarrett49 @theselfishllama

juggiebuggie: Do a part 4 please!!!! ✨❤️✨

galaticpanda: Please do write part 4 of Hidden Rooms! I love it so much!!

Anonymous said: Omg hidden rooms had me so caught up I couldn’t put it down I really hope you do another part for it your crazy talented <3 

She led me out of the shed and back to the house, her hand gently let go of mine as we crept closer to the house. She opened the sliding glass door and I followed her in.

The house was decorated to the fullest. Full of vibrant paintings as well as a wall of pictures. One included a woman that looked the spitting image of Y/N, just with shorter hair. I turned to the left of me and saw Cliff cooking. He peered up to the both of us with a smile.

He started to sign to Y/N who once again started to translate for him. “He asked if you can get Tim from his room, I’m going to set the table”, she gave a smile.

I nodded to both of them, “Sure”.

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Hidden Histories: The Lesser-Known Aspects of Manned Spaceflight

FLATs/Mercury 13

There have been many successful and influential American women astronauts over the past three decades- Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Peggy Whiston. But these ladies were the byproducts of an unrecognized and often uncredited group of gals known as the FLATs, or First Lady Astronaut Trainees. Given that they were active during the Mercury program, they are more commonly known today as the Mercury 13.

Note: This is in no way meant to degrade the importance of or criticize certain historical figures mentioned who act as the antagonists of the story.

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Thirteen Women and Only One Man in Town

That one man was Dr. Randy Lovelace- a former doctor at NASA who took part in the medical examinations and testings of those who would become the Mercury 7 Astronauts (as well as Pete Conrad and Jim Lovell- I can’t leave out Shaky). And that town was Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the Lovelace Clinic. The first of these women was Jerrie Cobb, a young record-breaking pilot who had been flying since she was only twelve. Lovelace and Donald Flickinger, an early expert on space medicine, asked her if she was willing to be their first subject for female astronaut training a few months earlier. While in New Mexico, she became the first woman to undergo the same tests as the Mercury candidates did. The doctors told her she had passed the tests and even performed better than the men during some. Later that year, Dr. Lovelace presented his findings to an international space conference in Stockholm, Sweden. But NASA didn’t take the bait. The multiple tests she underwent proved multiple theories- everything from pain tolerance to coping with stress. Lovelace determined that one woman undergoing experiments and tests wasn’t enough. He rounded up another eighteen accomplished women pilots- the youngest of the group was only 21 years old- to do the same as Jerrie. From January to August of 1961, they made Albuquerque their new home. They were poked, prodded, spun, tilted, and put through every other grueling task the docs could come up with. But none of them showed any sign of weakness. As Jerri Sloan Truhill once said, “We never stopped until they told us to stop. We didn’t even say ouch and, boy, they hurt us.” They were tough and determined and took whatever was thrown at them. Once those tests, the phase one tests, were over, Lovelace went over the results and concluded that thirteen of the nineteen passed with flying colors. Some did better than the men. Even at the time it was known that Ginger Rogers was just as good as Fred Astaire, but she did all the steps backwards and in high heels. Over the next months, the ladies who would become known as the Mercury 13- Myrtle “K” Cagle, Jerrie Cobb, Jan Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Wally Funk, Sarah Gorelick (Ratley), Jane Hart, Jean Hixson, Rhea Hurrle (Woltman), Irene Leverton, Jerri Sloan (Truhill), Bernice “B” Steadman, and Gene Nora Stumbough (Jessen)- continued through the remaining phases of testing. Later on, however, the phase of testing that went on at the Naval School of Aviation Medicine in Pensacola, Florida, was cancelled and NASA expressed its decision of not considering sending women into space. The organization felt there was no need to. To clear things up, I would like to state here that NASA was in no way affiliated with the Lovelace testings.

Jerrie Cobb at the MASTIF (multiple-axis space test inertia facility)

Right Stuff, Wrong Sex and Time

Now that it was proven that women were capable of being astronauts, the Mercury 13 needed to prove that women had the right to be astronauts. Jerrie Cobb and Jane Hart flew around the country in order to influence people that women could also benefit from the space program. Although President John F. Kennedy was on their side, NASA still wasn’t. Jane used her status as the wife of Senator Phillip Hart to write to members of the Senate and House space committees. She found an ally in Liz Carpenter, who was Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s executive assistant. Carpenter soon got on board and drafted a letter for Johnson to send NASA Administrator James Webb in favor of sending women into space. But Johnson, however, took the letter and wrote “Let’s Stop This Now!” in large letters across the bottom and demanded that it be filed away, never to be known about for forty years. He was determined to cease any possibility that women would fly into space. Why? Johnson felt that if women were to be allowed in space, everyone, meaning minorities, had to be allowed in space as well. And at the time, that just wasn’t something that could be done. Now, we know that’s not a problem now, but in 1962, it was. If that wasn’t bad enough, some of the Mercury 7 weren’t on their side either. Jerrie and Jane were no longer challenging just the American view that women belonged at home, but now the view that American heroes had to be white. But it wasn’t until 1983 that Guy Bluford became the first African American in space. Additionally, NASA astronauts needed to be jet pilots, an occupation women simply weren’t allowed to have. But Jerrie and Jane continued to win support from the public and the fight became a little less uneven.

Jerrie Cobb with a Mercury capsule mockup (?)

Whose Program is this, Anyway?

If NASA really believed women didn’t have a part in the space program, they would have to prove it- publicly. On July 17, 1962, Cobb and Hart sat at the witness table in front of eleven US representatives, two of which were women, to testify. Nowadays, no one questions whether or not women should still be astronauts, but in the early 60s, people couldn’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea that women could perform any of the jobs men could, much less become an astronaut. The entire country now knew the names of the other eleven FLATs. Jerrie and Jane presented the scientific data that Lovelace and his team had acquired and used it to inform the representatives that it would not cost NASA a significant amount of money to involve women in the space program. Jerrie also made it very clear that this was not a battle of the sexes but a battle for women to be part of space exploration. For a while, Jerrie and Jane were winning that battle, doing their best to convince the subcommittee that women belonged in space just as men did. But things were about to change. Enter Jackie Cochran, the first woman to break the sound barrier. Now, Cochran seems like she would be a supporter of Jerrie and Jane, right? Wrong. Just as Chuck Yeager wasn’t a fan of the space program, Jackie wasn’t a fan of the FLATs. And for the same reason- she wasn’t part of it. She was in support of Lovelace from the very start and assumed he was bringing her in for a leadership role. Also, she wanted to be tested as well. When Lovelace denied her the opportunity to be tested due to her age and previous health issues, she became furious. She also disliked all the attention Jerrie received from not only Lovelace but from the media as well (though it wasn’t always a positive thing). Jackie hated that Jerrie was viewed as the leader of the pack although in all respects she was. And so the famed pilot came to testify against the FLATs; there is no discrimination against women in the space program, there are plenty of male test pilots to do the job, and there needs to be a big enough group of abled women in order for a group of women trainees to be selected. It seemed to be a losing battle. But Jackie proposed an entirely different project, one that would study a large group of women over a long period of time. In doing so, she changed the conversation entirely. This was no longer about the FLATs, but about her own project. But this was just day one of the hearings.

Cobb and Hart during the congressional hearings

Straighten Up and Fly Right

It was July 18- only a year after Gus Grissom’s historic Mercury-Redstone 4 flight. But Grissom wasn’t the astronaut at this hearing. Rather, there were two of them- John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. If there was one thing NASA was good at doing, it was using its all-star astronauts for advocating. And who better to chose for a job like this than John Glenn? Now it was NASA’s turn to prove their point. The issue of test pilots was brought up again, as it was over the past few years, this time by two actual test pilots. Women were simply not allowed to be these kind of pilots and therefore not allowed to be astronauts. It seems logical, but then why weren’t women allowed to be test pilots to begin with? For that matter, why weren’t they largely allowed to join the military? But the thing is, NASA had already bent its own rules. It was a requirement for astronauts to have college degrees. Their very own spokesman John Glenn did not but they accepted him anyway. These women did have degrees and were all accomplished pilots like Glenn. NASA could’ve figured out a way to include the FLATs, but simply chose not to. After all, it wasn’t NASA’s fault women couldn’t be test pilots, nor was it NASA’s decision that only test pilots could be astronauts (it was President Eisenhower’s). It was then that Glenn put into words the reasons behind all the problems. “I think this gets back to the way our social order is organized, really. It is just a fact. The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order.” This much was true, but why was it true? Why did it have to be that way? What about all the WASPs contributed? Cobb and Hart and the FLATs and protesters in the South and everywhere else knew that the social order as a whole needed to change. But it was the people like Glenn, Johnson, and all those who used rules and regulations to prevent change- to keep things the way they were. Despite the little jokes and jabs that were made throughout the hearings, no one ever argued that women were not strong enough or capable enough or smart enough to be astronauts. And just like that, the trials were over. No third day testimony. The subcommittee suggested to NASA that it continue what it was doing just the way it currently was. James Webb swore Jackie Cochran in as a consultant to replace Cobb, who had let her contract expire months earlier. And if that wasn’t bad enough, once again the Soviet Union had beat the United States in the Space Race: In 1963, Valentine Tereshkova became the first woman in space. One would think Soviet competition would fuel even this American feat just as it fueled every other American space goal, right? Jerrie, Jane, Dr. Lovelace, and the rest of the Female Lady Astronaut Trainees had lost the battle. Well, they lost their battle.

Cobb, Senator Victor Anfuso, and Hart hold an Atlas-Centaur model

Ride, Sally, Ride

Scott Carpenter once said the Mercury 13 were ahead of their time. He was right. The social order changed dramatically in the 1960s, and by 1978, women were finally ready to be accepted into the astronaut corps The first astronaut class to be selected after the Space Race had ended was the Thirty-Five New Guys, or TFNG. Chief Astronaut John Young and Director of Flight Operations George Abbey selected a very diverse group- an Asian American, three African Americans, and finally, six women. I bring up John Young not only because he is my favorite, but because he was selected as an astronaut the same year as the congressional hearings. Now he was willing to turn and face the changes. These six girls- Sally Ride, Shannon Lucid, Judy Resnick, Rhea Seddon, Anna Fischer, and Kathy Sullivan- became what the Mercury 13 never had a chance to become. They still had to prove that they were not only as good as, but could be better than the men, just as the FLATs did. And they were successful. But it wasn’t until 1983, twenty years after Tereshkova’s flight, that Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on STS-7. It wasn’t until 1999 that Eileen Collins would become the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission. No longer were women the passengers. Women got to truly fly.

(L-R top) Kathy Sullivan, Shannon Lucid, Anna Fischer, and Judy Resnik (L-R bottom) Sally Ride and Rhea Seddon

(L-R) Gene Nora Jessen, Wally Funk, Jerrie Cobb, Jerri Truhill, Sarah Rutley, Myrtle Cagle and Bernice Steadman in front of Space Shuttle Discovery at LC-39B, 1995. This was Eileen Collin’s first flight even though she didn’t command it.

Info about the Mercury 13 from the US Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Launch Complex 26 on Cape Canaveral.

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So there you have it, the true story of the Mercury 13. The book I used for reference was the first space history book I ever read and I give it credit for getting me interested in it. Before I had John Young and Jim Lovell, I had Jerrie Cobb and Jane Hart. This is also the first of this series-type thing I’ll be doing from now on every Saturday. I wanted the Mercury 13 to be first because of how important they are to me personally. Plus today, September 2, is both Christa McAuliffe’s birthday and the return to Earth of Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the ISS and the current American record holder for most days spent in space. Anyway, I hope y’all enjoyed this and learned something! The last time I read this was before I had any idea what the Mercury program and the Space Race were, so it’s nice to read it again with plenty of background knowledge. Tune it (or log on I guess) next week for the next Hidden History, one of my personal favorites: the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program.

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Soul Tape 3

If you’ve ever been in or currently in one, you’ll relate.

So my graduation isn’t jeopardized but Im having an eleventh hour fistfight with the administrative board over my slavic qualifications and i feel like if they let me talk to them in person instead of submitting a petition I’d just lie down on the table and be like “my tender dudes the sheer quantity and interconnectedness of my coursework here is frankly stunning and i should be allowed to write whatever i want on my diploma”

Repost: @camillereck The people of Puerto Rico have had enough. Tomorrow, May 1st, there is an island-wide strike demanding the audit of the enormous debt and rejecting the fiscal and labor policies of the Gov. Ricardo Rosselló administration and the fiscal control board.

“When it rains, it rains for everyone. Let it stop raining!”

anonymous asked:

I am feeling half extremely excited and half really sad. I found a school that combines 2 of my biggest interests into 1 major, and it's literally one of very few schools in the world that has that exact pairing of majors. Its in London, which is a city I've wanted to got to/live in for sooo long, and it's a really good school. The thing is, it requires me to have taken AP classes that I haven't done and get 5s on, and I'm a senior in high school, so it's too late to do much about that :(((

oh no that’s a shame!! is there anything that you could do in terms of extra credit or like,, extra-curriculars that might help?? have you tried contacting the administration board and see what they have to say? you never know and it’s definitely worth a shot!!
Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial
Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August.

Chinese scientists are on the verge of being first in the world to inject people with cells modified using the CRISPR–Cas9 gene-editing technique.

A team led by Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu, plans to start testing such cells in people with lung cancer next month. The clinical trial received ethical approval from the hospital’s review board on 6 July.

“It’s an exciting step forward,” says Carl June, a clinical researcher in immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

There have been a number of human clinical trials using an alternative gene-editing technique, including one led by June, that have helped patients combat HIV. June is also a scientific adviser on a planned US trial that would also use CRISPR–Cas9-modified cells for the treatment of cancer.

Last month, an advisory panel of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved that project. But the trial also requires a green light from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a university review board. The US researchers have said they could start their clinical trial by the end of this year.

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