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Today’s Google Doodle is in honor of human rights activist Yuri Kochiyama’s birthday. She would have been 95 today (she died in 2014 at the age of 93).  

“It’s with great pleasure that Google celebrates Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American activist who dedicated her life to the fight for human rights and against racism and injustice. Born in California, Kochiyama spent her early twenties in a Japanese American internment camp in Arkansas during WWII. She and her family would later move to Harlem, where she became deeply involved in African American, Latino, and Asian American liberation and empowerment movements. Today’s doodle by Alyssa Winans features Kochiyama taking a stand at one of her many protests and rallies.

Kochiyama left a legacy of advocacy: for peace, U.S. political prisoners, nuclear disarmament, and reparations for Japanese Americans interned during the war. She was known for her tireless intensity and compassion, and remained committed to speaking out, consciousness-raising, and taking action until her death in 2014.”

More info on Kochiyama

Photo: Yuri Kochiyama speaks at an anti-war demonstration in New York City’s Central Park around 1968. Courtesy of the Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center. (x)

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When asked about his mom having a stroke Lonzo’s response was “No comment” “It’s a family thing”

About Me

Hey guys! I decided make a quick post w facts about me! So here it goes (and I apologize in advance if my lame self bores you): 

ok so first, the basics:

My name is Sam and I am 16 years old. I live in the United States (specifically, California).  

School stuff:

I am a junior in high school and these are the courses I’m currently taking:

  • Algebra II
  • Yoga 
  • LCI (Liturature, Culture & Identity)
  • Chemistry
  • Moral Theology
  • AP Spanish Liturature
  • Civics

My dreams beyond high school are getting into UCLA. I am still not sure what I want to major in yet (which maybe kinda weird since I already know where I want to go but UCLA is a family legacy), but I at least do know that I want to minor in history. 

Favorites:

I’m listing these with the hope that someone will like some of the same things and we can be friends :)

favorite blogs: @studypetals @obsidianstudy  @studycxlture  @studyign @educatier @gracelearns  @genspen @mochi-studies  @succulentstudy  @milkystudies  @elkstudies  @sirenastudies , @areistotle  @studying-kiddo @studybuzz @the-brightest-witch-studies and so many more :) 

tv shows: Bones, Criminal Minds, the X-files, the Office, Parks and Rec, How I met your Mother, and others

music: All Time Low, Green Day, 5sos, 21 Pilots, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Rihanna, X Ambassadors, Alessia Cara, Halsey, Drake, and many others

books: Divergent series, Hunger Games series, Inkheart series, Harry Potter series, and many others 

ok now you all know wayy too much about me (I know you’re probably thinking wow tmi sam I didn’t need to know all of this so I apologize lol). But yeah if you like any of this stuff hmu in pm and we can maybe be friends :) ok this was super long and obnoxious I’m really sorry wow 


p.s. reblog if you’re a studyblr I’ll follow you back

Last thing I expected was to ever be taking a photo like this, like never in a million years.  But you don’t know L.A.  I went out here just for college, UCLA, and my family back in Provincetown could tell you I was never like those west coast liberals.  Never liked any of that sick shit, bad life styles and lots of government debt, but then I fell in with these guys in my dorm and peer pressure, I guess.  Or exposed me to music I’d never heard before, stuff like I Wanna Be Your Dog by Joan Jett, the first time I heard it was like ‘what the hell is this?’ But you gotta drink in college a little just to fit in, and soon it was drinking a little more and it gets in your head.  I started to realize I was just not bein myself to please my family.  Plus some of the stuff they said started makin sense to me, I guess.

By my second year as a sophomore I was down on my knees suckin dick from some fag and as he blasted it in my mouth I looked up at him and said “I fuckin love it!” and shook my head and stuck my tongue out and lapped it up good.  Didn’t come out right away, even spread rumors that he was a prostitute and making it all up, which I’m pretty ashamed of now.  Anyhow I apologized to him and I even eventually admitted I’m really a twisted faggot in my own way too, I guess, I said.  We’re chill now; at least he said it’s nbd.

Love L.A., feels like I’m just starting to figure out who I really am.  First time the guys pressured me to put on this black jock I was ashamed and blushin I’m sure til I learned to take a compliment and realized I do look damn good in it.  We were all sitting around drinkin and smokin up and they convinced me to.  Now it’s all I wear half the week, my friends don’t mind, and I’m startin to crave fuckin dudes up the ass, even.  Like, a lot.  I think about it all the time now, so it’ll probably happen.