west end high school

Muggleborn headcanon

Sixth year muggleborn Gryffindors ask Dumbledore if they could perform a stage play that is very popular back home to bring the West End to Hogwarts but trick him into believing that High School Musical is one of the longest running plays in the UK. He agrees but secretly knows and finds it hilarious to hear pretentious purebloods humming “We’re All In This Together” through the corridors after their performance.

“White students in Birmingham, Alabama, drag an African American effigy past West End High School, on September 12, 1963. Two African American girls attended the desegregated school and a majority of the white students were staying away from classes. Police stopped this car in a segregationist caravan in front of the school to caution them about fast driving and blowing auto horns in front of a school.”

I still can’t understand why white people didn’t see anything wrong in this…

10

I’m tired, I’m hungry, I had to occupy my mind, and I’m excited because it’s in a “few” hours ~ 

(Don’t mind me, I also just had that song in head.)

Gimme a Malira Dancer AU set in New York City.

Kira Yukimura has been taking ballet since she was two and a half years old. She practically lives en pointe. She practices on her own in the early mornings before she heads to an arts magnet high school, and with her troupe after school in the studio. Her dream is to attend Julliard and eventually dance for the New York City Ballet company, and her parents - the incredibly supportive Ken and Noshiko - are behind her every step of the way. With auditions for Julliard looming, Kira’s practicing like never before, dancing her heart out and getting better every day. Nothing can stand in the way of her dreams.

Until.

Julliard requires one solo dance and one partnered dance for the audition, and with only two months to go until the big day, her dance partner, Scott, breaks his leg while playing backyard lacrosse with some of his friends. Kira knows she can’t be upset with him - Scott’s a great dancer, but his real love is animals, and he never intended to pursue dance after they graduate, so it’s unreasonable to expect that he’d be as careful with his body as she has to be with hers. But whether or not she’s upset, Scott can’t dance with her at auditions, and with only two short months to go, how will she ever find a partner in time?

Enter Malia, new transfer from some giant high school out west who seems to have ended up at Arts Magnet mostly by mistake, but then one day Kira goes to the auditorium after rehearsal and finds Malia on stage, dancing to something with a heavy, grinding sort of beat, and it’s wild and beautiful and unrestrained - everything that Kira’s perfect ballet partner dance isn’t - but she doesn’t care. She’s going to dance with this girl even if it’s the last dance she ever gets to do.