the reason old memes always come back is because, in order to truly destroy a meme, you must cast it into the fires of mount doom and sadly
oh my god
I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust
|In high school they told us:||There will be no grades in a class except the midterm and the final, so you have to study hard because failing one test means you fail the class.|
|Once I was in college a professor said:||Hey, you guys are working really hard on your third paper, so I'm just going to cancel the final and give everyone a hundred on it.|
|In high school they told us:||In college, class always begins exactly at the scheduled start time. If your class is at 9 AM and you get there at 9:01, the doors will be locked and you'll be out of luck, especially if it's the day of the midterm or final, because then you get a zero.|
|Once I was in college a professor said:||Does anyone mind if I start class at 3:35 instead of 3:30? These elevators are really slow and I want to have time for a cigarette before I teach for 90 minutes.|
|In high school they told us:||Every class you miss drops you a full letter grade in college courses.|
|Once I was in college almost every professor said:||You can miss three classes without a penalty, and a few more if you have a Doctor's note. Sorry to be a hardass, but you automatically fail if you miss more than ten days of class.|
|In high school they told us:||If you do have papers, your professors just lecture and put the assignments on the syllabus. You're completely responsible for remembering the deadlines, they won't remind you. All your professors will do is lecture and the rest is up to you.|
|Once I was in college a professor said:||Okay, so your next paper is in two weeks! I'll keep reminding you in the interim, but I just want to make sure you have enough time to do it! Let's run through the structure I want to see real quick, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or come to my office hours!|
|In high school they told us:||You have to use MLA formatting and if you make any mistakes in your citations, it'll be considered plagiarism. You'll be expelled and probably sued.|
|Once I was in college almost every professor said:||Please do not use MLA, it is awful, we use either APA or Chicago here because we are not 14 years old.|
|In high school they told me:||There is no excuse for an absence. NONE.|
|In college I called a professor and said:||I'm really, really, really sorry but it's -18 before windchill and I have to walk two miles to get to class.|
|The professor said:||You stay inside and stay safe. Here's what we're reading today. I'll quiz you next week and if you can get a 90% I'll mark you present. I know you live off-campus, do you have food?|
|In high school they told me:||Your advisor is just for academia, not personal problems.|
|In college my advisor called me:||Are you okay? I haven't seen you in class in two weeks and I know you have depression. I can drop off your work if you'd like. Please call me and tell me how you're doing even if you can't get to class.|
|In high school they told me:||Don't argue. You think this is bad, wait til college.|
|In college all but one of my professors said:||You wanna argue, do it in a civil manner. We didn't get here today without 5000 years of healthy debate.|
Nicki Minaj is actually one of my favorite people.
I watched like 5 minutes of American Idol, and this kid was….not so good. While everyone else was laughing at him, she comforted him, told him to come to the desk and held his hand as she told him that even though singing might not be his forte, he could do so much because he’s young and full of life. And has a lot of guts going on the show. Then she gave him a hug.
Seriously I don’t understand how people hate her????
On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march.
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”
I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law.
girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer