“Carpe diem. How annoying is carpe diem? How are you supposed to plan a life, a career, a family, if you’re always carpe-ing the diem? If we all seized every moment, of every day, there wouldn’t be doctors. Who would sit through med school? We’d all be too busy living in the now, whatever that means.”—
I had this weird nightmare last night where I lived in some strange big-brother controlled utopia and it was awful. The main part of the nightmare was that people werent allowed to have cell phones, but people were constantly disappearing, so everyone had illegal cell phones to stay connected with each other. My main concern was Ben - guess that shows I’m already missing my St. Cloud staycation with my bfx2 — best friend + boyfriend.
So this has been a got button issue between myself and some of my RA friends at different schools, but what kind of policies does your school have in place to keep you as an RA safe? Do you help in, or do the police alone, deal with drug related incidents? Do you have a shooter on campus policy in place? Do you always have a male and female resident on call? Really does you school do training specific to your saftey?
I can’t help but see this as something that was severly lacking in my two year experience with reslife. This year I was bullied and harassed by a small clique of my female residents, and I wholeheartedly believe that if the same treatment happened to a resident rather than myself, the problematic ladies would have been forced to move.
Instead, my problematic residents avoided and ignored their conduct meetings with prostaff and continued to harass me and bother the other 40 freshman that I was responsible for.
The system that takes care of residents failed me as an employee, and truly put a damper on my second year as a RA.
So sick of seeing commericals for hair straightening products for women with curly hair - A) they dont work like the commericals claim, believe me B) a simple product is not going to beat summer humidty C) theyre freaking expensive!
Grow up, own your body, and embrace your natural look. And, media stop trying to tell everyone that curls are not as beautiful as straight hair.
Sixty-seven of the 68 graduate students in education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst are refusing to participate in a pilot program that is testing the effectiveness of a new teacher licensing system currently being developed by Stanford University in partnership with Pearson. The pilot program asks student teachers to send Pearson two short videos of themselves teaching as well as a filled out 40-page exam. The students’ main point of dissatisfaction is the opinion that the current licensing system, which involves up to 6 months of observation by experienced teachers, is superior in identifying good teachers and evaluating their skill levels.
Videos of teaching are always a mess. When Indiana required them for Initial Practitioner licensing, the instructions stated we could NOT show kids on camera, even if we had permission slips. Nor could I identify students. This was a beast because then I couldn’t move around the room, and then there were some students I called I actually referred to by full names because of dual first names, or as “Mr._____.” It was a boring lecture/discussion video. Somehow I “passed” with my portfolio, and then lo and behold, Indiana tanked the program a year later.
“Being a feminist doesn’t mean suddenly no longer liking problematic things. If you stopped liking everything that was sexist in media and entertainment there would be no media or entertainment left. Being a feminist, to me, is being aware of what it is you’re liking, and of its problematic aspects.”—
YES! I still watch TV shows and read magazines and enjoy things that have problematic aspects, but that doesn’t make me any worse of a feminist. Feminism doesn’t require you to become an ascetic about all media. It just means acknowledging that things are wrong and could be changed.
“I feel too much. That’s what’s going on. Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel in the wrong ways? My insides don’t match up with my outsides. Do anyone’s insides and outsides match up? I don’t know. I’m only me. Maybe that’s what a person’s personality is: the difference between the inside and outside. But it’s worse for me. I wonder if everyone thinks it’s worse for him. Probably. But it really is worse for me.”—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (via heavyheartbeats)
““We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving…We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins…We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We are the daughters of the feminists who said “You can be anything” and we heard “You have to be everything.””—
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters - Courtney E. Martin (via kaitykait)