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Mom, this might be my last chance to tell you I love you. Cite Arrow A text from a high school student who was aboard the ferry that capsized today off South Korea’s southern coast. Four passengers were killed, 55 were injured and more than 280 are missing. (via latimes)

(via latimes)

Pray for South Korea.

Wishing fervently for the best possible outcome at this point.

and THAT

is why I don’t believe in Christians. 

bitterandcurt:

jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

pretty incredible

I haven’t seen Arthur in ages and I still remember this episode.

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Ranting time.

Today was the first time I’ve ever exploded in class, to the point where I was visibly shaking. 

In my Spanish class, we give presentations twice a week on any topic or issue we choose. Today, a girl was giving a presentation on minimum wage. I found nothing wrong with the presentation, as it gave many important points that people don’t know or tend to forget about minimum wage. 

At the end of each presentation, we are required to create a discussion among the students about our topic. That’s where things went wrong. 

One of the students was adamant on his beliefs that “minimum wage should stay right now where it is, but if it needs to be raised, then it should be $10/hour,” despite the fact that I had previously said that, to match today’s conditions, the minimum wage should be around $15/hour. (This information is outdated, btw, as it was supposed to be $15/hour back in 2012; today, it should be around $20/hour.) This student then went on to say that illegal immigrants (YOU MEAN UNDOCUMENTED?!?!) worked for less than minimum wage because don’t want jobs. Instead, they want less money. Thus, because of this, “American” workers suffer from having lower wages. (“Ellos no quieren trabajos. No quieren trabajar. Quieren menos dinero” in his own words.)

At that remark, I snapped. I slammed down on the desk, and retorted back, shouting, “UNDOCUMENTED immigrants don’t want less money. They take these jobs for less because they can’t get or receive anything else because of the problems in the system that they have!”

I’m so fucking done with this school, with the rich, the privileged, the ignorant people who continue to think this way. Mom was unhappy when I told her that I was yelling in class today, but fuck it. I’m fucking GLAD I fucking said something, so this kid learned that there are repercussions for ignorance and stupidity.  

electricshoebox:

pomfcat:

Such polite barks

he gets up all excited the last time like YEAH I’M GONNA SPEAK YEAH WATCH THIS

"…….wuf"

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NOOO.

NONONONONONONO. NO.

NO.

NONO.

NO.

FUCKING JOHN GREEN. 

NO NONO.

LOOKING AT THIS MADE MY FEELS HURT AGAIN FUCK

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO.

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jewishsanta:

i’ve never felt so close to a pokemon

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theaveragefish:

why the hell did we all learn the exact words

"the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"

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