I can not even tell you how many times I have been asked, “What are you’re list of must-have pieces?” “What pieces couldn’t you live without?” Well, truth be told, I don’t believe there is one magical, holy grail of a list that is one size fits all. But as of right now, here, in 2013, as a fashionista quickly approaching the age of 20. Here are my fashionable 50 that will be sure to transform your wardrobe into something that is equal parts functional and frickin’ fabulous!
1) A pair of dark wash skinny jeans. They are the ever so flattering and well as flirty jean. Tuck them into boots, cuff them with flats… think of them as the swiss army knife of your denim collection.
2) The chambray top. Timeless and ever so versatile. If you’re a chambray shirt-virgin you will wonder how you…
Everyone just loves Zack Morris. He’s charming, good looking, and can control time and space by calling a timeout. What most people don’t discuss is the dark, sinister side of Zack. He has done some horrible, malicious things that were not only harmful to those around him, but at times completely illegal. Here’s a look at just a few of the despicable acts Zack Morris did over the years.
In “Fatal Distraction” Zack wants to know if Kelly is going to ask him to the big dance or if she’s leaning towards Slater. Instead of just waiting or going out with one of the numerous other girls that want to go with him, he decides to take a different route. Zack forces Screech to help him plant a listening device in the room…
I had a revelation today–or rather my grad school teacher did for me, and like an awesome teacher made us see it. We are making ourselves disposible. In my district, supposedly we’re to be creating “student-centered learning stations.” This means no direct instruction. Supposedly this is to give the students choice in the way that they learn and the way that they can show mastery–despite this being the exact opposite of the real world. In reality, these stations make the teacher irrelevant. If there is a station set up so that students can work at their own pace, on their own material that they choose, and choose how and when they are assessed, then the teacher is effectively irrelevant. A foreign language teacher too difficult to procure? No problem, we really just need a babysitter.
When I took this job, I saw the salary and jumped for it. I had to audition for a position, so why wouldn’t this be an awesome job? They obviously want talented teachers. But, the more that I think about it, and the more that it becomes evident that teacher retention is not the main goal, it’s becoming more clear that this first year is a basis. We, those that are working this year, are creating the curriculum for a new district. We create the baseline work that those babysitters in future years will use to push students through stations without really seeing if they’re actually learning.
The curriculum that we’re creating now, is going to be used long after our salary is reduced and we’re nit-picked out–or in this case with teacher attrition because we know we can work in a realm that does not require the insane stress and workload that our current district demands. Teachers are going to leave. Students will not learn. This is a civil rights issue.
To be real, this would not be a possibility in a wealthy suburb. Suburban parents, not constricted by the “this is the school in your district, this is where you go” idea, would not put up with this. They wouldn’t allow their kids to be guinea pigs; they’d want evidence. They’d want tests and proof, not abstract concepts with no application in the real world.
Demand an education for all kids, not just those who can afford it.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What I believe… Hmmm
I believe if you really wanted to reduce abortions, you would pay mothers well, and you’d increase access to birth control and contraceptives.
I believe if you really wanted to reduce child poverty, you’d stop demonizing people on welfare, increase access to contraceptives and create a living wage, not a minimum wage.
I believe if you really wanted to see less people killed, you’d offer effective mental health services (free of charge), but more importantly you’d stop killing people–executions, gun violence, war, police brutality.
I believe if you wanted to see more kids graduate, you’d stop cutting education funding, stop giving money to charters who steal talented students from public schools (and are still no better at academic achievement), you’d reward good teachers rather than demonizing all, you’d pay them for the work they do, you’d hire only high-level competent teachers, those with masters degrees and specialties in their fields
I believe if you wanted less people in prison (or less crime in general), you’d stop giving harsher sentences for pot posession (or hacking) than murder.
I believe if you wanted to see less sick kids, you’d implement universal healthcare.
I believe if you wanted to see more healthy people, you’d stop giving subsidies to factory farms and companies that pump chemicals and sugar into our bodies, you’d make healthy food affordable (seriously, $3.59/lb for apples?!) and you’d stop allowing fast food vendors in Congress
I believe if you really wanted to see less corruption, you’d take all money out of politics–it wasn’t that long ago that the state financed your election bid and no corporate contributions were allowed.
I believe if you really wanted to see less unemployment, you’d tax companies that ship jobs overseas 100x more than those who keep them in the US. If they can factor out slave labor in another country, but have their headquarters here, sue the shit out of them–criminal charges if necessary.
I believe if you really want to stop another financial meltdown, you should prosecute the orchestrators of the previous and put in place laws to prevent it from ever happening again.
But more than anything, I believe that if you want to see any of that happen, you have to fight for it. I believe if you really want to see change happen, you have to make it yourself. No one elected will ever hold the same values you do. Protest. Occupy. Do. Not. Leave. Take back what has been slowly eroded and fight for yourself–no one else will.
Congratulations, you are what’s wrong with America. Do you care for no one other than yourself? Would you honestly rather see a child die than offer some small aid to foreign aid–most of which goes to NGO (non-governmental organizations) and not the government? We aren’t the world’s pizza boy, but we are blessed with more than we need and as such should do our part to help others. Our service to the least of these, those in other countries and our own (because the same people who espouse this agenda likely don’t believe in food stamps or Medicaid either), is our rent to this world. If we hoard the good for ourselves, we are no better than the tyrants that keep them in poverty in their host nations.
Also, the “retired suicide bombers” bit in the bottom left…yeah I’m just going to let the absurdity of that sink in.