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hipsterenglishteacher:

Editor-in-chief Gillian McGoldrick and faculty advisor Tara Huber were suspended from the Neshaminy High School’s newspaper, in an ongoing battle with administrators about the use of the word “redskin.”

The editors of the Pennsylvania high school’s Playwickian paper refuse to print the offensive term “redskin,” the name of the school mascot, going against the orders of principal Ron McGee.

McGoldrick received a one-month suspension from her duties at the paper, while Huber received a two-day suspension from work without pay from the superintendent of Neshaminy School District, according toStudent Press Law Center. Earlier this year, Huber received the Pennsylvania School Press Association’s Journalism Teacher of the Year.

The controversy, which ended with Huber and McGoldrick’s suspension, and $1,200 being removed from the student paper’s account, began last year when the editors  decided to remove the word “redskin” from the paper. However, in June, a student submitted a letter to the editor that contained the word three times.

“The staff replaced all but the first letter with dashes, following The Associated Press style for slurs,” the Student Press Law Center wrote. ”In his prior review of the issue, Principal Ron McGee told the students to print the word in full or not print the paper at all.”

Huber left the room, the students decided not to print the word, and sent the paper to print, student editor Maddy Buffardi explained.

This high school battle brings up the issues of free speech, freedom of the press and of course the controversial term “redskin” — and the team names and mascots in conjunction with it.

Right On, Gillian and Tara!  

More info on freedom of the press in student papers

http://www.splc.org/page/high-school

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pain-always-hurts:

I’m all alone…
I have no one to express my feelings to or no one to talk to about my problems. I’m alone and always will be alone

I am here. Message me.

downcastchild:

pain-always-hurts has set her suicide date she made a deal with me , for every note this gets she will push that date one day back , this is real she has tried before. All I ask is that you please reblog and maybe send her cute messages thank you

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micdotcom:

Shonda Rhimes decimates NY Times critic who called her an “angry black woman” 

note to critics of the world: When you’re talking to African-American women, don’t use the tired “angry black woman” stereotype.

New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, whose journalism career includes a laundry list of inaccuracies and errors, published a disgusting assessment of how Rhimes and her hit ABC series Scandal have changed the television landscape for black women. 

"When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography," Stanley begins, "it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."

Rhimes didn’t let it go unanswered Follow micdotcom

FINISH THEM!

Yes Shonda! Get that ass!

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As most of you know, in January Vaughn and I adopted a beautiful sweet German Wirehaired Pointer named Marlow, and she is the love of our lives.

She is also afraid of fireworks....

She is also afraid of fireworks….

We are fortunate because Marlow came from a very loving home, was well trained, and is quite the little love-butt. She is also VERY active and needs a lot of exercise to not drive us insane.

Here are some items that have…

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prettyxlittlexbaby:

Will never not reblog

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karenhallion:

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I’m dying.

doctorwho:

Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear!

The Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC America and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.

Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.

Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!”

Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas - it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.” (x)

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Shit. Yes.

trainhardbestrong:

hannahroad:

hannahroad:

hannahroad:

Miley: “Dad I have something for Tanners bug collection”

my uncle: “that’s great”

Miley: “it’s a bird”

my uncle: “no its not”

-chirping noise-

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They let it go and it flew away just fine, so we’re wondering how she caught it.

update:

she caught another bird.

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update: she caught a squirrel today

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She is gonna rule the world one day with this power

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