thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She alsofiled a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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fauxboy:

kyletwebster:

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I love these brush sets so much

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beccamakalapua:

punkasslouis:

punkasslouis:

I’m hiding naked in my closet because there are mattress delivery men in my bedroom and no one thought to tell me so I was just doing my naked thing after my shower and then I was very unceremoniously shoved into my closet and I don’t know how long I have to be here I don’t have snacks or anything

update: I found a chocolate bar on my shelf but also my phone battery is at 20% I feel like bear grylls

don’t you have clothes in your closet

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dicklips-shakirahips:

punkrcks:

A masterpost on things that you could use to do better in school, and maybe to cheat just a little bit. 

Didn’t Listen In Class?  
Crash Course
Khan Academy
Best Damn Tutoring
The Video Math Tutor
Calculators & Solvers 
Square Root Calculator
Cube Root Calculator
Expression Simplifier
Multi Step Equation Calculator
Slope Intercept Equation Maker
Mathway (this can solve almost anything)
Chemical Equation Balancer
DESMOS Graphing Calculator
Didn’t Read That Book? 
Cliffsnotes
Sparknotes
Citing Sources 
PurdueOWL
Arts Department (Art, Choir, Band) P.S I take art so I’ll have the most resources for that
Instrument Tuner
How To Read A Painting
Mark Crilley Art Tutorials (mostly manga but with some realism)
Sophie Chan (mostly manga)
Oil Painting Techniques
General Tips and Tricks 
Change the time in an email (gmail), for due dates and all
Block Websites for a specific amount of time
Note-Taking Techniques
That’s all. It’s not a lot but I guess it will help. This is my first masterpost and I hope you like it. If any of the links don’t work, just message me. 

dicklips-shakirahips:

punkrcks:

A masterpost on things that you could use to do better in school, and maybe to cheat just a little bit. 

Didn’t Listen In Class?  

Calculators & Solvers 

Didn’t Read That Book? 

Citing Sources 

Arts Department (Art, Choir, Band) P.S I take art so I’ll have the most resources for that

General Tips and Tricks 

That’s all. It’s not a lot but I guess it will help. This is my first masterpost and I hope you like it. If any of the links don’t work, just message me. 

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sexybaldwin:

How Cecil thinks Carlos does science:image

How Carlos actually does science:

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constellationsammy:

negativecos:

more fanfictions about muggle-borns sneaking in pencils and calculators, and trading them illicitly, little black-market eraser dealers and “yo I got some graph paper if you wanna fuckin pass astronomy this year” 

can they be nicknamed smuggle-borns or

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flyawaymax:

learning to draw is like driving on the highway like yeah sure you need to be watching other people but you REALLY need to focus on your own lane and your own destination or youre gonna follow that stupid fucking minivan all the way to tuskegee and then what. you didnt want to go to tuskegee. why did you follow that van look now youre in fucking tuskegee.

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#liz
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magik0rp:

Bitch please, I can totally match Ariana Grande’s vocal range. Just throw a cockroach at me

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