In a super-touching image, a British Mom posted a back-to-school picture of her daughter Emily after losing her to childhood cancer in a super-effective effort to raise awareness of the disease.
She is encouraging everyone on Facebook to "Go Gold for Cancer Awareness" on your profile pic, like this:
Get all the links to show your support on Facebook and Twitter, and to learn more about the "Go Gold Project" here.
In a new trend, High School Seniors are Tweeting about their painted parking spaces. With designs from pop culture, to motivational messages, to favorite sports teams, this is a trend we wished were around when we were in high school! Check out the awesome skills representin' below:
With all this awesomeness, we hope there are a lot more Mr. Nourses out there.
Mayte Lara graduated at the top of her class, as you can tell by her Tweet, but letting the world know that she was in the US illegally was probably not the smartest idea. Some people have voiced their support for Mayte, and say that she is a good example of a hardworking person who is working to better themselves, unlike the stereotypes of undocumented immigrants that people like Donald Trump have been spouting in the current election season. That didn't stop the fact that she got so much backlash on Twitter that she had to close her account. Some of the Tweets looked like this terrible Donald Trump meme:
Some people even reported her to the government.
Leonardo Semma got suspended in January for three days for trolling his school superintendent about snow on Twitter. He waited until graduation to share the incident on Twitter along with his suspension letter and it's now gone viral. He also followed up with an email that was sent to his dad about the above "crowning achievement" Tweet.
Apparently in Germany, kids get to plan their own senior parties. According to the Daily Mail, a stripper was brought in to the school under the guise of making a presentation on "equal rights" but obviously the kids learned about something else that day. The "speaker" came dressed in business attire and started out talking about teacher-student relationships, which she followed up by taking off that business attire and giving a few students a lap dance (as you can see in the video).
Since everyone in the room and involved was technically an adult and not underage, the teachers allowed the performance to go ahead. We imagine the school's official response to this event looked something like this:
Paula Beare is a math teacher from Toowoomba, Queensland, and her hand written note to Facebook has been shared over 73,000 times. The purpose of this experiment was to develop a mathematical equation for her students that tracked both likes and shares.
Well, congratulations, Paula Beare, you have become the most popular teacher in the country.
Graeme Whiting, the principal of a British private school suggested that fantasy books like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones (to name a few) can damage the subconscious of a child and cause mental illness. In this longer than necessary blog post he talks about how by the age of 30 he had read all the books he wanted to and that children don't have "thinking brains" until at least the age of 14.
He prefers that kids stick to the classics that aren't "sensationalized" with tales of magic or anything interesting.
This has led many critics to ask several questions such as, "Does he seriously think Game of Thrones is for kids?" and "What kind of boring Shakespeare plays is he reading?"
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Twitter user @Saeya8 originally posted this video on Twitter with this caption about her teacher's surprise birthday party:
Threw our teacher a surprise party. He doesn't remember the last time he has a bday cake
According to the Daily Mail, this teacher is Kyle Simpler of Burleson High School in Texas. He revealed that it's been about 10 years since he's had a real birthday cake.
Alex Purdy was looking for life long friendships, support and maybe some philanthropy when she joined her sorority. What she got was a house full of mean girls. When she left Greek life she made this video hoping to inspire change. She says this in the description:
This video is a reflection of my experience in a sorority. I decided to leave last semester and make this video to share my thoughts on how greek life can change for the better. I want to make it clear that all matters are purely my opinion. If you relate to some of the things I said, please share this video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #sororityrevamp to help inspire others to bring sororities back to their roots.
She mentions girls being given weight loss pills to encourage them to lose weight and girls being told to dress more provocatively so that "boys will like them". Her biggest problem was the lack of compassion her "sisters" had toward each other. So far she's received mostly words of encouragement for her video.
Kids in Roosevelt High School on Chicago's Northwest Side have been receiving burnt pizza, rotten fruit and generally unhealthy, unappetizing school lunches. Most people don't get excited about school lunch but this takes it a little too far and the kids at this school decided to do something about it. They've created something called The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial where they share information about the school's lunch provider Aramark as well as pictures of unsatisfactory lunches like this one:
Ultimately, their demands are for better alternatives to the lunch they are offered. Currently, Aramark benefits by being the only food provider in school and lowering their bottom line as much as possible. If kids don't eat, the company might have to change their menu or risk losing profits.
What if someone told you that 5+5+5 doesn't equal 15?
Any sane person with a second grand education would call your bluff. But they'd be wrong. At least, according to the Common Core curriculum.
A photo of a student getting this answer wrong blew up on Reddit last week, causing mayhem across the Internet.
The "correct" answer to solving 5 times 3 would be 3+3+3+3+3.
Supporters of Common Core say that adding 5 groups of 3 together is correct because that strategy will help students once they reach more advanced math.
Back in September, a dad wrote a check in "Common Core math" to show how strange some of the strategies are.
And Common Core has become a hot button issue in the GOP presidential election. The Donald has come out against the academic standards while Jeb! has long support them.
Breaking news: teenagers are teenagers.
8th grade white girl Caycee Cunningham is calling racial discrimination on her Utah school, which is demanding she change her dreadlocks hairstyle.
The school has a policy on distracting hairstyles and unnatural hair colors. Cunningham is saying its a party of her 'spiritual journey' and her mom is getting right in line with that.
Local channel FOX 13 has the story:
After studying abroad in Guatemala, Cunningham at Lincoln Academy grew dreadlocks as part what she calls a spiritual journey in her Hindu beliefs.
"I think they could be a little more accepting of it, and I think they should, because we do live in America and it does kind of boggles my mind a little bit," the teen said.
Caycee's mother Tonya Judd said she received a phone call from the school principal at Lincoln Academy saying Caycee's dreadlocks were against the school dress code and she was asked to remove them.
Judd believes if students of other ethnicities are allowed to wear them, her daughter should be able to wear them as well.
"My daughter is white and there happens to be other kids in the school who happen to be other race and ethnicity and they have hair that can't be combed, and there's never been an issue regarding that before," Judd said.
You can watch the television news report, featuring the very unfortunately named high school principal Jake Hunt, here:
Adult films have been putting students through college for years. But not quite in this way.
Pornhub, the fap destination for millions of students everywhere, is offering a $25,000 college scholarship . And all you have to do is answer this one simple question: How do you strive to make others happy?
Along with an essay, applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, be 18+, attend an accredited post-secondary institution and create a 2-5 minute video that elaborates on their application.
Nibbles thinks he’s a dog, and it’s the cutest thing ever.
Watch as this Rouen duck waits patiently for his best human friend Johnny to come home from school, and as soon as the boy is in sight, he completely loses it.
Johnny also greets him with a few kisses on his bill once all the quacking starts dying down a bit.
It’s only a matter of time before he learns to bark.
His owners explain that Nibbles wears a tiny diaper so that he can go on car rides and spend time in their house.
Do yourself a favor and check out the rest of the clips on their YouTube channel.
Here they are going for a walk down the street together set to “Stand By Me.”
And here he is eating Johnny’s homework, just like a dog is supposed to do.