Canon in D - Pachelbel
Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven
Danny Boy - Frederic Weatherly
Old Man River - Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrew Sisters
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Barbara Ann - Beach Boys
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
ABC - Jackson 5
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Can’t Touch This - MC Hammer
…Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
I Want It That Way - The Backstreet Boys
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Drop it Like It’s Hot - Snoop Dogg
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira
Single Ladies - Beyonce
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
I Got a Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
Baby - Justin Bieber
We Found Love - Rihanna
Some Nights - Fun.
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Gangnam Style - Psy
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
"If a double decker bus, crashes into us, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die"
I enjoy people, and human nature intrigues me. People have an inherent complexity to them, and though I will make no effort to unravel that, I want to know them. People are brilliantly imperfect. Become my friend so that I can be forever enthralled by your inner workings.
If you want to see someone who I used to be, visit my old tumblr, poojapoojapooja
My name is Pooja, and I love business, Two Door Cinema Club, and photography.
Handing out Abercrombie clothes to shame a self-absorbed brand
Recent USC graduate Greg Karper, along with a friend, has taken to the street of Los Angeles to voice his disgust with comments from Abercrombie Chief Executive Michael S. Jeffries that have recently resurfaced.
“Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
To counter that “exclusionary” bend, Karper has purchased bundles of used Abercrombie clothes to hand out to the homeless of L.A., and is hoping that more people will do the same.
Karper’s comments have prompted widespread discussion about body image - including an open letter from MVHS alumna Brittany Hopkins, which you can read here. We’ll be covering dieting in our next issue. In the meantime, though, feel free to let us know what you think about Karper’s statement, Hopkins response or simply body image in general.
George Washington: Would use a simple template and dedicate his blog mostly to his farm work; what crops are doing well and what grows best in what soil, and where to get the best beer in the country. It’s not a terribly active blog. Accidentally became tumblr famous. He’s also annoyed because the only asks he gets are political ones, and he’d rather keep his blog politics-free. Why can’t they just leave him alone?
John Adams: Shares a blog with his wife Abigail, and together they have the most quality blog of the group. History, politics, law, anything considered high on a liberal arts education, it’s on this blog. The Adamses also have very strong opinions on their contemporaries and are not afraid to talk about their grievances in public. They have a small but very dedicated follower base. John gets upset when his posts don’t get a lot of notes, and while occasionally go into a fit about how unappreciated he is. Does not use the “Read More” option, so expect a lot of scrolling. Good luck finding the next-page button.
Thomas Jefferson: Beautifully formatted, TJ is a hipster of sorts who enjoys blogging about nature, science, and the general beauty of the world. Expect gorgeous pictures, the most up-to-date discoveries on biology, and opinions on topics ranging from religion to the state of modern education. Things got weird when he constantly reported his follower count. He’s very easy to get along with, as he mostly tells people what they want to hear, but has a tendency to stick his nose in other people’s cultures and give unwanted opinions. Like Washington, he prefers not to clog his blog with politics. He has Madison for that.
Alexander Hamilton: Hamilton believes he’s right about everything and it’s your privilege to know that. He doesn’t shy away from politics, but shines in it. He purposefully tracks tags so he can find a opinion he thinks is wrong and then call them out in public so he can shame them. Expect many charts and figures on economics and trade, as well as very long opinions on government and human nature. He also has a lot of sockpuppet accounts that exist to reblog and praise his first one.
James Madison: Exists to counterpoint everything Hamilton posts. Madison originally didn’t even want a blog, but Jefferson convinced him someone had to call him out, and since the Sage didn’t want that kind of tension on his blog, roped in his friend to take care of it. Occasionally he does break off and make his own original posts, his own opinions on government and human nature, but now Hamilton is prepared to point out everything he considers wrong about those.
Benjamin Franklin: You want some politics? Expect satirical cartoons. You want stuffy science? Expect news on how many times Franklin shocked his subjects with static electricity to prove a point. You want culture? Expect fart jokes. He gives tips on money, health, sex, beer, and in general how to live the good life. Warning: has autoplay. Occasionally turns into social justice when someone says they don’t take him seriously. Franklin does have the tendency to post selfies that cross the line into tmi, but he’s never heard any complaints from his followers. NSFW.
Thomas Paine had a blog but was permanently banned for trolling. He blames Patrick Henry.
Good luck on APUSH tomorrow guys
you expected it to hurt in the fall, and it did - just not in the ways you’d thought. you expected it to feel like a new wound every time you saw him with her, but you never knew how much it would hurt at night, when you’re clutching your knees to your chest, rocking back and forth while gasping for air. and when the sobs stop, the insecurities begin anew. you’re not pretty enough, that’s why he left you. you’re not intelligent enough, that’s why he ran to her. you’re not worth enough, that’s why he had no problem hurting you. you’re waiting for the day when it stops, when his name doesn’t bring you back to that awful place of self-loathing and complete doubt. you wonder if this day even exists.
EVOLUTION OF MUSIC by Pentatonix
britni is beautiful
“Dont talk about your riches infront of the poor, dont talk about your good health infront of the sick, dont talk about your power infront of the weak, dont talk about the joys of your life infront of the sad ones, dont talk about your freedom infront of the captivated, dont talk about your children infront of those who cant have any, and dont talk about your parents infront of the orphans, for their wounds cannot withstand more”
— Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)
“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?’”
Huck Finn says that when he decides to help Jim, even though assisting runaway slaves is illegal. He feels conflicted about it and sincerely believes he will be damned for it, but he decides to say that damnation is worth it. In that moment, he does the hardest thing a man can do: he lives by his own conscience.
People are told to follow the law their whole lives. Questioning the law is subversive. It’s wrong. But is it really wrong? Ultimately, laws are followed because people believe they are better than the consequences for not following them. You can murder someone. The law can’t stop you. It can only punish you. And maybe you decide that killing someone is not truly wrong. Huck Finn brings to mind a good example: killing a slave-catcher. At the time, that was very illegal. But does something being illegal make it wrong? I say no. No, no,no. Anyone who conflates morality with legality implicitly condones pogroms, ethnic “cleansing”, confiscation, sterilization, rape, murder, and so many other things done under the name of some law. Laws allowed for slavery, Nazism, and apartheid. As Walter Williams pointed out, legality cannot be the compass of moral people. Ultimately, personal decisions about matters of conscience determine the law. Things are wrong or right regardless of what the law says about them. To say otherwise is to take the defense of a thug in a concentration camp, saying he was only following orders. While most matters are not on the same scale, the principle is exactly the same.
People deciding to go to hell is what keeps laws from becoming chains. It’s what makes people shoot at slavers, run resistance against the SS, and refuse to support some war that is simply murder far away. The highest respect for the spirit of the law is acting like a free man with the ability to judge for himself, rather than a slave unquestioningly obeying orders from someone with a gun.
P.S. Thanks Alice for the reminder about the Huck Finn quote
very on point ^
tumblr.com you finally helped me with a test instead of fucking me