I work with kids and naturally children enjoy imagine dragons and over sing them it gets to the point it gets annoying and I wanted to hate this band but sitting down listing to them they arnt bad one of the better rock bands in a while they make it hard to not like them
Animation is beautiful and amazing. There is only on thing I disagree with and that is you do not actually have to be cold (meaning like you have to ignore or not pay attention or sort of be like harsh) to make it in this world.
⚠️CAUTION ⚠️ LONG (possibly bad) STORY OF WHAT I IMAGINE GOING ON IN THE SONG AHEAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Imagine this: a distopian future. There’s a young woman wearing torn clothing singing the song. She had a black eye and various cuts and bruises. She walks around her house slowly, looking behind her as if expecting someone or something to jump out of the shadows. As she sings “that’s the price you pay” she turns, and sees the unseen intruder. She tells them that they’re “just another product of today” and turns back to the audience. She suddenly becomes angry as she loudly professes “you’re standing on the edge face up!” As she sings the word natural, she’s pulled backward. The intruder knocks her to the floor, and as soon as she pulls herself up she’s slammed again in the face. The intruder picks her up, not yet revealing themselves to the audience. The intruder moves out of the frame, obviously having cuffed her hands together. She looks at him, blood running down her angry yet saddened face as she mocks him, calling him a “natural”. She continues to sing as the unknown person walks her through the almost empty street. The girl looks over at a young man wearing the same outfit as she, with different injuries. He smiles sadly as he raises the sign of the revolution. A guard dressed in uniform rushes over and grabs him, dragging him away from the girl. She shakes her head sadly as she turns the audience to sing “that’s the price you pay...” as she is marched through a prison door. She gazes at all the hardened guards, their expressionless faces staring into her angry one. She then tells the audience that they’d “rather be the hunter than the prey” she then turns to yell at her still unknown captor that they’re “standing on the edge face up cuz you’re a natural!” As if hearing enough, the captor throws her into a cell. A judge walks in takes one look at her and nods to the captor. He slips a sign that says “eradicate” around the girl’s neck and roughly pulls her out of the cell. She continues to struggle against their grip and mocks him. She suddenly starts singing quietly as they reach the execution square. The guards have gathered a large crown to witness the extermination. She hangs her head as the captor walks her toward the machine. She lifts her head up slowly and quietly tells the crowd and the audience that she’s “gonna make it” and turns her head abruptly to her captor and loudly sings “I’m gonna make it!” As if he has finally reached his limit, he slaps her one last time. He forces her over to the machine and forces her to her knees. He yanks her hands backwards and ties them to the machine. He presses a lever and the sting tightens, pulling her upwards. Her heart is now front in center in front of a shot gun. As she once again calls the assailant a “natural” they finally walk into view. It’s a man who is an exact copy of the girl. He’s obviously older than her, and has a small look of regret on his face. He softly says “I’m sorry it had to end this way, sister.” She looks at him with hatred in her eyes and once again repeats the word “natural” He walks away and presses the button on the machine. The scene turns to a silhouette of colors, as the shot gun prepares to fire. We hear the girl’s haunting voice one last time sing “yeah, you’re a natural!” and the gun goes off.
Oh wow I found a song I like I should savor this song and listen to it every once and a while. Or I'll keep replaying it over and over again until it makes me physically sick to listen to. I already know which one I'm doing
omg when I first herd dis song I was like oh ma gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood lol
Why celebrate LGBT Pride? The history of oppression for LGBT persons has centered around notions of appropriateness/normality and invisibility. LGBT persons have often lost their families, their friends, their employment and their lives because others have deemed the way they love to be inappropriate or abnormal. Our society has a strong sense of gendered normality: Men do x and women do Y. Indeed, who we are allowed to love has historically been linked to that which is deemed appropriate for our gender. When an individual chooses to live with integrity, as an authenticate person, despite the societal dangers of doing so, they exemplify Pride; that is worthy of celebration. The freedom possessed by todays lgbt students was made possible by the courage and strength of individuals who refused to feel shame for who they were and Who lived authentically and openly, winning straight allies along the way. Instead of lamenting the paucity of role models living authentically when we, as educators, were in school, perhaps we are called to be the role model we wished we had had! Now, and every day, is the time for Pride!
Professor of LGBTQ Studies.
May 22nd is Education Support Professionals Day!!
As educators, we know the crucial role played by the thousands of paraprofessionals, office workers, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff in our schools and/or Community Colleges. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a school going for one day without ESPs.
When we talk about strengthening our schools, we need to strengthen everyone who works within them. Along with recruiting and retaining quality teachers, we must recruit and retain quality education support professionals. To do that, it certainly means providing decent wages and benefits to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning.