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(adjective) Serotinal, also pronounced [si-rot-n-l], is the most romantic and beautiful word pertaining to this time of year;alluding to or occurring in late summer. For example, the breezy, cool nights, the leaves on the ground, the earlier occurrence of the sunset and back to school season are all serotinal manifestations. They are the beginning markings of autumn in the form of summer nostalgia.  (via wordsnquotes)
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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 also filed 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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Famous Women Point Out Exactly Why Leaking Nude Photos Is So Very Wrong

This past Sunday, a 4chan user posted nude and revealing photos online, supposedly hacked from the iCloud accounts of numerous female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Lea Michele and more. While some outlets have reported this leak as a juicy celebrity “scandal,” it’s more accurately described as a sex crime.

For more celebrity reactions including Mary E. Winstead and Kirsten Dunst go here. 

We need to STOP victim-blaming! 

seriously i am so sick of reading “well she should know better” “everything is going to end up online” “she shouldn’t be taking nude photos if she doesn’t want them leaked”

what the WTF? Are you serious right now? Hell, if I had any of these celebrities’ bodies, I for sure would be taking nudes all the time. They can do whatever the hell they want on their phone and with their own body. the focus of the conversation should be about those scumbags hackers who did this.

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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, he is best known by his pen name, Mark Twain. He was an American author and holds the title, the great humorist of all time. 
Referred to as the”father of American literature” by William Faulkner, Twain never had a problem impressing critics and European royalty with his wit and satire. Although he earned well from writing and giving lectures, he often found himself in the midst of bankruptcy due to the many ventures he explored. 
Mark Twain died on April 21, 1920 during a visit by Halley’s Comet. Ironically, he was born shortly after Halley’s Comet emerged. He once said that he would “go out with it,” as well. 
NOTABLE WORKS
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889)
Read excerpts by Mark Twain here!

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AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, he is best known by his pen name, Mark Twain. He was an American author and holds the title, the great humorist of all time. 

Referred to as the”father of American literature” by William Faulkner, Twain never had a problem impressing critics and European royalty with his wit and satire. Although he earned well from writing and giving lectures, he often found himself in the midst of bankruptcy due to the many ventures he explored. 

Mark Twain died on April 21, 1920 during a visit by Halley’s Comet. Ironically, he was born shortly after Halley’s Comet emerged. He once said that he would “go out with it,” as well. 

NOTABLE WORKS

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889)

Read excerpts by Mark Twain here!