my name is kelsey, i'm 23, and i'm studying anthropology and german.



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shingeki no spoilers for snk manga spoilers past the anime (and snk ## for specific chapters); winter soldier spoilers; avengers 2 set (not in use yet but just in case!)

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i also just had the realization that i’m in the closet??? i just don’t think about it. ever. but then i do sometimes, and.

anthropologyadventures:

fencinghominid:

pbstv:

Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor of ours. Though she looks like an ape, her knees were close together, just like a human’s! That positioned her feet directly under her body and made walking easier. 
See the final installment of Your Inner Fish tomorrow night (4/23) on PBS at 10/9c.

Look at that strut

Get it, Lucy.

anthropologyadventures:

fencinghominid:

pbstv:

Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor of ours. Though she looks like an ape, her knees were close together, just like a human’s! That positioned her feet directly under her body and made walking easier. 

See the final installment of Your Inner Fish tomorrow night (4/23) on PBS at 10/9c.

Look at that strut

Get it, Lucy.

i just want to say a TINY thing in regard to that quote and my current research (which is about lgbtq students at my school)

i wish the people i interview for it, my classmates, my professor could just KNOW i’m queer without having to say it or make it into a big deal (esp bc then it’d get into ‘well what’s your experience with x, y, or z that you researched?’ and that’s too deep than where i’m going for this paper)

"I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward."
"Thanks to a generation of massive amounts of standardized testing, our students conceive education primarily as a tool for determining a ranking. The Obama administration’s policy is even called Race to the Top. We have the most read columnist in the country telling us how important it is to raise “standards” so our students don’t fall behind.
For our students’ entire lives we have communicated that the reason to learn things is not to fulfill curiosities, but to see where you stack up relative to others. Grades are no longer a proxy for learning, but a lap time determining how well they’re doing at achieving a secure financial future. Under this system, a “B” is genuine cause for distress. A “C” is a disaster that points towards a ruined life.
At the same time, we have made it increasingly difficult to pay for a genuine education. The burden of loans threatens to strangle adult lives before they really begin. It is now impossible to work your way through college. Concerns over even paying for college are also at an all-time high. We communicate that a college degree is more important than ever and then make it more difficult to achieve.
Students look at the larger culture and see not a ladder of opportunity, but a treadmill of obligation. No wonder they’re distressed."

The Anxiety Crisis | Inside Higher Ed (via notational)

Meanwhile, my mantra has morphed into “C’s get degrees”

(via glompcat)

I’M DONE WITH MY PHONE CALLS TONIGHT

things i get to look forward to tomorrow:

  • doing my german presentation :’))))
  • having an interview with someone in the afternoon
  • having ANOTHER interview with someone else
  • a classmate calling me back, i’m not exactly sure what about
  • working my ass off and possibly pulling an all-nighter attempting to get my annotated bib together when i’ve barely done research until now RIP lmao
 
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