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Hi guys!

Hi guys, I found this site a few months ago and it's been amazing. Its been pretty helpful too as I'm starting a students resistance group at my high school and we're getting ready to start our first edition of our zine.
Cheers! Goingcrazy
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RE: Hi guys!

Welcome to SS!
Where you from? I'm interested in hearing about your student group.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
04-17-2012 11:00 PM
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RE: Hi guys!

Sup, occu. Good luck with your students resistance group.
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RE: Hi guys!

I'm from Rhode Island. It's almost like a union for students, but a little more radical in what we do. In addition to our zine, I personally am going to be hosting a student-activist training program. We have about three goals we have set out (we haven't decided yet but we've almost reached consensus on them):
1) Students having a say in how the school operates(even if it's just a rep on the school committee)
2) Having an oppurtunity to pursue your academic interests
3) A more indivulaized grading policy and learning plan that focuses on the student and how the student best learns.

It's not quite a mass unschooling but its the best we can do in our setting Wink
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RE: Hi guys!

Welcome.
Knowing the majority of schools none of those will happen, except maybe very slightly the first one. Good luck though.
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RE: Hi guys!

Vivi always gets people's hopes up.

Welcome to SS

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Hope is good Smile

Welcome, Occu. What kind of music do you like?

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(04-18-2012 02:02 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hope is good Smile

Welcome, Occu. What kind of music do you like?

Remember soul, hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. Never let anything take that away from you

Goddamnit soul, i keep thinking about shawshank redemption now, lol

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rock, rap, dubstep, punk, screamo. Linkin Park is my all time favorite band. once in a while i get a random ass craving for country...
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Interesting assortment of preferences there... lol country. I like quite a lot of random ass things too. I also like almost any music with interesting lyrics, regardless of how it sounds.

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(04-18-2012 04:25 AM)occustudent Wrote:  rock, rap, dubstep, punk, screamo. Linkin Park is my all time favorite band. once in a while i get a random ass craving for country...

We have the exact opposite record collections going by that.

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