Fascinating 1916 Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington cc @WLHSPrincipal @APSVirginia
Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I’m sure that’s mislabeled because construction didn’t start until 1924 according to…
#notsoulless Arlington is the home of Washington-Lee High School, one of the best schools in the country.
Editorial comment: Dude, the article has it wrong. I’m an alum, and there’s no “and” in the name. It’s Washington-Lee High School.
Second editorial comment: I spent 3.5 years in the more or less “original” building and just the last half of senior year in the brand new building, so this has some interesting emotional resonance for me.
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.
The Dick Van Dyke Show S2E8
Me (located in Iceland) and my friend (located in New Zealand) made the biggest sandwich of all time.
Ken Burns uses and praises Arlington PBS facilities. #notsoulless
Artist Martha Jackson Jarvis’ mosaic fountain at Shirlington has fascinated kids and adults since 2006. #librariesofinstagram #arlingtonpublicart
(at Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch)
Arlington boasts a ton of public art, including this mosaic fountain at a library. #notsoulless
Millennials may think they’re staying out of financial trouble by forgoing credit cards, but they’re doing a disservice to themselves and their credit scores. The responsible use of credit cards is one of the easiest ways to build a strong credit score, which is essential for qualifying for insurance policies, auto and mortgage loans, and sometimes even a job.
Bankrate.com credit card analyst Jeanine Skowronski, on Millennials shying away from credit cards (via chicagotribune)
Maybe millennials don’t use credit cards because they don’t want to be in massive debt, lols.
the whole point of her goddamn quote is RESPONSIBLE USE. meaning, you get a credit card, you occasionally put groceries or something on it, you pay the minimum, your credit score stays nice. not to fucking buy a yacht or go on a goddamned shopping spree. maybe millennials aren’t using credit cards because they’re too damn irresponsible to fucking LEARN HOW TO USE THEM. or, I don’t know, comprehend when someone is trying to teach you something and instead responding with a flippant lolz. good god Tumblr, you can be so frustrating.
No, NOT THE MINIMUM, pay it off IN FULL every single month.
Which means don’t use it for anything you couldn’t alternatively just pay cash for.
Literally just use it as an extra middle step that 1) builds credit because of course you are able to show that you pay things back completely and promptly because you’ve made sure that you’re not spending beyond your cash means, and 2) gives you a little bit more protection in terms of identity theft stuff, especially online, because credit cards usually let you contest stuff more easily.
As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
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Katie Couric was born and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Yorktown High School. #notsoulless [x]
The Doctor mentions (or doesn’t) his children and his past as a father.
"About 90% of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college." #notsoulless [x]
"About 27 percent of Arlington residents speak a language other than English at home." #notsoulless [x, x]
Arlington hosts many Farmer’s Markets. #notsoulless [x,x]