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Today marks 55th anniversary of integration of Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Atlanta Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland for reminding us what happened 55 years ago today:  Nine black students — Thomas Welch, Madelyn Nix, Willie Jean Black, Donita Gaines, Arthur Simmons, Lawrence Jefferson, Mary James McMullen, Martha Ann Holmes and Rosalyn Walton — integrated four all-white Atlanta public high schools. 733 more words


The Week that Facebook Went

Ladies & Gentlemen, the results are in!

For those of you who don’t know what the hell that even means, let me explain.  After very little thought (it wasn’t rocket science, people) I decided to take a mini vacay from everyone’s favorite…

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Memories, pt. 2

Nothing bad ever happened to me, I should not complain. Mental health problems=complaining.

When I was 11, I became acutely aware of my wrong-ness. It was pointed out to me outside class, with a winter glove, one of those hard, waterproof ones, on the cheek. 320 more words


Speaking out and standing up to bullying through song

MADISON — As the school year kicks off, a Madison mother is hoping all parents remind their kids about the devastating effects of bullying.

“Enough’s enough with kids being mean,” Jill Nesi said. 465 more words


Stay awake for this September

It’s nearly September, and this means one thing – school.

Christos enjoys school. Obviously, we have had incidents involving bloodshed and tears but he has been good for most of the experience. 697 more words