(First off, shoutout to everyone graduating this year :D! Most of everyone I know from high school is graduating this year! I would be graduating, but apparently have other priorities lol)
As I’m writing this post, I’ve only gotten four hours of sleep last night, and 24 hours of sleep since Monday night. It took me a couple minutes to figure that because of how long this week has felt, and because of how tired I still am. I can’t go back to sleep because I really should eat something and then go back to the lab and finish work.
(This post is waaaaaaay too long for you to keep scrolling through, so I just made it easier to skip lol)
This was almost me for most of the week lol
Because I’m in love with the idea, and with the eagle vision (yellow because I take “eagle eyes” literally ♥ )
(Source: weheartit.com, via vulcanhearing)
In four weeks, this term will be over, and if I were a freshman I would be preparing for finals right before the summer break…in the middle of summer. That was me four years ago, when I was finishing my first year here at Drexel.
In four weeks, I will be turning in my thesis proposal (ideally) and finally get that off of my to-do list and get on with my project.
Four months from now, I will be starting my final year at Drexel, and hopefully most of the bullshit I put up with will cease and I can attempt to try and enjoy what little time I have left in college. My cousin, who is four years younger than me, will be starting college as a freshman at George Mason at the same time lol. Hopefully she doesn’t have to deal with said bullshit.
Over the last four years, I pulled all-nighters like it was my job. The more all-nighters I pulled, the higher my GPA would be for that term (it’s true, I checked). Now, all of that lack of sleep has finally caught up to me and is making it impossible to finish the work I need to do most days (and nights). They are the reason why I’m nocturnal now, and why my circadian rhythm is all kinds of fucked up.
And in four hours, the sun will rise, so I should probably finish that work I need to do…
The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing. —
John Katzman, founder of The Princeton Review (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Can we say this about all forms of standardized testing?
We are assassins.
(Source: starknation, via everythingasscreed)