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Parkland survivor Sarah Chadwick perfectly mixes hot memes with serious activism

Added: 23.02.2018 18:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

In the days since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people, students from the school have taken up a gun-control movement highlighted by powerful speeches, a tenacious CNN town hall appearance, and, in the case of Sarah Chadwick, cuttingly funny tweets. SEE ALSO: After Florida shooting, gun control becomes a global conversation Chadwick, a junior, has been among a group of outspoken MSDHS students who have given voice to the grief and rage of a community shattered by a violent act in the "Never Again" movement. And her activism, like many of the students, has extended to social media.  Chadwick has brought a fiery edge to her Twitter game amongst all of her activism work. Case in point: her slam on Sen. Marco Rubio after his poor performance at the CNN town hall when Chadwick's classmate, Cameron Kasky, challenged Rubio on not taking anymore donations from the NRA.  We should change the names of AR-15s to “Marco Rubio” because they are so easy to buy. — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 23, 2018 She also whipped up a tweet off the "Is your child texting about" meme that managed to deliver a few laughs and dovetail with the students' current mission, a pretty impressive feat for someone of any age. Is your child texting about gun reform? LOL: lets get stricter background checksDTF: don’t take money from NRABRB: ban rifles bro TTYL: Tomi Lahren stop talking — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 23, 2018 And as for the ridiculous conspiracy theory from the far right that some of the students — and one in particular, David Hogg — were "crisis actors," Chadwick delivered a zinger that dinged Hogg in jest but also underscored the absurdity of the conspiracies. To clarify @davidhogg111 can’t act to save his life. The fact that some people think he is being payed to is hilarious. — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 20, 2018 She's also not one to take any guff from pearl-clutching conservative commentators who keep pushing an agenda that distracts from the key issues of gun control and protecting the students. I’m a junior. — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 23, 2018 Someone said Laura Ingraham was a discount Ann Coulter, and I haven’t stopped thinking about that since. — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 23, 2018 But for all the jokes, Chadwick, like her classmates, has displayed incredible resolve and stunning maturity in the face of unspeakable tragedy, not to mention an eloquence that I'm pretty sure I was nowhere close to when I was their age.  Sarah Chadwick: "Never again should a child be afraid to go to school. Never again should students have to protest for their lives." — Fox News (@FoxNews) February 21, 2018 This extends to their social media use, which the students have leveraged to their advantage. Like her classmates, Chadwick's Twitter account has been extremely active with retweets showing support, links to their appearances that amplify their message, and useful, relevant news items.  Hey everyone for more updates on our movement and the match follow @NeverAgainMSD and @AMarch4OurLives — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 21, 2018 Yeah, they get in zingers (like that one on Rubio) and they're out here memeing it up, but there's always an underlying message to their sharing. And even with the lulz, they haven't undermined their message. Instead, their channeling even the smallest bits of humor toward their greater goal: change in gun control laws in the hopes of making these school shootings a thing of the past. The humor hasn't only grounded their efforts, it's amplified how extraordinary these students are. These aren't professional activists with years of experience under their belt; they're young people who were, a week ago, simply living the teenage experience when a act of violence ripped that away from them. “Be the change you wish to see in the world” - that quote is plastered high on a staircase in douglas. I read it everyday while walking to class, and now I’m here truly trying to be a change in the world. — Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 20, 2018 That Sarah, Cameron, Emma, and so many others can find the inner strength to not only fight back but maintain their own sense of humanity as so many others try to tear them down is breathtaking to watch.  Seeing these students rally, both online and off, shows us that, at heart, they're still teens who like to goof on their friends and find joy in the world. And more importantly, it helps radiate one the most important things one can ask for in the wake of another horrific attack: it gives us hope. UPDATED: The story originally referred to Chadwick as a sophomore; she's actually a junior . We've also added Chadwick's burn on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham.

Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in Finland

Added: 23.02.2018 18:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Goat hairs have been found in a grave structure that was discovered in the 1930s in Kauhava, western Finland. These are the oldest animal hairs found in Finland. From the perspective of Finnish prehistory, the finding supports the evidence of animal husbandry practised during the Corded Ware period, while also revealing details of burial rituals.

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Juventus critics don´t know Tottenham, says Pjanic

Added: 23.02.2018 17:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic says critics of his side’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham do not appreciate the strength of the Premier League side. Juve raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first 10 minutes of the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, but goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen sealed a draw […]


Putting grocery shopping on the calendar could lead to extreme weight loss

Added: 23.02.2018 16:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Jamie Bell, a mom of three, said adding simple tasks to her calendar helped her achieve her weight loss goals. She's dropped more than 100 pounds.

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Britney Spears congratulates USA women's hockey

Added: 23.02.2018 16:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

"Quite the goal," she tweeted.


A Hockey Goal and a Medal That Will Resonate Beyond the Ice

Added: 23.02.2018 15:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Team U.S.A. won Olympic gold in women’s hockey for the first time since 1998. For the players, this was about more than their sport.


Revolution needed in climate change fight

Added: 23.02.2018 13:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank say.


How to (not) buy a camcorder in 2018 video

Added: 23.02.2018 12:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

Traditional camcorders are still a thing, but there are so many other ways to capture great video depending on your goals. Here's what you need to know.

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Celta Vigo 1/1 to beat Eibar in Saturday’s La Liga battle

Added: 23.02.2018 8:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Competition: La Liga Market: Celta Vigo to beat Eibar Odds: 1/1 @ Bet365 La Liga continues this weekend for another round of games that will surely only bring more goals and excitement as the competition continues to heat up. A single win can quite often see a side rise up a number of places in […]


The Key Elements For Building A Successful Startup Culture

Added: 23.02.2018 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

This is the key to bringing your goals to life and executing your competitive strategy.

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