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micdotcom:

Hundreds of Colorado students are fighting back against dangerous text book changes

A Colorado school district has come under fire for trying to change its history curriculum — and its own students have schooled it on what real American history is.

Earlier this month, the school district of Jefferson County, Colo. — the second-largest district in the state — announced it was considering a change to the Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum to “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” and not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”

If the proposal passes, the district’s conservative-majority school board would establish a committee to review textbooks and other classroom materials to see if they meet this new criteria. In other words, any textbook that didn’t seem “patriotic enough” (an aggressively arbitrary and potentially very dangerous label) would be cut. 

So teachers and students walked out | Follow micdotcom 

HYPETRAK Mix: Snakehips - Coming To America

"These are tunes that we’re digging at the moment, old and new. We like to switch up the tempos a bit and show all the different kind of stuff that we listen to. There’s also a few unreleased bits in there from us and some new tunes from Karma Kid and Pomo." - Snakehips

Read more here: http://hypetrak.com/2014/08/hypetrak-mix-snakehips-coming-to-america/


HYPETRAK Mix: Snakehips - Coming To America (Tracklist)

Raury - Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)
Karma Kid - Saffron
GoldLink - Bedtime Story
Wasted Nights - Hold Tight
Maxwell - Ascension (aywy & Sh?m Edit)
Pomo - Start Again
Elaquent - Breakofdawn
Lloyd - Get It Shawty (LAKIM’s Back It Up Bootleg)
Ginuwine - Pony (heRobust Remix)
ScHoolboy Q - Collard Greens (Jeftuz Remix)
Nina Sky - Stoners
Cosmo’s Midnight - The Dofflin (Wave Racer Remix)
Alizzz x Gucci Mane (Masuka Blend)
Snakehips - After I Met U
Slum Village featuring Busta Rhymes - What It’s All About
Daz Dillinger featuring Snoop Dogg - What’s Your Pleasure
2Pac - I Get Around
GoldLink - Sober Thoughts
Falcons - Cell
Aaliyah - Try Again
Dinosaurus Rex - Hubert Eaves III
Xzibit - What A Mess
Snakehips - Days With You (Edit)
Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)


fastcompany:

Networking in a new industry can be daunting for even the most socially adept. Here’s how to dissolve the nerves.
Networking is research-proven to be the overwhelmingly best way to land a job, better than job board hunting and recruiter services.
But for most of us—introverts, especially—selling oneself as a “brand” doesn’t come naturally. Something as small as fully owning the skills section of your resume feels like pulling your own teeth; shoving yourself out the door to walk into a room of strangers feels like a root canal.
Here’s how to calm the nerves and awkwardness that come with wading into a crowd of industry pros, in search of your next big break:
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fastcompany:

Networking in a new industry can be daunting for even the most socially adept. Here’s how to dissolve the nerves.

Networking is research-proven to be the overwhelmingly best way to land a job, better than job board hunting and recruiter services.

But for most of us—introverts, especially—selling oneself as a “brand” doesn’t come naturally. Something as small as fully owning the skills section of your resume feels like pulling your own teeth; shoving yourself out the door to walk into a room of strangers feels like a root canal.

Here’s how to calm the nerves and awkwardness that come with wading into a crowd of industry pros, in search of your next big break:

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One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.

K.L. Toth (via releasingmywings)

AFRICA ON THE SQUARE CELEBRATES TALENT

On 11 October, The Mayor’s office is hosting the first ever ‘Africa on the Square’, celebrating traditions and cultures from and inspired by the African Continent.

As well as an African market, food stalls and lots of interactive activities, they are searching for aspiring, local talent to perform on stage in Trafalgar Square as part of Africa on the Square Celebrates Talent (ACT).

Requirements

Performers must be:

  • Of African descent or have an African inspired performance
  • 25 or under
  • Able to dance, sing or provide something unique

Audition process

  • Online submission: submit a link of your performance (video or audio) toevents@london.gov.co.uk by Friday 5 September
  • Live audition: up to 50 acts will be selected to attend live auditions in front of a panel on Saturday 13 September
  • Selection: up to 8 acts will be chosen to compete for a place in the ACT showcase
  • Successful acts will be notified by the 9 September if selected to attend the live auditions.

 Good luck!