nina. 19-years old. computer science major.

hato, 999, homestuck, pokemon.

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

jpnvines:

takumihosoi:

jpnvines:

友人との会話〜後悔〜 眼鏡=友人 〜 Takumi Hosoi

Conversation with a friend~regret~ glasses=friend 〜 Takumi Hosoi

I’m gonna go over to your place to get my money back now.

Sorry, right now I’m not at home.

I’m calling your home phone right now.

やばい、これは嬉しいw

たくみさんがタンブラーやってるなんて思わなかったです!こちらこそ嬉しいです!

これからもVineで頑張ってください!そしてjpnvinesも通訳で頑張りますw

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djscorpioncock:

firstly this is based on of the ‘should you play sniper’ flowchart because i love it so much

secondly this is everything i know about all of the other tf2 classes and playing them. this is what i’ve learned in all these months of playing this game. this is all anyone needs to know about team fortress the second

bonus:

image

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let-it-golaf:

pixiedust-paycheck:

glorychildren:

NO PHOTOSET HAS MADE ME HAPPIER.

MY FAVORITE PHOTOSET IS BACK

I WILL NEVER NOT LOVE THIS PHOTSET

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exgynocraticgrrl:

By Psychologist Dee Graham: 
"
Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men's Violence, and Women's Lives"
by Dee Graham, Roberta Rigsby, Edna Rawlings, 1995.

abbygubler:

repeat after me:

there are white people suffering in the world

but the white people who are suffering are not suffering because they are white

misterbonesofficial:

spookyarms:

what is better than falling asleep next to someone you love? what’s better than listening to them breathing???

Guys being dudes

tags: omfg +

titenoute:

monkeydluffy:

someone give him a crossing guard outfit

Ok

s33r:

image

tags: HAHAHAHA +
16 year old child: mom, dad: I'm gay/lesbian/bi/pan/trans/etc.
Straight parents: you're too young to know what your sexuality is! It's just a phase.
Baby boy: *stares at a baby girl for no reason other than the fact that babies stare at everything*
Straight parents: oooh! Ladies man! We're gonna have to keep the girls offa you!

p3n1s:

femistorian:

This is what a REAL rape prevention campaign looks like

All the awards.

lohelim:

winterthirst:

sabacc:

Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.

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No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.

1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman  would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.

2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see - that looks like a Windsor.

3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra - why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.

Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.