A poem has secrets that the poet knows nothing of. Stanley Kunitz  (via bibliopod) 1,664 notes




Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:

Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.

    Way to go, humanity.

what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it

If you want Rhino horns so bad, please make sure you shove it up your ass and kill yourself, if you are willing to kill these innocent animals.



Anonymous: How did you answer Columbia supplements about favorites. Did you actually just list or explained?

Like favourite books/films/movies/shows/events/blah? I just listed, yeah hahaha

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Anonymous: What's your impression of the area surrounding yale??

I find it weird that it has such a bad rep compared to the reality of the place. Like it’s definitely an urban environment, you have to be aware of your surroundings but Yale campus and buildings are BEAUTIFUL, and a lot of New Haven is nice too - it just depends on certain neighbourhoods

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Anonymous: Yo boy how dem yale gurlZ?

not a bad scene, all im gonna say LOL

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Anonymous: Hiiiiiii Laurence! Okay so like I think I have a problem okay. I'm planning on applying to Oxford but I got ABCCD at AS level and I think I could feasibly manage AAA and get in, but I'm kind of worried thatthey;ll dismiss me at the first hurdle and just be like 'NO SHE'S NOT WORTHYYYYY' and I could cry. WHAT DO I DO, DEAR LAURENCE?! fankz bae, u da best.

HEY THER. Hmmm okay honestly, I would think pretty hard about an Oxford application with those grades just because really, ABB is already showing some weakness - they’re looking to give offers to candidates who they are VERY confident will get the results, and be able to take up the places; not people who only might be able to get them, on a good day. If they don’t think you’re likely to score highly enough next year, they won’t take into account the rest of your application. If you have any extenuating circumstances that affected your exam performance, then you should definitely discuss them with your teachers and make sure they’re mentioned on the reference etc. because then your application will be flagged so you’ll at least receive an interview. But tbh from what I knew about the application process, if you GCSE grades were anything less than perfect to prove that these AS grades were some kind of an anomaly, I think Oxford will be a very long shot.

That said, the only way you’ll definitely 100% not get in, is if you don’t take the chance, and apply…

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Anonymous: How did you keep motivated during year 13..??..I'm finding it really hard

Honestly, I didn’t really - I mean I tried to keep on top of things, and put a LOT of energy into university applications, cos that’s the kind of work that matters. I revised pretty intensely for A-levels, but not even as hard as I had for AS, or GCSE so really I think just do your best, and remember that EVERYONE around the country is feeling burnt out and just done with education by this point. I suspect it’s part of what makes A-levels so hard in the first place!

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Anonymous: Are you really busy now? Have you met any other Brits?

Sososososo busy, it literally never stops! I’ve met a couple of them, but my friends are pretty much all American/other international students. I didn’t come to school halfway round the world to meet more people from my home country, you know, hahah

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twistedbows: What happened to stanfordetc?

? Not sure what this is referring to… She’s just starting college at ~a certain school in NorCal~ but you can check all that out at stanfordetc anyway!

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