7 Of The Most Powerful Celebrity Tweets After The Santa Fe High School School Shooting

7 Of The Most Powerful Celebrity Tweets After The Santa Fe High School School Shooting

Santa Fe is not another statistic, Santa Fe is a turning point.

On May 18, students of Santa Fe High School in Texas went into a school to be faced with terror as they marked twenty-second school shooting this year.

Ten students and staff were killed while 13 others are injured. Some of the victims were as young as fifteen years. Horror spread throughout the nation as yet another act of gun violence was inflicted on our schools. People are fed up with the fear that has struck our nation and is ready for change to happen. Some celebrities tweeted out following the school shooting at Santa Fe High School. I have compiled a list of the most powerful tweets to the most recent school shooting.

1. Talk show host and comedian, Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres, like many people, continue to send their love and condolences to victims and their families. However, she finishes off her tweet with, "we can do better than this. We much do better than this." It is clear that this is not the time to shy away from the gravity of this issue and it's on us, as a nation, to do something about it.

2. Actress and author, Mayim Bialik.

Bialik highlights the fact that Santa Fe High School just months before their shooting joined thousands of schools across the nation to walk out of class in protest for gun reform. The protesters rallied and fought but it's time for the real change that happens in Congress with President. Bialik ends her tweet with a loss for words stating, "I don't know that there are words anymore for what continues to happen in this country."

3. Singer and actress, Selena Gomez.

Gomez sent out two tweets after the shooting. It was clear that this tragedy hit close to home since she had grown up in Texas. She ends her first tweet with, "Congress continues to do absolutely nothing and it's infuriating." She is as frustrated as everyone else who has to continue to watch kids go to school in fear. Gomez follows up that tweet tagging @everytwon and encouraging people to get out and make this movement "even louder."

4. Parkland survivor and activist, Emma González.

González has been in the students of Santa Fe High School's shoes before. She acknowledges their support during the National School Walk Out and promises to support them in return. González also makes a powerful statement of what these students "deserve." They don't deserve this tragedy but they deserve action and support.

5. Actor, Bryan Cranston.

Cranston states the headline of an article posted by The Onion, a satirical online news site. The headline reads, "'No Way To Prevent This' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." He continues with questioning when everyone will be able to come together and stop the shootings. The fact that our nation has had so many acts of gun violence should say something. It is time for us to decide on a solution in order to save lives.

6. Singer and songwriter, Khalid.

"We need control," says Khalid in his tweet after the shooting. School is a place for learning and for students to become adults. This is not the time to argue but to save lives because students going to school in fear every day is not a way for our nation to function.

7. Actor, Mark Hamill.

Finally, Hamill knows that the only way for these shootings to end is if our politicians stand up and make a change. He wants them to stand up against the NRA and start passing legislation to obtain sensible gun laws. There is obviously a cycle that needs to end in order for things to change.

The other day in school my teacher went through a step by step process on how we should act if there were to be a school shooting at my high school. Every class, every lunch, and every drill fill students, like me, with fear.

Even though I live in New Jersey which has a lot of laws prohibiting people from obtaining a gun, I know that there is always the possibility. The students across America will be remembered for our strength and determination. We need to keep the conversation going about reasonable gun control. Santa Fe is not another statistic, Santa Fe is a turning point. I say ENOUGH, do you?

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The Trump Presidency Is Over

Say hello to President Mike Pence.


Remember this date: August 21, 2018.

This was the day that two of President Donald Trump's most-important associates were convicted on eight counts each, and one directly implicated the president himself.

Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman for a few months in 2016, but the charges brought against him don't necessarily implicate Trump. However, they are incredibly important considering was is one of the most influential people in the Trump campaign and picked Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate.

Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to file a report of a foreign bank account. And it could have been even worse. The jury was only unanimous on eight counts while 10 counts were declared a mistrial.

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, told a judge that Trump explicitly instructed him to break campaign-finance laws by paying two women not to publicly disclose the affairs they had with Trump. Those two women are believed to be Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, a pornstar. Trump had an affair with both while married to his current wife, Melania.

And then to no surprise, Fox News pundits spun this in the only way they know how. Sara Carter on Hannity said that the FBI and the Department of Justice are colluding as if it's some sort of deep-state conspiracy. Does someone want to tell her that the FBI is literally a part of the DOJ?

The Republican Party has for too long let Trump get away with criminal behavior, and it's long past time to, at the very least, remove Mr. Trump from office.

And then Trump should face the consequences for the crimes he has committed. Yes, Democrats have a role, too. But Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, so they head every committee. They have the power to subpoena Trump's tax returns, which they have not. They have the power to subpoena key witnesses in their Russia investigations, which they have not.

For the better part of a year I have been asking myself what is the breaking point with Republicans and Trump. It does not seem like there is one, so for the time being we're stuck with a president who paid off two women he had an affair with in an attempt to influence a United States election.

Imagine for a second that any past president had done even a fraction of what Trump has.

Barack Obama got eviscerated for wearing a tan suit. If he had affairs with multiple women, then Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would be preparing to burn him at the stake. If they won't, then Trump's enthusiastic would be more than happy to do so.

For too long we've been saying that Trump is heading down a road similar to Nixon, but it's evident now that we're way past that point. Donald Trump now has incriminating evidence against him to prove he's a criminal, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just getting started.

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Stop Cussing Damn It!

Why society needs to be less aggressive in response to foul language.


Well shit, here we go again. In a world of constantly changing language in our everyday society, we need to take a step back on the censorship of words. Foul or vulgar language is frowned upon in most social settings, more specifically in public settings. Language has been created for us to communicate with one another. The fact that there is a whole group of words that are completely disregarded because they are "Cruel" or "Unnecessary" strike me as odd. Language and lexicon was created to allow each person to freely express themselves, their feelings and ideas, openly to everyone. Words like damn, shit, hell, and phrases like son of a bitch and fuck off are overly addressed as negative and foul.

As with any way of speaking, it is all about your deliverance of such language. Yes, is directing a "Fuck you" openly to someone in public a great idea, not really. But, in a general context, there shouldn't be a censorship on such phrases. If these types of words are not being used in derogatory ways, then I see no issue with them. Words help express us and our emotions. Foul language can emphasize our excitement, frustration, or anger with any situation. These words and phrases are just the natural evolution of our language. More so, there is a huge acceptance gap generation to generation.

This acceptance gap is huge from Generation X to Generation Y, or the Millennials, and even more of a gap with Generation Z. Things that offend Gen Y and are disgraced by Gen X don't always phase Gen Z individuals. Saying shit and damn have become natural filler words, sometimes used as verbs, most of the time as adjectives. It's actually quite interesting to hear people from different generations speak. Most people nowadays don't even register how much they swear because of how natural it is to them. I myself cuss a lot, a part of me in what society has labeled as a "bad habit".

Cussing, swearing, using foul language, or however you want to label it, is just something that has been integrated into our society more and more. Like anything, the time and place should always be taken into consideration before dropping words like bitch and fuck, but most of the time there isn't a bad time to speak with these choice words. Another thing is, if society accepted, and even mainstreamed, words that are frowned upon into natural conversation, they no longer would hold much power. If everyone "talked dirty" or used a "foul mouth" all the time, then no one would be cursing. We would all be simply speaking.

We as humans are constantly witnessing change. Our language has been changing and evolving since the very first grunt in history. We will continue to evolve our language and words that are viewed as "bad" now probably wont even be spoken by the end of the century. There will always be "bad words" and sayings that can be taken offense to, but like stated earlier, it's all about deliverance. I say who gives a shit, go ahead and cuss all the damn time, I don't give a fuck. Nothing in that sentence is rude or offensive. Is it the most professional sentence? No, of course it isn't, but nonetheless, sentences like that shouldn't be disapproved by society. We, as a society, should embrace the way our language and communication levels are evolving, and if we properly teach people how and when to use such "disgraceful phrases", there won't be an issue.

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