A movement of last words as told by students.

If I Were To Die In A School Shooting, Just Know A Few Things

"That's what American democracy has come down to at these town hall meetings: old people and gun nuts, which is a terrible combination. I heard somebody yell 'AK-47!' and a lady yelled, 'Bingo!'" - Bill Maher
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A movement started by students nationwide, #IfIDieInASchoolShooting, to shed light once again on the topic of gun violence, On many occasions, I cannot stroll through my Twitter timeline without seeing at least one tweet related to this hashtag. Honestly, should I be so surprised? On average, there has been one school shooting every week this school year. I'd like to think that with tragedies like Parkland, powerful movements like March For Our Lives, and a national outcry would be enough to make a change. There are young lives being lost. Students. Students like me, going to school, trying to be the best versions of themselves. Why? Why does this keep happening? Why are we allowing this to continue? I shouldn't have to fear my safety, let alone my life while attending school.

Quite frankly, 280 characters aren't enough for me to say what I have to say.

#IfIDieInASchoolShooting,

I want my loved ones to politicize my death. I want everyone to recognize my long last name and know that the government doesn't care about our nation's youth if they allow another kid to die. I want the names of those who are sellouts to the NRA and have everyone flood their office with voicemails saying how they suck and could have prevented this. Tell them for me that their thoughts and prayers mean nothing to me, followed by some profanity of your choosing. Tell them I hope they always step on gum; I hope went it rains, they don't have their umbrellas handy on them; I hope their coffee is never exactly how they'd like it; I hope they'll never have to go through what my loved ones go through because I would never even wish this upon my worst enemy. I want change. I've always wanted change. I am not for the anti-second amendment agenda but I am for an anti-machinery that's easily accessible for evil intentions. Stricter gun laws aren't hurting anyone but selfish, egotistic individuals. C'mon. I especially want the ones fighting for justice for me to ignore the selfish, ignorant trolls online, they suck too and aren't worth your time. Majority wants change.

#IfIDieInASchoolShooting,

I want you to donate my organs even though my license says otherwise. I had a different mindset at sixteen and never changed it. I wanna be cremated and planted so I can bloom into something. If there's a vigil for me light up apple cinnamon candles, they're the best kind of candles. I want everyone to know I love them and things will get better, eventually. I want my parents to move back to Thailand and enjoy the rest of their lives the best they can. I want my best friends to take a shot of vodka on my birthdays, even though they hate it. Most importantly, I. Want. Change.

#IfIDieInASchoolShooting,

I'll never be able to travel around the world and end up in Greece. I'll never attend my best friend's weddings, or even have a wedding of my own and eventually have tiny little mini me's. I won't get the opportunity to see my favorite band, Paramore, live anymore. I'll never know if I would've been accepted into a physician assistant school. I'll never know if my writing was good enough for me to get a job post-grad. I won't live to see graduation. I won't get to finish my honors thesis. I'll never get to know the feeling of having a dog of my own. I won't be able to comfort my boyfriend and best friends when this all goes down. I can't tell them my corny jokes and assure them it'll be okay. I can't hold my mom when she sees me on the news and can't bear the thought of me suffering. My dad won't want to get up and move but I need him to. How we always talked about how tragedies like this need to stop; How they always worried about me everytime I walked out the door; How we hoped for a change. We want change.

Too many victims and families who have suffered enough. Too many prayers and thoughts that seem more like fuel than fire, for nothing changes but a stoplight on this hot, controversial topic: gun control. Our nation is becoming desensitized to mass shootings and overlooking the innocent lives that are being taken away, some who are students. Answer me, when will enough be enough? There must be a change.


Cover Image Credit: Jose Alonso @jd_alon

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18 Bible Verses That Prove God Would NOT Be 'Pro-Life'

Stop using the Bible as an excuse to take away women's rights.

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"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"


Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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Whether You Are For Or Against Abortion, It's Still A Basic Human Right

Making abortion illegal is one step closer for the government to turn society into the Handmaids tale.

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There has been so much controversy surrounding abortion as of late, Now I am a mother of 3 boys, and I would never get an abortion unless my life or the babies life was endangered and abortion was the only option. And just because I don't believe in abortion doesn't mean I don't believe in woman's rights.

women have the right to say what they want to do with their bodies, this is not the "handmaids tale" Our rights as women should not be taken away. Now when it comes to abortion I believe that if you are willingly having sexual intercourse and get pregnant you should take responsibility.

If the pregnancy is healthy, you should either woman/man up and be a parent to that child or put the baby up for adoption if you can not afford to take care of that child or just simply don't want them, there are so many families that can't have kids that would love to adopt one.

On one side of the government, you have the democrats wanting to let women abort babies when they are full term, and then you have the Republicans that want to make all abortion illegal. Both sides are wrong, abortion past a certain stage should be illegal, but taking away our rights and making it illegal is also wrong.

They also want to make birth control illegal because they say it prevents life from being born.

We need birth control this prevents unwanted pregnancies when used right and responsibly, and abortion is there for women/girls who have been raped and molested.

Take Alabama who just passed a bill that bans abortion with limited exceptions. which are, if the pregnancy harms the unborn child's mother, it is an ectopic pregnancy or the baby has a lethal anomaly. and an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims failed to pass.

The law would also call for all doctors who perform the abortion to be treated as felons and could spend up to life in prison. this bill has gone too far, this is something out of the "Handmaid's Tale" this is something that should never have been passed.

You also have the heartbeat bill being passed in many states, which bans abortion after the heartbeat is detected, the problem is, the babies heartbeat can be detected as early as 6 weeks, most women don't even know they are pregnant at this point. And some are banning abortions past 18 weeks.

There are so many things that can happen if abortion is made illegal, women who don't want the baby are either going to do it themselves or find someone else that will do it, this can't cost them their lives.

Not everyone is going to agree on everything, just like I have my own opinions on both sides, on one side either take responsibility for your actions if you willingly had sex, whether you have the baby and raise it or give the child up for adoption, but on the other side, I'm all for women's rights no one owns us we have the say with what we do with our bodies.

The government on both sides are going to far, they are trying to control everything, and they are going to have more riots and protest because of it.

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