By Jeff Walsh
“Bring It On” hits all the notes you’d expect from a new musical inspired by the 2000 Kirsten Dunst cheerleading movie of the same name. There are catty cheerleaders, underdogs for the audience to cheer on, and high-flying aerial wizardry. But the members of its creative team have built their names by delivering theater that goes beyond our expectations, and that didn’t happen this time.
The story is pretty simple. A cheerleader is forced to change schools and goes from being head cheerleader of a winning squad to being anonymous in a more ethnic school that doesn’t even have or want a cheer squad. I never saw the original movie, but my friend who attended with me said it is not the same plot, so it is definitely more “inspired by” than “based on.”
Just wanted to make sure people are aware of new technology out there, so you all could take any precautions necessary to protect your identities on Oasis.
If you haven't tried it out yet, Google has a new image search capability. When you go to the Google home page and click Images, you are given a normal image search bar. But the new bit is that you can drag and drop an image onto the search bar and it will also search for that image elsewhere on the web.
So, if you grabbed a school picture that is available on your school website, your Tumblr page, your Facebook (if it is available to the public), etc., all of these can technically get linked together if the same photograph is on all of these sites.
Definitely not a good thing for people in the closet, or people who just don't want anyone to be able to link their online accounts to one another, etc. And, unlike the profile pages on here, which we can tell Google and other search engines not to scan, this is slightly different, as anyone can grab a photo and see if it appears elsewhere online.
Do with this information what you will. I just wanted to put it out there.
The safest bet seems to be using a unique photo for Oasis that appears nowhere else online, even in a different lighting/background than other pictures you've taken.
Just a heads up.
I'm not suggesting this technology has only nefarious purposes, of course:
Now that it is OK to be openly gay in the US military, there have already been gay marriages and other events our LGBT troops have been having.
This soldier came out to his father over the phone from Germany:
Why People Lose My Respect
Lack of Common Sense
i have far too much to do. i have a podiatrist appointment tomorrow at 1:45 so i have to leave school early, and then right after that appointment i have to go to my soccer game.
whats keeping me going? my sweettasting bed. and my souldecision cd.
I have never been to San Fransico (let alone CA) before and here I am. All alone and queer as they come. I come from a small town in NH(when I told this to a person I met they asked me, where is Nh?) and I feel as though I have come through a door to a land of palm trees and openess. The first billboard I saw said "closets are for coats". This made me sooo happy! I have known I was gay sence I was 10 and only came out to my family and friends when my grrrlfriend and I decided we would(Sometime after collage) get married.
Me and my little imaginary friends are here! Lol...I know I'm weird, but that's my charm. I got an imaginary friend named Leperchaun, and guess what...he's a leperchaun. Any whoo...
MY info (I'm new, so an introduction is in order!)
Name~ Ceslie Monique
Nicknames~ Wild Child, Cesy, and Button (only by my brothers! Don't ask why, it's an embarrassing story.)
Status~ Single, and questioning (I'm not sure about the whole bi-sexual thing)
i'm just confoosed. (yes i purposely spelled that wrong. long story) anywho... i always thought i was straight. completely and totally. but now i like one of my girlfriends, and definitely not in the sisterly type of like. it's more the if-we-were-alone-i-would-totally-jump-on-you-right-now type of like. and i know she's bi. (this is a frequent topic of conversation). yet i also still like my guy friend. and the weird thing for me is that if she said she had the same feelings for me i would be all over her in a hot second. and i can't talk to any of my friends about stuff like this. the only friend i have who is like me is her. and no matter what gender, it's always hard to say you have a crush on a person.
(I'm trying this, but I won't be on until tomorrow)
March 10, 2003
~Well, Rachael had a denist app. this morning so she didn't ride the bus. Joey told me she had been crying because Josh, Daniel and me had been ignoring her. And today when I saw her and was going to talk to her, she ignored me, so I'm pissed. Things were so much easier when we were just friends.
~Jonathan and Tim both came to me, seperately of course, and told me they might be bi, and not to tell anyone.