An inspiring underdog story that exposes government mandated BMI testing of students and the ‘Fat Letters’ that ensue.

The Story

In an effort to address the obesity problem among American youth, lawmakers in twenty states passed a controversial mandate forcing schools to perform body mass index, or BMI, tests on their students. What soon followed sparked a heated national debate. Coined the ‘Fat Letters’ by students, letters were given to overweight kids whose BMI did not fall within a narrowly accepted range; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, that they are fat. 

When a determined sixth-grader in Ohio voices her protest against the letters, student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take up her fight. Convinced that her fellow students are being unfairly profiled and bullied by the government, Bailey’s investigation soon turns into a battle of wills between her and the state bureaucrats who sponsored and passed the law. 

The Student Body is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths of the childhood obesity debate.

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This movie looks really cool so far so I gave what I could. I really hope I get to see it.

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going on an adventure

"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."

my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)

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i dont ship…i yacht. im not a low budget bitch

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if time magazine had been making a sincere list of influential people, i’d be demanding to know what the hell happened to laverne cox. but since time is clearly just making a parody list, i’m left demanding to know what the hell happened to squart guy.





Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds

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Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.

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Everybody, remember this face.
Remember this name.
If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”
No no no
Fuck that guy.
Remember this brown girl.


What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.

Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”


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