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25 Images From The National School Walkout Will Bring You To Tears

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Hundreds of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms on March 14, 2018, to participate in the National School Walkout, a nationwide protest and call to action to ban assault weapons. Students and teachers stepped out for 17 minutes to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Flo., exactly one month prior. The images captured will move you, give you chills, and fill you with hope for the future.

Images from the National School Walkout that took place earlier this week are nothing short of heartbreaking.

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Kids from a school in New York carried signs that read “I’d rather cheat on a test than cheat death.”

Students form San Francisco rallied to protest.

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They carried signs that pushed for Gun reforms and argued to put an end to the national debate of gun control.

Many of the young women at the march also used the march to highlight women’s rights.

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This young woman underlined that women’s bodies seem to have more regulations than guns do.

How heartbreaking is it that young kids have to go out and protest?

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Or, even have to protest a concept they shouldn’t even have to be worrying about at an age like this.

Some students even acted out scenes from a shooting.

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The images were haunting and extremely stirring. 

Others pressed lawmakers to envision what it would be like if a shooter hit too close to home.

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So many parents across the country have felt the effects of lawmakers inertia to create better gun control laws. Here’s hoping this protest helps.

This image is completely haunting.

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No child should have to look scared like this. 

Tons of the art work created for the event were also powerful.

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No child should have to go to school and be afraid. All kids have a right to pursue their education in safe environments. Punto.

These kids protesting the event with their drawings are also heartbreaking.

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People have to look at these images and realize that something needs to be changed. 

All of the protests radiated peace and love.

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This moving protest led by Penn Alexander Student Council leaders pushed for a more safe future for students. 

Fear has no place in school.

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The protest marked one month after the Parkland shooting, here’s hoping all of these kids efforts create reform.

This poster highlights that we have to start treating our futures seriously.

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Because if kids are the future we have to start treating them that way. 

The kids at the event were so proactive, we ought to be proud of them as a country.

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They’re a reminder that as separate as our lives may seem they are also extremely interconnected and we have to be responsible for one another. 

These kids have a right to be safe.

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These kids have the right to be safe and get an education. We have to do better. 

For the most part, all of the posters emphasized that enough is enough.

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And that children, kids, teens and students all around have to be taken more seriously. And they must be better appreciated.

These kids are giving the world an example of peaceful protest.

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There’s no doubt the pain and agony that so many schools that have had school shootings went through during this time that reminded them of their school shootings. But there was so much peace and love at these protests as well. 

Something has to change. Now.

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These kids at Whitewater Middle School are pushing for their voices to be heard and to be included in the national debate of gun reform. 

It’s a beautiful thing to see kids demanding to have their voices heard.

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How moving are the photos above? They facts that they include are also strike. “48% of civilian-owned guns are in the USA.”

This Latina activist got real about how easy it is to buy a gun.

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“Not only were 17 lives lost a month ago but from what I know there have been more than 14 school shootings in the US so far in 2018 which is one school shooting a week. Around 25 people have died.”

What a haunting message.

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Students are standing up and standing out against gun violence in the National School Walkout. This sign was inspired by the words of AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz said of aids “what it would be like if, each time a lover, friend or stranger died of this disease, their friends, lovers or neighbors would take the dead body and drive with it in a car a hundred miles an hour to Washington DC and blast through the gates of the White House and come to a screeching halt before the entrance and dump their lifeless form on the front steps.”

Medical students lied on the floor in protest during the National School Walkout.

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Students lied on the floor during the National School Walkout die-in at St. Louis School of Medicine. 

Students at this protest used their imaginations to send a message.

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This first graders response to the practice is absolutely chilling.


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These 'Ugly Betty' Facts Will Make You Love The Iconic TV Show Even More Than You Already Do

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These ‘Ugly Betty’ Facts Will Make You Love The Iconic TV Show Even More Than You Already Do

It has been over ten years since the first episode of “Ugly Betty” first aired and we are totally here for the celebration. The show turned America Ferrera into one of Hollywood’s megastars and helped girls of the early 2000s era get better acquainted with beauty norms and standards.

Here’s a look at 25 weird facts from the set!

1. The show made America Ferrera the first Latina to win a lead actress Emmy.

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Of course, the Latina earned the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award in 2007 by her own merits. But there’s no doubting the beloved Betty character helped her get there. 

2. There was an actual MODE magazine.

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The magazine featured plus-size fashion models. It was launched in 1997 and ended in 2001.

3. A copy of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants sat on Betty’s bedside table

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America Ferrera’s big break came when she played Carmen in the popular film adaptation of the same book.

4. The show was almost called “Betty The Ugly”

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Not quite as catch as the name the TV network ABC came up with. But the title was a remake of “Betty La Fea” so…

5. Betty was almost  a secret agent

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When the story was first pitched to TV execs, Horta pictured Betty as an FBI agent. ABC told him to stick with the original concept since it worked.

6. Ana Ortiz originally auditioned to play Betty.

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At one point she said that she was sure every actress in LA and NY did. 

7. Mark was almost a one-off

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The original storyline imagined  Wilhemina’s assistants to stick around only for an episode. Michael Urie the actor who played Mark thought he’d be only taking on a guest role but the show led him to believe this because of budgetary constraints. ‘They only ever give us a certain amount of money in a budget, so the way to sneak people in that aren’t supposed to be regulars is to make them a guest star. So we said, “He’ll be a guest star!”’

8. Nailing Betty’s signature style took a minute.

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America tried on almost 200 pairs of glasses.

9. Eric Mabius still wears his clothes from the show.

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They put everything up for sale after the show was canceled and I bought all my suits at one-tenth the cost.

10. Salma Hayek executive produced the show.

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She took on the role of Sofia Reyes in season one and also played the nurse who appears on the telenovela watched by the Suarez family.

11. Lindsay Lohan’s stint was supposed to be longer.

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The actress was meant to appear in the series for six episodes but left after the episodes. She played Betty’s high school frenemy Kimmie Keegan but was so difficult to work with that her character was written off much earlier.

12. Patricia Field designed for “Sex and the City,” too.

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Field designed all of the costumes for season 1 and returned as a costume designer in season three.

13. America Ferrera kept Betty’s poncho and glasses.

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Once the show was over the actress took Betty’s signature looks for herself but stomped on the braces. 

14. The word “ugly” faded from the title credits in the final episode

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“The reality is, look beyond the title, the name,” Horta said. “The word fades because it never really should have been there if we’re talking about who she is.”

15. The cast joined the writers’ strike in 2007.

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‘The issues coming up with actors’ contracts are very similar to what the writers are dealing with […]and we have to stay united and stand strong within the creative community for what we believe is fair.’

16. America Ferrera landed her part because of Salma Hayek

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“I hadn’t heard anything about the show and she ran up to me and said, ‘You are my Ugly Betty!”‘ and I was like, ‘I don’t know what that means, but I will do whatever!'” Ferrera revealed.

17. Adele appeared on the show before she was a thing.

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The songstress appeared in the show’s third season and sang ‘Right As Rain’ for a photo shoot at MODE. 

18. The cast are keen for a reunion

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At the ATX TV Festival in Texas Ferrera asked the audience to use the hasthag #HuluBringBackUglyBetty to get Hulu to commission a ‘two-hour movie.’

19. The show was based on a Colombian soap opera.

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The show was called “Betty la Fea” that lasted for 1 season. 

20. Finding Betty’s iconic red glasses wasn’t easy.

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America Ferrera tried on several pairs before the costume designer gave her own to America.

21. Marc and Amanda were in a spin-off web-series called Mode After Hours.

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The series featured the trouble they got into when staff members left MODE for the night.

22. Anna Wintour inspired the character Fey Summers.

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That and The Devil Wears Prada means Wintour has left quite an impression on the fashion world.

23. Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife inspired Betty’s fashion.

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The beheaded queen wore a necklace with the letter “B” that inspired Betty’s jewelry.

24. The sassy receptionist was named after crew member and writer, Brian Tanen.

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Amanda Tanen shared a name with writer Brian Tanen. Hmmm wonder how sassy he was?


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