‘I’ve got a paper for history, physics worksheet, can’t forget that, and then I have a group project for Integrated Lit 3’ you thought to yourself as you pulled your textbooks out of your backpack. You set them down on your desk and went to get your laptop. The familiar ping ping ping of your phone alerting you that you have a message was ignored. You knew if you didn’t start working now that you wouldn’t get much done tonight and your phone was your greatest weakness. Saying a silent prayer for all the memes left unread you moved on to your laptop.
“Crap I left that history lecture on!” you groaned as you opened your laptop to find that your downloaded lecture had been playing quietly in your backpack the entire bus ride home, draining your laptop battery to almost nothing. You plugged in your laptop and picked up your phone to check what the notifications were to decide if it was worth leaving unmuted. Surprisingly you had been added to a new group chat.
Yaho! (y/n) Aiden Cory Inny Lit 3 Group B in the hauwse!
Wow if this is what the group chat is going to be like we’ve already failed this project
Have more faith (by george micheal) in us dude
Everytime you speak you take 6 months off my life
Waaah! (y/n) I’m being bullied come save me!
This is a lot
You sighed as you looked over the group texts. Your teacher had randomly assigned groups for the project and posted them after office hours were over so no one could harass her with complaints in person. Fortunately you were used to working with Kiwi since you’d known each other since grade school but you felt bad for Cory. He was kind of uptight, well…. Really uptight and he had the highest grades of the boys in your class. Cory was on a scholarship for the track and soccer team at your school and didn’t have much free time. You knew Kiwi’s antics would drive him crazy so you hoped you’d be a good balance but you weren’t sure about Aiden. Honestly if Kiwi hadn’t announced him in the chat you wouldn’t know his name. You decide to head to the kitchen and make a snack while you tried to get the group chat together. You were lucky enough to be staying in an Athletic Dorm House since you were on a sports team which meant there will always be some kind of snacks in the kitchen. You picked a single serving bag of light butter popcorn and pumpkin spice almonds out of the “Expiring Soon” basket on the countertop and put the popcorn in the microwave. You picked up the phone and started typing.
Waaah! (y/n) I’m being bullied come save me!
This is a lot
(Y/n)? Are you there?
Does she have practice today?
I just got in the house and set up for studying
Nice! What kind of snackage do you have going?
PSL Almonds popcorn gonna toss in some vanilla chips and craisins.
Maybe a caramel drizzle idk
UuUuuUgh! You need to bring me some
I nominate myself as the snack bringer if
we can get on topic and pick a piece
to do our project on within the hour
Suddenly this group chat has become more bearable
I’m down for appointing you Snack Queen as long as everything isn’t vegan
The topic is
“Great American Classics the World Can Still Learn from Today”
So… Your favorite Great American Classics?
Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller
That was surprising coming from you.
And yours Mr. 4.0?
War and Peace?
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
You totally suck less in my head now
Kiwi behave or I’ll have take drastic measures
What about you Aiden?
The five people you meet in heaven
Alright so we all have different themes going here
You never said yours
It’s The Crucible
(y/n) is lowkey obsessed with persecution of the occult in society
She wrote a butch of papers on it in highschool and stuff
You pulled your popcorn out of the microwave and dumped it in a bowl with your extras. You grabbed a bottle of water and headed back to your room with your snack before the kitchen got crowded with the dinner rush.
It’s not the ‘persecution of the occult’
It’s the justification of persecution with the occult
I just think it’s interesting how it becomes
justified to go against your neighbor over factless suspicion
And the lengths it can go to before enough
people stop it in general thb
So Spoopy McCarthyism?
Actually the recurrent use of religious belief to fuel persecution
of those with different ideals works for the project topic
There’s also the fact that they blamed Tituba for the crap they did and
was the one punished most severely for it because she was black
How religion and race create a sense of presumed innocence?
We can relate it to the karen calls that make people hashtags
You have point but it’s phrased terribly
That’s pretty much my whole life
It really is
What about the interview portion?
We need to interview someone that’s never heard of it
and have them relate it to an event in
their personal life or a current event right?
That’s totally unfair to make someone else to read a whole book for your homework
I have an uncle that was falsely imprisoned in America
I can have him watch The Crucible and interview him
on how it related to his trial
Will it be triggering?
No he likes to talk about it a lot actually
It’s how he got his citizenship
He sounds like fun i want to do the interview with you!
If I bring you home my family might think we’re dating so no
You decided to push Cory’s buttons a little bit.
Didn’t your sister have a racial discrimination suit?
We can do two separate interviews and an interview together!
Now you’re stuck with me nerd :P
Oh joy -_-”
I’ll make the sacrifice for my grade
I’m coming to your dorm
‘Well that went well’ you thought to yourself as you moved from your bed to your desk.
You checked on your laptop. It was now fully charged so you logged onto your online classroom and checked over the rubric for the assignment. Everything you discussed doing ticked most of the boxes for information requirements. Now you just had to compile the information into a presentation along with a written report on the subject. You emailed everyone a pdf copy of The Crucible and started on your homework. You finished the physics worksheet with ease but one of the questions had a typo. You picked up your phone to text the TA for extra credit and that’s when you noticed someone else had been texting you while you worked.