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Monday, September 5th, 2005
7:22 pm
Hurricane Katrina

'Ello, my name is Brittny Jackson (first year junior). My family, as well as many others lost everything during the hurricane. I (as well as many of you) want to help in any way possible. I'm collecting stuffed animals (and other kids' toys), clothing, canned food, bottled water, etc. It would be awesome if people could drop these items off in my dorm (W302) when we return to school on Tuesday.

If you have any questions or you'd like to help in any other way:
251-457-2045 (home)
251-895-9872 (cell)
251-441-2294 (dorm)

Thanks. ♥

Current Mood: determined
Friday, January 2nd, 2004
1:01 am
Another reason to impeach Bush
While Congress Is on Recess, Bush Fills 12 Panel Positions

Published: December 28, 2003

RAWFORD, Tex., Dec. 26 (AP) — President Bush bypassed Congress on Friday and named 12 people to government panels after their nominations stalled in the Senate.
By approving them during the Congressional recess, Mr. Bush avoided the Senate confirmation process. The following officials were appointed:
¶Albert Casey of Texas, to be a governor of the United States Postal Service.

¶Bradley D. Belt of Washington, to the Social Security Advisory Board.

¶Raymond Simon, the former director of the Arkansas Department of Education, to be assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the Education Department.

¶Gay Hart Gaines of Florida, to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

¶Claudia Puig of Florida, to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

¶Fayza Veronique Boulad Rodman of Washington, to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

¶Cynthia Boich of California, to the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

¶Dorothy A. Johnson of Michigan, to the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

¶Henry Lozano of California, to the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

¶Ronald E. Meisburg of Virginia, to the National Labor Relations Board.

¶Clark Kent Ervin of Texas, to be inspector general, Homeland Security Department. Mr. Bush nominated Mr. Ervin on Jan. 10, and he has served as interim inspector general.

¶Robert Lerner of Maryland, to be commissioner of education statistics at the Education Department.

The appointments are valid until the next Congress takes office, in January 2005.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003
9:10 am
It appears there are more people on this list that are currently going to asms than there are that have graduated :)

So. Anything interesting going on at the school?

~c\o 99
Tuesday, August 5th, 2003
9:26 am
If you can read this post, and would like to continue reading posts here,
please comment to this.

Include your name and the year you graduated.

After 1 week, those who have not commented will be removed from this list.

~The Management
1:49 am
I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself, on the ostensible grounds that I might actually be of aid to other ASMS alumni, or (god help them) students.

My name is Brandon Downey, and I attended ASMS from 1991-1993, graduating as part of the inaugural class. I grew up in a small fishing village on the southern tip of the Alabama coastline, and when I ASMS' very first recruiter came to my school, it was (institutional?) love at first site. I did everything within my then-14-year-old power to get in to a school which did not yet officially exist. When I did get in, the first thing I did was send Orson Scott Card a fan e-mail with the subject: "I'm going to battle school!" (These days, of course, maybe the more germane comparison is to Hogworts.... reading the Harry Potter books, I felt a strange empathy for Harry, since he viewed school as an escape, like I did.)

ASMS was far more than I'd ever dreamed -- I got to take my fill (and more) of courses I always wanted to, and learned a lot about being, well, an intellectual. For the first time, I got a real taste of what it was to love a place, a people, and at the same time have that bittersweet conflict where you realize that Authority is seldom as just, reasonable, or bright as the people subject to it. On the whole, though, I view the experience as being given a very profound gift -- my intellectual freedom.

I can't really speak to what the school is like today, of course. I'm sure it's as conflicting a mix as ever, but it'd please me to know that it's still doing some sort of good. I saw it again at our tenth year reunion a week ago, and it still made me happy to walk its halls one more time. I realized, something, too, as I walked the second floor of the boys' dorm: The smell was exactly the same as it was ten years before. And then I realized something else -- all the places I'd been in since then, whenever I'd smelled a place *like* it... they always smelled a little like home.

Current Mood: nostalgic
Thursday, July 31st, 2003
8:26 pm
a thought
you know, I suddenly had the thought that somebody on this community could be assigned (or perhaps not and have it be a general thing) to post up general news things pertaining to the current year of ASMS

like.... sophomorus's and junior's have to be moved in by this and that date, and changes for fall schedules have to be sent in by August 8... and these and that events are on whatever dates. dunno, something like that.

might be helpful as a reminder for those who already know, and those who haven't gotten such notices that they would then know...
what do you people's think? (the person sure wouldn't be me tho... XP I'm completely clueless as to everything, since I never got anything in the mail... I moved in last year just plain by ear, and came in late and got to have everybody stare at me xDD and I never got a student handbook either *shrugs* )
so yea.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Monday, July 28th, 2003
3:25 pm
um.... has anyone gotten their schedule?

and does anyone know what to do if you wanna paint your room?

and um.... *cries* i wanna go back but i don't wanna go to class.
Thursday, May 29th, 2003
3:48 pm
can't find a point for this comm, so I'll make one.

all you at ASMS... the school year's just about to end. One more day of classes, and then exam week, and then summer break.

how's everybody taking it?

I keep doubting that it will even happen. I've gotten so used to being here that my mind won't comprehend the idea of staying at home for over a month. seems to me like the vacation we're all looking forward to is gonna be a couple weeks at the most, and then we'll be back at school... but perhaps that's just me, eh?

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, April 3rd, 2003
4:38 pm
shameless plug...
Since Jeff's a moron and never posted this properly.

12plus1 is the (increasingly active) ASMS community...endorsed by Mr. Cotten.
Thursday, March 27th, 2003
3:00 pm
make that [Unknown LJ tag]
1:18 pm
If you were looking for anything related to the Alabama School of Math and Science,
go here: [Bad username: 12+1]

If you were looking for anything related to the Arkansas School of Math and Science,
comment to this post.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2003
3:36 pm
    Welcome to the ASMS community. If you are not from ASMS, or have no connection to ASMS, this is not the place for you. In other words, if one of your lj friends is on this list, and you thought it might be interesting, well, it's not. You can stay, but if I don't like you, I swear to god I'll cut you.

That being understood, welcome to the happiest place on earth.
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