Question to Keep You Up at Night

You Asked for It! Part 1

Where is the line drawn when using colloquial language not of your culture? Because I personally grew up attending schools where it was okay that I said that because that was the reality of our environment even though I was a white girl in a predominately black and predominately poor school. And I’m just really curious about what is okay or is it even okay.

This is a really good question, and I find myself asking this to myself a lot. And I don’t think there is an answer that won’t offend anyone. Here’s what I do. I’m someone who code-switches. I speak differently when I’m around my friends, or my parents, or my different kinds of friends. And my slang, or colloquial language changes too, depending on who I am around. At SPA, people are particularly aware of what is politically correct and what is not. In other settings, people generally don’t care how you speak. So, I say be careful. Know what your identity means in different settings, and if you choose to speak in a way that might be considered offensive, be prepared to be called out.

When people use the multi-stall bathrooms, which one gets chosen the most? Why?

Um… I have no idea! I think I tend to use the larger stalls just because I like the space. I also use the stalls that I know have locks that work. But I truly have no idea on the general consensus on the most popular stalls.

How many people have visited RubicOnline?

A lot! I talked to the advisor, Kathryn Campbell, and she told me that just this week, we’ve had 17,160 from the United States, which is crazy. We also got a lot of traffic on our website from the Philippines and the U.K. this week, which is super cool.

Why is there snow on the top of mountains if the tops of mountains are above the clouds?

Okay, so disclaimer, I’m not a meteorologist or a scientist so, this is my best educated guess without googling. Have you ever noticed that there are more than one layer of clouds. I’ve noticed this when flying in a plane, or sometimes just looking up. There’s a lower layer of clouds, and then once you pass through those, there are still more above that. So, my guess is that mountains that go above the first layer of clouds still have snow on them from clouds above them. Also, clouds move, right? They don’t always hang low, so maybe that’s related? *goes to check Google* It turns out, high winds are a large part of the reason really tall mountains have snow caps. So, there you go.

 

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