Class Warfare

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Class Warfare

Post by GallantAquarius_19 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:15 am

The year is 2023. The world is now more interconnected than it has ever been before thanks to the advent of the smartphones, computers, televisions, and new enhancements in social media and communication technology. However, one high school in Massachusetts, James McClintock High, has decided to go against the grain and enforce a full on ban on all personal electronic devices; no laptops, no cell phones, no MP3 players, nothing at all besides what they have in the school. The school has established a full on network blackout through fishing for the Proxy addresses of each and every device not ending in a certain code that falls under district computers and devices, shutting them off until they leave the blackout zone and are permitted to reactivate their devices. The school was lauded for its forward thinking approach, citing principal Harold Ennis with teaching and developing young minds "the way it ought to be".
Because of this recent development, more students are no longer pacified by their music and social media updates keeping them busy throughout the day when they aren't in class and even when in class. Students have become more tense, more violent, and more socially alienated even before the ban was placed. Stronger and stronger cliques have been created to the point where the individual identity no longer exists; you are with a group or your against it and any strong group will pick on the weakest, the lowest of the low. If you don't join a clique or a sport or a club, you were going to go nowhere in McClintock High. So, what are you? A jock, striving to retain dominance over the weaklings? A goth without your music and media to pacify you turning you into a protorevolutionary against your fellow students and the system? A geek who just might be able to put an end to the proxy shield and is selling data codes to view porn like drug dealers in the streets of LA? A popular girl suddenly adrift without a social media account to brag to all their friends about what they could be doing? Or are you just a loner trying to make it through the day without being caught in the crosshairs?

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General Schedule (must include a science, math, history, and English course along with an elective (Art, Music, gym, etc.)):
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Re: Class Warfare

Post by TehMagicPudding » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:53 am

Name: Garret Stone
Age: 16
Grade (9-12): 11
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General Schedule: Astronomy, Algebra, AP Human Geography, English Literature, Fiction Writing
Alignment: Loner
Clubs: Writing Club
Hobbies: Fiction writing, Bass Guitar, Boxing
Future Career Plans: None
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Re: Class Warfare

Post by GallantAquarius_19 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:07 am

Your character is now approved.

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Re: Class Warfare

Post by TehMagicPudding » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:43 am

I just had a thought. Would low tech electronics be immune to the shutdown zone? Something like a Gameboy, as they don't have any wireless reception.
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Re: Class Warfare

Post by GallantAquarius_19 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:27 pm

Actually, I hadn't thought about that. Basically, anything without a proxy address can be shutdown by the zone. Gameboys and calculators are fine for example, but a DS, laptop, or phone is not allowed.

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Re: Class Warfare

Post by Dark Times Ahead » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:16 pm

Name: Amara Palmer
Age: 17
Grade (9-12): 11
General Appearance:
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General Schedule (must include a science, math, history, and English course along with an elective (Art, Music, gym, etc.)): Algebra II, Theatre, Physics, Art, AP History, Psychology, AP English Literature
Alignment: Loner
Clubs: Writing Club, Acting Club
Hobbies: Fiction writing, Acting, Drawing
Future career plans: None
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Re: Class Warfare

Post by GallantAquarius_19 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:17 pm

Very nice. I'll add a few figureheads to each of the factions soon.

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