Sam is asleep. His alarm clock blares loudly. His eyes open a little, sees the time, and gets up, grumbling. He grabs his laptop from the desk and opens up the internet. His home page is BBC or Yahoo News. His eyes widen as he scans the different header articles: Libya, Japan, gay rights issues, abortion issues, political corruption, et cetera. He sighs and closes his laptop, looking depressed.
Ext. Office building roof
Sam goes out to the roof of a building and just sits staring at the people passing by below, kicking his feet on the wall, thinking.
River, his best friend, finds him there (presumably) hours later.
You missed class today.
I couldn't take it.
River is a silent type and waits for Sam to fill the silence. Suddenly, Sam turns quickly, almost angrily, at River.
River, the world is going to hell! Japan's a mess, the Middle East is a mess, revolutions are cropping up all over Africa, politicians are lining their pockets, gay rights are