There are some teachers who touch hearts and make an impact. Then, there are teachers like this on at Duncanville High School, who’s definition of teaching is handing out work packets while telling the class, “this is just my pay check.” Kudos to student Jeff Bliss who called her out on not giving a proper education. His amazing verbal takedown only has her humming “yeah” and “bye.”
Bad teachers like this give good teachers a good name. We should all take this time to reflect on how lucky a lot of us are, that we have had incredible teachers. That, or take the time to remember all the teachers who gave us an unnecessarily hard time.
It snow a lot in Canada. So much so that it takes a Day After Tomorrow like storm to cancel classes. Students can typically get to school (if not a little delayed) as most of our buses do just fine whenever the white fluffy stuff falls from the heavens above. With that being said, you know it’s bad when even the bus drivers can’t make it through the snow. We’re just saying. Welcome the the North….
P.S. Winning comment of the day: It looks like that scene in Game of Thrones when they’re walking beyond The Wall.
Oh, you have no idea
By Jack Siebel
During your college career, some things are bound to happen by fate, others by will and some still by three of your friends saying “come on bro!” until you surrender. No matter how it happens, embrace these moments because everyone goes through them and you’ll laugh about it one day.
Pull an all- nighter
I cannot stress to you how absolutely fantastic and horrible this is at the same time. You will laugh, you will cry, and you’ll most like dance, eat and sing. The all-nighter is a praised and holy tradition in collegiate society. As your eyes begin to droop and your hand slouches to the desk like a leaking beanbag, you will be enlightened by your brilliant plan. You’ll shout to the heavens, “I’m going to stay up all night!!” Remember that moment when you’re in English the following morning, groggy, smelly, late, confused and most of all thankful for the wondrous night before. To give you an example, the last time I pulled an all- nighter, three of my dearest friends and I sang the national anthem from the dorm roof at 4 am, then proceeded to reinvent “the robot.”
Go outside your comfort zone
This may seem simple but I promise you it’s one of the most difficult things you’ll do this year. To put it simply, do the opposite of whatever you want. If you’re an expert partier, skip the rave one night to see a play; if you’re a total bookworm, let loose and check out the tiki party you’ve been hearing so much about. It’s not about doing something you think you won’t like, it’s about trying something new. Hell, if you’re feeling especially risky, you can even try to dance! *Gasp!*
Do Something Extracurricular
My personal favorite is flag football, but seriously, if it sounds like even a little bit of fun, there’s a good chance it is! Not only are extracurricular activities fun, but you can almost always do them with friends. Also, have you SEEN the clubs you can join?! The University of Washington has a club dedicated to the art of making and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The University of Missouri has a slack lining team and Northwestern has a happiness club! There’s a billion ways you can get involved even if that means making your own! My personal mission is the “Coloring Books of America Club.”
Lock yourself out
I don’t care who you are or how organized you seem to be, you WILL lock yourself out at least once during your freshman year. You’ll be stranded in your towel as water drips from you like shame. Your knocks on the RA’s door will be the beating of your own heart as she giggles at your Buzz Lightyear towel or your supple supplies of girly shampoos as you try to explain that “you have a hair condition.” It’s a quick experience and will teach you a lesson, but it’s bound to happen at the most dreadful of times.
You probably don’t want this experience, but it’s one you’ll most definitely have by the end of your first year. You’ll begin your homework with intentions of good grades and short nights. Then Facebook, Google, iTunes and the rest of the Internet will coerce you into a deep and sorrowful pit of lolcatz and mashups. Shortly after, your friend will pull you from the infernal trap of technology… and bring you to a “totally sick party man!” You’ll return to your room to be encountered by a barely-started paper due in less hours than there are pages you have to write. Good luck!
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This is what happens when you put five hot girls in a room with over-worked engineering students who don’t get enough action. The guys flipped out while watching waveya dancing in Korea for the first time. It’s pretty much like someone multiplied the cast of Superbad by 50 and put them all in a room together. This is a defining moment in their lives, aren’t you glad you’re here to witness it?
Two seventh graders are being called heroes after stopping a school bus from crashing in Washington. After the driver passed out and went unconscious, several students called 911.
Jeremy Wuitschick acted quickly, jumping out of his seat and taking control of the wheel. Meanwhile, another student named Johnny Wood began performing CPR. These kids are quick thinking heros! Who knows what would have happened if they weren’t there?
This week Paul Murphy (@MindOfPMurph) asked regular people to make a very difficult decision. Unsuspecting students had to pick a Disney princess to take to bed, another to marry and lastly one to kill.
With all the Tumblr accounts posting hipster Disney princesses, fake Vogue covers and goth adaptations of the fairy tale characters, Paul wanted to see how they rank amongst each other.
Who would you pick? It’s the perfect game to stimulate conversation at a bar but be careful, it’s a very polarizing question that often starts an argument.
The results were surprising, watch below as people weigh in on who’s hot, who’s wife-material and who dies.
University students will do anything to avoid work; a smarter tactic is to make those procrastinating activities worthwhile enough to tackle in the classroom. At least that’s what 28 students at Dalhousie University in Halifax did, Reuters reports, testing Nintendo’s Wii against more traditional forms of exercise to determine if all those restless nights of gaming could actually be considered a workout.
Justin White, a fourth-year kinesiology major and 27 students in the Applications in Exercise Physiology class tested the impact of playing Wii boxing for 30 minutes against a 30-minute walk in a local park and an equal amount of time doing a “boxercise” video.
While the Wii got people off the couch, as a cardiovascular workout it didn’t pass the test. However, White explained, it’s a good starting point to lose weight or even “get people interested in the actual sports themselves.”
The students graded the boxercise video as most intense, while walking was the least demanding. Nintendo plans to release Wii Fit later this year, an exercise game that allows the user to perform a variety of exercises–and tracks changes in their body-mass index. It has already sold more than one million copies in Japan.