Posts tagged "students"

Someone Gave Middle School Students Fifty Shades-Inspired Word Searches

Whoops: Someone in a Pennsylvania middle school gave students a Fifty Shades of Grey-themed word search puzzle to bring home this past Monday. Very few details are available about it at this point, but we’re given to believe that it was, in fact, a teacher who handed out the word search. Parents complained at a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

Read The Touching Letter A 9-Year-Old Girl Wrote To Her Teacher After Finding Out He’s Gay

When an elementary school teacher in England decided to reveal his sexual orientation to his class for Anti-Bullying Week, he was hardly expecting to get the response he did.

When “Mr. R” asked his students to raise their hands if they’ve ever heard the word “gay” being used as an insult, he wa…

Katie Oldenburg / December 17, 2014

Meet Caroline: The Coolest Copy Editor To Ever Grace A College Campus

Call me crazy, but I feel like Caroline and I are destined to be best friends. A current student who’s looking for some extra cash money, Caroline is offering her services as a copywriter to any of her peers who need their papers “not to suck.” One redditor posted this flyer of Caroline’s ad, which…

Katie Oldenburg / November 5, 2014

This Prep School Rap Battle Is What A Hogwarts Freestyle Competition Would Be Like

Everything about this is gold.
Some students from the UK went all “8 Mile” on their prep school campus when an impromptu rap battle commenced, reminding the rest of us why we don’t see too many preppy sixteen year olds in the rap game these days. The overall theme of their weak four-line rhymes i…

Katie Oldenburg / October 9, 2014

Study: Students Love Tweeting About Adderall

According to a recent study at Brigham Young University, Adderall has become increasingly common among college students looking for a boost during finals week and midterms. BYU turned to Twitter to determine how often Adderall was mentioned in students’ social media lives. Among 132,099 unique users, a total of 213,633 tweets mentioned Adderall between November…

Claire Hannum / November 29, 2013

Indian College Bans Female Students From Wearing Sleeveless Dresses

Oh, dress codes. Women have been banned from wearing sleeveless dresses at a school in Madhya Pradesh, India, because administrators say doing so isn’t dressing in a “decent manner.” In order to enforce the new rule, the college director stands outside the premises every morning to make sure the students are wearing “decent” attire.

Alyson Penn / July 28, 2013

If You Don’t Know The Answer, Just Draw Something Funny

Ever take a test in high school and just know you don’t know the answer? Most of us would leave the scantron, or the paper blank, but some very special students elevate wrong answers to an artform. Take this special student who created a Neanderthal metal band, aptly titled Neandertallica. Check out a couple more…

Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

Reason Number 2,453 Why Canada Is Better Than Us: Canadian University Installs “Puppy Room” For Stressed Out Students

Do you go to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada? No? Well, get your but there on December 4, 5 and 6th, because the school is creating a goddamned puppy room for stressed out students. The pups won’t be permanently on campus; they’re graciously volunteering their time and soft, floppy ears with volunteers from Therapeutic Paw…

Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2012

Coca-Cola’s Crammer Keeper App Makes Studying As Simple As Singing A Tune

Students these days have it so easy. Laptops and tablets have virtually eliminated the need for notebooks and textbooks. The internet has made sitting in a classroom unnecessary. And now Coca-Cola has created the Crammer Keeper app that makes retaining course material easy. Ever noticed how you can remember the lyrics to the #1 song…

Annika Harris / January 7, 2011

Teachers And Students Should NOT Be Friends On Facebook

On the list of people you should not be friends with on Facebook … let’s add teachers and students, shall we? In the last six months, three New York City public school teachers have been fired for inappropriate Facebook activity with students. Cringe. Cringe. Cringe.

Ami Angelowicz / October 19, 2010

Student Sex Workers Rising Across The Pond

College students in the UK are getting sick of working their butts off and struggling to make loan payments, so more are turning to sex work in order to pay off their debt more quickly (while it may be quick, it’s certainly not painless). The number of students working in the sex industry has rise…

Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008