A German student was sued….

A German student was sued for $3,772 by his alma mater for earning his bachelor’s and master’s “too fast”. Both degrees usually take 11 semesters, but Marcel Pohl graduated in 2; he went to one class while having 2 friends share notes from other classes he was enrolled in at the same time.

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Funny Tweets About Answering the Question ‘What’s Your Degree In?’

Let me ask you a question…

“What’s your degree in?”

Don’t you hate that question? It’s bad enough to have answer it when you’re out of school, but when you’re actually in school, it’s followed up with the inevitable,

“So, ummm… what are you gonna do with that?”


It’s best just to avoid those situations if possible. But sometimes you can’t avoid them and you’re stuck… and it leads to awkwardness.

The people who wrote these tweets know what I’m talking about.

1. Don’t ask me.

2. Sure. Just like that.

3. Absolutely not.

4. All kinds of deep thoughts.

5. I didn’t say “mind reader.”

6. I have no clue.

7. The only two options.

8. Get a rich spouse.

9. Not that, sorry.

10. No to both questions.

11. Licking Rocks 101.

12. Gonna be a pot farmer?

13. Put you on the spot.

14. That’s why I chose it!

15. All kinds of pitches.

No thank you. I think it’s best we just ignore those conversations altogether.

By the way…I hate to ask this, but…what’s your degree in?

Share with us in the comments!

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Funny Tweets About Going to High School

High school was a lot of fun, right? Teenage hormones were raging, juvenile delinquency was all the rage…oh, and we were learning some stuff, too.

Let’s relive those glory days with some hilarious tweets about the good times of high school…

1. Run for it!

2. Think about that one…

3. Never again.

4. Wayyyyyyyy too early.

5. The good old days.

6. It’s called research.

7. A big energy boost.

8. Just like Uncle Rico.

9. Snooze Fest.

10. Put in a lot of work.

11. I know you did!

12. The smart ones.

13. Not very realistic.

14. Takes a certain kind, I guess.

Those brought me back! Way back!

How about you? How did your high school years treat you?

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This Eight-Year-Old Is Making and Selling Keychains to Help Get Rid of His School’s Lunch Debt

There are a lot of bad things going on in the world today, but for me, one of the most stunning things that is actually a thing is kids accumulating “lunch debt” in the United States of America.

Often, these children (who obviously are not responsible for paying for their own school lunches) are publicly shamed, made to eat a lunch different from their peers, or told they won’t be able to have lunch at all until their bills are paid.

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And that’s not even the worst of it.

Some of the most recent stories on the topic to hit the national news have included a school throwing away hot lunches in front of kids who had a debt, a school who refused to let indebted students attend prom, and one that threatened to put kids into foster care if their parents didn’t pay up.


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So, I don’t want you to read this story as a young boy determined to do a good thing for his peers by hocking trinkets – this isn’t Victorian England – but as a sad commentary on what children who live in a  wealthy, industrialized nation should never, ever have to worry about.

Keoni Ching, a student in Vancouver, Washington, wanted to do something for kindness week at Benjamin Franklin Elementary. He knew that there were fellow students who had accrued lunch debt, and wanted to pay it off, just like one of his favorite football players, Richard Sherman, had done in the San Francisco area.

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Ching went with the idea of making and selling custom keychains, because, according to CNN, he loves them and they “look good on my backpack.”

He spread the love all over the country, selling custom keychains across the country said his mom, April Ching.

“We have sent keychains to Alaska, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Arizona… There was one lady who said she wanted $100 worth of key chains so that she could just had them out to people. There were several people who bought one key chain and gave (Keoni) a hundred bucks. It was absolutely amazing how much support the community showed for his whole project.”

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Keoni made and sold around 300 keychains, raising over $4k toward not only paying off the debt (and some future debt) at his own school, but doing the same for 6 other nearby elementary schools.

His school principal, Woody Howard, said “lunches here are about $2. But if you have two or three kids and for whatever reason, you’ve missed paying for a week of lunch of breakfasts, that adds up pretty quickly. This type of gift takes a little bit of pressure off of your family.”


A little bit of pressure that never should have been put on the children in the equation to begin with, but I mean, good on this kid for doing what the adults of the world can’t seem to manage – realizing that every kid should have a hot breakfast and lunch at school, should be on the same playing field as their peers, and should never be threatened in what should be a safe space.

Thank you for your kindness, Keoni.

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Epic Tweets People Shared About Having Really Bad Teachers

Some teachers are kind of apathetic and just go along for the ride, and then there are legitimately bad teachers who probably shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a classroom.

The teachers people talked about in these tweets definitely belong in the latter category.

Let’s relive our school days with some tales of bad teachers!

1. You’re doing it all wrong.

2. That sure backfired.

3. No talking…ever.

4. That’s really bad.

5. Sounds like a gem.

6. Harsh as hell.

7. The last laugh.

8. We get graded on that?

9. You’re going to HELL.

10. That’s pretty creepy.

11. Still didn’t get fired.

12. That’s a strange threat.

13. Teacher of the Year?

Yikes…I’m glad I didn’t have to deal with any of these teachers during my school days.

Do you remember your worst teacher? Or maybe it was multiple teachers?

Tell us all about them in the comments below. Go ahead and put them on blast!

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A High School Senior was Promised a College Scholarship in Kindergarten and is Now Told She Can’t Have It

College affordability haunts parents and kids everywhere, pretty much from the time the little ones are born until they finally (hopefully) graduate with a degree. Costs have soared to the point where many cannot afford it, at least not without taking on obscene loads of student debt – so you can see why being promised scholarship money in kindergarten would have been an enormous relief for a family.

South Florida student Ynette Lopez was promised $3000 a year towards to Florida university of her choice back in 2007, but now that she’s finally getting ready to graduate from high school, the organization is telling only her, not the other 96 kids in her ‘class’, that she hasn’t qualified.

Ynette’s mother, Zondra Aimes says that she’s been in contact with the organization, I Have A Dream, but hasn’t gotten the answers she wanted.

“They stated that each kid would receive $3,000 per year for whatever four-year college or university for Florida only…Now that she’s a high school senior, she has been told that she hasn’t qualified for the tuition fees they promised.”


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She was given two reasons: one was that they moved (not out of Florida, just to a different county), and the other was that she “did not keep up with the program.” Zondra claims that she had confirmed with I Have A Dream that their move was ok, and that she checked in with them every year or two to make sure everything was still on track for the scholarship – and up until this year, I Have A Dream kept saying it was.

Legal expert Howard Finkelstein weighed in on the matter.

“Legally, this is really tricky, because the contract is not clear, and there is wiggle room for both sides. The foundation has a strong argument, because after Ynette moved, she did not go to any of their programs, and Zondra said she only contacted them every year or two. But favoring Ynette is that she got great grades, did volunteer work and became the kind of student the scholarship was created for.”

The head of the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami chapter, Stephanie Trump, confirmed that even though 21 kids moved out of the area after kindergarten, Ynette is the only one to be denied the scholarship.


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The senior is currently applying for scholarships elsewhere, but her mother is considering suing the foundation in small claims court. She would be willing to compromise, but believes her daughter deserves some amount of scholarship because she put in the work.

“She participated in at least six years of it, so $1500 every year instead of $3000? Something, because she did participate.”

It sounds reasonable to me, but I’m no lawyer – we’ll have to keep tabs and find out what happens, but whatever it is, I hope that Ynette has a great college experience and doesn’t let this stop her from the education she’s earned.

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Attending Harvard is free if your…

Attending Harvard is free if your household income is below 65K a year. Harvard’s financial aid programs pay 100 percent of tuition, fees, room, and board for students from families earning less than $65,000 a year.

People Are Making Jokes About This Man’s Virginity Card That Was Also a Pizza Coupon

Sex education can be uncomfortable for both students and educators, but it’s an extremely valuable way to help young people make the right choices.

Of course, not all sex ed is created equal – especially in the United States.

Andrew Bellinger is a brave soul who tweeted about the laughable time when he signed a “virginity card” that was also redeemable for pizza. His thread went viral, sparking discussion and a whole lot of jokes.

This was a small document Bellinger signed in 2008. Notice that the coupon asks teens to make a pretty big commitment in exchange for some pizza.

Andrew then explained a bit more about the circumstances behind this pizza virginity coupon and some additional “educational” strategies he was exposed to a bit later.

Bellinger also tweeted some excerpts of the textbook used in class.

Bellinger received a lot of sarcastic responses because duh. Could you imagine being obligated to discuss your sex life (or lack thereof) with a stranger in order to redeem a coupon?

Some people shared their own stories about sex ed at school.

Still, most people had a sense of humor about the matter.

Someone managed to sneak in a Clueless reference.

One person reminded Bellinger that it could always be worse.

Sex education helps people make better choices by giving them the knowledge to take care of their bodies – there is a lot of research that shows that quality sex ed is a very valuable tool for teens. Yes, laughing at these pizza coupons is easy, but the fact that it also doesn’t seem so far fetched means we need continued dialog on the matter.

Do you have anything you’d like to share about how sex education is conducted in the US or your home country? Sound off in the comments if you’d like to discuss.

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A School’s “Adulting” Class Teaches Students Skills Like Paying Bills and Cooking

I wish my school had offered classes like this when I was younger. Not that I wasn’t taught essential life skills by my parents and siblings, but I just feel like it would have been worthwhile to spend more time on things like how to open a bank account in high school than certain other topics I could mention (trigonometry, anyone?).

One high school in Kentucky makes a point of teaching students basic life skills so they’ll be better prepared when they go out into the real world. At Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville, students were offered the chance to attend a one-day conference at the school that taught them how to do things like change a tire, pay taxes, and how to cook.

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The conference offered 11 different workshops throughout the day, of which students were allowed to choose 3 “to gain more knowledge and skills pertaining to their lives once they leave…BCHS.” The workshops were set up after students realized that they weren’t always leaving high school with a firm grasp on important skills that would benefit them later in life.

The woman who organized the event, Christy Hardin , said:

“I think that the idea occurred to me originally, I saw a Facebook post that parents passed around saying they needed a class in high school on taxes, and cooking. Our kids can get that, but they have to choose it. And (Adulting Day) was a day they could pick and choose pieces they didn’t feel like they had gotten so far.”

I think this is a great idea, although I would also like to point out that a lot of high school used to offer Home Economics courses that have since been cut for various reasons, and that those classes filled this sort of niche. So we’re kind of fixing a problem that used to have a solution until we got rid of the solution…

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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