What Students Will Be Allowed To Do Now That Classes Are Flexible (for a Limited Time Only)

By the Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Knittiful News)

Flex @ Pitt: Classroom Experiences | Office of the Provost ...

In person

  • Wear shoes
  • Buy one TA, get the second one half off 
  • Students are expected to zoom into classes during bathroom breaks
  • Lick your professor on his shiny bald head   
  • Distribute pictures of your own Tinder profile
  • Get yelled at for eating in class
  • Pass notes like the good old days
  • Cry
  • Awkwardly ask people to join the groupme irl
  • Awkwardly ask people to join reality in the groupme
  • Sit in the front of the class only to play tetris during the entire lecture
  • Hide your daily after-lunch boner
  • Make up your own language 
  • Bring your dog to eat the classwork
  • Bring your dog to eat the professor
  • Advertise my LinkedIn profile in-person: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-brinling-0044b11b8/ 
  • Audition for the lead role 
  • Purposefully don’t answer your teacher’s questions, forgetting you’re not on mute
  • Arson (not legally)
  • Arson (but legal this time, called a bonfire)
  • Bring my cats as they are my emotional support pillows 
  • Dance like nobody is watching (even though everyone is watching)
  • Go on a date with the cute sophomore that sits right in front of you in your public speaking class, go on further dates until you make a young man’s mistake and must father a child when you are only a junior in college. In 30 years when your kid is grown up and you are in your 50s you will wonder where it all went wrong, and then you will remember that this is all written in a satire article and you are a girl who could not produce a natural child with another girl (as of said article being written) and now you are happy knowing that dropping out of college on your first day ever
  • Stunt on the haters in my Supreme velour tracksuit  
  • Break out into spontaneous song and dance
  • Ask the teacher to play Toy Story 2
  • Kahoot without internet lag 
    • I’m still never the first one to join the game :(
  • Be in the hospital as i will inevitably be infected by the stupid people in my Chem 1 class that is filled with 300 pre-med freshman from “15 minutes outside of Philadelphia”
  •  Get lost and show up half an hour late
    • Very intentionally show up late, but with a coffee
  • Just stop showing up because the Delta variant is literally right around the corner and your professor is probably really old but really sweet and you care for them :)
  • Kill your professor (accidentally on purpose)

At home

  • Refuse to wear a mask (at home only)
  • Cough up blood
  • Turn off your camera, and then your computer 
  • Eat my own hands 
  • Advertise my LinkedIn profile online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-brinling-0044b11b8/ 
  • Flip your prof off from under your laptop
  • Yell at your mom off camera but maybe leave the mic on because you want them to know that this whole online thing was a mistake
  • Cry (but this time more discreetly)
  • Tweet a naughty word 
  • Play Papa’s Cupcakeria in another tab
  • Pay attention (if you’re a nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd lololololol)
  • Speedrun Minecraft
  • Rap battle your friend over Zoom private messages
  • Keep your mic muted because your parents are fighting again (bruh)
  • Stay in the Zoom call for five minutes after class because you didn’t notice the class ended
  • Be the dumbass that forgets to mute their mic for the 100th time -_-
  • Show up to class naked (like a boss)
  • Awkwardly remain silent when the professor puts you into breakout rooms
  • Be the funny guy in the class GroupMe!! Haha!! I have a personality give me attention!!1!!
  • Be the quirky person that turns their video on while everybody has theirs off
  • Pretend to be an African prince asking for money in the Zoom chat
  • Turn your room upside down and pretend it’s right side up by hanging off the ceiling on the Zoom call
  • Turn your room upside down and pretend you’re in Australia
  • Turn your room upside down and pretend you’re a bat
  • Turn your room upside down and pretend you’re an early 20th century artist of the Dada movement, which began under the tutelage of Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, during the First World War as a rebellion against the violence, skillfully utilizing an almost violent and shocking new form of “anti-art” to go against the establishment that facilitated the destruction of so many lives.
  • Cry
  • Zoom in from an active missile silo
  • Tell your professor you can’t hear them to waste 15 mins of class
  • Cheat on the syllabus
  • Change the syllabus with Inspect Element (no homework)
  • Marry Jeff Bezos, gain enough money to purchase the entirety of the Zoom corporation, then gain the ability to mute your professor at will
  • Ask your professor if you can use Discord instead
  • Set your face as your background and pretend to be frozen
  • Attend class while in the shower, sans cat loofah as he was taken by APS (Animal Protective Services), not for the loofah stuff, that was completely legal it was because  we had been creating Catgirls to work in all of the new Chipotles using his DNA
  • Get kicked out of the zoom meeting