• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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Welcome back!

As we all drag ourselves to our first classes of the semester, I thought it might be helpful (and somewhat relieving) to read a funny college joke or two to lighten the mood.  There have been many studies about the positive effects of laughter over the years, and it appears that it is a necessity for sanity.  It boosts immunity, decreases pain, relaxes your muscles, eases stress and anxiety, promotes group bonding, prevents heart disease….the list goes on.  With that being said, have yourself a laugh or two!

Fun things to do during an exam

“You should not attempt these things during an actual exam. The following is meant for entertainment purposes only.”

Walk in, get the exam, sit down. About five minutes into it, loudly say to the instructor, “I don’t understand any of this. I’ve been to every lecture all semester long! What’s the deal? And who are you? Where’s the regular guy?”

On the answer sheet (book, whatever) find a new, interesting way to refuse to answer every question. For example: I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it conflicts with my religious beliefs. Be creative.

Do the exam with crayons, paint, or fluorescent markers.

Do the entire exam as if it was multiple choice and true/false. If it is a multiple choice exam, spell out interesting things (DCCAB. BABE. etc. . ).

 Get the exam. Twenty minutes into it, throw your papers down violently, scream out “Forget this!” and walk out triumphantly.

 Go to an exam for a class you have no clue about, where you know the class is very small, and the instructor would recognize you if you belonged. Claim that you have been to every lecture. Fight for your right to take the exam.

From the moment the exam begins, hum the theme to Jeopardy.

Come in wearing a full knight’s outfit, complete with sword and shield.

Bring cheat sheets for another class (make sure this is obvious. . . like history notes for a calculus exam. . . otherwise you’re not just failing, you’re getting kicked out too) and staple them to the exam, with the comment “Please use the attached notes for references as you see fit. ”

When you walk in, complain about the heat.

 After you get the exam, call the instructor over, point to any question, ask for the answer. Try to work it out of him/her.

Bring one pencil with a very sharp point. Break the point off your paper. Sharpen the pencil. Repeat this process for one hour.

Bring a musical instrument with you, play various tunes. If you are asked to stop, say “it helps me think. ” Bring a copy of the Student Handbook with you, challenging the instructor to find the section on musical instruments during finals. Don’t forget to use the phrase “Told you so”.

Signs that you’re broke

  1. American Express calls and says: “Leave home without it!”
  2. Your idea of a 7-course meal is taking a deep breath outside a fine restaurant.
  3. You’re formulating a plan to rob the food bank.
  4. You’ve rolled so many pennies, you’ve formed a psychic bond with Abe.
  5. Long distance companies no longer call you to switch.
  6. Your credit card companies raised the rates from 6.9% to 24.9%.
  7. Your bologna has no first name.
  8. You think of a lottery ticket as an investment.
  9. McDonalds supplies you with all your kitchen condiments.
  10. Consumer Credit Counseling services said “No.”

For more good jokes and healthy giggles to start out your week, try visiting ahajokes.com. Tons of great stuff 🙂

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