Writing essays, doing group projects, and creating presentations are designed to show student creativity.Â
But the area where that creativity shines the most happens to be when a student needs to come up with a quick justification for skipping class.Â
These are their stories.
- Letâ€™s start with Brittany Mojo, a ceramics teacher. A student told her that their fifth wheel got stuck in a ditch.Â
- Doug Highland, a photography teacher, tells about a student who, â€œleft their bicycle on the front of the bus and had to run around campus after it.â€
- Julie Hoffman, a math teacher, had a student say that their water broke. Saved by the baby.Â
- â€œShe had to take care of her baby kangaroo,â€ said Greg Baxley, a chemistry professor.Â
- Wendy Denzel, a math teacher, tells about a student whose grandmother passed away. For the fourth time.Â
- Jeff Grover, a geology teacher, said he heard a story about a student who said she was late because her pet monkey was sick. While she was driving to the vet, the monkey climbed on top of her and peed. Everywhere.Â
- Kathryn Robasciotti, an American Sign Language teacher, tells about a student whose excuse was that they overslept. Easy-to-believe excuse for an 8 a.m. class, harder-to-believe excuse for her 4 p.m. class.Â
- Mark Weber, a history professor, said he had a student say their puppy got itâ€™s head stuck in a jar. They had pictures to prove it!
- Tom Patchell, an English professor, taught a student that said they missed class because someone stole their doorknob off of their door and they couldn’t leave the house.Â
- Mark Turner, a math professor, tells about a student that had rats eat the wiring of her car.Â
Â Probably wasnâ€™t a very mice way to start their day.Â