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Overheard On Zoom: Spring 2021 Sylly Week Edition

Another first week of classes at Zoom University has come and gone, folks.

While this Sylly Week has lacked a twerk circle and a dramatic Zoom outage, there were still plenty of students who still don’t know how to mute themselves and professors who need to announce every damn time they share their screen.

Last semester, one of our staffers compiled some of the best moments of fall Sylly Week. Naturally, we’re back at it again to provide the folks at home with the same quality content this time around.

Online school sucks, but the entertainment that has come from it makes it all better at the end of the day (haha, not really!). Without further ado, let’s get to it:


Student who is definitely re-thinking their major: “This isn’t supposed to make sense yet, right?”

An inspiring professor: “You don’t make money in Comm[unications]”

Professor who probably deserves a nap: “Ignore the screaming, that’s just my offspring.”

An unmuted student asking about the key component to accessing Zoom University: “What’s the Wi-Fi password?”

Professor who is already making things more complicated than they need to be: “Don’t look under the syllabus tab to find the syllabus.”

Another unmuted student who’s already over the semester: *snoring*

No-context professor: “I have no experience fighting tigers or bears.”

Curious student trying to get to know their professor better: “So, uh, do you have a cool story to tell us?”

Student asking the real hard hitting questions: “Is cereal technically soup?”
Professor: “No, it is not.”

Professor who obviously didn’t have a fun childhood: “Oh, nice! Someone sent a link to a free version of the textbook in the chat. I hope it’s not some sort of malware.”
Student in the chat: “It’s a link to CoolMath4Kids.”

Student who misread the syllabus and got their hopes up: “Wait, we have exams in this class?” 

Student who felt bad after asking this question: “Professor, why does this variable disappear in the next line of the problem?”
Professor: “Well, it disappears because I’m stupid.”

Professor who is NOT a dog person: “If you have a cat attending lecture with you, you have to show us.”

Overly pessimistic student: “Man, I can already tell I’m definitely going to fail this class.”

Professor that wanted students to know they care: “We are in a pandemic, people. You do what you need to do. Take care of yourself.” 

Some honorable mentions go to the girl who logged into class while at Orange Theory and the guy who left himself unmuted so the whole class could enjoy ABC’s coverage of the Presidential Inauguration.

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Dana June Nunemacher

Dana is a redshirt freshman, who is studying public relations. She is from the 570 and her favorite Office quote is "DID I STUTTER". Her passions in life include drinking unsweetened iced tea and spreading her love for agriculture (yee haw)! Ask Dana about storming the field at the 2016 White Out because that was her peak. Send any cow pictures or complaints to [email protected]

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