Finals: Retweets goal was finals fun but now teacher knows better

Katelin Taranovich

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Finals week is a blur for most students. Preparing for a test that is worth 10% of the final grade without the option of a retake and for some not much time to prepare in advance.

Each teacher has a common set of requirements they need to meet for each year, and the final takes everything that was learned from the semester and puts it into one test.

Considering the test can drop you a letter grade, most students will do whatever it takes to pass. Cason Lindsay made a wager with his teacher when he was a freshman in 2017-18

If he got 5,000 retweets on Twitter then everyone else in the class got an A on their final.

Lindsay’s teacher at the time, Hayley Hutchinson, agreed.

“Whenever I agreed to that, I didn’t really feel like it was going to be achieved,” Hutchinson said. “But now I know better.”

Lindsay reached his goal with ease, getting over 6,000 retweets. Although he got the retweets, the class still took the final and all received an A.

“They still had to take their final and do the best they could,” Hutchinson said. “And that’s what they did.”