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Professor Brilliantly Trolls Student Who Was Looking At Her Phone In Class

By Mark Pygas

My parents used to always say to me and my sister growing up that education was a priceless thing. In fact, whenever we wanted to buy a new toy or new clothes, Dad would be like, No but you can pick out a book if you so desire. So usually, we did that, and now I've matured into the kind of individual who writes words for a living. Thanks Dad, your bribes did come in handy (I think?).

You'd be surprised how many people pay thousands of dollars to attend college only to spend most of the lectures playing on their phone. To be fair, they're better than the people who don't even show up at all. But some professors and teachers have found clever ways to get students off their phones. 

Lizzy Smith, a journalism student at the University of Texas in Austin, apparently attempted to sneak her phone out during a lecture with one of her lecturers, Professor Donaldson. Within a few minutes of browsing Twitter, she received this...