Student forced to pee in bottle

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Urinating into a bottle

Nicole

HE ALWAYS GETS PISSY WHEN HE BOMBS AN EXAM. A student at the University of Freiburg in Germany was forced to urinate in a bottle during an exam after proctors refused to let him leave to use a washroom.

Germany â€" A student at the University of Freiburg in southwestern Germany was forced to urinate in a bottle in front of 120 fellow students during an exam because proctors wouldn’t let him leave the room to use the washroom.

Reuters reports the student, who has a bladder dysfunction because of an accident that left him on crutches, was told he would fail the exam if he left the room.

Other students protested, but none of the three exam proctors would accompany the student to the facilities. Eventually another student emptied a water bottle so he could relieve himself in a corner.

A university spokesperson sent an apology to the student and said the supervisors’ actions were “lacking in any normal human sensitivity.”

Virginia â€" A new textbook introduced in a geography course at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University uses an experimental approach to teaching materials. The textbook, written by popular geography professor John Boyer, uses 21st century student language to explain culture and history around the world.

According to The Roanoke Times, the text, titled “Plaid Avenger’s World,” includes foul language, recipes for cocktails, cultural stereotypes and sexual innuendo.

For example, the book said the basic message of the Monroe Doctrine was, “Don’t mess in our hemisphere, bitch!” The Rape of Nanking, a section that includes photos of corpses tied to stakes, is described as having “really sucked for China.”

Boyer said he wrote the book because other textbooks are dry and boring. His book was used this semester in his “World Regions” course. Boyer has received student-nominated professor awards.

Virginia Tech plans to add a sticker to the book blocking the school’s name and warning readers about the book’s explicit language.

California â€" Race-themed parties are a growing trend at universities in the U.S.

According to The Eastern Echo, students at Santa Clara University dressed as janitors and pregnant teens for a “South of the Border” party.

The Jesuit universities administration wasn’t pleased and is using the party as an example to teach about race, values and empathy.

Last year, the university held a “Fresh Off the Boat” party. Other schools have held similar parties. Law students at the University of Connecticut held a “Bullets and Bubbly” party and wore bandannas and carried malt-liquor bottles.

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