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This Teen Got Extra Credit Because She Did An Amazing Drawing Of A Meme On Her Math Test

“He handed me my test back and I was looking over it and I just immediately lost it, I was laughing so hard I was crying,” Maeve Lindell said. “I showed it to my friend and pretty soon half the class was laughing about it.”

Teacher Jordan Marks told BuzzFeed News he gave Maeve the extra points because he appreciated her artwork all semester. He said he picked the number at random.

“It’s the end of the school year and she really deserved it,” he said.

Marks added that he often tries to do things to make math a little more fun for his students.

“Anything I can do to try to get a laugh out of the kids I try to do to break up the monotony of the classroom,” he said.

Got7 as things my friends have said:

Mark: “I know too many weed dealers it’s not even funny anymore.”
Jaebum: “I was once told that I ‘look angry enough to pick a fight with a butterfly.’”
Jackson: “I run in the rain for dramatic effect, duh?”
Jinyoung: “If I could I would literally sell you all for a B+ in this class.”
Youngjae: “Wanna watch me shove this egg in my mouth?”
BamBam: “Why is our uniform so ugly AND expensive at the same time?”
Yugyeom: “It’s not my fault your tiny ass can’t reach the papers” *holds papers up higher*

Mark Zuckerberg adds his name to growing list of universal basic income supporters

  • In his commencement speech at Harvard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, a man worth an estimated $63 billion,  shared his views on the future and the economy and what he believes it will take to fix it.
  • According to Zuckerberg, the answer is universal basic income.
  • “We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” Zuckerberg said in his speech, according to Business Insider.
  • “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas."  Read more (5/25/17)

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Vanity Fair’s full spread and story is up! You need to go check it out, but here’s a quick rundown what we’ve learned: Laura Dern is Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo of the Resistance, and Benicio Del Toro doesn’t get a name at all in the film – though they’re calling him DJ. (Seeeecretsss.) And yes, there are pictures of both. Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico has a sister, Paige, a Resistance gunner, played by Veronica Ngo. And the planet filmed in Dubrovnik is indeed named Canto Bright. “I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” director Rian Johnson said.

The article also includes some touching tributes to (and photos of) Carrie Fisher, so keep the tissues handy.