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Sophomore Skips Class to Avoid Being Cold-Called


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Michael Richmond (E ’20) has been skipping a lot of his classes lately. After starting the semester on a good note, the early mornings and endless periods of procrastination have caught up to him. Or so everyone thinks.

The truth? Richmond is afraid of being cold-called by one of his CIS professors.

“There’s no scarier feeling than turning around to briefly talk to a friend and then hearing ‘Mike, you good?’ a split second later. Which one of you told him my name?” Richmond asked us.

By avoiding class entirely, Richmond can never get exposed for the incompetent student he is—until the final, of course.

What people think of him matters a lot more, however, and that’s why he's willing to take the risk.