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BREAKING: A New Annotation Has Been Added to Your Canvas Submission

Photo by Liwa Sun / The Daily Pennsylvanian

When you go walking by night up a street and your phone, deep in your pocket – buried under your PennCard, gloves, earphones, and two stray packets of hot sauce – buzzes, well, you don’t fetch it, not even if it’s your depressed friend calling, not even if it’s your parents trying to reach you after months of silence, not even if it’s that boy, but you let it buzz.

For it is night, and you can’t help it if the street goes uphill before you in the moonlight. Unless…

Unless it is a new annotation that has been added to your canvas submission.

In that case, you reach into the depth of your pocket and fumble the phone. You type in the passcodes with your trembling hands. Duo Mobile app makes a sinister sound, and you complete the two-step verification to finish your sign-in process through PennInTouch. You log onto Canvas Student. 

That night, everything becomes clear under the ruthless moonlight. A new annotation has indeed been added to your canvas submission. MATH114 TA Bob Greisch has assessed your quiz and annotated: “None of these steps really help you get towards upper triangular.” You have failed Greisch. You flunk out of MATH114. You continue to walk up that street. The wind tunnel knocks you over, and you become abject