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Every teacher has that one student, or two that leave an everlasting impression. Now it is always good to make an impression, but there are also lasting impressions and memories that leave a sour taste.

So we have to walk that fine line. You want to strive to be the student that was kind and quiet that went off to be a rock star or a Nobel Prize winner.

We want to avoid leaving our teachers with the memory of us calling in a bomb scare all to avoid a chemistry test. (Not me, someone else)

So let's see what educators are happy with a stroll down memory lane and who has been left traumatized.

Redditor u/ThyEagle wanted to hear from all the educators out there about that one "special" pupil, by asking:

Teachers of reddit, who is one student you will never forget?
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The cliques and labels that come with middle and high school can be socially rewarding or make your time in school feel unbearable. School in the early 2000s could be brutal. At least for the brainy kid who didn't fit all the norms. I was famous mostly for being the weird chubby kid.

I remember having conversations and pretending to not be as smart as I was because I didn't want to stand out anymore than I already did. Transferred schools once in middle school because bullies got so bad. Fast forward though and I love my curves, my mind, and now it's mainstream and “cool" to be nerdy. I love my life.

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School days can be long and monotonous. Who hasn't spent many an hour staring at the clock and counting the seconds pass on by? I mean plenty of subjects are intriguing and we pay attention, but having a little fun to pass the time or garner a rise in popularity is always irresistible.

As the use of computers and technology grew, tinkering with school systems became that much easier.

So many students have figured out backways into the educational interwebs in order to wreak a little havoc. And as long as nobody released a virus or doxxed anyone... what's the harm? Let's have a little fun.

Redditor u/AtmosphereForsaken82 was wondering what shenanigans some of us have gotten into with technology and school, by asking:

How did you mess with computers at school?
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There are a lot of things taught in schools that are not accurate—some more impactful than others. Although many are relatively harmless science misunderstandings such as how tastebuds work. Others are darker and insidious propaganda.

When we were young in elementary school it was taught that when Columbus and the pilgrims came and colonized America that they and the Indigenous societies worked together sitting down to a feast sharing knowledge and meals. Our teachers dressed us up in little offensive costumes to drive the point home. It wasn't true then but we did not know it.

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Often, high school is where students become rebellious. They're learning about themselves, they're testing boundaries, and they realizing that they can break the rules and sometimes get away with it.

Sometimes they're doing it to mess with a teacher who's treating students unfairly, sometimes they're doing it because they're standing up for the very little autonomy we afford kids in the first place.

Redditor CloudWoww wanted to know about those moments that are unforgettable defiance of authority.

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