Well, that’s one way to procrastinate.
Cheslee Morgan is a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M University studying environmental geoscience. She just wrapped up a class called “US environmental regulations.”
Morgan told BuzzFeed News the class was pretty big, and filled the whole lecture hall during tests. However, she didn't actually have to go to the lectures.
She was in the “online” section, which did all parts of the class remotely except for the tests. (Yes, this is apparently a thing now and I'm jealous too.)
Another thing that's ~happening~ on college campuses now is students create a Group.me for each class to share notes, homework, and study advice.
Morgan said usually someone will start it, and you get an email to sign up.
Morgan said she thought he was just a kid in the class who was an “oversharer.”
One example, she said, was that Tim kept asking people if they had seen him or sat next to him in class.
“i remember thinking that comment was weird,” she said.
There was one student who seemed to REALLY love the chat. Morgan said throughout the semester, a kid named Tim Van Gorder kept writing random things in the Group.me. These ranged from enthusiastic commentary on the class…
He also wrote some things that made Morgan and other students go, WTF? Like this “confession.”
Or how about this one, where he seemed really into figuring out who he “sat next to” in the class.
He also just did some straight up trolling.
Morgan said she figured Van Gorder was just an “oversharer,” saying she thought his questions about who he sat next to were bizarre.
“”i remember thinking that comment was weird,” she said.
As the class wrapped up last week, Van Gorder wrote one final weird comment. “Has anyone ever joined a random groupme for a random class in a completely different college?” he wrote.
Yep, Van Gorder had been trolling them all semester. He isn’t in the class, and doesn’t even go to their college.
Morgan said Van Gorder apparently joined the Group.me because another friend added him by mistake. He claimed to really attend James Madison University in Virginia.