KENS San Antonio – Using an iPad, he tweeted a photo of the word YOLO (“you only live once”) and a smiley face scribbled on the essay portion of the exam, along with this declaration: “I have the TAKS test to study for, not this unneeded craziness.” The junior, who nearly has a 3.0 grade point average and a high score on the PSAT, will be graduating under TAKS testing standards, not STAAR [State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness]. That punishment is four-day on-campus suspension for his tweet, which he was also forced to delete.
YOLO. What an amazing phrase. Never has a phrase been used to capture such a wide range of sentiments. Going out to party with your friends? YOLO! Just got in trouble with the cops for the 5th time? YOLO! Don’t want to do an essay portion of a standardized test that doesn’t really matter anyway? YOLO! It literally can apply to any act you do and it’s so easy to say. Not to mention it’s so easy to rhyme with (whattup Drake). So, should this kid be reprimanded for tweeting a picture of YOLO with a smiley face on his standardized test? Maybe. But getting in trouble for it only makes this a more YOLO scenario. YOLO on YOLO on YOLO. Seriously, I hope this acronym never goes away. It never gets old, or redundant, or unoriginal, or annoying at ALL. I mean I just said YOLO 11 times and I didn’t get sick of it in any way. YOLO!!! (12*)