What started with a deleted study guide on a shared Google Doc escalated into full blown drama for the students of CLST 240: Scandalous Arts. Who deleted the information? Was it a spiteful student who wanted their peers to do badly? Can we blame it on technology? We may never know the answer, but we do know this: it was Scandalous indeed. Full emails with commentary after the jump.
We promised ourselves we’d stop knocking Whartonites but apparently this isn’t true school-wide. The author of this cheerful email was writing in response to a slew of people who were blaming their cutthroat classmates for deleting the document, therefore inhibiting their peers from doing well on the exam. This email was (obvi) supposed to be a joke but not everyone took it that way…
A twist in the story! A student, whom we assume is in Wharton, sent out an extra study guide and purposely excluded the jokester above. Not only does this person lack a sense of humor, but it is clear that they do not know how to capitalize letters.
Oh snap, someone forwarded the exclusive email to the Wharton-hater! And the hater is mad. Don’t worry, we appreciate your sense of humor. But your classmates do not appreciate the influx of whiny emails in their inboxes.
This email was followed by several others, written by various students who were pleading for the Internet fight to end. We still don’t know who was deleting the document or if it was just a technological malfunction, but we do know this: listserv abuse makes people very emotional.
Disclaimer: The author of this post is a member of the listserv quoted.