In a last ditch effort to ready herself for an impending chemistry exam, after repeatedly feeling too tired to grab a scantron from SGA offices and unluckily running into an empty scantron vending machine, chemistry student Miranda Helder had to think quickly.
Onlookers intently gazed at Helder while she used a friend’s scantron as a template to create a perfect replica minutes before her chemistry exam. Even her professor looked on in amazement as she lined the bubbles perfectly. “I guess if the bubbles are where they are supposed to be, it should trick the machine into thinking it’s the real thing,” speculated UCF sophomore, and avid Netflixoligist, Josh Partler. Students could be seen making bets on the success of Miranda Helder’s gamble in the final moments before the exam. “If this plan works, I think I might just use this technique for all future assessments that require a scantron,” quipped Allison O’Conner.
Fellow peers were amazed at how accurate in detail the replica scantron was. Classmate Blake Richard was skeptical about Miranda Helder’s claim that this was her first time attempting such a feat. Richard commented “I think the most surprising part of this is the fact Miranda is carrying around wide-ruled lined paper. It’s 2017, I didn’t even know there were people that still used that stuff.”
When asked about how she felt about the overall situation, Helder lamented, “It may seem backwards that UCF is the only Florida University to force students to procure their own scantron, but it’s really moments like this that get my adrenaline going and make me feel special to be part of this collegiate community.”
It was later reported that Miranda felt confident about how the test went, but shortly let out a defeated “No!” after realizing she had filled in the bubbles with a #1 pencil.