Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Agent54

    Agent54 said, almost 4 years ago

    Lazy because she did not even try to be smart and cheat with effort. Like so many kids her age.
    Bring back the flogging in public schools.

  2. Honest Cow

    Honest Cow said, almost 4 years ago


    point taken

  3. noone special

    noone special said, almost 4 years ago

    Pretty sure it was stupid. If she wasn’t just lazy and made sure to modify it just enough to make it look like she wrote it, that wouldn’t be stupid? When you’re cheating, you’re really only cheating yourself.

  4. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 4 years ago

    Successful cheating is probably much more work than just doing the work in the first place. And doing the work now, Holly, will help you do it better and faster in the future, when you’ll be called on to do other research work.


    SCOTTtheBADGER said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s not just kids her age, it is college students, too. Take a read at this essay on the US Naval Academy.

  6. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, almost 4 years ago

    My take is they cheat out of anger more than laziness. They resent much of it as pointless make work. But it’s the perfect training for the corporate world.

  7. Meg Locklear

    Meg Locklear said, almost 4 years ago


    I read an article about cheating on the university level. It is rampant.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Was Ms. Wingit a Holly in school?

  9. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 3 years ago

    Cheating IS getting easier at the college level due to so many classes being online. Even though the teachers must put time limits on the tests, they are generous enough that there is plenty of time to look most answers up. And then there are the teachers that figure that it’s just easier to go through the test the week before and let everyone write down the topic for each question on the test for them to study from (aka give the answers the week before the test). I think this is a symptom of the teachers being too overworked/not comp’d for their invested time, they’re more likely to continue getting more people signing up for classes if they pass a higher amount of people.

  10. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, if Alex Haley could get away with it, why shouldn’t she?

  11. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 3 years ago

    Ms Wingit you were doing fine until your last sentence, now Holly has hope of more plagiarism. Holly all you need to do is change the wording of the author but still cite the author.

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago

    oh no Holly you don’t get to use that ruse!!!

  13. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago

    On a second look at this comic, I realize Ms. WIngit probably IS used to Holly’s attitude, and has been trying to instill better attitudes and work ethics in some of her students for as long as she has been teaching.

  14. natureboyfig4

    natureboyfig4 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Stupid? Lazy? How about just plain WRONG!

  15. locake

    locake said, over 3 years ago

    Holly has never done anything smart in this comic. What makes the teacher think she is smart?

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