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The Daily Bieber: 5 Norwegians Schools Reschedule Exams around Justin’s Concert

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In what could be one of the dumbest happenings ever, five Norwegian schools have rescheduled their upcoming exams so that students can attend a Justin Bieber concert. Yes, really. Baby Elvis is due to perform in Oslo on April 16 & 17, but educators are worried that teen girls – who are notoriously nutso for this kid in Norway – will skip out on midterms to go see the show. Instead of expecting parents to get their kids to school and expecting the kids themselves to turn up or fail out, the affected schools have decided to postpone the tests.

From Time:

To accommodate this Bieber-mania, five schools in the Alesund region — located some 230 miles (375 kilometers) northwest of Oslo — have rescheduled exams.

Kristin Halvorsen, Norway’s education minister, said she did not intend to intervene with the schools’ decisions.

“I am concerned that students should be concentrating when they take tests and midterms,” Halvorsen wrote The Associated Press in an email. “The local schools have the responsibility to schedule the local midterms, and if they think there is any reason to change the dates, they have authority to do so.”

As the minister explained, “We’ve all been 14-years-old and know that interests can be intense.”

I’m torn on this. Yes, teenagers are idiots and probably would skip school to go to a Justin Bieber concert, but why not let them face real world consequences and fail out, if that’s what they choose to do? Make the repercussions clear and if they choose to ignore them, too bad, so sad. Sorry, but your boss is not going to shut down the office in 10 years when you’re desperate to see the One Direction reunion tour, so get used to being a responsible human being now.

In other, more LOL-worthy news, Justin himself has been boo-hooing to Teen Vogue about how he has no friends. Huh, wonder why – who wouldn’t want to hang out with a total asshole? Oh, that’s right. Everyone.

“Literally, my phone never rings. I only have, like, four people that I keep in contact with. I just don’t trust anybody. But I don’t need a bunch of friends to make me happy.”

My phone never rings either, but that’s because my friends are smart enough to know I won’t answer and to text my ass instead. I don’t think that’s what Justin was going for, but I don’t care because he sucks.

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  • Bieber needs to shove that phone up his butt so he’ll stop talking out of his ass. I agree with you Jennifer, every choice we make has consequences even if you’re a dumb-dumb teenager. Shit happens, deal with it.

  • Let me preface this by saying that I have no love for the Biebs, but I’m not sure this is anything to get up in arms about. Let’s consider…

    1) Teenage and preteen girls worldwide will drop trou for this little shit and it will LITERALLY BE THE END OF THE WORLD for them not to go. We know this.
    2) How often do you think he makes it to friggin’ Norway. When would the next opportunity be?
    3) It can’t be super complicated for a school to go “huh, there’s something our students really want to do that can’t possibly be rescheduled. What if we just changed the exam date to make everyone happy instead of steadfastly denying them their concert?”

    So I dunno, it just seems like schools making a concession for something a ton of people obviously really want to do, since it’s not exactly dire that exams be taken on any specific date.

    I wish it were for something other than Bieber, but it’s probable the school would do it for other wildly popular events, too. If it was something like rigidly scheduled standarized tests they’d obviously have to suck it up and deal with it, but I don’t see why school management can’t also show some flexibility.

  • I’ve just realized I’ve written a relatively long post about why girls in Norway should be able to screech at a Bieber concert. I’m the real loser here.

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