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School tortures students with Justin Bieber song

School tortures students with Justin Bieber song
Associated Press
Associated Press
High school students in the small western Washington community of Tenino (Ten-NINE-o) are raising money for a cause — supporting orphans at a school in the west African country of Ghana.

One unconventional strategy: they're playing the Justin Bieber song "Baby" during breaks between classes and at lunch time until the campus raises $500. They hope students will donate to stop the school from paying the song.

KING-TV reports they have raised more than $330. Some students were quickly pleading for an end. Said student Zack Chamberlain, "My head is about to explode right now."

Student government president Connor Stakelin concedes that "for some of them it's incentive to donate because they don't want to hear it anymore."

Other students don’t mind the Bieber music. It’s the repetition that’s getting to them.

“We’re done listening to that song over and over again. It’s getting very bad. I just want to go home,” said Jasmine Moore, a student.

KING says the idea to support Crossover International Academy came from Tenino Elementary School Principal Dave Ford.

Tenino is about 60 miles south of Seattle.

Critical thinking challenge: If Justin Bieber is bad, what song would be worse? Or would song would you not mind hearing over and over again?


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Someone finally figured out how to raise lots of money, and fast too. A small high school in Tenino, Washington is trying to raise money to support orphans in west Africa and build them a school. To do this they play Justin Bieber's song "Baby" in between class periods and at lunch. They hope that students will get so annoyed or tired of the song that they pay to stop it. So far, they have raised over $330 from students begging for the torture to end.

I thought this was a very interesting article. I like how instead of having the typical bake sale, the school thought of a more creative way to raise money. The writing was good and engaging, but some parts were unnecessary. Overall, it was a very enjoyable article.

If they did that at my school, I would pay $50 right then and there for them to stop playing it. That song is probably the worst song ever. Even if it still was a song I could handle, I still wouldn't like it because it would probably get stuck in your head.

thats crazy what kind of school would do that why are they even playing the song. they are just making kids not want to go to school even more!!

They are raising money, because they are supporting orphans at a school in the west African country of Ghana. I think it would be awesome if my school played songs during breaks, between classes, and at lunch time to raise money. It would probably get on my nerves. But hey, if it makes them pay!

if i was to go to that school i would hate to get up in the morning and go to school because i would have to hear the song " Baby " is so aggravating. i wonder what makes that school do that to them kids.

If this is my school songs I wouldn't listen to is "Never Say Never.", this song really bother me. Also the song I wouldn't mine is "Fireworks" by Katie Perry, or "Roar!".

Id rather listen to wheels on the bus then baby because i absolutely hate the song baby, so id rather listen to an annoying little kid song.

To add to that comment, if my school played a song I would probably choose Break Free by Ariana Grande because I think its catchy and I like Ariana Grande.

If my school did this, I would rather listen to the song knives and pens over and over until it gets annoying than listening to a really bad song.

To me its not that he's a bad singer, it would also be the repetition that would bother me. Any song that would be played over and over would be annoying because that would be all you be listen to!