Students in a Pennsylvania school district are getting a hands-on lesson in marketing. But their place of learning isn't the classroom, it's the school hallways. To bring in extra cash, the Bucks County Pennsbury School District is posting advertisements in schools. By the end of the month, they'll be on lockers, benches, cafeteria tables, and along hallways. The ads, which can be as large as 5 by 10 feet, must be related to education, health, student safety, or nutrition. The advertisers who've bought in so far are Post-it, Dicks Sporting Goods, and the Library of Congress. Unsurprisingly, the new ads have been met with mixed reviews from parents. Some say it's just more information clutter for students, but others say it's good if it brings in revenue for the cash-strapped school district. For the record, the school district is set to make more than $400,000 dollars from the ads.
One 90-year-old Kansas woman is proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams, or rush a sorority! In 1941, Bertie McConnell was a freshman at Washburn University in Kansas. She was eyeing the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, which she said was a group of women who were "just so sweet." She attended a few rush events, but when the country was thrust into World War II, Bertie traded in her college books for a wrench at a local ammunition factory. She eventually settled down and had a family, never returning to school or her sorority dreams. Now fast forward to this year. Bertie's daughter -- who grew up hearing about the sorority her mom could never join -- reached out to the Zeta Tau Alpha girls now at Washburn hoping to get a birthday card. They delivered much more. The sorority sisters surprised Bertie at her 90th birthday party and made her an honorary member of Zeta Tau Alpha. The senior sorority sister said, "I finally made it."