Due to popular demand, a new response option will be added to the Fall 2019 end of semester evaluations. In addition to “Yes”, “No”, and a rating between 1 and 10, students can now respond to questions with ‘Ok boomer.’
The Bunion interviewed a few members of the BU community to find out what they think of the addition.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said Aaron Moore, a faculty member who helps develop the course evaluations. “It’s an addition that the students seem very enthusiastic about. I mean…does ‘Ok boomer’ offer constructive criticism on the evaluation sheet? No. Are all of our professors baby boomers? Also no…but we’re all about staying jiggy with the youths!”
When asked, Moore admitted to not knowing what ‘Ok boomer’ means.
“I think it’s a terrible idea,” said Professor Amadeus Wellington, a boomer himself. “The university made me stop saying [redacted] and [redacted] and [redacted], but they let students say ‘Ok boomer?!’ We don’t need that kind of slur on our course evaluations. How would all these lazy kids feel if I started calling them ‘Ok Zoomers?’”
“We literally don’t care,” responded Meg Johnson (CAS ‘22), one of Wellington’s students. “You wrecked the housing market and the Amazon Rainforest, but you think calling us ‘Zoomers’ is gonna upset us. What even is a zoomer? Is that supposed to be like boomer, but for Gen Z? Yeah, Ok boomer.”
At press time, Professor Wellington was seen buying stock in the plastic straw industry.