But instead I'm resorted to stomping around for awhile and glaring at computer screens.
This would be different in a fictional world. My band of intrepid heroes with interesting abilities and I (also intrepid and interestingly-abilitied) would discover that stupid-advisor-lady is actually an evil mastermind in disguise . . . with plans to take over the world ONE DISCOURAGED STUDENT AT A TIME! We would defeat her in a thrilling battle, expose her evilness to the world, and not only would the school apologize to Erica and let her graduate, but they would give us a hefty reward, thus paying for our luxurious and technologically advanced secret hideaway.
Yeah. That's exactly how it would work.