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The Coz
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To ~50+ colleges and universities.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/27/us/georgia-teenager-college-acceptance/index.html

More like annual filler story on student who has little direction wasting a lot of money and time. I mean, good for them, but I would think 5 or so would be sufficient. I applied to 1.

3/28/2022 5:45:06 AM

The Coz
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NTLB

4/3/2022 8:52:35 AM

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genitals are the new skin color

4/3/2022 10:51:21 AM

The Coz
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Skin color is old hat. It's all about balls now.

4/3/2022 11:03:47 AM

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/12/us/ashley-adirika-ivy-league-colleges-cec/index.html

EMCE and afripino, I need a ruling. Do you consider this thread racist?

6/12/2022 4:54:28 PM

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^ that girl is amazing, very inspirational <3

made me tear up inside actually.

we need [a lot] more people like her in the world.

6/13/2022 3:10:49 AM

EMCE
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^^ I don't know if the thread is racist or not. It reminds me of a news story a couple years ago where an anchor called a black kid obnoxious for getting into a bunch of ivy league schools, and it was a local scandal.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-5-dc-anchors-black-student-20-colleges_n_5acbdf40e4b07a3485e78869


Either way, I think that we should just be proud of the kid for overcoming the odda, and hopefully taking steps to overcome a society that will try to hold him down his entire life

6/13/2022 8:29:17 AM

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Thank you for your always thoughtful reply. I'm super-proud of anyone for academic accomplishment and especially for doing so in the context of disadvantaged circumstances. What I question a little more is whether this is just a competition to get the most acceptance letters, and the practicality of this given that only one can actually be attended. So is this is a good use of application fees and limited time resources? Clearly these students will do fine anywhere. It strikes me more as disingenuous news coverage.

6/13/2022 9:44:51 AM

EMCE
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Maybe this was the kid's thought process:


OK, my number 1 choice is Princeton for Robotics. If I don't get into Princeton, my next choice is Brown for Business, or Stanford for Engineering. Of course, if Harvard is going to accept me and offer me a scholarship, I'm going to choose them for Computer Science. Etc....
In that way, it makes perfect sense to apply to multiple schools.


Then BOOM, the kid ends up getting into all of them. Then he is in this situation.





Yeah, the media is booty in general. Maybe they're just proud of the kid's accomplishments too.

6/13/2022 9:55:54 AM

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I could buy that. Not the first linked story, though. She applied to 51 schools.

6/13/2022 10:16:00 AM

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Quote :
"Do you consider this thread racist?"


nah, but being condescending to someone who is achieving a ton academically is just bad form.

6/13/2022 4:10:21 PM

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