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(Gawker)   Gawker issues a brutal takedown of the entitled, butthurt, college-rejected high schooler who got her open letter published by the Wall Street Journal   (gawker.com) divider line 351
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2013-04-03 03:14:04 PM
Back in the day you could get into a lot of good schools with a SAT of just over 1000 (different max), with ok school grades, like a B avg. It also wasn't almost 40K a year for good frickin state schools.
 
2013-04-03 03:14:48 PM
I knew a guy in high school who wrote a letter like this in the local paper after getting rejected from UC Berkeley.  He then got a letter of acceptance from UC Berkeley.
 
2013-04-03 03:14:49 PM

The Muthaship: Colleges tell you, "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself!

If she had left that part out, Gawker would have left her alone.


What about her racist dig at all them undeserving minorities?
 
2013-04-03 03:15:06 PM
The advice of "just be yourself" is good advice. It works. In her case, she was herself - a lazy, self-absorbed, brat. And the school clearly decided that isn't the kind of person they want.

This whole thing reinforces my faith in education. Idiots get pushed aside, intelligent people get ahead. You don't want to work hard, fine, do not expect to go far.
 
2013-04-03 03:15:06 PM
Response to Gawker:

Dear Gawker,

You're Gawker.

In your face,
NV
 
2013-04-03 03:15:06 PM
>Perhaps her sister Wall Street Journal editorial features editor, talked her out of it.
 
2013-04-03 03:15:32 PM

abhorrent1: abhorrent1: Poor girl. Probably can't even be a stripper.

Dammit. Someone ate the pic.

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She looks entitled.
 
2013-04-03 03:15:37 PM

mrlewish: Interesting how we rate ourselves on what job we do or what school we went to.

All concerned sides are full of whiny self entitles biatches.

To treat you like a human being I don't have to give a damn what school you went to, or what fancy job titles you have, or who you are or who you know.


Fourth Tier Public College typing detected.
 
2013-04-03 03:15:42 PM
Gawker is reproducing Fark threads?   I want my royalties!
 
2013-04-03 03:17:02 PM
So, you whiny little narcissistic biatch, go to your safety school for two years, actually do something besides get drunk and fark the hockey team, and transfer in to your first choice.

Or did you suicide your first choice because you were unable to conceive of  a world in which your precious little snowflake self be rejected.

This, THIS is what happens when you give too many participation trophies.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:03 PM
What a horrible person.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:10 PM

Fano: What about her racist dig at all them undeserving minorities?


That ain't the axe Gawker likes to grind.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:21 PM
I bet if I'd had great SAT scores, they would have accepted me.

I never would have thought colleges and universities would tend to accept students with great SAT scores.

Her letter really opened my eyes.

Of course, they're rolling, but still.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:32 PM
What do you expect from the Whiner Street Journal?  I'm surprised they didn't make her put in a line that "and corporate taxes are too high".
 
2013-04-03 03:17:36 PM

FloydA: ambassador_ahab:   This tells me there must have been something else defective about her application.

Its author.


Yeah...at first it's sounds like she's "being herself".  Thing is "being a whiny biatch" is not "being yourself"...unless it's your default behavior.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:45 PM
Eh, I see the letter-writer's very bitter point. In this day and age, kids HAVE to go to college or they're almost guaranteed a life of near-poverty. Going to college is the new normal, but colleges still think normal students have no place in their special snowflake universities.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:54 PM
Maybe she could get a job trolling Fark.

This country needs more pageviews if it the economy is ever gonna recover.
 
2013-04-03 03:18:47 PM
Wall Street Journal 'Humor'......
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2013-04-03 03:18:56 PM
I just read the gal's original article.  Its clearly intentionally self-effacing and humorous.   And just look at all these people she successfully trolled.  Plus, she got published. Well done.
 
2013-04-03 03:19:22 PM

lennavan: "Just be yourself" is just another way of saying "don't lie."

"Like me, millions of high-school seniors with sour grapes are asking themselves this week how they failed to get into the colleges of their dreams. It's simple: "

Yes, very simple: none of you gave a shiat about getting into the college of your dreams until a day or two before the applications were due.


Bingo.  This is a perfect example of what happens when a student coasts comfortably through high school with the assumption that "Why, of course I'll get into whichever college I want.  It's pretty much a foregone conclusion!"
 
2013-04-03 03:19:27 PM

Cluckity: Maybe she could get a job trolling Fark.

This country needs more pageviews if the economy is ever gonna recover.


FTFM. Forgive my typos. I never had the opportunity to go to the college of my dreams.
 
2013-04-03 03:19:47 PM
Her letter is hilarious. I like the cut of her jib.
 
2013-04-03 03:19:48 PM

GAT_00: FloydA: ambassador_ahab:   This tells me there must have been something else defective about her application.

Its author.

Since the WSJ is on her side, I expect she acted like a privileged little biatch and demanded admittance.


She sounds like a typical loser Republican, blaming everyone else for their faults. No wonder the WSJ supports her.
 
2013-04-03 03:20:13 PM

Fano: What about her racist dig at all them undeserving minorities?


Her complaint about universities making a mindless fetish of "diversity" was quite accurate, and the most sensible thing she said in the entire letter.
 
2013-04-03 03:20:40 PM

abhorrent1: Poor girl. Probably can't even be a stripper.


can't wait to see *that* rejection letter...
 
2013-04-03 03:21:42 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: Fano: What about her racist dig at all them undeserving minorities?

Her complaint about universities making a mindless fetish of "diversity" was quite accurate, and the most sensible thing she said in the entire letter.


Hey, you white people be dumb.
 
2013-04-03 03:21:58 PM
Cry moar noob, your tears are delicious.
 
2013-04-03 03:22:00 PM

SuperNinjaToad: I see a future Republican candidate for Presidency in this youngin.

whiny, envious, entitled, anti charity, anti minorities, anti gay and self serving.


Since she's Jewish, you're spot on in your assessment(s) except for one major part...she'll run as a far left Democrat.
 
2013-04-03 03:22:32 PM

T.rex: I just read the gal's original article.  Its clearly intentionally self-effacing and humorous.   And just look at all these people she successfully trolled.  Plus, she got published. Well done.


Yeah, I got the same vibe.  Well played, Suzy Lee Weiss.
 
2013-04-03 03:22:34 PM
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2013-04-03 03:22:44 PM
Gabrielmot


abhorrent1:
Poor girl. Probably can't even be a stripper.

can't wait to see *that* rejection letter...

She's gonna do porn and it's going to really bad porn.
 
2013-04-03 03:22:52 PM

Kingly Weevil: I didn't get into the graduate program I wanted because I didn't have enough research experience.

Which we all know is code for, "He doesn't have any interesting ancestors."

Clearly.


Can't tell if you're being serious or not...but that will in fact keep you from getting into grad school.  And it might make you a little bitter, especially when the last of the undergrad research funding was spent on the girl barely holding a C average because we need more female science majors, aptitude be damned!
 
2013-04-03 03:23:16 PM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: Fano: What about her racist dig at all them undeserving minorities?

Her complaint about universities making a mindless fetish of "diversity" was quite accurate, and the most sensible thing she said in the entire letter.


She also made a valid point about having to find some way to interact with adversity. She's a normal teenager living a bland life, and she doesn't have the resources to fly to another country to see how awful the world really can be.
 
2013-04-03 03:23:54 PM
You could also say she sounds like a dem, expecting everyone to support her.
 
2013-04-03 03:24:05 PM
You're boring and you squandered the early best years of your life doing nothing of relevance.

So by being yourself college's were able to discern that you would be bringing your lazy-arse whitebread mindset of doing the bare-minimum to their campus.

Surprisingly, they didn't want you.  They wanted interesting people.  People who did things.  People who had done something they had been proud of rather than just show up.  People who gave a shiat about something other than just getting in.
 
2013-04-03 03:24:22 PM
FTFA: I bet if I'd had great SAT scores, they would have accepted me.

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2013-04-03 03:24:56 PM

Gabrielmot: abhorrent1: Poor girl. Probably can't even be a stripper.

can't wait to see *that* rejection letter...


Gabrielmot: abhorrent1: Poor girl. Probably can't even be a stripper.

can't wait to see *that* rejection letter...


Dear Suzy,

No.  Not even on the first shift.

(sad trombone)
 
2013-04-03 03:25:19 PM
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What high school career counselors won't tell you is this, you CAN get college credit.  College Level Examine Program offers over 33 examines to get college credit and it costs less than community (comedy) college.

http://clep.collegeboard.org/

While other students are trying to get into "their" college you've already got college credits.  The real stink is you can start taking CLEP examines when your 16 years old.

This sh*t is real and I CLEPed college humanities, Freshman English and other non-important stupid arse classes that cost thousands at the big "U".
 
2013-04-03 03:25:47 PM
What's this obsession with getting into extra-selective schools?  If you get good grades you can get into public State U and it'll be much cheaper.  You'll use the same textbooks and learn the same crap, and the school will offer you more scholarships and financial aid.  Learn skills that are actually in demand or benefit society and you'll always have a job.
 
2013-04-03 03:25:50 PM

Mike Chewbacca: EvilRacistNaziFascist: Fano: What about her racist dig at all them undeserving minorities?

Her complaint about universities making a mindless fetish of "diversity" was quite accurate, and the most sensible thing she said in the entire letter.

She also made a valid point about having to find some way to interact with adversity. She's a normal teenager living a bland life, and she doesn't have the resources to fly to another country to see how awful the world really can be.


If only there were some people living in less than ideal circumstances here in the US whom she could assist in some way...
 
2013-04-03 03:26:05 PM

scottydoesntknow: Herbert A. Millington Chair - Search Committee
[CENSORED], Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109

Dear Professor Millington,

Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.

This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.

Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.

Sincerely,

Chris L. Jensen


I'm going to amend this and send it out the next time I get an automatic email telling me I didn't get the job.
 
2013-04-03 03:26:38 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Eh, I see the letter-writer's very bitter point. In this day and age, kids HAVE to go to college or they're almost guaranteed a life of near-poverty. Going to college is the new normal, but colleges still think normal students have no place in their special snowflake universities.


It isn't that they think normal students have no place, it's that they can fill their schools with high-achieving kids.   That's because 90% of modern suburban children are checking off boxes towards their college applications from the time they are in diapers.  Literally.  I live in one of the snobbiest 'progressive' enclaves outside of California -- North Arlington, VA.  You may or may not be shocked to hear the discussions the parents of North Arlington regularly have about the academic rigor of their HALF-DAY PRE-SCHOOL programs. Or the politics of which pre-school teacher they are going to be assigned.

Because how the kid does in half-day will impact how they do in full day.  Which will impact what Kindergarten they go to and how they do there.  And that impacts the next level.  On and on ad nauseum, until you have kids in Huntington learning centers for enrichment activities on their summer break instead of riding bikes around the neighborhood.

It's all because internet-addicted parents, who in many cases were part of the early trophy generation themselves, are deathly afraid that if they leave their kids with unstructured time they'll turn out like the author of this letter.   And this letter will only give them new-found confirmation that they are failures if they don't schedule every free hour of their kids' days.  If their kid doesn't get into Harvard, they don't get a parenting trophy.  And they want a parenting trophy.

It's like a giant circle of over-educated parent derp.  But the result is the colleges get more over-schooled applicants than they need, and the less talented (on paper) end up with tougher choices on where to go to college.
 
2013-04-03 03:26:46 PM
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2013-04-03 03:27:45 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Eh, I see the letter-writer's very bitter point. In this day and age, kids HAVE to go to college or they're almost guaranteed a life of near-poverty. Going to college is the new normal, but colleges still think normal students have no place in their special snowflake universities.


I'm just waiting for the college cost bubble to burst.
 
2013-04-03 03:27:48 PM
How exactly does society benefit from an uneducated populace due to pointless competition?
 
2013-04-03 03:27:55 PM

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What high school career counselors won't tell you is this, you CAN get college credit.  College Level Examine Program offers over 33 examines to get college credit and it costs less than community (comedy) college.

http://clep.collegeboard.org/

While other students are trying to get into "their" college you've already got college credits.  The real stink is you can start taking CLEP examines when your 16 years old.

This sh*t is real and I CLEPed college humanities, Freshman English and other non-important stupid arse classes that cost thousands at the big "U".


English isn't that unimportant. You should have paid closer attention.
 
2013-04-03 03:29:29 PM
Colleges tell you, "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself!

Suzy, it sounds like yourself isn't good enough.  What this statement really means is to just be yourself because you won't be happy or successful trying to be someone else.

Similarly, we tell dorky, nice guys to just be yourself to attract women because we know it will get them a good fit.   It won't get them Kate Upton no matter how many lame date requests you send her on Youtube of you just being yourself.  "You" just aren't good enough.

That's life.
 
2013-04-03 03:30:07 PM
I feel bad for people who are told to follow their dreams, then have stupid dreams that aren't worth following.
 
2013-04-03 03:30:18 PM
It's just as well she wasn't accepted. Otherwise we'd have another Alexandra Wallace on campus.
 
2013-04-03 03:30:31 PM
My wife is an admissions counselor for a very good school which I will refrain from naming.

The stories she comes home with are nothing short of comedy gold.

Insane parents making threats when their kids with 100 SAT scores don't get in, kids admitting their parents wrote their application essays, a kid who listed smoking weed as an after school activity,  and my all time favorite "Does your university do hair?" (the girl thought all universities had beauty schools)
 
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