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The Only Surprising Thing About The Recent College Cheating Scandal Is That People Actually Care Now

I seriously wonder why everyone is making such a fuss when it has probably been going on for years.


Why does it seem that every year has a crazy college admissions story? Last year was when the federal lawsuit against Harvard was launched due to alleged discrimination of Asian-American students, and the year before that had 10 students' admissions to the same institution revoked due to extremely offensive memes. Well, this year has the public in outrage that wealthy families are bribing college admissions coaches, standardized test proctors, and ringers for their children to secure seats in prestigious universities. The good news is that justice is finally being served, but the bad news is that it is only being served now.

Coming from a competitive high school myself, where senior students are hellbent on securing admission to Ivy League and comparable institutions, it really should not be surprising that people are cheating their way to get into top private institutions. Most people in my school would do nearly anything to have an Ivy League name on their resume, and if they're so hellbent when 40% of them qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, imagine what people of a higher socioeconomic standing would think.

This issue really only pertains with private institutions, as they are not supported by the state they are in and depend on tuition and endowments to remain in operation. And considering that most of the top 20 schools in the United States are private, it would make sense that private schools are the most susceptible to this scam.

In my opinion, the problem with college admissions in private schools is that legacy and wealth tend to get students in; merit alone does not guarantee successful outcomes. Although many private schools do offer need-blind based admission, I doubt that is truly what happens on the other side of the screen. As they depend on an influx of money to keep running, it makes sense that they would be attracted to students they know can pay most of the bill, and many of them even accept bribes. After all, that's how Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, allegedly got into Harvard, as his own teachers said that with his level of merit that would be very unlikely, if not impossible.

If a back door can be created into college admissions and guarantee admission for the top 1% of the socioeconomic spectrum, then it only ensures that the family's legacy is continued. However, this is a myth. Prestige in terms of the college's name rarely matters for most professions, and instead relies on the grit of the person. At most, one degree might confer a slight pay raise over a degree from another university for the same profession.

But this scheme has always been there, and everyone knew about it. Everyone knows that college admissions can be utter bullshit at times, but why haven't they spoken against it until now? Maybe suing the university might not be practical or feasible. Maybe there are just not enough people in support of the wronged. But maybe now people can band together and inspire future change, like the Asian-Americans who are suing Harvard. I really do wish people spoke against this blatant disregard for the bottom 99% earlier, but at least justice is going to be served.

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Hollywood's Hottest Actors Under 40

Today's 15 trending eye-candies

Valentine’s day has passed, but it is always a perfect time of year to indulge in the hotness that Hollywood has to offer. There are countless, notable, eye-candies from the big screen, but here are my hottest 15 under 40.

From youngest to oldest:

Liam Hemsworth

The 27-year old actor starred in the Hunger Games series as Gale and the Nicholas Sparks film, The Last Song, alongside his current girlfriend, Miley Cyrus.

Zac Efron

The 29-year-old actor is perhaps most notable for his young role as Troy Bolton in High School Musical. More recently, he has starred in Neighbors in 2014 and Baywatch, which is scheduled to be released this year.

Scott Eastwood

The 30-year-old actor starred as Luke Collins in the Nicholas Sparks film, The Longest Ride, and 2016 hit Suicide Squad .

Dave Franco

The 31-year-old actor starred in hit movies: Now You See Me (where he played Jack, one of the magicians) and 21 Jump Street (where he played Eric, the drug dealer) and their sequels.

Theo James

The 32-year-old actor is most famous for his role as Four in the Divergent series. He also appeared in the 2013 CBS show, Golden Boy.

Andrew Garfield

The 33-year-old actor is probably better known by his superhero name: Spiderman (in 2012). He also appeared in The Social Network and Hacksaw Ridge.

Chris Hemsworth

The 33-year-old actor is best known for playing Thor, but also starred in Snow White and the Huntsman and the most recent Ghostbusters, where he played Kevin, the Secretary.

Jamie Dornan

The 34-year-old actor is the star of the ongoing Fifty Shades of Grey series, where he plays Christian Grey. He also starred in the British drama series, The Fall.

Chris Evans

The 35-year-old actor is most notable for his role in the Marvel universe as Captain America. He also took roles in the 2015 Ant-Man and the Fantastic Four movies.

Stephen Amell

The 35-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of Arrow in the hit television series. He also played Casey Jones in the 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ryan Gosling

The 36-year-old actor is famous for his young role as Noah in Nicholas Sparks classic, The Notebook. More recently, Gosling has starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love and La La Land.

Chris Pine

The 36-year-old actor is known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk in the 2009, 2013 and 2016 Star Trek movies. He will also make an appearance in this year’s new movie, Wonder Woman.

Channing Tatum

The 36-year-old actor has filled numerous acting roles from Tyler in Step-Up to Jenko in 21 Jump Street to Mike in Magic Mike. He also appeared in several romance movies including The Vow and Dear John.

Chris Pratt

The 37-year-old actor has appeared in many recent hits including Jurassic World, where he played the role of Owen, The Lego Movie, where he played Emmett, and Guardians of the Galaxy, where he portrayed Star-Lord.

Jensen Ackles

The 38-year-old actor is most notable for his role as Dean in the hit television series, Supernatural. He also starred in television show, Smallville, as Jason Teague.

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Stop Glorifying Tiger Woods Just Because He Made A Comeback

Do not forget what happened in 2009.


So the Masters Tournament was this past weekend, and the only person I did not want to win, won.

In late 2009, it came out that Tiger Woods was involved in a cheating scandal. He cheated on his wife with more than a dozen women. I, for one, am not okay with that, and I will never be okay with it.

20% of men and 13% of women admit to cheating. Why are those numbers not 0%? Why is it so hard to tell your significant other that you just are not happy or fulfilled with the relationship. That is way better than going behind their back.

But Tiger Woods is different, right? I mean, he almost did not even come back to the game of golf because of his back injury. But he did make a comeback. He won the Masters Tournament, and no one seems to remember the disrespect he showed to many women, including his ex-wife.

I saw on social media that so many celebrities were congratulating Woods on his achievement. These are the same celebrities that reprimanded President Trump for speaking disrespectfully about women. Now, I am in no way standing up for President Trump, but Tiger Woods has shown some of the same actions, and people seem to have forgotten that.

Tiger Woods is looked up to by so many young kids. But I can only ask, why is he looked at as a role model if he shows no respect and has committed such selfish acts? There are so many more people that young golf fans should look up to whose names are not Tiger Woods.

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