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´Entitled´ high school senior
sparks a firestorm of anger
after she writes a scathing open
letter to the Ivy League schools
that rejected her

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/4/2013 4:16:24 PM

A high school senior who wrote an open letter to the Ivy League universities that rejected her has sparked a firestorm of anger, with readers accusing her of being ´entitled´, ´whiny´ and even racist. Suzy Lee Weiss, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, penned the article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Friday after she was rejected from a string of schools in one day. Despite the teenager´s 4.5 GPA, an SAT score of 2120 and work experience as a U.S. Senate page, she was rejected by Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sudlow, 4/4/2013 4:25:01 PM     (No. 9259672)

Best two sentences in her letter: If it were up to me, I would´ve been any of the diversities: Navajo, Pacific Islander, anything. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, I salute you and your 1/32 Cherokee heritage.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 4/4/2013 4:26:34 PM     (No. 9259674)


Clearly it is tongue in cheek...but has a lot of truth to it.

The accusation of "entitled" means that the accuser does not understand that she worked hard to get her very good grades...something the accuser didn´t bother to do.

The allegation that she is "racist" is used by those who did not bother to work as hard as she did. It is a catch-all used by those with nothing else to say.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 4/4/2013 4:26:35 PM     (No. 9259675)

I must be out of touch SAT 800+800 = 1600 tops, Hum. Used to be 4.0 was tops. Inflation everywhere.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/4/2013 4:27:24 PM     (No. 9259677)

Saw the original article and didn´t bother to read. I don´t know whether claiming to be part native American helps in getting into college, but it does help getting hired at those same schools.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rosewater, 4/4/2013 4:31:24 PM     (No. 9259682)

It is a good article. She doesn´t claim to have done a lot of great stuff and blames herself for that. I didn´t see anywhere in the article that she feels entitled.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/4/2013 4:32:06 PM     (No. 9259684)

#3 - yes and it´s to the point of ridiculousness. This young lady learning some hard lessons. Plenty of special favors all over American society IF you are in one of the politically-correct little groups.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 4/4/2013 4:34:18 PM     (No. 9259688)

She´s absolutely correct.
And she´s no "Fluke."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SallyHerigstad, 4/4/2013 4:39:59 PM     (No. 9259697)

I thought it was funny! And like the best humor - it delivers a lot of truth.

I´ll bet her teen years were a lot more fun than those of kids who spent them packing their resumes. And I´m quite sure she will be absolutely fine.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 4/4/2013 4:44:06 PM     (No. 9259703)

There are now three parts to the SAT. 2100 is a very good score--averaging 700 on each section.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/4/2013 4:44:29 PM     (No. 9259704)

Its the attack on Lizzy Warren the Cherokee Princess that done her in!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 4/4/2013 4:48:43 PM     (No. 9259706)

#3, I know they redid the SAT scores a few years back. Students´ who take honors classes are based on a 5.0 scale. She is an attractive,young, white woman, what more privelege does she need?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 4/4/2013 5:00:35 PM     (No. 9259720)

It was an *excellent* letter - by a girl with more writing skills than the majority of college professors I ever knew over a 7 year span in ´academia´.

I´d say the reason there´s any ´firestorm´, is simply due to the fact she lit their fuses in a manner that can only be described as spot-on.

The best ´educational´ money this young lady could spend would be to pick up a copy of Writer´s Market - and take it from there...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Expat in China, 4/4/2013 5:03:47 PM     (No. 9259724)

You can be absolutely sure of one thing, those that condemn this exceptional student for speaking the truth, either belong to one of these special subgroups and have therefore benefited from this shameful and misguided discrimination themselves, or Mommy and/or Daddy bought their way in. I´d also bet that if money was the ticket, the parent(s) were screaming libtards. Hypocrites all.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nimby, 4/4/2013 5:05:40 PM     (No. 9259727)

All the things schools do with applications in the name of "diversity"! Having said that, more fool she if she just applied to her "dream schools or stretch schools" and had no safety schools on her list

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Reply 15 - Posted by: STLstudent, 4/4/2013 5:06:07 PM     (No. 9259728)

Our culture´s god, Diversity, claims another sacrifice. She´s too white and has achieved too much.

Get used to it, young lady. It´s everywhere. White people are supposed to shut up, roll over, and just take it.

Don´t you love DIVERSITY?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 4/4/2013 5:06:36 PM     (No. 9259730)

She should be one of the many yelling to see our "presidents" college transcripts

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 4/4/2013 5:14:41 PM     (No. 9259740)

I pity people who aren´t smart enough to get this essay. Ever notice how Ldotters pretty much get it on the first try. Why did we listen to the Dems saying they were smart all those years?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 4/4/2013 5:16:10 PM     (No. 9259745)

Trust me Suzy. Degrees from these universities are vastly overrated. Find you a small university that is basically unknown and you will get a great education without indoctrination in something useful that will serve you well the rest of your life.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/4/2013 5:17:56 PM     (No. 9259746)

She has a suspiciously jewish sounding name.
That does not work in her favor.
The diversity efforts at colleges and universities is interesting. But the final four at the NCAA basketball tournament represent schools where diversity seems to have stopped at the gymnasium door.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fritzilou, 4/4/2013 5:26:09 PM     (No. 9259757)

She was not whiny at all; she was just stating the facts. The facts are if you worked at Carvel making Cookie Puss Cakes while in high school, it doesn´t get you points at an Ivy League school. They are looking for the community service points, activities such as music and dance as well as academic scores. She was correct. The only kind of school that doesn´t care about things is a school of arts, who seek out very talented people in the various disciplines.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Shells, 4/4/2013 5:29:11 PM     (No. 9259760)

Golf clap. Great letter young lady.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sanchin, 4/4/2013 5:49:15 PM     (No. 9259790)

This young lady wrote a great letter that highlighted her sharp wit while poking fun at how inane these schools have become in their selection process. Good for her!

For a country that began by overthrowing royalty, Americans still pine for Titles and a ruling class. These overpriced institutions fulfill this desire. The education in this country has been corrupted from kindergarten on up. Sexual preference and diversity (unless you are Asian) are the new Standards. Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric along with math and science has been forgotten.

Hopefully, Suzy Weiss will realize that her value is within her and not with some Ivy League Professor cramming his rot into her thinking.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: mackrand, 4/4/2013 5:54:19 PM     (No. 9259801)

I am a fan of Suzy Lee and I am particularly fond of her satirical prowess. Her piece is very well written and made me laugh. Especially biting is the sentence about our 1/32(?) Cherokee Congresswoman.

For a young woman still in High School it is particularly pleasing to see some intelligence about politically correct happenings in higher education that most lo-fo´s haven´t a clue about.

Good one OP. Thank you very much for ferreting out this gem.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bob913, 4/4/2013 5:58:58 PM     (No. 9259807)

She saved a bundle of money and her sanity not going to those "elite" schools.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: squiggle, 4/4/2013 6:33:28 PM     (No. 9259850)

Tell her to try Harvard--they take anybody.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/4/2013 7:05:47 PM     (No. 9259895)

Agree 18. While she may not realize it now, those schools will be looked down on. It is already starting.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/4/2013 7:07:38 PM     (No. 9259898)

Didn´t Obnama claim he went to some Ivy League school? Need I say more?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pickle1, 4/4/2013 7:09:28 PM     (No. 9259900)

I wouldn´t want to go to what they call an "Ivy League" school.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bkt23, 4/4/2013 7:10:15 PM     (No. 9259901)

This young lady writes and reasons better than many with graduate degrees. I´d hire her in a second just based on what she wrote - even without a college degree.

College is about learning, not about prestige. If you don´t get into Dartmouth or Brown or Carnegie-Mellon, no harm done; no one cares where you went to school. If you´re shooting for Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Johns Hopkins...well, they probably did you a favor, too.

Go find a school where you can learn and where your letter to the WSJ would be respected.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/4/2013 7:32:00 PM     (No. 9259934)

I worked really hard and fought reverse racism/sexism to get into Stanford Biz School (I applied two times in three years). In the end, it was a disappointment because there were so many incompetent people around me who got in (apparently) because of preference items. And when it came time to get a summer job, hah! if you were a white male, good luck. All the offers for summer internships went to those same preferred people. It gave the companies that were hiring those all-important quotas they needed to fill.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 4/4/2013 7:41:44 PM     (No. 9259949)

She´s from Pittsburgh. Isn´t that enough diversity?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/4/2013 8:04:03 PM     (No. 9259976)

Consider this outcome a narrow escape, Miss Weiss. Get on with your life. Take a year off, if you can afford to. Apply to colleges that are not consumed by the ancients of the sixties. They do exist.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: alliecat, 4/4/2013 8:14:48 PM     (No. 9259984)

#32 EXACTLY! She escaped from the Academic Gulag. I thought her piece showed a lot of talent.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 4/4/2013 8:39:25 PM     (No. 9260005)

Oh, the irony. The entitlement crowd criticizing her for being "entitled". Can´t make this stuff up.

However, it shows that the left knows entitlement is a dirty word, or they would have never used it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: chumley, 4/4/2013 8:46:10 PM     (No. 9260016)

I love her. I want to bear her children.

FTA:"...had I known two years ago what I know now, I would have gladly worn a headdress to school. Show me to any closet, and I would´ve happily come out of it.´
She added she regrets not going to summer camps in Africa where she could ´scoop up some suffering child, take a few pictures, and write my essays about how spending that afternoon with Kinto changed my life."

If I had a college I would hire her as a professor. Maybe she could wear that headdress and be our token fake Indian.




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Reply 36 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 4/4/2013 9:14:29 PM     (No. 9260046)

What a talent for writing this gal has. I want to hear more from her.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: altoona, 4/4/2013 9:52:14 PM     (No. 9260097)

She´s terrific. No worries for her.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kOok, 4/4/2013 10:38:29 PM     (No. 9260145)

This young lady would be a sterling addition to the freshman class at Hillsdale College.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/5/2013 2:03:26 AM     (No. 9260278)

Welcome to the real world Suzy. It´s not how smart you are or what you know, it´s the color of your skin that puts you in college and jobs that follow.

Perhaps the ACLU will jump all over this young lady and sue the colleges. Not.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 4/5/2013 3:12:17 AM     (No. 9260298)

She worked hard, she didn´t get into her chosen schools and now she´s venting. I admire her hard work, but at eighteen, her life´s far from over. Surely she could research more schools and find one that would welcome her talents.

I don´t understand why she´d want to attend Penn State, but to each his or her own.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/5/2013 8:43:11 AM     (No. 9260591)

To tell you the truth, she´s better off not getting into these libtard, brain-washing elitist universities.

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There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC. (Snip) It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that

U.S. warns Russia to keep
its military out of Ukraine after
protesters force president out

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WashingtonTimes, by Guy Taylor and Valerie Richardson    Original Article
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The Obama administration warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday not to react too aggressively to the fast-moving developments in Ukraine, where pro-Western demonstrators forced the nation’s Moscow-backed president from power over the weekend. National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said the situation unfolding in Kiev “reflects the will of the Ukrainian people and the interests of the United States and Europe,” and that Russia would be making a “grave mistake” if it sends in military forces to try to reverse the developments — or to seize control of pro-Moscow eastern Ukraine. The Putin government has shown no outward signs

Harvard writer: Free speech threatens
liberalism and must be destroyed

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps. Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson. In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism. “If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why

Rice: No regrets on
Benghazi TV appearances

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Politico, by Byron Tau    Original Article
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National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday she has no regrets about her now-infamous round of TV interviews in 2012 about the the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.Rice, appearing on “Meet the Press," said that nobody in the Obama administration intended to mislead the American people when she appeared on Fox, ABC, CNN, NBC and CBS in 2012 shortly after the attacks.Asked by host David Gregory if she had any regrets about the interviews, Rice replied: “No.” Because what I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best

Obama to unveil new manufacturing
institutes in Chicago, Detroit

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Los Angeles Times, by Christi Parsons & Melissa Harris    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce on Tuesday the opening of two new manufacturing institutes in the Chicago and Detroit areas as part of a larger plan to use public-private partnerships to advance his agenda despite opposition from Republicans in Congress. Several federal agencies will join forces with companies and universities to run the institutes, which will be devoted to bridging the gap between applied research and product development, according to an administration official familiar with the plans. Each institute will function as a “teaching factory,” the official said, and will provide training for workers while also helping companies get the

Farrakhan: African Americans
deserve their own courts

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USA Today, by Niraj Warikoo    Original Article
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DETROIT -- In a fiery speech Sunday delivered to 18,000 at Joe Louis Arena, Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted the judicial systems in the U.S. as being biased against African Americans, calling upon the community to set up their own courts. "We want equal justice under the law," Farrakhan said on the last day of the Nation of Islam´s annual convention, held in Detroit this year. "Our people can´t take much more. We have to have our own courts." With Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones sitting behind him, Farrakhan spoke for nearly three hours, reiterating the Nation

GOP Lobbyist Pushing for Ban
on Openly Gay NFL Players

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
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Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman is pushing for legislation that would ban openly gay athletes from the National Football League, spurred on by the recent news about Michael Sam publicly coming out. He is appealing directly to Republican members of Congress to propose a bill on the issue, telling The Huffington Post that there are five House members and one senator “interested in co-sponsoring the bill” and he expects more to join on. Burkman acknowledges that normally, conservatives don’t like the idea of imposing policy on private businesses, but says that this belief is now “trumped for reason of great urgency or


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