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High schooler who wrote op-ed about college rejection hints she may go to University of Michigan
annarbor.com ^ | Thu, Apr 4, 2013 | Kellie Woodhouse

Posted on 04/04/2013 9:17:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek

A Pennsylvania high schooler whose cheeky op-ed in the Wall Street Journal sparked a national conversation on college admissions might be a University of Michigan Wolverine next year.

Suzy Lee Weiss appeared on the Today Show Thursday morning and, when asked where she'd be going to college in the fall, said she hadn't decided but coughed "Go Blue," a favorite U-M cheer.


On March 29 the Journal published Weiss' opinion piece entitled 'To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me.' Weiss had dreamed of going to Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, but the Pittsburgh high school senior was rejected despite a reported 4.5 GPA.


In her piece, Weiss laments what she considers the unrealistic expectations of college admissions offices.


"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!" She wrote. "If you work at a local pizza shop and are the slowest person on the cross-country team, consider taking your business elsewhere."


A week after it was first published, the op-ed remains the most-read article on the Journal's website.


On the Today Show Thursday, Weiss said her op-ed was satire, using jokes to illustrate the seeming absurdity of the college application process.


"Everyone my age, whether they wanted to get into Penn State their whole lives or Harvard, is agreeing with me that it's just a rat race nowadays and it's such a business model as opposed to who's most qualified should get in," she said. "It's a crapshoot and I understand that."


While she was rejected from the Ivy League colleges she dreamt of during her youth, she did get into several Big 10 schools— including U-M, which was recently rated a top 'dream school' by the Princeton Review.


"I got into great schools in the Big Ten: University of Michigan, Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin. All of which I am ecstatic about. I couldn't be more happy," she said.


And if Weiss' "Go Blue" cheer means anything, we may be seeing her in Ann Arbor this fall.


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I really don't know what to think of this girl but its interesting that she listed having 2 moms as a perceived requirement.

One thing is for sure, if she doesn't have 2 moms, she will now be seen as a legitimate target for liberal profs who will encourage other students to abuse her.

1 posted on 04/04/2013 9:17:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek

‘I couldn’t be more happy’

In grammatical English, that would be “happier,” my dear. But no one teaches grammar these days.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cripplecreek

We are somewhat dealing (a year early) with college requirements. She is right about needing a ton of extracurricular activities. (sounds like she had a part time job and didn’t have the time to bulk up on these). Her weighted GPA was a 4.5 which isn’t bad at all. I didn’t see her SAT/ACT scores. Use to be that a college looked at the GPA/SAT for acceptance... it isn’t that way anymore. You need those and belong to a lot of clubs.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 9:23:58 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: txrefugee

Close enough for the U of Michigan (Go Ski U Ma)


4 posted on 04/04/2013 9:26:26 AM PDT by DManA
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To: momtothree

Looking up her name on the net it looks like she’s already taking a lot of heat for everything from having a Jewish name to expecting white privilege.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 9:29:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

So, what credentials did Barack have to go to Harvard?


6 posted on 04/04/2013 9:30:08 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: cripplecreek; txrefugee; momtothree; DManA

She delivered a solid kick to the butt to liberals. Her article is well worth reading. Trust me on this, it will make you smile.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 9:31:42 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cripplecreek
Link to the original op-ed:

To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me

What could I have done differently over the past years?

For starters, 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.
"Diversity!" I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker.
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.

OUCH !!!


8 posted on 04/04/2013 9:33:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: cripplecreek

You know.... I was going to mention skin color. And if anyone is wondering... being white (especially a white male) drops you in points immediately.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 9:33:39 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: DManA
(Go Ski U Ma)

It's Ski-U-Mah, actually. :)

10 posted on 04/04/2013 9:33:46 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Enterprise

I am sure it would. She sounds like an extremely intelligent and ambitious young lady. I wish her the best and I have the strong feeling she will go very far in whatever study she chooses.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek

“expecting white privilege” =

expecting not to be discriminated AGAINST because she’s not “minority”.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 9:35:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek

Go to a tech school and learn a skill.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: cripplecreek

She should have claimed to be a skinny mulatto, a communist, and an illegal alien without a birth certificate.

She would have been a shoo-in at Harvard.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 9:39:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Enterprise

It goes right to the point of what I’ve been saying about colleges all along. We’re so busy filling them with liberals that a good student is forced to slog through a swamp regardless of their personal ideology.

I have a nephew who would like to get into med school and he showed me the list of things he needed to do with suggested groups to be involved with. Things like gay and lesbian alliance groups and save the planet groups were the ones that gave him the best chance of getting accepted.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Third Person
Go to a tech school and learn a skill.

We need less colleges and more trade schools.
16 posted on 04/04/2013 9:40:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
she’s already taking a lot of heat for everything from having a Jewish name to expecting white privilege.

Wherever she goes to college, she will have liberals biting at her ankles the rest of her life.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 9:44:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I wasn't going to ping the Michigan list for this but it looks like we're going to get 1 fairly conservative resident that we should encourage to stay after college.

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18 posted on 04/04/2013 9:44:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: txrefugee

Blame the author of the article. She spoke the words and the author is the one who messed up the grammer!


19 posted on 04/04/2013 9:48:51 AM PDT by alisasny (If you cant afford 10 bucks per month to save your own daughters ovary then vote OBAMA.)
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To: momtothree

Some schools have automatic admission with good grades and a good SAT/ACT.

My son did lots in high school, and got into all of the UC’s he applied to. However, he ended up at Texas A&M where he was an automatic admit. He could have relaxed in high school if he knew that was the college he was going to.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 9:51:08 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Iron Munro; cripplecreek

She’s another teenage girl who has surfaced recently who spat in the eyes of liberals. There is another girl who is an advocate of the 2nd Amendment and she spoke before legislators on how they would be wrong to try to put curbs on the right to keep and bear arms. Somewhere, somehow, conservatives are doing something right and some jewels are starting to emerge. They need our prayers and support.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 9:58:00 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: txrefugee

You couldn’t be more right.


22 posted on 04/04/2013 10:00:01 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: txrefugee

“‘I couldn’t be more happy’

In grammatical English, that would be “happier,” my dear. But no one teaches grammar these days.”

Uh.....NO! ‘more happy’ is correct. ;-)


23 posted on 04/04/2013 10:01:06 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Enterprise

Brave girl taking it right to the source of the Michigan affirmative action fight.


24 posted on 04/04/2013 10:04:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: momtothree
being white (especially a white male) drops you in points immediately.

Actually, no.

Given equivalent SAT scores and GPA the male gets the acceptance letter. White females need higher scores than white males.

25 posted on 04/04/2013 10:06:08 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I’m not sure that is officially in your Funk and Wagnels.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 10:16:31 AM PDT by DManA
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Let’s just say she’s happier than a tornado in a trailer park.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 10:20:21 AM PDT by DManA
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To: txrefugee
'Moore happy' correct, ya hear?!


28 posted on 04/04/2013 10:31:32 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek

Great op-ed!

I work for a college.... oh yes she is so correct. The pandering for everything non-white, non-hetero, is sickening....and my college actually says the Pledge of Allegiance at events...with “Under God”... and is still anti-white/anti-straight


29 posted on 04/04/2013 10:40:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: cripplecreek
I have a nephew who would like to get into med school and he showed me the list of things he needed to do with suggested groups to be involved with.

If he does well in pre-med, and has any sort of extra curricular interest at all, he should be able to get into med school.

30 posted on 04/04/2013 10:47:55 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Beowulf9
So, what credentials did Barack have to go to Harvard?

And what credentials did he have to actually graduate?

31 posted on 04/04/2013 10:55:20 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: cripplecreek

This is too rich for words. My child was accepted to U of Michigan but declined after reading the fine print in the acceptance forms. There was a requirement that the students agree to take part in ‘activism’. Upon talking to the school, it became clear that said ‘activism’ would be whatever the school decided at the time.

A classmate decided to attend, and let me say, that poor kid has been completely swept up in the activism mentality promoted there.

But hey, their football stadium is impressive ;-)


32 posted on 04/04/2013 11:30:18 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Pollster1; txrefugee
You couldn’t be more right.

You mean, "You couldn't be rightier."

33 posted on 04/04/2013 11:57:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: DManA

http://www.gopherhole.com/page/show/334856-ski-u-mah

No, but it’s on athletic department stuff.


34 posted on 04/04/2013 12:03:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Another take on the origins of that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski-U-Mah_(slogan)

And as they say on the commercial it has to be true if it’s on the internet.


35 posted on 04/04/2013 12:18:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Larry Lucido

I agree with whoever is righterest.


36 posted on 04/04/2013 12:24:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Even as a Buckeye I'm glad to see her go to a good Midwestern college, even if it has to be Michigan. I hope she succeeds.
37 posted on 04/04/2013 12:24:20 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: cripplecreek
High schooler who wrote op-ed about college rejection hints she may go to University of Michigan

U of M? Well, it's almost like going to college.

38 posted on 04/04/2013 12:25:22 PM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Larry Lucido
You mean, "You couldn't be rightier."

All rightie.

39 posted on 04/04/2013 12:26:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

It all depends on what her course of study is.

If it were liberal arts Hillsdale college would be the place to go or even Spring Arbor.


40 posted on 04/04/2013 12:26:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I can guess what the most damning disqualification is without looking at her picture.


41 posted on 04/04/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: momtothree

Only the very top schools or selective STEM programs might discriminate against males re: test scores and grades.

For the vast majority of colleges, the bar is decidedly lower these days for boys than it is for girls.


42 posted on 04/04/2013 12:44:03 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Maceman

“So, what credentials did Barack have to go to Harvard?”

“And what credentials did he have to actually graduate?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0PIdWdw15U


43 posted on 04/04/2013 9:28:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ladyjane

That seems counterintuitive given that the Left is usually more apt to complain about the plight of women but then Leftist men are often the most sexist and are probably intimidated by smart white women who are are of little use in proving their Leftist credentials.


44 posted on 04/05/2013 8:10:34 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Well if you cannot get admitted into Michigan State...


45 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:29 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Beowulf9
Melanic privilege.
46 posted on 03/14/2014 1:42:41 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Iron Munro

I read the whole column at the link. The girl has talent, especially when inspired. Hopefully, she got into a school where that will be appreciated and developed.


47 posted on 04/02/2014 10:13:56 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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