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'Entitled' high school senior sparks a firestorm of anger after she writes a scathing open letter to Ivy League schools

DailyMail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304083/Suzy-Lee-Wei...

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.

But others have praised Suzy Lee Weiss, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the honesty and 'accuracy' of her article, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
She said she wrote the piece 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 shunned by Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.


There is a link to her today show appearance. What an incredible child. Very smart and a positive attitude to match.

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If those credentials

don't get her into an Ivy league school, there is something other than credentials that gets you into Ivy league schools.

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Her credentials are well

Her credentials are well below average for the top Ivy league schools. Maybe average for Darthmouth or Cornell.

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No worries

I bet Hillsdale college would love to have you.

Ron Paul Was Right

Oddly enough, she would be

Oddly enough, she would be considered too diverse for Nazi Germany (brown hair and brown eyes).

Some of her comments frankly

Some of her comments frankly come across as racist and entitled.

Folks, "Brown" and "Yellow" students are getting into US schools because they kick the ass of everyone else. That is simply what it is; there is no special treatment.

Plus, she is applying to an Ivy league school. A GPA and SAT score that low aren't going to get her there, especially with the way schools are cutting down on class sizes.

A lot of these schools, in any case, prefer to use percentages rather than raw scores. At one school, a 4.5 and a 2120 might put you just in the top 10%, while in the other school, it might make you the valedictorian. Universities make the assumption that the first school doesn't have "smarter/better/talented" students, it just has better prepared students. Often, that argument is exactly that the truth is.

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She's absolutely 1000% in the right - Good for her

"she was not 'diverse' enough," = not brown enough

She should be judged solely on her academics, and not by race or ethnic/cultural background.

This all began with "Affirmative Action", which I've never agreed with. Talk about going "backwards".

Hope "some kind of change" due to debate happens. Not likely though.

Regardless of my personal views,

I am not politically opposed to any kind of "affirmative action" which does not involve coercion. As an example, I have given money to United Negro College Fund. However, you are correct that any kind of preference given anyone because of their race by the government is absolutely, positively immoral, because of its zero-sum nature, and its use of resources stolen from the populace.

It is really odd how MLK's vision of a "colorblind society" has been corrupted by liberals into a "color hyperaware" society. Just as conservative's "support for American liberty" has been corrupted into legal prohibitions against flag desecration. Symbolism winning out over substance.

Profoundly true and sad.

Profoundly true and sad.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

I'm impressed that she

wrote a coherent letter. Definitely a rare thing for her age group.

Undergraduate degrees can be gotten at any accredited institution. She needs to give her money to one that needs the business.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I'm not impressed

by what I'm seeing coming out of those Ivy League schools anyway.


Clinton, Dubya, O'Reilly, ......

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

"It's all about the guilds!"

"I demand guild membership!"

If I had twitter...

I'd have responded that racking in $60,000 in debt a year for an 'ivy league' school does not give the average student a real return on their investment.

Be smart. Pay for school only what its worth. Which is the knowledge you gain for the job it can get you.

If you look at school as an investment first, and not an 'experience' first you will start in a better place.

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While I agree..

but the network of people you meet at those Ivy League schools is what you are actually paying for. That network will prove to be a very valuable one through life.

Im pissed she chose Michigan. hahahaaaa

Go Bucks!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Couldn't agree more

That's true, but I contend that is becoming less and less valuable in today's market. At least for anything that's NOT a liberal arts degree. In that case is basically who you know that's gets you a job. But that's still a big gamble.

If I were to counsel a youngster planning their future, I'd tell them to start with an Associates Degree. Pay out right for your school, skip getting loans. Graduate and get a handful of years of experience in the job market, then consider continuing education.

This plan has worked excellent for me. And it avoids selling your soul to the banks.

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero