Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rally Against the Common Application

Students rally against the common application at the University of Chicago. They are chanting: "Who are we not? BROWN! Who are we not? HARVARD! Who are we? CHICAGO! What are we? UNCOMMON!" Etc. As you can see, we got the first real snow of the year a couple days ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

College really is the most intellectually vain period of most people's lives, and this episode really sums it all up for me. Like most kinds of vanity, the underlying insecurity isn't hard to see. Don't worry kids: you're special. You're uncommon. You're not like those commoners at Harvard and Brown. And you're right: the only way to truly identify your specialness is to have a different kind of college application, one that asks questions like "What would you do with a foot-and-a-half-tall jar of mustard?" (from the 2005 application).