USC College Admission Scandal
In the effort to get their kids into the best schools, many rich celebrities bribed their way into colleges and paid thousands of dollars to a fake foundation.
There have been many rich people that have altered their kids ACT/SAT scores, faked been a student athlete, and paid thousands of dollars so their kids can get into elite schools including, Yale, USC, UCLA, Georgetown, Stanford, and Wake Forest University.
Actress Lori Loughlin, and husband J. Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 for each of their daughters Olivia Jade, and Isabella Rose Giannulli to get accepted into the University of Southern California while faking that they both were on the rowing team at the school, when neither of them have ever played the sport. Junior, Sara Tate thinks that the parents paid so “their kids could get the best education, and if they have the money they’re going to want to use it.”
The couple were both released on a $1 million bail on March 12, 2019. Junior, Sara Tara think it’s a lot of money, but she is sure that the family has it.
There have been 50 people who have been arrested since the scandal broke, including exam administrators, coaches, and many parents.
William Rick Singer, CEO of a college admissions prep company called The Key, was the one who orchestrated the whole thing, and the one taking the money. He pleaded guilty to four charges and was arrested on March 12, 2019. Junior Sara Tare thinks that the administrators and the parents involved should get the same punishment but the kids were raised to thinking it was ok and it wasn’t their fault.
This is something that has been happening for a while and it will continue to happen until everyone is treated the same no matter the money. Junior Sara Tate thinks this is happening so often because “money has the power to keep anyone quiet.”
After the scandal, there are many opinions about what should happen to the families and to the kids, but in the end, they took someone else’s spot on the roster who genuinely worked hard to get accepted and did everything they could but it got taken from somebody who has money.
USC is reviewing all the students that are involved in the scandal and their applications which can lead to many expulsions.
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