"My Thoughts Exactly!"
Scandal! Scam! Shame! And even though you know we haven’t heard the last word about the college admissions shenanigans, I’m channeling my grandmother and adding another: “Shanda”! As in: “It’s a shanda! A shanda I tell you!” If you still can’t tell from the context, the literal translation from the Yiddish is “Aunt Becky, how could you?”.
Oh sure. I’m outraged. You’re outraged. But that’s nothing compared to the real victims here- the students who were denied a seat at these prestigious institutions as well as those who are now questioning the value of their degrees. The students who really attended classes, and labs, and problem sessions. Who stayed up for thirty six hours to edit their final papers wearing no makeup and messy buns. Who toted their shampoo down the hall to a shared bathroom. (Note to incoming freshmen: Dorm life is not all twinkle lights and matching comforters.) Those students should not have to defend their hard earned honors.