December 12, 2011
Asian Americans Omit the “Asian” Checkmark in College Applications
The top stereotype for Asian Americans is that we are boring academia robots.
Unfortunately, studies show that Asian Americans need hundreds of points more on their test scores than applicants from other ethnic groups in order to have an equal opportunity for admission.
Today, an indefinite number of students are neglecting to recognize their Asian roots on their application.
Some applicants who only have one Asian parent, whose name does not give away their heritage, only check one box for their other heritage.
“I didn’t want to put ‘Asian’ down,” said Olmsted, “because my mom told me there’s discrimination against Asians in the application process.”
A Professor from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth even stated that Asian kids know that the average SAT for the school will not be good enough; they need to add another 50 or 100 points in order to have an equal chance of receiving admissions.
Nowadays, elite colleges do not have room for Asian students with simply exceptional scores and grades on their application.
American Teenager Escapes Filipino Captors
The 14-year-old boy who was vacationing with his relatives on an island near Zamboanage City in July 12 and was kidnapped made his triumphant return last week.
Kevin Lunsmann escaped from suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in the Philippines.
Police officials said that Kevin escaped this past Friday and roamed the Philippine jungle for two days without shoes before villagers discovered him.
His mother was freed from capture two months ago and his accompanying cousin escaped last month.
For more information, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/12/kevin-lunsmann-heroic-14-_n_1143554.html