Opinion: Clone-Fucking

Here at The Muck-Rake, we take journalism seriously. But no good newspaper is without an opinion section, so we decided to share some of our own thoughts about one of the hottest topics around: clone-fucking. At a recent meeting, editors pitched this question to the staff: “Would you fuck your own clone? Why or why not?” The answers were so enlightening that we decided to share them with the greater Amherst community. All answers are anonymous (of course) but are real and do reflect staff members’ opinions on the subject.

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Heartwarming: Sophomore Sends Thank-You Letters to Expensive SAT Tutors, Private School Principal for Helping Him Get In “Fair and Square”

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On the first day of Dartmouth Summer SAT Study Boot Camp, you and the rest of my personalized SAT Strategy Team reminded me that it truly is hard work and perseverance that matters above everything else. I was able to bring these lessons back to my studies at Washington Whitely Prep School for Fancy Boys and, thanks to you, I brought my GPA all the way up to a 3.3!

Lower Profile Sports Spotlighted At Last: Equestrian and Crew Teams Implicated in Sweeping College Admissions Scandal

AMHERST, MA – For Amherst Athletics, equestrian and crew are relatively small-time affairs; they don’t fill stadiums, drive the college’s notoriety, or win championships. That is why they are at the center of what was described as the broadest college admissions fraud the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered. In its investigation, codenamed “Junior Varsity Blues,” the government focused on nine different colleges and universities who held a similar athletic reputation as Amherst, including Salve Regina University, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and ITT Technical Institute. Unlike in football and basketball, there is little widespread knowledge of or general interest in who might be good at what are seen as minor sports, so admissions officials usually have to take coaches at their word when they tell them an applicant is worthy. Continue reading