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COLUMN: A Question To Consider

By: Kristy Barnes

A tall blond emerged from behind the secretive back offices of admissions with a confident look, but a tear in her eye. While she tried to play it off smoothly, it was clear the interview she had just completed hadn’t gone well. I turned to the admissions officer and gave her a questioning look. “She couldn’t answer one of my most important questions,” the counselor replied. I pressed to know what could have been a tough enough query to stump a student who had probably gotten into every school to which she had applied.