139: College is a Scam! Operation Varsity Blues Update With Taylor Kay Phillips

Comedian, writer, Harvard graduate and college prep tutor (YES SHE DOES IT ALL) Taylor Kay Phillips, joins Caitlin to break down the nitty gritty details behind college admissions scams. Taylor and Caitlin revisit the infamous Operation Varsity Blues college admission scam, ane look at in from an entirely new perspective. Move over Aunt Becky, this story isn’t focused on influencer Olivia Jade, but on the details behind college admissions. They discuss unfair rules and NCAA restrictions inflicted on student athletes, new Supreme Court rulings and what makes a great essay. (Hint it might be your bathroom.)  

Learn all the specifics that go into a great college application. Plus, Have you looked into Pomona? 


Netflix Doc

Time: The Varsity Blues Trials Have Started. Here's What's Changed—And What Hasn't—In College Sports Admissions

NPR: The First Trial Has Begun In The College Admissions Scandal

NY POST: Stanford coach in college admissions scandal says he was an innocent pawn

College Admission Bribery Scandal Wiki

A New Admissions Scandal 

Los Angeles Times: San Gabriel Valley men charged with rigging admission to U.S. colleges for foreign students

Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California International Admission Scheme

Indictment International Admission Scheme

Taylor’s Newsletter 



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