Teen’s Essay About Her Love Of Ordering Pizza Earns Her A Spot At Yale

A Tennessee teen is encouraging others to break the mold after reportedly earning a spot at Yale University with an unusual essay about ordering pizza.

Carolina Williams announced that she had been accepted to the Ivy League school on Twitter earlier this month and shared a copy of her essay that appeared to draw high praise (and laughs) from an admissions officer.

?I just want @PapaJohns to know that I wrote a college essay about how much I love to order their pizza and it got me into Yale,? she boasted in a Tweet.

The 18-year-old, who told HuffPost that she will be the first in her family to attend college, had been tasked with writing about something that she loves to do. Williams, she said she genuinely loves ordering pizza, as captured in her essay.

?Accepting these warm cardboard boxes at my front door is second nature to me, but I will always love ordering pizza because of the way eight slices of something so ordinary are able to evoke feelings of independence, consolation, and joy,? a portion of her essay reads.

?I came up with the idea all on my own and did not really tell anyone about it,? she told HuffPost by email on Thursday. ?When my friends found out about it though, they thought it was hilarious.?

Her admissions officer apparently did, too.

In a letter shared by the teen, the officer, who was not named, said she ?laughed so hard? while reading it.

?I want you to know that every part of your application stood out in our process and we are thrilled to be able to offer you a spot at Yale,? the officer?s accompanying message reads.

Another handwritten note, read: ?Yale would be lucky to have you.?

Of course, it wasn?t just Williams? creative essay that earned her a coveted spot among the 2,272 students accepted by Yale this year ? making a slim, 6.9% acceptance rate.

Her application contained all the right ingredients, including a high GPA, volunteer work, as well as memberships with the English Honors Society, National Honors Society, Model UN and Youth in Government, the Tennessean reported.

But just as she had many choices on what to write about, she also had choices other than Yale.

In the end, she opted to go to Auburn University instead. One big reason, she shared, is that the Alabama school is much closer to home.

?I absolutely love Yale, but I felt so at home at Auburn,? she told HuffPost. ?I love the South and the school spirit. I will be a part of the Honors College. I?m so honored to have been accepted by Yale, though!?

At Auburn, she plans to pursue a business degree while minoring in economics, she told the Tennessean, which also reported that the school provided scholarship opportunities.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger Tears Into Donald Trump Over Paris Climate Deal Withdrawal

Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken aim at President Donald Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

In a video posted online late Thursday, the former California governor called on citizens to ?rise up? and start a clean energy revolution themselves.

?One man cannot destroy our progress, one man can?t stop our clean energy revolution, one man can?t go back in time,? said ?The Terminator? star. ?Only I can do that.?

Trump?s top priority as president was to ?protect the people,? said Schwarzenegger, who acknowledged it was sometimes ?easy and comfortable to look backwards.?

But after citing the 200,000 annual deaths in the U.S. from air pollution, he said people just couldn?t ?sit back and just do nothing while people are getting sick and dying? anymore. ?Especially when you know there?s another way.? 

Check out the full clip above.

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Twitter Mercilessly Mocks Sean Hannity For Whining About Onion Article

Sean Hannity proved with his Seth Rich ?investigation? that he can?t handle the truth. Now he?s showing he can?t take a joke, either.

On Thursday, Hannity tweeted his displeasure of a May 18 article in The Onion headlined, ?Hundreds Of Miniature Sean Hannitys Burst From Roger Ailes? Corpse.?

The offended Hannity tarred not just the Onion, but also ?the left? in general. 

Hannity?s tweet did receive some sympathetic remarks. But many Twitter users felt Hannity was reacting exactly like the sort of butt-hurt ?snowflake? that he and other right-wingers claim to detest.

Others pointed to a double standard, noting how some conservatives behaved when Barack Obama was president. 

Some pondered possible punishments for The Onion.

Others defended Hannity, proclaiming he would never do the things to Roger Ailes described in the article.

At least one person thought it was hilarious that Hannity was ignoring internet rule number one: Don?t feed the trolls.

And a few people thought further investigation was needed.

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