Teen writes rejection of college rejection letter

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Siobhan O’Dell, a 17-year-old applying to colleges across the country, recently received a rejection letter from Duke University. However, it's her rejection of the rejection letter that is now going viral.

Using the same structure of her rejection letter, O'Dell posted a rejection of the rejection letter on Tumblr.

The letter starts with:

"Thank you for you [sic] rejection letter of March 26, 2015. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me admission into the Fall 2015 freshman class at Duke."

O'Dell continued, saying she has received rejection letters "from the best and brightest universities" in the country. She then says despite the university's success in rejecting previous applications, the school did not "meet her qualifications."

She ends with:

"Therefore, I will be attending Duke University's 2015 freshman class. I look forward to seeing you then."


    • John J. Jones

      Contrary to popular belief, more whites are on welfare and food stamps than Hispanics. Combined together there are about 20 times more Americans on welfare than illegals, since they have no documentation to support their request. Also, it might help you to know that most welfare and food stamp recipients live in “Red” states, as opposed to predominately Democrat “Blue” states. Therefore, if you really want to save taxpayers money we need to remove all Republicans from the US so that we can reduce the deficit.

  • Bert Correa

    Wow, you people are really something else. It is a shame knowing that people like you even exist. As a young, educated, Puerto Rican (capitalized to show respect and pride of my origins), to be frank, you people are disgusting. If you knew anything, or bothered to do your own research, you would know that 38.8% of people on welfare are white Americans. 15.7% of people on welfare are Hispanic Americans. So there are about double the amount of white people on welfare than Hispanics in case you can’t count. Meaning you are the freeloaders, and you come only second to African Americans who comprise, exactly, one more percent than whites. So please do not make assumptions based on race unless you have evidence to back it up. I am including a reputable link that reports data obtained as of Jan 14th 2015. Please feel free to comment with more stupid opinions based on false reasoning, especially you john (not capitalized because I do not respect you).

    • Tim Likens

      The only problem with your facts is that you leave out White Americans account for 77% of the population in the United States, Hispanics only account for 17%.

      • Bert

        If we were accounting for relative population sizes that statistic would matter. The amount of money spent on welfare is proportional to the sheer number of individuals receiving aid. Either way you put it, there are more whites receiving welfare then there are Hispanics in the country. Again, this is based on the raw number of individuals within the population not the relative percentage of each.

        • Chauncey

          Bert, your “point” about there being more whites on welfare than Hispanics is completely ignorant. You are looking at raw numbers as opposed to percentages. Of course more of the white population will be receiving assistance because more white people make up the population as opposed to Hispanics. Also, you don’t capitalize Puerto Rico because of pride, you capitalize Puerto Rico because in the english language, nationalities and languages are always capitalized whether they are used as a noun or an adjective. Have a great day.

          • Bob

            Chauncey, if you’re going to criticize others, better make sure your own house is spotless. You took the time to let Bert know that “nationalities and languages are always capitalized”, yet you failed to capitalize “English” in your response. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

          • Bert Correa

            Thank you for your comment maybe you didn’t read my message, I’ll clarify. The amount of aid disbursed by the government does NOT rely on percentages. So to consider the percentages is irrelevant. However you interpret the information there are more whites than non-whites receiving welfare. That is the bottom line and the point in case. Also I study biochemistry and literature, I don’t need a lecture on the mechanics of the English language. There is a little something called choice of case in text, it allows me to manipulate the case of any word I choose in order to make a point. That is what I just did with the capitalization, maybe you need to look up the word ignorant again. This discussion is also about where the majority of taxpayer money ends up, and since almost 39% of americans receiving welfare are white americans, almost, 39% of the money goes to them. If you can’t wrap your head around that, sorry, I don’t know what to tell you.

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