Editor’s note: The following is a submission from Nikki Blank, Tufts c/o ‘15. Tufts women’s soccer defeated Colby 2-0 yesterday. On the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, I must compet…
Recently, Tufts University included the question, “What does #YOLO mean to you?” on its application. Here’s why that’s unfortunate but not surprising.
You’ve probably already seen the dismissive Gawker post (my editor’s comment: I didn’t get past “most prestigious safety school” ), but Tufts had the following question as a prompt choice on this year’s application:
The ancient Romans started it when they coined the phrase “Carpe diem.” Jonathan Larson proclaimed “No day but today!” and most recently, Drake explained You Only Live Once (YOLO). Have you ever seized the day? Lived like there was no tomorrow? Or perhaps you plan to shout YOLO while jumping into something in the future. What does #YOLO mean to you?
We (and some hilarious Twitter people) brainstormed some creative alternatives — enjoy!