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Tufts University


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As a Tufts Graduate, Here's Why I'm Upset by the #YOLO Question | NOISEY

Alternative Tufts Essay Questions

You’ve probably already seen the dismissive Gawker post (my editor’s comment: I didn’t get past “most prestigious safety school” [1]), 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!

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