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As I have said before I would stay away from this issue if I were the OP. Here are some mainstream conservative positions that wouldn't play out well with admissions. Providing meals to the elderly is a waste of money. Providing money for the arts is a waste of money. Climate change is a hoax(imagine a student writing an essay on the climax change hoax). Providing government paid medical care for the poor is a waste of money. The mentally ill should be allowed to carry guns.
Bottom line, I wish your D the best of luck and tell her not to live in fear.
Ha, you mean where Zin asks me if I'm sure work study kids aren't making admit decisions? I am sure. Or an anecdote or two, in *Daily Beast,* about how some adult once worked as a receptionist? You never had an incidental job?
Ask yourself what that proves. Many could learn a whole lot more about all this by examining the colleges, not clinging to anecdotes, hearsay, and "I think."