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To tattle or not to tattle?

whatiskkaebsongwhatiskkaebsong 15 replies5 threads Junior Member
edited May 2019 in College Admissions
Hello,
I'm a rising senior, and I've come to realize how bloodthirsty (is that the right word) my classmates are.
Our high school is very competitive and send tens of people to t20 schools every year.
My friend founded a club and asked 2 other friends to help start it. She just told me that they all agreed that they started this club for selfish reasons--looking good on college admission aka extra fluff. All three of them have such good stats that they literally don't need to get more badges to show off. Should I "tattle" on them to admissions when I know where they're applying? Or is this a problem for the admissions officer?
Probably would never do this because they're my good friends and I have no guts.
edited May 2019
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  • HKimPOSSIBLEHKimPOSSIBLE 578 replies28 threads Member
    I really don't see this as your business. In fact, it looks like from the way you described it, the two people DID in fact, started the club.

    Whatever the reason, do you have proof? Even then, it's just their loss for starting a club because they wanted to bling for colleges. Unethical? Yeah, but not sure if it's remotely reasonable to notify AO's.
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  • Dancingmom518Dancingmom518 426 replies3 threads Member
    Is this a serious question? If so, the answer is no.
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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1256 replies39 threads Senior Member
    Your friends are not going to fool any Admissions Officials. They see this kind of behavior every year
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 4184 replies92 threads Senior Member
    Everyone does it. It’s no big deal. AOs see thru this.
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10337 replies71 threads Senior Member
    One little club?
    One, it's not your business.
    Two, please realize that the admissions officials have experience, and know what they're doing.
    One selfish club that does nothing. Not a big deal.
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  • whatiskkaebsongwhatiskkaebsong 15 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited May 2019
    I do agree it's not my business and it's not my place to do this. However, they have already set up 2 annual events that have been fairly successful, but they didn't start it because they were "passionate" about it. But, it sounds like the general consensus is that I shouldn't do it, it's not my problem, AOs see through this.
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