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Scam Academy

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications

I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.
Anonymous
7.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Ministry Wants Students to ‘Connect’ Their Social Media Accounts to their College's

Students, teachers and youth rights activists are worried that this might be a way for authorities to collect personal data and target those with views against the government.
Shamani Joshi
7.11.19
Hey, You Around?

A College Dealer Explains Why Snapchat Is So Great for Selling Weed

"I serve to some real stoners who I think are in college for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."
Seth Ferranti
7.1.19
Technology

These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests

"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."
Anonymous
6.18.19
Scam Academy

I Use My Learning Disorder Diagnosis to Cheat on Tests

Getting diagnosed cost thousands of dollars—my roommate couldn't afford it—but it's helping me out big time.
Anonymous
6.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

College Admission Forms in Bengal Now Allow Students to Describe Themselves as Humanist, Secular or Atheist

"We feel that 'Humanity' is the true religion of mankind."
Shamani Joshi
6.3.19
Scam Academy

I Make $1,000 a Week Writing Essays for Lazy Students

Helping kids scam schools has turned into a full-time job for me.
Anonymous
5.21.19
Technology

This Medical School in Japan Uses Facial Recognition for Attendance

Students take turns using tablets to take photos of themselves to confirm attendance.
Lex Celera
4.15.19
education

What It’s Like Writing Fake Essays for Wealthy International Students

College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these “tutors.”
Stephen K Hirst
4.5.19
Stuff

College Advice from a 75-Year-Old Who Went to School for 55 Years and Got 30 Degrees

His message to young people: Don't quit too soon.
Michael Nicholson as told to Emma Collins
3.25.19
Internet

How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?
Luke Winkie
3.25.19
protest

Girls Uninterrupted: How 2018 Was a Defining Moment for Indian Women Students’ Fight Against Hostel Curfews

The past few months have witnessed some of the most successful student protests against gender discriminatory curfews across the country.
Shrishti Malhotra
12.27.18
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