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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
7.15.19
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
6.27.19
Scam Academy

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
6.17.19
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
6.3.19
money-inequality

The American Student Loan System Is Not Muslim-Friendly

"Is your career worth a spot in hell? That is what keeps resonating with me."
Tasmiha Khan
5.29.19
Scam Academy

Teens Hacked Their Teacher's Computer to Change Grades for Money

"It wasn't necessarily the most legal thing, but something to do that was sort of fun."
Anonymous
5.28.19
money-scams

People Are Finally Fighting Back Against the College Textbook Industry 'Scam'

Students who can't afford their course materials—along with a rogue professor—are taking on the system.
Allie Conti
5.22.19
climate change

Hundreds of Graduation Speeches This Year Will Include the Same Demand

High school and college students are signing up to devote two minutes of their commencement speeches to pleading for climate action.
Brianna Provenzano
5.21.19
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
5.20.19
Scam Academy

I Ran a College Cheating Business Out of My Frat

And now I'm a high school teacher.
Anonymous
5.13.19
mind

College Kids Who Take Mental Health Leave Can't Always Come Back

While taking time to heal can be beneficial for mental health issues, colleges often leave people in the dark as they try to navigate an opaque system.
Matt Jancer
5.9.19
Scam Academy

I Helped My Friend Cheat on Her SATs and I Would Do It Again

"I wanted to dupe the system and get away with it."
Anonymous
5.6.19
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