Operation Varsity Blues

Operation Varsity Blues

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison in College Admissions Scandal

The actress paid $15,000 for someone to take the SAT for her daughter.
Emma Ockerman
9.13.19
money-inequality

Court Documents Reveal How Affirmative Action for the 1% Really Works

Scandalous new details about the University of Southern California's admission process came out as part of the ongoing 'Varsity Blues' trial.
Allie Conti
9.5.19
Rag Time

Lori Loughlin's Genius Defense Strategy Is... God

After months of demonstratively attending mass with husband Massimo Giannulli, the former 'Full House' star appeared in court this week for the college admissions scandal.
Allie Jones
8.29.19
college admissions scandal

The College Admissions Scandal Just Produced Its First Criminal Sentence

A Stanford coach who took more than $600K in bribes isn't getting any jail time.
Emma Ockerman
6.12.19
college admissions

Why the SAT's New "Adversity Score" Still Doesn't Solve the Problem

Some advocates and experts think the College Board’s new “adversity score” might just be another number that can’t possibly show the full picture.
Emma Ockerman
5.17.19
college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

"I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done."
Rex Santus
5.13.19
Celebrity

Let William H. Macy Play Every Role in the New College Admissions Scam Show

The college bribery scandal is becoming a miniseries, and there's only one gruff Academy Award-nominated actor suitable for every role.
River Donaghey
5.8.19
college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman and 13 others plead guilty in college admissions scandal

"Operation Varsity Blues” has ensnared 50 people.
Emma Ockerman
4.8.19
scams

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Comes from a Baker's Yeast Empire

The disgraced Theranos mogul's great-great-great-grandfather founded Fleischmann's Yeast and changed America's bread industry.
Bettina Makalintal
3.25.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Yale students aren't surprised their school was at the center of the college admissions scandal

Here's what Yale students from different socioeconomic classes have to say about the college admissions scandal.
Antonia Hylton
Mimi Dwyer
3.23.19
College admissions scam

How the college-admission scammers did it

“It’s truly stunning, it’s almost comical,” said an expert on economic inequality in higher education. “You wonder if it’s an anomaly.”
Rex Santus
3.13.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Former college admissions officers tell us just how broken the process is

Dave Mayers
Lindsay Van Dyke
3.13.19