Pizza Essay Gets Teen Into Yale

A high school senior got accepted into Yale because of her love of Papa John’s pizza. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, and Gina Grad, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you what she did to get in. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“A Tennessee teen is encouraging others to break the mold after reportedly earning a spot at Yale University with an unusual essay about ordering pizza.

Carolina Williams announced that she had been accepted to the Ivy League school on Twitter earlier this month and shared a copy of her essay that appeared to draw high praise (and laughs) from an admissions officer.

“I just want @PapaJohns to know that I wrote a college essay about how much I love to order their pizza and it got me into Yale,” she boasted in a Tweet.”

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Gina Grad

Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Gina Grad


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