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MIT student blogger Jess K. '10

The Kim Affair by Jess K. '10

It's been fun, guys.

[ETA] THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE. It’s a joke created by The Tech. Please don’t think that the Admissions Office would EVER do something like this. If you don’t believe me, the lowest score you can possibly get on the SATs (just by putting your name on it) is a 600, combined. My point is, don’t take this seriously. Read it with a sense of humor. Call your parents. Have a nice day.

I don’t know if any of you have heard about this, but I thought it would be best if you heard it from me. It’s been a very difficult time for me and my family, so I appreciate any nice comments. Mean comments are not only not nice, they’re mean, so please don’t leave them. Thank you MIT, because (as evidenced by the picture) I really enjoyed all the free food, and the best of luck to the Class of 2010. I’ll miss you all.

16 responses to “The Kim Affair”

  1. Fermion says:

    Ah.. Thats terrible. :( When did you send in your application? Was it right near the deadline? I’m rather disappointed of the admissions office though.. Terrible mistake to make.

    Anyway.. Listing skateboarding and listening to loud music makes a well-rounded person? Yes, those are good activities, and its important to have something to do other than academics..

    But I write computer programs for fun, like some people play sports or listen to music. Seriously, no joke. After reading this story, I’m a little bit worried that the admissions office is just going to skim down my activity list, see nothing that “normal” people do for fun, and reject me because I’m not “well rounded”, whatever that means. I have friends with whom I have plenty of fun. I don’t focus on my academics to the exclusion of everything else. I hope the admissions officers understand this in my application, because after reading that entry, I’ve lost a little bit of faith in the superiority of MIT admissions..

    Anyway.. Good luck getting through this.. absolutely terrible news.. You are a great writer, so I’m sure you’ll find something to do that works for you! Good luck!!

    If you happen to be an admissions officer reading this, PLEASE take a look at what I’ve said. For me, computer programming is a hobby – something to do for fun. Please don’t automatically reject people because they don’t do something for fun in the traditional sense.

  2. Is this a JOke???

    SAT math score of 80 is not possible! The min is 200 right???

    Kim will be the luckiest person on the face of this pkanet earth if she gets to attend MIT!

    I wish I was her!!

    Ankit Chandra

    Gaborone, Botswana

  3. DaveChenner says:


    In Paragraphio nine, it kinda says “him” when referring to you. :D

    see you laterR

  4. Anonymous says:

    Heh, I get that it’s a joke, but somehow it’s not that funny. It’s just too scary to be funny.

  5. Julie says:

    Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward have done it again! Yet another scandal exposed by two of America’s finest reporters. I also have to say that I’m very impressed with The Tech’s dedication to excellence in every issue-even the halves.

    (btw, it’s things like this make me love MIT.)

  6. thekeri says:

    I asked them not to print mine, even though the face is just as awesome as yours.

    Anyway, everyone knows you were admitted by mistake. You didn’t cure cancer like the rest of us, and that’s an admissions requirement – right up there with 4 years of English and 2 of a foreign language, you know?

  7. Fermion says:

    Ahh.. I’m an idiot! I should have realized it was a joke! Issue 35 1/2.. hah. You had me scared for a while there… Please disregard my 1st post then! I considered that it might be a joke, but then decided it would be a “mean” post if I said that. Considering there are 800 points possible on the SAT math, on average, a person completely guessing should get 200. Bah. I can’t believe I didn’t get that. I’ve always been a bit gullible smile I didn’t realize that The Tech did joke issues!

    Well, you can laugh all you want at my first post now!

  8. Albert Chang says:

    Hah! You scared me there for a sec! Please don’t go smile

  9. Drew says:

    Where did they get that? I saw the same article for a different person in my hall.

  10. Joe says:

    Oh wow, you got an 80 too? That’s so cool!

    …Yeah, yours came out a lot better than mine did. I look…scary. Like Igor with a necklace.

    I got too much free crap…Hooray for the activities fair!

  11. thekeri says:

    Jess, why do people keep calling you Kim?

  12. Colin says:

    I’M SORRY KIM :(

  13. Does this mean I can now come to the Mitty School?

  14. Rach says:

    You just love playing with your readers, don’t you? tongue laugh

    You’ve got a great sense of humor. Got to watch out for those people who take you seriously.

  15. Colin says:





    as it is, my mouth was empty, and dear GOD i am laughing so hard.