Operations Varsity Blues

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Keira Ordonez, Staff Reporter

Operations Varsity Blues

By: Keira Ordonez

Staff Reporter

 

Released in March of this year, Netflix’s new Documentary titled Operations Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal dives into the scandal that occurred in 2019 when an  FBI agent caught rich and famous people paying a man named Rick Singer to get their children into elite schools. The scandal gained immense popularity when it was discovered that one of the celebrities that had paid Rick was Lori Loughlin who is well known for her role in Full House, a popular sitcom from 1987 with 8 seasons.

 

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused in 2019 for paying to fake credentials for their daughters Oliva Jade and Isabella Rose to get into the university of southern california. Lori and her husband were charged with paying over half a million dollars to get their children into these selective schools and most recently in december Lori was released after being sentenced to two months in jail.

 

Oliva had a following with her through social media where she had a popular YouTube channel and also was featured in many videos of a very popular YouTuber named David Dobrick. This year after staying off social media because of the scandal, Oliva posted on social media through a TikTok where she discussed how she felt so publicly shamed and shared a pisces of advice someone had told her in the past “it doesn’t matter if I’m drowning in 60 feet of water and you’re drowning in 30. We’re both still drowning,'”

 

The Documentary directed by Chris Smith did an excellent job to explain how the whole scandal went about by giving interviews of people who had worked within the scheme. As well as show interviews with students and people on how they felt over the scandal since they had to work hard to get into these elte schools rather than have the privilege of paying to get a spot.