College admissions scandal faces sentencing

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The parents involved in the College Admissions Scandal in February are starting to be sentenced. Felicity Huffman, the first of many, was sentenced 14 days in jail after pleading not guilty on September 13. Felicity Huffman an actress most known for her part in Desperate Housewives, was exposed to taken part in an elicit scheme in ensuring her daughters entry into a university. 

        Michelle Misyutina, a Senior at Niles North who is applying to schools right now, said she wasn’t surprised by the scandal, “It’s not right, but it’s understandable.” 

        Misyutina further goes on to say that the scandal hasn’t discouraged her from applying to college at all, “What happened has happened.”

Felicity Huffman paid $15,000  so her daughter’s SAT would be corrected after she took it. If Huffman paid $75,000, her daughter could have received a perfect score. Another Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin and her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli stand accused of paying $500,000 to pass off their daughters’ as crew recruits. The parents pleaded not guilty and if found guilty could face up to 40 years in jail. 

Huffman apologized to many but took time to apologize. At her sentencing, she took the time to apologize   “to the students who work hard every day to get into college and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.”