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Hough 1Camille HoughMrs. LeavittCE EnglishOctober 6, 2019Shut Up About HarvardBen Casselman ,the author of “Shut Up About Harvard” advocates to show the realitiesof trials that college students may face. Casselman claims, mainstream media outlets focus onIvy League schools, ignoring the problems majority of students face . Media misrepresents theidea of colleges lifestyle and the reality most students overcome. Stereotypical college life isrepresented as the partying life, a little bit of studying, getting a degree and then going off to ajob. But that isn’t the case for nearly everyone.Most students don’t attend elite schools and universities. The Misrepresentation thatmedia presents college is going to a fancy, big name college such as Yale, Harvard, or Princetonis a disadvantage for the population. Only the top ten percent of students who apply may beconsidered and only less than 1 percent of students attend elite institutions. In reality, one half of