Tufts University References Drake & Asks Applicants What "#YOLO" Means To Them

Tufts University has put a YOLO-based question on their admission application.

Apparently Drake's words have reached the iconic status of "Carpe Diem," and "No Day But Today," as Tufts University is asking university applicants what the term "#YOLO" means to them (yes, they actually used a hashtag). In what seems to be an attempt to engage with Millennials, the school namechecks Drake alongside Jonathan Larson, and the ancient Roman phrase, asking students looking to attend the institution to write about the acronym in essay-form.

The term was popularized in Drake's song "The Motto," and has since become a cultural mainstay, showing up everywhere from t-shirts to yearbook quotes, and even being considered for for the Oxford dictionary (GIF thankfully took its place there).

Read the full question below. What does #YOLO mean to YOU?

"The ancient Romans started it when they coined the phrase "Carpe diem." Jonathan Larson proclaimed "No day but today!" and most recently, Drake explained You Only Live Once (YOLO). Have you ever seized the day? Lived like there was no tomorrow? Or perhaps you plan to shout YOLO while jumping into something in the future. What does #YOLO mean to you?"




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