We asked how the college cheating scam made you feel. Your stories were incredible

(CNN)For our readers, real life doesn’t have a Hollywood nickname like “Operation Varsity Blues” and the scandal, as it continues to unfold, isn’t an abstraction. “It’s a slap in the face to the American dream and to the other kids in the Chicago Public School system,” said Christian Badillo, the first student from his high school to be admitted to Stanford University, where he is now a senior. It’s a reminder that, as graduating high school senior Mick Hashimoto put it, “We are frustrated with what America has become.” Hashimoto, like so many of his peers across the country, is waiting this week and beyond for the results of his own college applications. Hosniya Zarabi, San Francisco area, California My …