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The long-awaited political news of the year is here. Malia Obama, perhaps the coolest Obama, has announced her university pick, that bastion of crimson smugness, Harvard University.

But there’s a twist! According to the Associated Press, the elder Obama sister will be taking a year off before attending.

Both Barack and Michelle Obama attended law school at Harvard, it’s worth noting. Malia’s much-speculated college application process had become a better race than the current presidential one—or at least a less awful one.

It’s not yet clear what Malia will do with her “gap year,” as the kids call it. Travel? Volunteering? Waiting tables? Only time will tell.