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The Drawbacks of Standardized Testing

The Drawbacks of Standardized Testing

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018

One of the first steps of a college application is a student’s submission of their SAT or ACT tests. Both the SAT and ACT are designed to test students’ knowledge over skills that colleges deem useful. Though colleges claim the tests even out the playing field for applicants, there have been deb...

Senior qualifies for National Merit Commendation

Senior qualifies for National Merit Commendation

Alma Lopez

December 13, 2012

  It is the day some of the students anticipate for months. Every year, countless prep classes, private tutors and hours of studying have been put into the chance to score well on the PSAT. Last October, senior John Shepard completely forgot about the PSAT and that he was taking it. And althoug...