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Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

The biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history occurred on March 12, resulting in federal prosecutors charging 50 people for bribery. It’s estimated that parents paid around $200,000 or more to have their child admitted into prestigious universities like the University of Southern Californ...

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...

College Costs Continue to Rise

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 26, 2017

For nearly 40 years, the average college tuition has quadrupled at both the private and public levels. This increase does not include the several other costs students pay, including housing, food, books, supplies and transportation. If tuition costs continue to rise at this rate, students will continue...

From high school dream to college reality

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016

As a freshman, he walked into school with a plethora of worries. He thought of his chances of getting into his dream schools. Due to this, he worked hard throughout high school. Now a senior, he has achieved his dream.  After applying for early admission, senior Miguel Aguilar was accepted to Stanford ...

Worth it in the end: students’ hard work pays off

Karla Romero, Reporter

November 6, 2014

With the start of the school year many seniors have already begun to worry about their future. In October, seniors Ana Ponce and Tyler Carter received early college admission acceptance letters for the fall of 2015. There were different factors involved in their acceptances. “School involvement...