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Scarlett Letter of Rejection

  Very few movies and television shows accurately depict the college admissions process. For example, in “High School Musical 3,” star basketball player, musical theater extraordinaire and teen-heartthrob Troy Bolton shocks his classmates by...

The Abroad Squad

After graduation, the Class of 2017 will be heading to different places. And while most seniors are leaving for colleges in the United States, some have decided to study for a semester abroad and...

(e)Sports Can Help for College

The controversial question of whether video gaming can be considered as a sport often spurs heated debate. Some argue that because it requires skill, strategy and many times the ability to work as part...

Study Hard, Play Harder

KATE LOVE   Verbally committed since her sophomore year, senior Kate Love will play division one lacrosse at Penn State University this fall. To stay in shape over the summer and prepare for collegiate...

Check All That Apply: The Role of Race and Ethnicity in College Admissions

$1.50 – Asian male. $1- Caucasian. Free – Native American. These were the prices of goods at an anti-affirmative action bake sale at the University of Texas on Oct. 26 that attracted over 100...

From Conception to Birth: Your Letter of Recommendation

A college application is littered with numbers—the GPA and scores of the ACT, SAT, SAT subject test scores and APs. Colleges use these figures to help them understand the academic profile of an applicant....

Injured Commits Take Precautions

Dribbling the soccer ball between her feet, sophomore Trinity Thomas takes the ball on a breakaway during the 2016 Dallas International Girls Cup when suddenly a girl on the opposing team kicks the back...

A Guide to Dorm Design

Basic Things You’ll Forget You Need Cleaning supplies Vacuum Duster If you’re in a suite, toilet paper, toilet brush, hand towels, hand soap A case of water bottles A first aid kit, with band-aids, Advil,...

InternMe, Myself, and I: Juniors Create Company for Internship Seekers

April is that time of the year when the prospect of sunny beaches and endless free time seems just within reach. But summer also brings a weighty responsibility – deciding how to best utilize...

Senior Class Bonds over College Decisions

The Class of 2016 celebrate admission decisions from colleges. Heart rate elevated and hands trembling, senior Nathalie Naor opens her decision email from New York University at 4 p.m. on a December school day...