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Faces and Places: Forging Futures

As November begins, the seniors’ early decision college deadlines are due in a few weeks, with regular decision deadlines right around the corner: As a consequence, the college counseling offices have been bustling with...

Part-Time Students, Full-Time Employees

University of Georgia junior Rachel Robinson ‘15 enjoys sightseeing in D.C. during her free time from her lobbying internship at Holland and Knight. Photo provided by Rachel Robinson.  Three years ago, the members of...

S(way)y Cool: Alumna Creates Costume Startup

Although some may find an endless stream of themed costume parties exciting and an opportunity to craft a killer look or make a statement, two busy and very driven University of Texas sophomores, Rajya...

Five Athletes Formally Commit on Signing Day

On Feb. 8, Upper School students, parents, teammates and coaches of athletes gathered in Clements Lecture Hall to celebrate the five seniors formally committing to play at their colleges. National signing day is traditionally...

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....