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Whether it’s the acceptance rates that are unrepresentative of what happens to Staples students, rampant grade inflation or the wildly different student profiles of each school, the college admissions process is impossible to fully control or predict.

College admissions revealed to be incredibly subjective, random 

Giselle Oldani ’22 , Web Managing Editor March 15, 2022

For a few weeks in February, I bided my time waiting for college decisions by analyzing the Naviance scattergrams, binging college decision reaction videos and looking up the rankings and acceptance rates...

Virtual experiences fail to expose students to colleges

Virtual experiences fail to expose students to colleges

Aidan Rogers '20, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

A view of the unique architecture, a feel for the warm weather, meeting the passionate students and teachers and exposure to schoolwide pride. This year’s senior class is missing the experiences that...

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College names don’t define who you are

Emma Van Riper ’20, Social Media Director September 26, 2019

As I start my senior year, I figured I’m bound to be asked by various people where I want to go to school next year. However, I didn’t figure that every parent of my friends, every doctor, every dentist...

Dozens of people arrested in alleged college admissions scam

Dozens of people arrested in alleged college admissions scam

March 13, 2019

Emily Stone '20 Over four dozen people, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been charged in a nationwide college admission cheating scandal based off of evidence released by...

Family legacy creates contentious debate

Margaux MacColl/Jackie Sussman, Managing Editor/Opinions Editor March 15, 2016

College is not a pure meritocracy. Many seniors carry the perception that legacy has a significant impact on one’s acceptance. And, for a handful of schools, this perception isn’t wrong. Nevertheless,...

Juniors to take SAT in school, without optional essay

Sophie Call, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

On March 2, juniors will sit down and take the SAT as their standardized test graduation requirement. However, if they’re planning on applying to a number of colleges, this SAT sitting won’t be valid....

Resistance to the SATs is growing but is it justified?

In defense of the SAT

Zach McCarthy, Web News March 31, 2015

I took the SAT last weekend and it was fun! No, just kidding. It was actually a gruelling experience where my only guide was the disinterested Fairfield-Ludlowe proctor scanning the room for cheaters...

From college counselors to intense SAT prep, the college process has changed in the past years.

The Evolution of the College Process

Rachel Guetta, Editor-In-Chief April 12, 2013

Adam Wheeler lied his way into Harvard and Stanford. The young Delaware con artist inflated his test scores and doctored his qualifications. He even managed to get $50,000 in financial aid. If only it...

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