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COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

Lily Klau '23, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

Everyone knows the infamous college application process: students take their SAT and ACTs, meet with college representatives, visit all prospective colleges and then make their decision. But for high school...

This summer, Eddie Kiev ’20 visited Columbia University in New York City, which was a one-hour train ride away. However, many college campuses are much less accessible, some even requiring plane tickets to visit. Transportation, lodging, and meal expenses can add up after a few college visits and may be unaffordable to some.

College tours, demonstrated interest unfairly benefit wealthier students

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor January 9, 2020

Now that the new year has arrived,, seniors are finishing up and sending off the last of their college applications, while juniors are just beginning to prepare for the application process. The first step...

College application season generates stress, sympathy, and other side effects for seniors and teachers

College application season generates stress, sympathy, and other side effects for seniors and teachers

November 2, 2016

By Renee Weisz Common app, early decision, transcript requests, teacher recommendations, college. All are familiar buzzwords clouding seniors’ minds during this last week of the quarter. Yet, for...

Navigating the college process

Navigating the college process

Alix Sommers, Assistant Business Manager October 30, 2015

After completing the college application process in early October, with fifteen essays, three standardized tests and junior year behind me, I was excited to hear back from two rolling schools. With many...

Finding solace in silence

Finding solace in silence

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor January 13, 2015

It doesn't matter how much you've been through with your closest clique, how much you tell each other, or how long you've known each other, when it comes to the college process it is every man for himself. This...

 Hopkins admissions error rattles college applicants

Hopkins admissions error rattles college applicants

Ale Benjamin, Managing Editor December 19, 2014

For thousands of seniors across the nation, December has the potential to bear one of the best days of the year. And no, it’s not Christmas. This day falls about two weeks before, when a long awaited...

Excessive college gear generates judgement

Excessive college gear generates judgement

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor November 10, 2014

At Staples High School, college applications are treated with the type of air-tight security a clueless outsider might reserve for the CIA. Forget “I love you;” the truest sign someone trusts you...

iPhone apps artificially enhance appearance of photos

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer August 25, 2014

A flat stomach, two-inch thigh gap, healthy bust, toned butt, perfect skin, flawless hair, and a scenic background is all any girl needs for her perfect profile picture. While these strict requirements...

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