Inklings News

College tours, demonstrated interest unfairly benefit wealthier students

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 juniors must take is deciding which colleges to apply to, and a crucial factor is attending col...

Early Decision application outcomes create too much stress for seniors

Early Decision application outcomes create too much stress for seniors

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director

January 2, 2020

As a senior in high school, it is virtually impossible for me to escape the ever-increasing stress of the college process until I am in a school I’m happy with. For many seniors in my same position, these two weeks of mid-December are perhaps the most stressful of the entire year. With early decisio...

College names don’t define who you are

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 or any adult I talked to would bring up college. It’s even worse with kids in my own grade, as ...

May 1 allows seniors to celebrate their college decisions

May 1 allows seniors to celebrate their college decisions

Nicky Brown ’19

May 16, 2019

For high school seniors around the nation, May 1 was national decision day. This means that by May 1, seniors had to decide where they would attend college the following year. Traditionally, seniors celebrate their college selection by wearing their college colors or logos on May 1. Prior to school...

Seniors must understand the neverending college process

Seniors must understand the neverending college process

Bri Zeiberg ’19

March 19, 2019

For many, a commitment to college may signify the end of a college process; from my experience, this is not the case. At the beginning of the college process, the main sources of stress are easily anticipated. Determining which college to attend becomes your primary concern. Acceptance is thought of ...

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 the FBI and US Attorney’s office. According to court records released on March 12, wealthy parents...

College decision notifications infiltrate senior life

College decision notifications infiltrate senior life

Daniel Harizman '19 and Elle Fair '19

January 3, 2019

Girls of Saugatuck Rowing Club officially sign to college

Girls of Saugatuck Rowing Club officially sign to college

Maddie Phelps ’19

November 26, 2018

It’s 5:30 in the morning on a Tuesday. The pitch black sky envelops the quiet streets of Westport. While other teenagers are sound asleep, the girls of the Saugatuck Rowing Club are wide awake, breaking a sweat in the gym or on the boat. And now, for a select few, every minute of exhausting and rigoro...

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