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May the College Board Be Ever in Your Favor

May the College Board Be Ever in Your Favor

By Holly Parkin

December 16, 2013

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are considered the most prestigious courses available in high school. Due to their college-level difficulty and hefty workload, they are deemed unfit for the faint-hearted. However, I have determined that the real difficulty of an AP class is learning to deal with fellow...

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

By Sarah Asch and Markita Schulman

October 24, 2013

Senior Lauren Killingsworth grew up in a household where gender did not determine her interests. “For me, growing up with two brothers, basically all I played with was legos and construction toys [...] which might be why I’m more interested in science and math,” Killingsworth said. Because her...

EDITORIAL: What are AP classes really for?

By Tam News Staff

June 12, 2012

It’s easy to get caught up trying to determine which classes will give you the upper hand, but the rush to dazzle colleges with impressive schedules may make you lose sight of what you actually want. Pressure from school, family, and even other students to enroll in honors or AP classes can make students...