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Too Many Private Tutors?

Too Many Private Tutors?

October 16, 2018

We live in a community where being the best is less of an option and rather a requirement, a mindset. Conversations can be overheard of parents normalizing the use of unprescribed adderall or students discussing their formalized resumes. The push for success can partly be blamed on our environment. ...

The Legacy of the SAT

March 29, 2017

The SAT was born in 1926 as an acronym for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The College Board had just recently been formed, and the test was originally created as a sort of IQ test, stemming from the idea that a higher IQ will make one more likely to succeed in life. By 1993, controversy over the idea...

The College Board: A Nonprofit Profit

The College Board: A Nonprofit Profit

By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

March 2, 2017

It’s mid-January, and your mom says you have to register for the SAT. You’re on the College Board website, and the SAT registration fee costs $45. But wait, you should probably take the SAT with Essay because some of the colleges you’re applying to require it. That makes it $57. After checkout, t...

Many Sophomores Plan to Take Old SAT Early

Many Sophomores Plan to Take Old SAT Early

By Talia Wiskind

June 5, 2015

Sophomores are beginning the strenuous process of studying for the SAT’s, with many starting way earlier than expected, hoping to take the old test version this January before it is permanently replaced in March 2016. “I’m already so stressed. The SAT’s are a huge deal, and I only really have...

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

By Holly Parkin

November 21, 2014

oesn’t matter whether you’re a senior caught in the height of application season or a sophomore who’s just taken the PSAT — everything in life seems to revolve around that one loathed topic. “So, where are you applying?” adults ask. “How far have you gotten on your essays?” ask my peers....

Tips and Tricks for SAT Studying

Tips and Tricks for SAT Studying

By Tandis Shoushtary

November 3, 2014

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (better known as the SAT) is the most widely recognized college admission exam in the US, playing a large role in most prospective college student’s lives. Because test results are required for most college applications, it’s not a bad idea to join the two million student...

College Board Announces Changes to SAT

College Board Announces Changes to SAT

By Isabella Schloss

May 19, 2014

The College Board announced in late March its plan to redesign the SAT test, making it more connected to schoolwork and applicable to future education. Starting in spring 2016, the Board will make the essay portion optional, shrink the total score from 2400 to 1600 and eliminate vocabulary that College...

How Soon is too Soon?

How Soon is too Soon?

By Sonja Hutson

June 10, 2013

I remember the first time I started to think seriously about college. I was visiting my cousin the summer before my freshman year, and he asked me where I wanted to go to school. Not having thought about it, I spit out the first college that came to mind: UC Berkeley. “If you want to go there, you...