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Is the SAT Outdated?

Is the SAT Outdated?

Aden Meisel and Claire Tolles November 17, 2021

What is the point of using the SAT? And why do we students still take it? Until recently, standardized testing, specifically the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), held a significant influence in the college...

No Ivy? No problem.

No Ivy? No problem.

Carina Tedesco June 4, 2018

Dear Fellow Rejectees, It's about time for us to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and start focusing on the opportunities awaiting us in this exciting time in our lives: college. So grab a makeup removing...

Cuomo’s College Controversy

Cuomo’s College Controversy

Julia Fay May 18, 2017

Free college tuition. This idea has become increasingly popular and was one of Bernie Sanders’s biggest campaign promises. His idea, that “every person in this country… should be able to get all...

Jail Break

Jail Break

Kailea Hieshima, Opinion Editor October 20, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman’s (or man’s) rape is her own fault. That’s probably what the judge of the People v Brock Allen Turner, or, as it is more commonly recognized, the...

College Trip Opportunity

College Trip Opportunity

October 29, 2015

Check out this interesting college trip service!

Is College Overrated?

Is College Overrated?

April 23, 2015

It seems as if there is a polarized debate on this subject: on one hand there are those who believe that it is a necessary and a safer bet to choose higher education; on the other hand, there are those...

Staff Editorial: College Marketing

Staff Editorial: College Marketing

February 26, 2015

There are literally thousands of four-year degree-granting colleges in America. Each school strives to make itself heard, noticed, and desirable. When sophomores in high school take the PSAT, there is...

The Race and Faults in the American Education System

The Race and Faults in the American Education System

December 11, 2014

Adolescence, the process of transformation from child to adult, has been replaced by a race. It is a race for the ability to say you are the smartest in your class, the best at playing piano, the most...

Staff Editorial: Resumé Padding

Staff Editorial: Resumé Padding

April 9, 2014

High school is about getting into college. As harsh as that is, for those high school students who are determined to make it to a college that is one of their top choices. High school is about getting...

Pros and Cons to Applying Early to College

Pros and Cons to Applying Early to College

January 28, 2014

There are many benefits and drawbacks to applying early to colleges, whether it’s early action or early decision—early action being non-binding, so the student doesn’t have to commit to the school...

Changing the Face of Standardized Testing

November 1, 2012

I recently changed my name on Facebook. I don’t have anything to hide, and I am not entirely sure what swayed me to do so, but for some reason I felt like I should. So, with the submit button on my...

Ian Carradine Advances in Mock Trial as a College Freshman

Ian Carradine Advances in Mock Trial as a College Freshman

April 10, 2012

Laguna alum Ian Carradine graduated in 2011 and went on to Hamilton College in New York. Ian earned the Regional Witness Award: Mock Trial 2012, which is awarded to the highest scoring witnesses at...

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