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College denial letters show everyone is human

College denial letters show everyone is human

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

May 22, 2019

Leaving a lasting legacy, seniors have displayed their college rejection letters on the opinion board. For juniors especially, the letters show that disappointment is inevitable in the college admissions process.

$1.2 million gets you into Yale? Students aren’t surprised

$1.2 million gets you into Yale? Students aren’t surprised

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

March 13, 2019

There's a foolproof way of getting kids into big-name schools like Yale, Stanford and USC: bribery.

Take initiative: attend college visits

Take initiative: attend college visits

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

October 24, 2018

There is more to the search for colleges than admissions websites. So many representatives come here, so make time to talk to them.

Consider letting summer just be summer

Consider letting summer just be summer

Sharee Roman, RubicOnline Editor

May 16, 2018

Although involvement in summer camps can be enriching and feed passions, taking the summer away from academics can be a healthy break.

Stop worrying about college; start doing things you love

Stop worrying about college; start doing things you love

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

April 20, 2018

Take electives and extracurriculars that truly interest you and not just to add them to a college application.

Gender split retreat fails to empower all seniors

Gender split retreat fails to empower all seniors

Ellie Findell, Production Manager

April 8, 2018

The Senior Retreat left female-identifying students feeling scared and less than empowered for the potential sexual assault they could face after high school.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t forget that AP testing is a choice

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t forget that AP testing is a choice

The RubicOnline Staff

May 11, 2017

SPA students take more than the national average of APs, but that doesn't mean everyone should.

Weighting grades is a heavy issue

Weighting grades is a heavy issue

Isabel Gisser and Flannery Enneking-Norton

March 7, 2017

There are multiple angles to consider in the debate about adopting a weighted system at SPA.

Early Decision lifts weight of college off seniors’ shoulders

Early Decision lifts weight of college off seniors’ shoulders

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

February 7, 2017

At the same time that most seniors were wrapping up their college applications, a third of the class of 2017 had already heard back from their colleges through early decision (ED) applications.

Recommendation requests due to College Counseling

Recommendation requests due to College Counseling

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

September 18, 2016

Teacher recommendation forms due Sept. 19 for seniors.

During seniors’ application process, reduce college talk among peers

During seniors’ application process, reduce college talk among peers

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

September 15, 2016

During the college application process, it is important to be sensitive when asking seniors college related questions.

Rising seniors meet with college admission director to learn about college essays

Rising seniors meet with college admission director to learn about college essays

Clare Tipler, RubicOnline Production Manager

May 20, 2016

A Carleton College admissions officer came to speak to the junior class about college essays.