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Turning 18 during quarantine: stay at home despite wanting adult independence

With the new independences that are gained from becoming an adult, many 18 year olds want to leave home. With COVID-19, those is now unavailable.
This lack of independence is frustrating for many teenagers and is one of their least favorite things about quarantine.
April 27, 2020
This lack of independence is frustrating for many teenagers and is one of their least favorite things about quarantine.

COVID-19 changes college admission process

In recent years, less and less students have taken standardized tests. Due to COVID-19, many SAT and ACT test dates have been cancelled, leading to many colleges opting to go test optional for the class of 2021. This means that the percent of students taking the ACT, the SAT or both will drop drastically this coming year.
April 20, 2020
With schools closed, testing requirements are adapted or optional. But will they ever change back?

[CONCERT REVIEW] Yung Gravy’s hometown show at The Filmore excites yung fanbase

Pictured above, Yung Gravy performs at The Filmore.
March 3, 2020
Minnesota-born Yung Gravy performed at the Filmore on February 21.

Bishop claims her throne at Princeton

Senior Kathleen Bishop signs the official document to play D1 volleyball at Princeton University.
February 29, 2020
On Friday, the official volleyball signing ceremony for senior Kathleen Bishop was held.

College counseling is a privilege

The College Counseling Office is always open to students with questions and want help. On the walls, there are hand-made posters of where each senior from the previous school year enrolled to.
January 17, 2020
Start appreciating the College Counseling Office and realize the privileges that are handed straight to students.

[ADULTING 101] How to iron a shirt

Although ironing may feel like a long and tedious task, its an essential part of adulting.
September 25, 2019
Before you know it, you'll be off to college, and your parents won't be around to iron for you anymore.

College denial letters show everyone is human

Junior Helen Bartlett reads the college denial letters posted on the opinion board.
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

Corruption runs rampant in the admissions process at schools like Stanford, Yale, USC and UT Austin. Photo Illustration: Noah Raaum.
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

Assistant Director of Admissions at Whitman College Madison Hollenbeck talks to senior Elea Besse at a college visit. “A visit really helps pull back the curtain,” Hollenbeck said.
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
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
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

Cartoon: Web Lehmann
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.
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