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Early Decision

Early Decision

Jezza Bull-Briones, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2014

Summertime is here. School ends in less than 5 days and so now I’m left deciding when I will apply to colleges. Hopefully by now you’ve already figured out which schools you’re going to apply to (if you haven’t decided, this article may help). And hopefully you’ve taken a look at deadlines and know when you need to fill out your application. But if you’re like me, there’s another factor that goes into college decisions, Early Decision vs. Regular Decision. Regular Decision is what most people typically choose to do. You send your application out to various schools waiting for replies to see if you have been admitted. With the replies comes the schools’ financial aid packages enabling you to pick the school you want at the price you like. Early Decision isn’t like that though. From the research I’ve done, Early Decision seems like a huge mess of fears for students like me. Early Decision is typical...

Organization Essentials

Organization Essentials

Whitney Ford, Jezza Bull-Briones, Business Editor, Editor-in-chief

May 16, 2014

I often walk down the hallways viewing the horrors of high school organization with wide eyes. Binders filled to the brim with crumpled papers. Backpacks home to every assignment given during the school year. Planners empty of all events other than national holidays. Whitney and I believe...

Choosing Your College Checklist

Choosing Your College Checklist

Whitney Ford, Business Editor

April 18, 2014

“What college are you going to?” This is a question I am constantly asked by teachers, students, and family members. Whenever I answer this question, the follow-up question I receive, as expected, is “Why?” Whenever I was choosing my college, there were several things I researched before...

Make the Best of Counselor Visits

Make the Best of Counselor Visits

Jezza Bull-Briones, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2014

What I have heard way too often from juniors this week: "I didn’t receive any new information!" This week marks the beginning of junior conferences with counselors, for many the real first step into seriously considering life after high school. I had my junior conference this past Wednesday and...

Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

Jezza Bull-Briones, Editor-In-Chief

March 5, 2014

I open my eyes in the morning at the alarm, but unlike other students my first thoughts are not of dreams I had or the people I look forward to seeing that day. I dream of scholarships. And applications. And deadlines. The end of February of junior year marks a huge invisible turning point....

The SAT Tragedy

The SAT Tragedy

Whitney Ford, Business Editor

February 17, 2014

College-bound high school students have begun to prepare (or should have) for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or the SAT. That is, if they know how. If they are having any of the experiences I am, knowing how is their issue. Counselors will talk and talk about the need to take the SAT and the PSAT,...

Concerning College

Junior Matt Smiley receives college information at an October College Fair.

Whitney Ford, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014

You sit at your desk in class, pen in hand, staring at the assignment in front of you. But you are completely zoned out, not listening at all to what the teacher is saying. You’re mind isn’t blank, however. You have one thing on your mind. It is the one thing teachers, counselors, and even your parents...

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