Navigating College as a Gates Millennium Scholar

Navigating College as a Gates Millennium Scholar

Scrolling through social media, I gazed at the overjoyed Facebook statuses by a few peers who had received the Gates Millennium scholarship. I still waited…

Why Do Elite Colleges Reject AP Credit?

Why Do Elite Colleges Reject AP Credit?

As freshmen, many students enter high school excited for all the cool classes and activities that the schools offer. Often, one of these opportunities is…

Excellent Sheep: What I Learned from Meeting William Deresiewicz

Excellent Sheep: What I Learned from Meeting William Deresiewicz

This past summer, the explosive New Republic article “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League” hit social media, garnering many strong responses and discussion….

Andrea’s Story: My Journey to Stanford University

Andrea’s Story: My Journey to Stanford University

For many of my classmates, Leland Stanford Junior University has always been the dream. They toured the campus multiple times, participated in Stanford summer camps, and…

Conquering the Critical Reading Section: Just Read

Conquering the Critical Reading Section: Just Read

The blaring light from the table lamp spreads across the pages of one of those SAT Ultimate Guides filled with endless drills and timed practices. Many…

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