College Proficiency Tests: The What and the Why

College Proficiency Tests: The What and the Why

You enter college thinking that you are done with standardized testing forever, or at least till graduate school. So you rest comfortable in that knowledge and…

How to Choose Your Safety School

How to Choose Your Safety School

While I did not attend my safety school, as an overly-anxious high school student, I did worry myself silly wondering what would happen if I…

The Pros and Cons of a Three-Year Degree

The Pros and Cons of a Three-Year Degree

Of all the new trends popping up in the sphere of education, the rapidly growing phenomena of the three-year degree stands out simply by the…

Why I Didn’t Study for the SAT (& Why It Was a Great Decision)

Why I Didn’t Study for the SAT (& Why It Was a Great Decision)

Right now, millions of high school students all around the world will be prepping for the next upcoming SAT. The October SAT is one of…

In Youth News: California Bans Gay Reparative Therapy for Minors

In Youth News: California Bans Gay Reparative Therapy for Minors

Sexual orientation should be a private matter, but thousands of people in America who identify as gay have had their personal rights to that privacy…

Using a “Back-Door” Major to Get into Your Dream College

Using a “Back-Door” Major to Get into Your Dream College

The Common App (and other college application systems) typically ask you for your intended major when you sign up. It seems like a very easy…

A Beginner’s Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

A Beginner’s Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

After two years, I can proudly call my myself a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program! I’m specifying the whole form of the acronym…

Op-Ed: Why Volunteering for Non-Profits Abroad May Cause Harm

Op-Ed: Why Volunteering for Non-Profits Abroad May Cause Harm

We all have that classmate who went to Nicaragua or some equally obscure place over the summer to help the under-privileged by forming a sustainable…

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