Op-Ed: The Recurring Problem with Connecting AP Scores and Admissions

Op-Ed: The Recurring Problem with Connecting AP Scores and Admissions

It was the first week of my AP Lit class and I had already been told that I was going to be taking the exam…

Christopher Columbus and More: Approaching AP World History

Christopher Columbus and More: Approaching AP World History

One of the first AP courses offered to many students, AP World History, is no doubt a daunting one for any student. Spanning multiple regions,…

So You’ve Decided to Take AP Art History…

So You’ve Decided to Take AP Art History…

Thud. Yes, that’s the sound your Art History textbook makes when you open it. Don’t panic yet. Even though the font size is tiny enough…

What AP Really Does for You in College

What AP Really Does for You in College

College Board details their program and exams as, “Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students’ ability…

7 Types of Kids You’ll Meet In High School

7 Types of Kids You’ll Meet In High School

There are some pretty quirky people in high school. I think all of us have met some interesting characters throughout our respective four years; some…

APs and Honors Don’t Define You

APs and Honors Don’t Define You

There seems to be this idea that you have to be a student who fills their schedule with all AP and honors classes to be…

What Lies at the Heart of AP Classes?

What Lies at the Heart of AP Classes?

In November 2012, Dartmouth College faculty voted to implement a change in the school’s AP policy. Starting in 2014, the Ivy League institution would no…

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons Why I Love AP Classes

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons Why I Love AP Classes

Yes, you read the title correctly: I love Advanced Placement classes. And no, I’m not crazy. I hate the workload and the immense pressure that…

IB What? Explaining IB in All of Its Acronym-Loving Glory

IB What? Explaining IB in All of Its Acronym-Loving Glory

From getting that text from Mom with the uncomfortably placed LOL to listening about the NRA on the news–or even hearing stressed out friends drone…

The Low-Down About APs: Are They Always Worth It?

The Low-Down About APs: Are They Always Worth It?

I have a riddle for you: What causes young teenagers to burst into tears, consume copious (and unhealthy) amounts of sugary energy drinks and coffee,…

To IB or Not to IB: International Baccalaureate Students Tell All

To IB or Not to IB: International Baccalaureate Students Tell All

My old high school was best known in our district for two things: its sport teams and its International Baccalaureate program. As my klutzy nature…

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