Op-Ed: The Good Teacher?

Op-Ed: The Good Teacher?

By now, you’ve no doubt heard of the brave Jeff Bliss for calling out his teacher for doing her job poorly. Since the video went…

Technology: A Tool of the Trade

Technology: A Tool of the Trade

Commenting on the advent of the digital age, Don DeLillo stated, “In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.” In other words, everything…

Is Parting Such Sweet Sorrow?

Is Parting Such Sweet Sorrow?

Ever watch those cliché sports movies? Maybe one of the old 80s ones with the tough-as-nails coach that teaches everyone the meaning of sportsmanship?  My…

Directions for the Road to Enlightenment: Pick Any Road

Directions for the Road to Enlightenment: Pick Any Road

My dad calls himself an Engineer without holding a degree. He says his knowledge isn’t measured and shouldn’t be judged by a piece of paper….

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…

Marine Semester 101

Marine Semester 101

Fun fact that I learned during my schools matriculation ceremony yesterday: around 40% of my class will study abroad at some point in their college…

Is City Year for You?

Is City Year for You?

After I finally came to terms with the fact that I was going to take a gap year after high school, I frantically searched for programs…

The Escape from High School ‘Tunnel Vision’

The Escape from High School ‘Tunnel Vision’

A couple days ago, my friend who recently graduated from high school Facebooked (yes, I just used ‘Facebook’ as a verb) me and asked what…

My Education in Panama

My Education in Panama

There are so many differences between my high school in the country of Panama, where I grew up, and the United States, where I now…

Op-Ed: Grades…Bleh

Op-Ed: Grades…Bleh

Some teacher somewhere is about to tear his/her hair out by the title of this op-ed but HEAR ME OUT: IT IS NOT THE FAULT…

The Stack 5/20-5/26: College News Roundup

The Stack 5/20-5/26: College News Roundup

Well, kiddies are starting to graduate from both high school and college (KUDOS) and the lazy summer months are starting to roll in. But things…

A World Outside the SATs: Meet the Gaokao from China

A World Outside the SATs: Meet the Gaokao from China

The SATs: Whether it is the reasoning test or the subject tests, the College Board SATs are generally negatively viewed by most American high school…

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