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Volume 10, Issue 5

Juniors: How to Make the Most of Your Summer

The end of the school year is just around the corner – seniors have made their final college choice, APs exams are impending, and for you high school juniors, it’s time to start thinking about how to get the most out of your summer.

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The Perfect Score Project: A Counselor’s Review

People of all ages and backgrounds love to complain about the SAT. The New York Times Magazine recently published an article by Todd Balf about the College Board’s recent announcement that they plan to overhaul the test. The article begins:

The SAT Is Hated By:
A) Stressed-out students
B) Frustrated Educators
C) Hamstrung Admissions Officers
D) Anxious Parents
E) All of the Above

You know the answer.

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Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with Fun Graduation Traditions

It’s May, and with the school year coming to a close, college seniors across the country are preparing to say goodbye to their university years and enter the real world.

Commencement is a tradition held at just about every college and university in the US, but some schools like to take the pomp and circumstance to the next level with fun and funky graduation traditions of their own. At these schools, there’s more to graduation than a cap, gown, and a short walk across the stage.

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