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Across the District: Georgetown to GWU

Across the District: Georgetown to GWU

Kyle Hammalian
March 21, 2017
Filed under College Corner, Top Stories

Across the nation’s capitol are two distinctly different universities: Georgetown University and George Washington University. The district is a mid-sized city that definitely doesn’t feel to be as densely populated as New York City, and it has an entirely different feel. There aren’t skysc...

Why be a Gamecock?: The University of South Carolina

Why be a Gamecock?: The University of South Carolina

Olivia Lein
February 28, 2017
Filed under College Corner, Top Stories

Within seconds of walking the grounds of the University of South Carolina , any prospective student will feel the immediate comfort and beauty that defines this university. The 444-acre school isn't the basic, brick-building invaded campus that is typical of today. In fact, the University of South C...

A great way to enhance your college experience: delay it

A great way to enhance your college experience: delay it

Sophie Miller
June 1, 2016
Filed under College Corner, Current Events, Opinion, Top Stories

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece. Malia Obama is taking a gap year and then going to Harvard. This doesn’t really sound like an option for your everyday student, considering she’s the president’s daughter and she’s going to Harvard, but it turns out that taking a gap yea...

From Orange & White to Maize & Blue: Rachel Samitt

From Orange & White to Maize & Blue: Rachel Samitt

March 7, 2016
Filed under College Corner, Top Stories

Whether you were a member of FEA (The Future Educators of America), the environmental club, or a participant in BBYO (B'nai B'rith Youth Organization), odds are you knew, or at least knew of, Rachel Samitt, Pascack Hills alum of the Class of 2015. The incredibly outgoing and industrious Samitt spent...

The SAT and ACT: A Measure of One’s Bank Account

The SAT and ACT: A Measure of One’s Bank Account

Dylan Barron
February 9, 2016
Filed under College Corner, School News

Editor’s note: The following is an op-ed piece.   As the college admissions process has become increasingly competitive, more and more emphasis is placed on a student’s SAT and ACT scores. These two standardized tests consume far too much time and money from both students and their parent...

Is “The U” For U?

Is “The U” For U?

Jackson Cianciulli
February 4, 2016
Filed under College Corner

The college hunt is an exciting and stressful process, with students across the nation researching to choose one of thousands of universities to call their home for several years. I recently had the pleasure to visit the University of Miami in Coral Gables, an affluent suburban neighborhood less than...

Nine Thousand Five Hundred and Four Words Later

Nine Thousand Five Hundred and Four Words Later

Zachary Broadman
January 28, 2016
Filed under College Corner, Opinion, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The following piece is an opinion-editorial. Thirty-one pages; 9,504 words; 45,518 characters; 21 schools. These numbers represent the sum total of my college application process – the part that can be measured at least. What they don’t quantify is the crushing stress, the fea...

#acceptdenial

#acceptdenial

Jamie Spelling
December 21, 2015
Filed under College Corner, Inspirational

*Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed piece. Human nature can sometimes be hypocritical: If we get deferred or denied from a school, we treat it like it has no right being the mark of all our accomplishments. Yet if the letter is an acceptance, it becomes the gold medal for all that we have don...

The Day I Got Deferred

The Day I Got Deferred

Jamie Spelling
December 10, 2015
Filed under College Corner, Inspirational, School News

It is said that the college acceptance letter is the mark of all accomplishments. So, does that default the deferment or denial letter to a mark of failure? My initial reaction: no. I said, “I know who I am. I know what I have accomplished. Most importantly, I know what I deserve.” I know I am fine....

College Corner: UCONN

College Corner: UCONN

Jackson Cianciulli
November 17, 2015
Filed under College Corner

Are you looking to stay relatively close to home yet still assert your independence? Are you searching for a college where the only thing bigger than the school spirit is the love students have for one another, who will evolve from college roommates to lifelong pals? Are you searching for a university ...

COLLEGE CORNER: University of Michigan

COLLEGE CORNER: University of Michigan

Evan Lazarus
November 12, 2015
Filed under College Corner

The University of Michigan is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has a total enrollment of 43,625 students. Michigan offers standout academics and a spirited culture created by a heavy sports atmosphere. With over 547,000 living alumni, University of Michigan’s focus on interd...

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