With the end in sight, seniors often let their grades slip in the last semester of their high school career. To prevent this, colleges are beginning to send “Fear of God” letters, which warn that the college won’t accept the student if their grades don’t improve.
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New apps and Facebooks groups are helping students to find roommates
Senior staffer talks about leaving school and the things she will miss after graduation.
For East students and alumni, the transition from high school to college can be a difficult one.
I apologize ahead of time for the subject matter of this blog. I know you’ve already heard me rant about college in several blogs before this. But I’m a senior. What do you expect?
Students should be placing less emphasis on their major when selecting a college.
Prepare yourself for another one of my great blogs with advice about surviving high school. Don’t worry, it will be filled with just as many snarky comments and rhetorical questions.
The Book a Week Project continues with Senior Helena Buchmann reviewing “le petit nicolas.”
In a Harbinger survey of 104 seniors, 32 percent reported that cost prohibited them from considering at least one of the schools. A restructuring of the university system for better management of tuition funds would make college more affordable.
High school students often find themselves playing the “college admissions game” by stuffing their resume with activities that they don’t necessarily care about. By doing this, students misrepresent themselves to colleges and in turn trade their integrity for success. Junior Matt Hanson has found a loophole to the game by doing extracurriculars that he loves to do like the newspaper, and starting activities like The Breakfast Club.
Jobs in High School can put stress on a student. It can also benefit for the future. Juniors are all of legal age to work, and most of them are driving and need the money for gas or insurance. But is it worth the stress and effort?
Many East students applying to colleges are forced to make the decision between expensive, prestigious universities and schools where scholarships are more readily available. The difference in tuition costs between Kansas University and the Forbes list of the top 10 colleges in the U.S. is an average of $21,772. College recruiters, East seniors and alumni weigh in on how to approach this challenging decision.