WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO TAKE THE NEW SAT

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Standardized tests were no stranger to me through my primary and middle school careers. I attended the New York City public school system, where every year ended with a state-wide exam testing English writing skills and math skills. Standardized testing was something everyone of all ages and grades had to do at the end of […]

HOW TO NOT MAKE FRIENDS IN COLLEGE

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By HOPE OJE During the first year of college, everyone’s in the same boat. People, for the most part, don’t know anyone else and they’re trying to make new friends. But you don’t need new friends. That’s not why you came to college. Not sure how to get them to back off? Here’s how to […]

WHY IS THE COMMON APP SO FRUSTRATING?

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By MARIANA REIS I will graduate from Westchester Community College in New York this spring, and I’m applying to four-year colleges to get my Bachelor’s degree in engineering. But I am totally frustrated by the online Common Application! It’s too confusing and takes too much time — especially for an international student. In a world of […]