One of the most interesting experiences a senior can have while preparing for college is touring campuses. The school becomes more than just facts and figures on a website. Touring schools gives each place a personality and allows prospective students to get a sense of what it would be like to attend that institution. Unfortunately, … Continue reading College Tours: Personal Insight into Campuses in the Bay Area
Universities are often judged by their acceptance rates. The idea is that the more students a university rejects, the better the university is. High school administrators, teachers, and parents pressure students to attend the most selective universities they can get in to. Students are convinced that earning degrees from prestigious educational institutions will guarantee happiness … Continue reading Is It Always Better to Attend a More Selective University?
We all know that taking at least two years of a foreign language is a graduation requirement. Although learning a new language should be exciting, language classes (especially when they are mandatory) can often feel repetitive and monotonous. After all, you just want a good grade, right? Is there anything more to language class than … Continue reading The Benefits of Learning a New Language
One of the largest topics for debate in national politics is college affordability. It’s on the minds of high school kids across the country--and rightfully so. The top three most expensive universities in the United States are Harvey Mudd College, Columbia University, and New York University, each costing just shy of $70,000 (room and board … Continue reading Could College be Free?