Education

Conquering College

Conquering College

As an increasing number of high school students apply to college each year, just as many diverse perspectives form about college. WSS examined some of these perspectives to redefine what a “dream school” really means. Kelly Bergmann - Counselor Throughout her career...

Campus tour: UC Berkeley

Campus tour: UC Berkeley

Cal, home of the Golden Bears … whatever it goes by, the University of California Berkeley is the oldest university in the state, the mother of all UC’s. The campus is located right next to downtown Berkeley, a quaint but busy urban city littered with shops and...

Stanford’s spin on the college application

Stanford’s spin on the college application

Stanford University has a different take on what currently consumes high schoolers' lives: the college application. The prestigious, highly selective private Ivy League university in Palo Alto, California is known for its low acceptance rates--this year hit a record...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

Opinion: Containing college application stress

It is that time of year again. The emails are coming--the “Congratulations, we’re excited to offer you admission to the class of 2019,” and the “There were many other qualified candidates.” There will be tears; tears from finally, finally, getting into that dream...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

Column: The Horseshoe — looking back at high school

I don't know how I got into college. I mean, I rationally, plausibly can come up with reasoning: all of those nights where social life became a laughing matter due to work, those times writings I slaved over weekly, my college essays and each idiosyncratic rounds of...