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Opinion: How to conquer the college application process

Opinion: How to conquer the college application process

I clutch my throat, gasping for air as my skin erupts in splotches of red and white hives. The sink shudders as unforgiving fluorescent light bathes my skin. Splashing water onto my pallid face, I fight for control over my mind, imaginary bugs exuding out of my pores....

SAT on a School Day for LAUSD

SAT on a School Day for LAUSD

Ah yes, the SAT, a standardized test widely used for admission to undergraduate programs of universities or colleges taken by Juniors in high school. As for the class of 2019, they were the first class in LAUSD to take the test for free, and on a school day.   “I...

Juniors, are you ready for testing season?

Juniors, are you ready for testing season?

As the spring semester begins, high school juniors are readying to take tests – lots of test. SATs, ACTs, AP Exams and SAT Subject tests. So many tests. But what if there was only one test? Only one test to determine your entire future. One 9-hour, two-day test taken...

PSAT Aftermath: What to do with your score

PSAT Aftermath: What to do with your score

This past week, PSAT scores were released. For a select few of juniors, that test might have allowed them to qualify for National Merit Scholarships, but for the other juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, there are still several benefits to claim. The most significant...

Opinion: There’s nothing intelligent about test taking

Opinion: There’s nothing intelligent about test taking

Tests are used to determine a large percentage of students’ grades, and they are often also used to measure intelligence. However, test-taking skills and intelligence are two separate things that do not have much correlation. Test-taking skills consist of problem...