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The recipe for an Ivy League application

The recipe for an Ivy League application

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

October 7, 2019

Receiving admission to a prestigious school in the U.S. is becoming increasingly rare. This is because, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2017, two out of three high school graduates will continue their education at a university, much higher than data from decades ago. With the large...

Crunch time for seniors seeking financial aid

Crunch time for seniors seeking financial aid

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 9, 2019

For the next couple of months, high school seniors planning to attend college will be swept up in the hustle and bustle of applications, recommendation letters, résumés and deadlines. When it all comes to an end, however, the cost of post-secondary education is one of the hardest bullets to bite.  ...

Political Position

Political Position

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

March 7, 2019

1500 miles away from his family, junior Travis Christoff stood in Washington D.C as a page for the senator when President Donald Trump walked over to him to chat. “The President talked to us for a little bit, he said ‘Y’all are doing a great job, I wish I had your job’, and it was really coo...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

An article published by the Huffington Post explored the idea that perfect standardized test scores don’t guarantee admission to highly selective schools. If these colleges are looking for more than just high SAT and ACT scores, what can be done to receive admission to their competitive programs? ...

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

For most high school students, junior year is the year of standardized testing. From the PSAT in the fall to multiple rounds of SAT or ACT testing year-round, colleges require many things of students the year before applications get sent out. For certain schools in America, these test scores are simply no...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018

AP Capstone is a two year program that’s only offered at 1500 hundred schools in the U.S. Currently, Rider is the only school offering it in the whole district. The first year of the program is called AP seminar, which 26 students are currently enrolled. They learn how to identify credible sources an...

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2018

After these four transformative years of high school, the senior class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday, May 26 at Kay Yeager Coliseum starting at 5:00 p.m. The seniors will move on, leaving their legacy and ushering in a new class of freshmen who will spend the next four years following in their s...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 22, 2018

According to CollegeBoard, the process of applying to undergraduate college programs begins at the start of the summer following junior year. From scholarships to essays to financial aid, the deadlines can feel seemingly endless until the fall. Then, there’s the wait. Most students don’t receive a...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 22, 2018

First semester ends, the countdown begins. Graduation is only four months away, and talk of graduating brings about nervous, yet excited conversations of what is to come. However, senior Muzzamil Nadeem feels more than ready for college. Nadeem plans on attending University of North Texas or Midwestern St...

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

Maddie Box, Reporter

December 12, 2014

With the first semester of this year coming to a close, seniors are feeling the pressure to get all of their applications in. Although there are many seniors who do not know where they want to go to college, some seniors knew long before this year. Leigh McBride, for instance, started touring colleges...

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