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Battle of the standardized tests: SAT versus ACT

Battle of the standardized tests: SAT versus ACT

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief January 15, 2021

While the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and the ACT (American College Testing) are both standardized tests used to gauge a student’s academic abilities for college admission or scholarship purposes,...

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5 ways COVID-19 has changed college admissions for ’21

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief September 1, 2020

Similar to many other aspects of today’s world, the college admissions process has been disturbed by the spread of the coronavirus around the country. From changing standardized testing requirements...

The College Interview from beginning to end

The College Interview from beginning to end

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor November 18, 2019

  After years of building the perfect combinations of extracurriculars, academics and test scores, high school seniors around the country are now applying to universities where they hope to further...

Seniors Viet Tran and Damion Fisher have aspirations to attend Ivy League universities after graduating from high school.

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...

Rider counselors will be available on Oct. 14 to talk about college.

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...

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Political Position

Junior Experiences a White House Internship
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...

Student Council members volunteering with Friends of the Public Library on Teens Make a Difference Day.

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...


The “Secret” Standardized Tests

Specific exams administered by College Board make students appear desirable to colleges.
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...

Sophomore Alex Preston and Jason Tran work on their chromebooks.

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...

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...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

The pros and cons of applying early decision or early action to colleges
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...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Students comment on teenage olympians
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...

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