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Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

By Emma Sorkin

To ease some of the application-related stress, Whitman should add a course that teaches students how to write college application essays. This course would teach a writing style that English classes don’t currently cover and help even the playing field for students who can’t afford professional help.

May 22, 2017

Studying is personal; don’t make review packets mandatory

Studying is personal; don’t make review packets mandatory

By Hannah Feuer

Every student has their own learning style, and they shouldn’t be forced to conform to a fixed study method. A review packet can act as a valuable optional resource to be used for reference, but mandating that students complete all portions of a review packet for a grade is counterproductive.

May 21, 2017

Modern slavery must be acknowledged so it can be stopped

Modern slavery must be acknowledged so it can be stopped

By Sabrina Martin

While scrolling through my Facebook feed last month, I encountered several videos of a clean-shaven Ashton Kutcher seated before a row of politicians. Intrigued at seeing the actor in such a serious setting, I watched as Kutcher delivered an impassioned testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about combatting human trafficking with technology.

May 18, 2017

The College Board should offer more SAT Subject Test days

The College Board should offer more SAT Subject Test days

By Elisa McCartin

Between AP, the SAT, the ACT and a variety of SAT Subject tests, my junior year has been packed with an alphabet soup of standardized tests. While fitting all these tests has made my life difficult, including all these scores has become an important component of college applications.

May 8, 2017

Where are the female reporters?

Where are the female reporters?

By Emma Sorkin

Women have made incredible strides in their respective communities, ranging from Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign to Becca Longo, the first woman to earn an NCAA football scholarship.

April 30, 2017

Too powerful to ignore: the importance of learning to write poetry

Too powerful to ignore: the importance of learning to write poetry

By Camille Caldera

The first time I wrote a poem was during a free write in sixth grade. I was sitting in Ms. Goldman’s English class, under the windows, in the sun. I don’t remember the poem I wrote, but I do remember how powerful it made me feel.

April 3, 2017

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