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Having Adversity To Your Advantage?: College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard discounts time students of wealthier communities invest to reach success

Aditi Kumar

August 13, 2019

Is being privileged a disadvantage? The obvious answer may seem to be ‘No.’ However, with the College Board’s recent creation of the ‘adversity score,’ this may no longer be true. Last May, the adversity score, or (as it is officially known) the Environmental Context Dashboard, became the newe...

As seniors prepare to move into college dorms, students, staff give tips for decorating small spaces

As seniors prepare to move into college dorms,  students, staff give tips for decorating small spaces

Tessa Collinson

May 23, 2019

Although sophomore Ashley Elmore has a couple years before she will go to college, she’s well prepared for living in a dormitory. She said she knows how to utilize her furniture in the most efficient way possible to optimize her space. “(A struggle I’ve encountered) with decorating a small room ...

Best Buddies looks forward to annual Friendship Walk

Best Buddies looks forward to annual Friendship Walk

Riya Chinni

April 15, 2019

Best Buddies club members are currently looking forward to the annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk which will take place at the White River State Park in Indianapolis on April 28. The Friendship Walk is the largest event the club participates in during the school year, as it invites all high school a...

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Anjali Natarajan, Calina He, Leslie Huang, and Raphael Li

March 22, 2019

For senior Tori Ledezma, the decision to apply early action to Purdue University was an easy one. After all, her parents went there, and Ledezma said that was a large factor for her. In mid-February, Ledezma officially committed to Purdue University. Ledezma said her final decision to commit to Purdue was ...

AVID students to learn how to prepare for college

AVID students to learn how to prepare for college

Pranav Jothirajah

March 5, 2019

With most students receiving acceptance letters for their respective colleges, AVID continues to teach them tips on how to prepare and be ready for college.  According to AVID SRT teacher Gordon Copee, consistency is one of the most important things for the jump between college and high school. He ...

Freshman and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night scheduled for Thursday

Viyang Hao

March 5, 2019

The freshman and sophomore college and career planning night will be this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. with no ticket required. The event will start in the auditorium and later have three breakout sessions, each discussing a college-related topic in different areas of the school; those who attend...

AVID students to continue preparation for college

AVID students to continue preparation for college

Pranav Jothirajah

February 12, 2019

With college acceptance letters coming in to students, it is important for students to correctly learn how to write college applications and scholarship essays. According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, an important part of every year is to make sure that students know how to apply to colleges. ...

An Outside Look: Athletes discuss differences in non-school sports scouting, the difficulty for getting exposure

An Outside Look: Athletes discuss differences in non-school  sports scouting, the difficulty for getting exposure

Livvie Hurley

December 13, 2018

For gymnast and senior Hadyn Crossen, gymnastics started being a big part of her life at age two, when she started the sport. Flash forward to middle school, and colleges were looking at her. Crossen now sits with a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University, but she said the process is different from school...

Carmel Clay Public Library to offer college fit program

Carmel Clay Public Library to offer college fit program

Adam Spensley

December 4, 2018

On Tuesday, the Carmel Clay Public Library will be partnering with Smart College Selection to present Finding your College Fit. The program will run from 7 to 8 p.m. in the program room at the library. It will focus on learning the fundamentals of finding a college that is the best fit. Finding your C...

The Right Fit: Use this flowchart to see College Counselor Ann Boldt’s advice on how to select the right college

The Right Fit: Use this flowchart to see College Counselor Ann  Boldt’s advice on how to select the right college

Raphael Li

September 21, 2018

  Excerpt from the Q & A: What usually happens during a typical college representative visit? “Usually at the beginning, the rep might tailor-make a little bit of the information she talks about to the students in the room. Then, she would do a short presentation about the school,...

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

Lillian He

September 21, 2018

Over the summer, Ball State University announced it would make submitting SAT and ACT scores optional for students applying for the Class of ’23. Ball State’s decision is a part of a wider movement across the country that aims to decrease the importance of standardized test scores in the college...

Class of 2018 Future Plans

Rachael Tan and Jai Sanghani

May 18, 2018

The link to the spreadsheet containing all of the Class of 2018's future plans can be found here.