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The Plight of Suzy Lee: Why a senior in Pittsburgh named Suzy Lee Weiss is my hero.

The Plight of Suzy Lee: Why a senior in Pittsburgh named Suzy Lee Weiss is my hero.

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April 25, 2013

She has been hailed as whiny, bratty, fake and malevolent, but Suzy Lee Weiss is my hero. On March 30, Suzy Lee, a senior at Taylor Alldendice High School in Pittsburgh, blatantly called out college admissions offices around the country for lying to students. Her method of communication? A witty, sa...

Admission to selective colleges panel to present April 23

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April 19, 2013

The annual admission to selective colleges panel is scheduled to take place on April 23 during SRT in the media center or the Community Room, according to Harry Pettibone, co-organizer of the panel and support staff. Pettibone said that roughly five to ten seniors who have been admitted into comp...

Students seek unique ways to meet rising college costs

Students seek unique ways to meet rising college costs

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January 24, 2013

Senior Meredith Wettersten logs on to her computer, makes a few clicks with the mouse and quickly begins typing. Senior Mitchell “Mitch” Sobek suits up in his U.S. Army uniform, puts on his heavy boots and adjusts his cap. They’re two very different people in very different settings under very...

Seniors of future graduating classes may have alternate options to taking traditional classes

Seniors of future graduating classes may have alternate options to taking traditional classes

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January 24, 2013

As seniors face their final semester of high school, worsening cases of ‘senioritis’ prompt new efforts to fight the epidemic from students and administrators For senior Keshav Ramaswamy, the moment knew he had caught the bug was when he saw his schedule. “(It) started to become more...

Seniors to attend college presentations Oct. 17 instead of taking ASVAB

Seniors to attend college presentations Oct. 17 instead of taking ASVAB

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October 15, 2012

According to Linda Christy, college counselor at the College and Career Resource Center (CCRC), seniors will listen to presentations about college admissions and student life from 9:30 to 11:03 a.m. on Oct. 17 instead of taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test like they have in years past. The...

College debts may lessen, but students must still make sound financial decisions

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December 12, 2011

Year after year, a new batch of seniors at this school make decisions for their post-high school plans. With such a multitude of successors, one would think the margin of error created in the process would decrease each year. However, studies have shown this is not the case, particularly in financial...

Returning college students change family dynamic during holidays

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November 17, 2011

When sophomore Ben Gormley’s sister Emma returns home this year from the University of Chicago, she will find that her family’s holiday traditions will be just as she left them. “I’ve had more time to myself, but since she comes home during the major holidays, our holidays and traditions do...

Can you see me now?

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April 28, 2011

As video chatting gains popularity, students use it to stay in touch with siblings in college By Rachel Boyd <rboyd@hilite.org> Life changed significantly for junior Lavanya Narayanan when her older sister Divya left to attend college at American University in Washington, D.C. four years ...

CCPL to host college financial aid workshop March 29

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March 22, 2011

On March 29, parents and students are welcome to attend a college financial aid workshop at the Carmel Clay Public Library (CPPL). It will teach parents about saving up for college using several resources. “We’ve had this event every year for the most part,” librarian Hope Baugh said. “Parents...

With new national curriculum standards, students commit to college, career preparation

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January 27, 2011

By Ellie Seta eseta@hilite.org With lab notebook in hand, senior Zenas Shi heads to his chemistry class. However, instead of walking into a typical science classroom, he walks into an empty lab. Shi is among a select group of seniors who are a part of the independent study chemistry class. Shi...

Want a job? State schools top list

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October 20, 2010

New survey shows corporate recruiters prefer one-stop shopping of state-school graduates By Tony Tan ttan@hilite.org Senior Aaron Melemed’s high grades and standardized test scores, coupled with his involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer programs, have given him serious potential to...

Facebook friends aren’t only ones checking you out

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October 20, 2010

By RyanZukerman rzukerman@hilite.org Ten percent of college admissions offices visit their applicants’ social networking sites during the admissions process, according to a 2008 survey of over 300 college admissions offices done by Kaplan, a test-prep company. Of the colleges that admitted to using...