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Students should not just think superficially before taking sides in affirmative action debate

Students should not just think superficially before taking sides in affirmative action debate

Edward Dong

November 15, 2019

Last month, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard in a high-profile case brought up by Students For Fair Admissions (SFFA), upholding Harvard University’s controversial and unspoken policy of “positive discrimination” toward minority students. The center of debate, affirmative a...

Students, counselors reflect the Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Viyang Hao

November 6, 2019

Earlier this year, a group of Asian-Americans filed a lawsuit against Harvard University and its admissions office, claiming its admissions process was discriminated against Asian-Americans. The federal judge who oversaw this case recently announced that there was little discrimination towards Asian Am...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...

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 ...

CHS students to compete at Harvard-MIT Math Tournament in Boston

CHS students to compete at Harvard-MIT Math Tournament in Boston

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February 19, 2016

Five CHS students plan to attend the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament (HMMT) tomorrow at Harvard University. HMMT registration director David Liang ‘14 said via email, “HMMT is a biannual math contest that is hosted by a coalition of Harvard and MIT students. There is a November tournament that is g...

Low college acceptance rates pressure students to look into personal fit with schools

Low college acceptance rates pressure students to look into personal fit with schools

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January 21, 2016

Senior Joe Philleo has applied to several of the most well-known and prestigious universities in the country: Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are all possibilities for him. Furthermore, he said he thinks he has a good chance of being accepted into these “dream...

Recent Harvard cheating scandal blurs line between cheating, collaboration

Recent Harvard cheating scandal blurs line between cheating, collaboration

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October 23, 2012

It started off as a normal day last school year for now-senior Elizabeth Pekar. She woke up, got ready and boarded her bus, unaware that in just a few hours she would be unwittingly wrapped up in a cheating scandal that would threaten both her reputation and her academic standing. This event all began...