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Counselors to host College Education Boot Camp over the summer

Students can pick up a form for the College Education Boot Camp in the counseling office. Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center programming coordinator, said she encourages students to sign up if they want to learn more about the college application process. NAOMI REIBOLD / PHOTO

Beats

May 21, 2015

According to Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center programming coordinator, there will be a College Education Boot Camp available in June and August for rising seniors for $30. Stephan said the event will act as a “crash course” on how to apply to college. Juniors who sign up are re...

Kids at heart. Why we should still act like kids in college and even after.

Kids at heart. Why we should still act like kids in college and even after.

perspectives

May 21, 2015

When I was a kid, I played every chance I got. I played with my dogs. I played with my dolls. I played with my friends.  And if you were anything like me (an average kid), then you probably did the same. In fact, it’s expected that kids play. That’s what makes them, well, kids. And in a few shor...

Counselors prepare for Scholarship Night

Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center programming coordinator, prepares for Scholarship Night which will be on May 21. Scholarship Night is to recognize seniors who have been given scholarships either from the colleges they will be attending or from other organizations. MELINDA STEPHAN / PHOTO

Beats

May 20, 2015

The counselors are preparing for the annual Scholarship Night, which will take place on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The night recognizes seniors who received scholarships, either from the college they are attending or an outside organization, according to Melinda Stephan, College and Career ...

Counselors organize additional college workshops for juniors, Scholarship Night for seniors

Senior Emily Shady looks at potential scholarships on the scholarship wall located in the counseling office. Scholarship Night, on May 23, will honor those, like Shady, who have received scholarships for college. NAOMI REIBOLD / PHOTO

Beats

March 12, 2015

Three more “Finding Your College Fit” workshops for juniors will be conducted on March 16, 30 and April 27 to meet the demand of the last workshops. Additionally, counselors encourage seniors to attend Scholarship Night on May 23, according to Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center program coordinator. “(The workshops) were popular enough th...

AP exam registration to end March. 13

Counselor Bettina Cool searches the AP registration website. AP registration opens Feb. 13 for students. 
NAOMI REIBOLD / PHOTO

Beats

March 10, 2015

According to counselor Bettina Cool, online registration for AP testing will end March 13. “That’s plenty of time don’t you think? Except for procrastinators, there’s never enough time (for them),” Cool said of registration, which began Feb. 13. After students have registered onli...

Choosing to die is not dignified

Choosing to die is not dignified

Contributor

December 12, 2014

If you’ve been keeping up with your social media, then you’ve probably heard of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard. Maynard was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer earlier this year. By April, doctors determined she only had six months to live. But instead of letting the cancer kill her, she decided it...

Counselors to finish letters of recommendation for Nov. 1 deadline

Counselor Bettina Cool works on a senior's letter of recommendation. The first big college application deadline is Nov. 1. NAOMI REIBOLD / PHOTO

Beats

October 29, 2014

According to counselor Bettina Cool, all counselors are busy trying to finish recommendation letters for seniors by Nov. 1. Meeting this deadline ensures students maximum opportunity to receive scholarships and first choice in campus. Cool said it’s a lot of stress on a counselor to write these...

Counselors to continue senior meetings

Senior Maggie Rees discusses the college application process during her meeting with her counselor. Rees said senior year has been stressful because, as a golf player, she had to apply to college earlier than everyone else.

Beats

September 10, 2014

Throughout the next two weeks, counselors will continue senior meetings, according to counselor Bettina Cool. During the meetings counselors will discuss requirements of graduation and the college application process with seniors. Cool said that this time of year can be somewhat stressful for seniors, and the c...

Counseling Center to prepare for AP exams, scholarship banquet

Beats

March 30, 2014

According to counselor Bettina Cool, the counseling center is beginning to organize AP exams and the scholarship banquet for seniors on May 22. Cool and four other counselors organize the exams by putting together the test booklets, assigning rooms and hiring test proctors. Additionally, the c...

Junior Alanna Rader is a singer/songwriter

Junior Alanna Rader is a singer/songwriter

15min

March 27, 2014

When did you fall in love with singing? For me, it was really in middle school, I mean, I had always been passionate about music since I was really little, but when I was in middle school I struggled with a lot of like, I don’t know, I think everyone struggle emotionally and socially in midd...

Adaline “Adi” Bebo is the topped ranked baton twirler in the nation

Adaline

15min

February 27, 2014

Why did you start twirling? I always knew that I wanted to twirl but I'm not sure how I found out about it. It took my mom two years to find a coach so I developed my tumbling and dance until then. My grandmother twirled in high school, but I didn't find that out until later. Why do you tw...

Freshman Alisha Wang is a nationally ranked competitive figure skater

15min

December 13, 2013

When did you first step on the ice? The first time I stepped on the ice rink was when I was about 6 years old. When I first stepped on the ice, all I remember is that it was really scary at first, but I got the hang of it fast and didn’t need to use the wall anymore. How do you feel before a jump? Before a ...