Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Early Decision results were released mid-December for our portfolio and athletic applicants, Audrey* and Nate*, leaving them with decisions in their hands. However, our service and audition applicants, Jenna* and Christopher*, had to wait a bit longer to know their fates. The Portfolio Applicant: Audrey With a smile on her face, Audrey breathed a sigh […]

Thoughts on the safe spaces movement

It would appear actions taken on college campuses designed to protect students who feel personally harassed or are in immediate emotional danger would be a grand idea. However, what if I told you that the people who are spewing hatred are the students who physically attack and verbally abuse invited speakers attempting to exercise their […]

Culture Shock: Discussing rape culture on college campuses

Culture Shock: Discussing rape culture on college campuses

Staring into her bathroom mirror, Tiana Coles ‘16 carefully applied mascara while humming the tune of “Supermodel” by SZA. Getting ready to go to a fraternity party, she left her dorm and began her walk toward frat row. Coles was struck by the darkness and the quiet of the night, which brought on a sudden […]

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

The infamous Nov. 1 deadline has come and gone for Early Decision and Early Action college applicants. For most students, juggling their applications with the workload of senior year was a struggle, and for many, hitting “submit” was a relief. They will now wait until December to receive early application decisions and potentially start working […]

Seniors attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents attended informational sessions and met with their deans at Senior College Night. Students were able to choose two of nine special interest sessions to attend, which focused on specific topics such as the interview process, financial aid, intercollegiate arts and college essays. Experts from colleges across the country, as well as […]

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

With the year’s first issue of The Chronicle comes the first installment of High Stakes: a year-long profile of four anonymous seniors through their respective college processes leading up to an identity and college reveal in our May issue. While High Stakes has traditionally followed students hidden behind the identities of “The Brain,” “The Athlete,” […]

High Stakes: It’s Been a Wild Ride

High Stakes: It’s Been a Wild Ride

The Artist:   Referring to herself as a “literal mess,” Elizabeth Gaba ’17 spent Friday, March 24 — the day of the USC decision notification — frantically calling and texting her mom. It wasn’t until she received a text saying, ‘Happy now?’ accompanied by a picture of a big white acceptance package that Gaba could […]

Juniors participate in college admissions workshop

Juniors participate in college admissions workshop

Admissions personnel from 46 colleges and universities participated in a college admissions workshop hosted at the Upper School on Thursday evening. The workshop was designed to educate students and parents on the realities of the college admissions process. “The goal of the program is that there are no right answers, and that it’s a very […]

The college process is not a competition

It’s the college race. It starts for most in ninth grade. Sometimes there are faulty starts or changes in direction, hurdles or shortcomings. But nevertheless, it is a race. And much like any other race, it is not often our own performances which we worry so much about — it’s those of our opponents. It’s […]

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