High Stakes: Chapter 6

By Catherine Wang Madison the Performer: Madison* was accepted to Wesleyan University through its Early Decision II application round. She was deferred to Wesleyan’s Early Decision II application round after applying Early Decision. She checked her admissions decision Monday in her dean’s office. “It was just me and her between fifth and sixth,” Madison said. […]

Senior superheroes look to the future

By Catherine Wang   Madison the Performer: Madison,* who applied to Wesleyan University Early Decision, was deferred to the Early Decision II applicant pool. “Basically, they will re-evaluate my application with the Early Decision II applicants,” she said. She will receive notification of her admissions decision in mid-February. If accepted, Madison must agree to accept […]

High Stakes: Chapter 3

By Catherine Wang Alexis: the Athlete “Not much has changed” on Alexis’s* front, she said. She is “keeping up with coaches” via e-mail and phone calls. “We’re still going back and forth,” she said. “We communicate when we can.” For most of the schools recruiting Alexis, recruited athletes do not need to complete the full […]

HIGH STAKES Chapter 1: The start of something terrifying

By Danny Nessim When President Thomas C. Hudnut gave the graduating class their final “class dismissed” on June 8, the juniors watching the ceremony and those at home had, in the blink of an eye, become seniors. As the audience filtered through the refreshment tent, the students experienced the exhilaration, but also the heavy burden, […]