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. […]

High Stakes: Chapter 2

By: Catherine Wang Alexis: the Athlete Alexis’* college list has not changed – she is still being recruited by Emory University, Saint Mary’s College of California, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has however, selected a top choice: St. Mary’s.     Alexis has not gone on any official recruiting trips to any school […]

High Stakes: Episode 7

By Ali Pechman The Chronicle tracked three seniors through the college application process. The three seniors reflect on their experiences and give advice to future Harvard-Westlake applicants. RAQUEL:Cameron SheedyParsons School of Design What is the worst advice you got?Don’t go to art school; it’s not practical. A lot of people told me, “try to go […]

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, […]