Tag Archives: college

Confronting change

Transition from high school to college involves inevitable instability As Minnehaha’s class of 2022 wraps themselves in their red polyester gowns, tug graduation caps snug over their heads and shoo the gold and white tassels out of their faces, they begin to conclude their adolescent years.  As the bright-eyed graduates …

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A peek behind the college admissions curtain

The decision process from the desk of an admissions counselor “Top Ramen is the best invention in the world,” read the opening line of an Augsburg University applicant’s Common Application essay. Shonna Fulford, the director of admissions at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, befuddled and amused, read on. Her eyes curiously …

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All about the college application

What is included in the Common Application? Approaching the midpoint of the first semester, students are working hard to meet their college application deadlines. For many who are applying under “early action” or “early decision,” the most common deadlines are Oct. 15, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Dec. 1. By …

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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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The college decision

Understanding the importance of the college process; how to thrive The college decision is one of the most important decisions people have throughout their whole life. College is another four or more years of a person’s life figuring out more about themselves. During high school standardized tests like ACT and …

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Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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Grads get weird new mascots

What the heck? Luke Von Arx looks at the least intimidating college mascots that will greet the 2017 M.A. graduates 1. Saint Louis University Billikens A Billiken is a charm doll created by an American art teacher who says that he saw it in a dream. On the campus of …

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Saying ‘bye’ to Bae

Minnehaha community says ‘goodbye’ to college and guidance counselor Lauren Bae After having worked at Minnehaha for six years, college and guidance counselor Lauren Bae has decided to take a different position in the diagnostics center at Groves Academy, Minnesota’s only established school for learning disabilities, in St. Louis Park. …

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Beyond college status symbols

College counselors remind students to, aside from ranking and prestige, consider factors like clubs and programs when making application decisions National ranking. Acceptance rate. School pride. Intramurals. Internship programs. These factors, which seniors consider when applying for college, range in their excitement factor as well as their importance to each student. …

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Clinton’s New College Compact

Clinton proposes free college tuition for students at in-state universities with the New College Compact In July, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton proposed a New College Compact, which would make tuition at four-year, in-state, public colleges and universities free for any student with a family that earns $85,000 or less …

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