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Understanding the Questbridge Application

by Ijaaz Jackaria When it comes to sending US college applications, the good old days of mailing individual paper copies to universities and waiting to receive a Hogwarts-esque acceptance letter in the mailbox are long  gone—seriously though, it must have...

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College Admission Applications Spike 2022 and Next Steps

By Akshatha Achar   On March 31st, many of the most prestigious institutions in the US told their applicants if they had been accepted. While we heard paeans about the record number of applications, we also absorbed a new reality....

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The Importance of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

By  David Shepley What do you think of when you hear the word entrepreneur? Titans of Industry like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Steve Jobs? Maybe comedic TV series like Silicon Valley which glorify eccentric egos, legendary lifestyles, sudden successes,...

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Your Final University Decision: It’s More than Just Rankings

By Shahamah Tariq Every time her phone screen illuminates, or she hears a ‘ding’ from a notification, Olivia’s heart beats a little faster. She rushes to check her email, eagerly and often nervously anticipating the words “congratulations, you’ve been accepted!”...

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What is Columbia’s Famous “Core Curriculum?”

By David Shepley International students aspiring to pursue higher education in the United States do so valuing North America’s unique educational approach. The UK places primary focus on academic merit when evaluating applicants and requires them to specialize in a...

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Why Are UChicago Prompts Weird?

By Ijaaz Jackaria If you are a prospective student wishing to apply to colleges in the US, chances are you’ve come across the name of “The University of Chicago.” No, we are not an Ivy League, but yes, we are...

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Sciences or Arts? The B.A. vs. B.S. Decision

By Areesha Velani When choosing my intended major, Psychology, I was lost between which path to take. I had enjoyed experimental subjects throughout my high school years such as Biology and Chemistry, but I was also curious to explore unique...

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Managing Stress During College Application Season

By Rowa El-Tohami 1. Start (early). Starting is the hardest part of getting things done. Oftentimes, students are overwhelmed by thoughts of the application process, so they procrastinate on getting started with tasks but this will only lead to work...

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Studying the Arts at U.S. Universities

By Akshatha Achar The arts challenge us with different points of view, compel us to empathize, and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition. Pursuit of the arts at the university-level cultivates skills in both the practice...

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Tips for Improving Your Creative Writing

By Jackson Richard Creative writing can be a massive stumbling block for lots of students. After all, many students are conditioned from a young age to write analytically -- to deconstruct and describe what already exists. This can make it...

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The Importance of Increasing Novella Knowledge

By Sam Monroe The first few weeks of school is often the busiest time of year for students, with the first tests of the year to study for and countless new essays to write. Especially for those in their final...

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Hale Star Interviewed on Talk FM

Innovative Hale student, Sanaa Carrimjee, was selected to be interviewed by Talk FM regarding her involvements and achievements in the entrepreneurial world. Sanaa recently participated in incubator program called LaunchX, where she and her group spent 5 intensive weeks developing...

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