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As exciting as college is it isnt the most necessary or realistic for some as many may think.
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Down with the degree: students doubt college importance

Cayla Carlson and Ruth Crawford May 25, 2023

For many people, the idea of going to college is both exciting and nerve-wracking, as it is viewed as one of the most important times of a student’s life to further their education and career. Throughout...

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Gidos weighs in on competitive college admissions across MCVSD

Zaina Saif March 30, 2023

As 2023’s wave of acceptances, deferrals, waitlists and rejections have begun rolling out for high school seniors everywhere, many are begging the question of what goes into admission at a top university....

Many students are using Naviance as a helpful tool to start their college research.

Students set sights past Naviance for college research

Andrew Seckular and Cayla Carlson May 20, 2022

Naviance, an online college and career readiness program, is a CHS staple for all things college.According to their website, over 10 million students all over the nation use the Naviance to meet their...

The costly fees for the admissions process of college start to arise attention.

Opportunities for college fee waivers slim

Lily Howard May 20, 2022

The college admissions process is a long and expensive ordeal. Two SATs cost $110 and applications to six colleges cost $300 on average, according to college financial service Edmit. By the United States...

Career day at CHS brings attention to the  premature pressure that is on high school students to pick their college majors.

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2022 Career Day reveals specific college majors yield minor success of time

Zaina Saif May 20, 2022

At the 2022 CHS Career Day, alumna Alyssa Rasp confided that she switched her undergraduate major five times before solidifying what she truly wanted to study in college. Rasp currently works as a concert...

College sports are influencing the decision of where high school students are committing to college.
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Schools with sports make the cut for senior college commitments

Charlie Raynor May 20, 2022

When the time comes to begin researching colleges, there are common factors most students take into consideration: education, campus environment, tuition and, of course, cuisine. Though, one surprising...

As the Class of 2022 begins the college process, many reflect on the virtual options colleges have offered.
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Virtual college fairs lack connection during COVID-19

Zaina Saif May 5, 2021

Junior Sam Skolnick of Hazlet had long looked forward to seeing her dream school’s campus. A digital slideshow of snapshots with pre-recorded narration wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Ever...

As colleges begin to reopen, some have difficulty due to the area and number of cases.

Colleges face challenges with efforts to reopen

Vivianna Varlack October 9, 2020

Expecting COVID-19 to pandemic to subside, on June 3, 2020, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) announced the reopening of their Fall 2020 semester with in-person instruction and social distancing guidelines....

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College applicants struggle with standardized tests amid pandemic

Liam Umbs October 9, 2020

On Aug. 29, senior Abby Fuller of Brielle put on her mask and drove down to Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River to take the SAT. Despite taking the test last November, Fuller signed up to retest...

Some colleges are not requiring testing amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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Colleges waive testing requirements

Zoe Conner-Bennett June 12, 2020

Students across the country were still recovering from the shock of school closures in early March when, just days before its set date, the College Board cancelled the March 2020 SAT exam. Not long after,...

The Class of 2020 stands together on the first day of school in 2019 to take a class photo.

College search and decision process affected by virus

Ella Lukowiak May 8, 2020

With the onslaught of the novel coronavirus throughout society, highschoolers have found that SAT and college tour cancellations have turned what should be a common high school experience into a future...

According to a survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed, 70% of colleges view AP courses to be rigorous while only 59% think the same for a selection of honors classes.
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Lack of AP courses limits future college performance

Madeline Holobinko May 7, 2020

As an eighth grader applying to CHS, I was utterly amazed by what the school had to offer. Specifically, the concept of taking all honors classes sounded like such an impressive feat.  And to think,...

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