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Editorial: All universities should suspend SAT, ACT admission requirements

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Education is waiving annual standardized test requirements.
April 2, 2020
Because access to these tests is now limited and they statistically don’t represent intelligence or ability fairly, all universities in the United States should follow UC’s lead and suspend entrance test requirements.

Opinion | Please let me mourn my final days of college

Opinion | Please let me mourn my final days of college
March 24, 2020
It seems unlikely that I will get the graduation I’ve dreamed of.

Opinion | This year, embrace the “work in progress”

Opinion | This year, embrace the “work in progress”
January 5, 2020
I love tea but I’m definitely oversteeping it — unless I’m understeeping it. The list goes on.

Weekend Watchlist: College edition

“Community” title card.
December 5, 2019
For the last Weekend Watchlist of the semester (and the decade!), we decided to focus on something we know very well: college. Here are our favorite movies and shows involving college that are currently available to stream.

Editorial: Don’t eliminate mental health counseling at colleges

The Harrisburg Area Community College, which serves more than 17,000 students on campuses in Harrisburg York, Lancaster, Lebanon and Gettysburg, has eliminated all on-campus mental health counseling, a move experts said was risky at a time of growing demand.
October 16, 2019
Harrisburg Area Community College's decision is problematic and risky, and it’s the opposite of what colleges should be doing with mental health services.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would increase Pell Grants, create a fund of $500 million for states to identify and prioritize colleges with high numbers of minority and low-income students and simplify student loan repayment plans.
October 15, 2019
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.

Editorial: Make college tuition free

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a proposal Wednesday to make college more accessible for New Mexico residents.
September 18, 2019
Free tuition is an investment in students that will hopefully help break the cycle of crippling college debt and unemployment we face today.

Poetry | College

Poetry | College
September 12, 2019
To the left, A career in mathematics To the right, A path of dramatics

Opinion: It’s OK to move back home after college

Opinion: It's OK to move back home after college
April 17, 2019
A record 36% of college seniors were expected to move back home for at least a year upon college graduation in 2016. Despite their good reason to do so, there is a lingering stigma of laziness and failure that surrounds those who do.

Editorial: Admissions scandal not surprising

William “Rick” Singer leaves Boston Federal Court after being charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice last Tuesday in Boston. Singer is among several charged in an alleged college admissions scam.
March 18, 2019
For many students, the college admissions process should be a merit-based process providing opportunities to move up in the world.
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