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Universities Go Test-Optional in Response to COVID-19

Carina Sarracino, Head Feature Editor

April 7, 2020

In the midst of universally uncharted territory marked by illness and fatality, adjustments to standardized testing policies may seem insignificant.  These changes, though, further serve as a catalyst to shifts in our modern education system; many of which were already in motion. While some colleges h...

Students Sue the University of California for Requiring ACT or SAT Scores for Admission

Students Sue the University of California for Requiring ACT or SAT Scores for Admission

Alina Zang, Layout

December 20, 2019

Advocates, teachers, and students filed a lawsuit against the University of California due to them requiring standardized test scores for college admissions, claiming it is discriminatory against less privileged students. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, December 10 by advocates and a school...

Editorial: Colleges Should Not Require SAT Test Scores

Karen Liu, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Over 1,000 colleges have stopped requiring SAT test scores for admission according to HuffPost, an American news source. The SATs were originally created to standardize college admission procedures; however, many colleges are removing this qualification now. SAT test scores should not be required for...

Editorial: More Colleges Should be SAT/ACT Test Optional

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

May 21, 2019

A big part of getting accepted into a college is determined by a student’s SAT and ACT scores. Many schools like Harvard, St. Francis, and Boston University require you to take the SAT, and many other big schools like Penn State highly recommend one of these tests to be submitted. However, these st...

Harvard’s New Admission Process: Turning the Tide

April 27, 2016

By: Maddie O’Shea Today, the term “Ivy League” has quite a reputation: an erudite achievement. But along with its grandiose aura, the presence of academic and economic pressure as well as a lack of meaningful contribution can surface. Making Caring Common (MCC), a Harvard graduate school,...

HHS Presents College Admissions Forum

April 13, 2016

By: Bella D’Adderio Every year, anxious high school students will go through the struggle of applying to the college of their dreams. However, Hershey High School’s Counseling Department has found a way to make this time a little less stressful. On Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. in th...

Redesigned SAT Brings Several Changes

Redesigned SAT Brings Several Changes

February 7, 2016

By: Lynn Dang Coming spring 2016, the new SAT will replace the current SAT. These are some of the top changes you need to know. Scoring The current SAT composite score is 600-2400, while the redesigned test’s score will be 400-1600. The guessing penalty of each question is ¼ of a point, b...

Universities Adjust SAT Requirements

January 19, 2016

By: Elma Abdic Although SAT’s are important, universities are adjusting their requirements. Standardized tests such as SAT’s are the most important element for the acceptance of universities. These tests are generally taken as high schoolers and used for an admission to colleges. Recent studie...

SAT becomes more student friendly

SAT becomes more student friendly

January 18, 2016

By Omer Qureshi Phlegmatic. Lachrymose. Contumacious.  These are words that students no longer need to memorize for a single test. The College Board, a non-profit standardized test producer, is rolling out a revised version of the Scholastic Aptitude Test starting in March of 2016. It is  an ...

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