The Spectrum

There are many components to a college application, with some that you can blow out of proportion in your favor, and some that you can’t.

Applying to College is too Stressful

A perennial issue engenders embellishment, untruthfulness
Anneliese Moore, Arts and Culture Editor December 3, 2015

Every year,  seniors complain about high stress levels as they manage their heavy class schedules while applying to colleges. Only until this year, as a first semester senior, did I actually understand...

The screen that greets applicants on the Common Application website.

Embellishing on College Applications

As seniors apply to college, some tend to exaggerate credentials
Katya Tobak, Copy Editor November 20, 2015

“Reporting activities can help a college better understand your life outside of the classroom. Your activities may include arts, athletics, clubs, employment, personal commitments, and other pursuits....

The truth about cheating

Ikbal Ahluwalia and Campbell Morrison March 5, 2015

According to Betty Brown’s daily emails, Blake’s four core values are respect, love of learning, integrity and courage. Cheating, a rampant problem at Blake, disregards these values.      At...

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