The Californian

High school’s hardest year has become more challenging

Junior year is difficult enough with AP classes and SATs, so whose idea was it to mix in a pandemic?
September 25, 2020

When junior Sishir Katta sat down to choose his classes last year, he was as oblivious to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic as anyone. He knew junior year was the time to go all out, so he chose...

COVID-19 has canceled just about everything, but the SAT just won’t go away

COVID-19 has canceled just about everything, but the SAT just won't go away
College Board is still doing what they do best, even amid a pandemic: allowing kids to continue with standardized testing
September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Has Canceled Just About Everything, But the SATs Just Won’t Go Away If I have to apply to college during a global pandemic, I’m going to do it with a decent SAT score.    That’s...

The University of California is suspending the use of SAT and ACT

All UCs have turned their back on SATs and ACTs and are now considering making their own test.
For now, the University of California has lifted the requirement for the high school classes of 2021 and 2022 to take standardized tests.
May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts across the globe, and many students have been feeling some of these when it comes to the University of California admission process.  On April 1,...

Did Class of ’21 really get it done?

School was cancelled halfway into the junior class' CAASPP testing. What will become of their promised carnival?
Junior might have earned the CAASPP Carnival, but it's questionable if they really wanted it
May 13, 2020

I’m definitely not the first to say or feel this: I am straight up not having a good time right now. School has been pretty much canceled through the rest of the year and with it, every fun activity....

SAT undergoes controversial changes

April 10, 2014

Significant changes to the SAT, aiming to even out the playing field and test what students have learned in school, are coming the spring of 2016. Some of these major changes include an optional essay,...

Students unveil secrets of the SAT

Students unveil secrets of the SAT
March 19, 2013

Every year high school students face two dreaded tests  – the SAT and ACT – that could determine if they attend their dream college:where they attend college. The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)...

The college process decoded

The college process decoded
March 15, 2012

by Joshua Gu, staff writer College applications are what many high school students view as the final, toughest obstacle they must overcome to reach their gain preferred colleges. Commonapp.org...

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