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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

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer

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 why I took my SAT on Saturday at Liberty High School in Brentwood. Plus, until Tuesday, the UC...

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.

Ronnie Gogoi, Staff Writer

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, the UC system temporarily adjusted admissions requirements to help students and their families in the...

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?

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer

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. We have lost graduation, senior ball, junior prom, spring sports and shows, spring trips, senior...

SAT undergoes controversial changes

Alex Farley, Staff Writer

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, no markdowns for getting a question wrong, the removal of obscure language, and reverting back to...

Students unveil secrets of the SAT

Students unveil secrets of the SAT

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

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) tests students on reading, writing, and math. The ACT (American College Testing) consists of English,...

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. is a website that provides the Common App, an undergraduate college admission application. Four hu...