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Breaking down privilege and the SAT

Breaking down privilege and the SAT

Sophia Van Beek, Copy Editor

March 10, 2020

It is no secret that wealthier students have an advantage on the SAT and ACT. In 2019, this problem was nationally highlighted when 34 wealthy parents were accused of interfering with the college admissions process to aid their children’s acceptance through means of bribery and cheating on stand...

Two sides of college counseling: the shadow world of private consultants

Masters seniors found out about their college early decisions this week and last week.

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

The niche business of private college consulting erupted into the American consciousness in last spring’s Operation Varsity Blues scandal, in which 50 wealthy parents and celebrities were arrested for bribing their children’s way into college. With many seniors hearing back from their Early Decision ...

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