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The Surprisingly Interesting History of the #2 Pencil

When test day rolls around, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need. This includes your ticket and…

I’m Going into the Arts or Humanities. Why Do I Need to Care About STEM?

I once was helping an art historian get a talk together for some scientists and engineers. She was worried that…

The Key to Doing Real Science? Reading and Writing

As I write this, labs around the world are working hard to understand a particular coronavirus. Perhaps when you’re reading…

What’s the Secret of the Best Tech Entrepreneurship? Solid Writing

What is the biggest edge that today’s tech titans had over their early competitors? Better writers. Perhaps it was the…

How Do I Start My History Research Paper?

Research papers are a great opportunity to explore your interests or discover new ones. But with so many potential topics…

Launching the College Search

Yay! Summer is just around the corner! Your virtual classes will come to an end, and new ideas and activities…

Making History: An Unprecedented Transition to College

It has been quite a year. You have truly demonstrated Herculean strength in balancing your life of standardized tests, athletic…

Test Prep: How Soon is Too Soon?

We’ve gotten lots of questions from sophomores about when to start preparing for the SAT or ACT. In most years,…

Senior Summer Suggestions

These are strange times, but staying at home doesn’t mean becoming a recluse. Remote connections are the way to go…

Admission Cycle 2020: Waitlists

Hello, Seniors: First, I want to say congratulations for your creativity, keen focus, kinetic flexibility, and social dexterity. You have…