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Preparing for college admissions tests, resources easily available

Preparing for college admissions tests, resources easily available

Ashlyn Aarness, Photography Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

College prep tests are right around the corner and students are beginning to realize the pressure and time it takes to prepare for these tests.  Different strategies work for different people and knowing when to begin the task of studying can be hard. There is a mix between students who do not study at all and...

ACT prep classes beneficial

ACT prep classes beneficial

Cassie Hansen, Photographer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Editorial

Crucial to college acceptance is the score from a college entrance exam. The ACT or SAT are the two options for students, with the ACT having some 1.6 million students take it each year. Both tests are aimed at determining college readiness. The importance of their results is known by student...

Standardized testing helps for college but does not measure knowledge

Standardized testing helps for college but does not measure knowledge

Tiana Meador, Photographer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorial

Standardized tests are something considered unnecessary for proficiency and success among many high school students because of how they are found to cause minimal, but in most cases zero, impact on final grades.  Little do students know, these ungraded tests play a large role in success prior...

School resources contribute to college prep

School resources contribute to college prep

Tiana Meador, Photographer

October 5, 2015


Filed under News

College is a growing source of anxiety among many high school students of the millennial generation. Whether it is the growing pressure to be successful, or simply doubt, many teens are unaware of the options they have to soothe their nerves. In 2015, the trouble that millennials face in the...

Staff Editorial: college applications, more than just scores

Staff Editorial: college applications, more than just scores

November 19, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

No person wants to be a number. When being admitted to college, that is what students essentially are. Admission officers rank certain factors and give a person a number based off factors to see if the person would be a good fit for acceptance. Students are starting to wonder what qualities colleges...

ACT scores steadily improving

ACT scores steadily improving

Katie Hutton, Visual Arts Managing Editor

October 2, 2014


Filed under News

The ACT is a test that causes stress and worry every year for students across the country, but students at Stillwater Area High School need not to feel these emotions, because they have the knowledge that their school's scores have been steadily improving each year since 2009. The ACT test scores for juniors have steadily inclined ea...

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