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As spring progresses, college results have come out in waves, ranging from the beginning of March to the beginning of April. Most likely due to the removal of standardized tests, there has been a large increase in college applications, which in turn made getting in much harder than before.

With removal of standardized test requirements, college application rates increase

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2021

College letters are being sent out to students worldwide, carrying news of rejection, acceptance, or the middle ground: the waitlist. With the pandemic’s prominent presence in 2020, the class of 2021...

College processes going online with the pandemic proves to be a new challenge for seniors: Virtual tours are less personal and standardized tests are harder to take.

New normal for seniors: college processes online

Ashlyn Miner , News Editor January 28, 2021

  Preparing for college is exciting but at the same time, stressful considering the setbacks associated with the pandemic. This year, it is more challenging to tour college campuses, earn scholarships,...

Applications for several different colleges surround a computer which has a welcome page from the college ASU. As time narrows down, students begin a more frequent search for applying to colleges.

Corona college applications

Makayla Premo, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

In these times as a senior, applying to colleges is a little bit different than how it used to be when COVID-19 did not exist. As the time is dwindling down towards graduation, I know many seniors are...

Senior, Haleigh Spencer expresses how many students felt about cramming for the ACT this year.

ACT testing: another setback for high school seniors

Ashlyn Miner, News Editor October 29, 2020

The ACT has, once again, come and gone. With seniors not being given ample time upon the return of school to prepare for the ACT, the news that they would be taking it on Oct 20. was very unexpected as...

ACT and SAT, what is happening to them

Dayton Jones, Sports editor April 5, 2020

The impact the coronavirus has had on schools has been huge, closing down for the rest of the year, and changing the way many things relating to the rest of the school year are being done. One of those...

AzMERIT tests return as mandatory freshman tutoring sessions occur

Gavin Brennan, Staff Reporter September 23, 2019

The news everyone was waiting for: AzMERIT tests are back... Last school year the AzMERIT tests were taken out of the curriculum and got replaced with the ACT tests. Many students were very happy when...

English teacher Penny Snyder interacting with her students.

State Disbands AzMERIT; Focus Now Turns to ACTs

Nadine Loureiro and Jackie Rosales September 21, 2018

Testing week is always difficult, for students and teachers alike, but the unexpected has occurred, a new chapter has now been opened, or to be more specific, a new test booklet. AzMERIT is officially...

Unsigned: AzMERIT’s lack of purpose leaves students frustrated

Precedent Staff April 24, 2018

Each year as spring break comes to a close, the dreadful fourth quarter testing bonanza begins. Standardized tests have been apart of the Arizona educational system for as long as anyone in the post-millennial...

Jacob Breinholt studying hard for the ACT.

Jacob Breinholt scores a 36 on the ACT

Caden Johnson, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

Junior Jacob Breinholt was able to pull off what most people could not: a 36 on the ACT. After taking several classes with a tutor in preparation for the test, he learned several simple tricks to achieve...

Mug shot of staff reporter Molly Ogden.

AzMERIT is coming, but where will the seniors be?

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter March 24, 2016

Fourth quarter is easily one of the most stressful quarters in a high schooler's life. What with final grades and final exams, along with graduation and planning for the future for seniors, students have...

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