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Learning lab offers support for seniors

Adviser of the Learning Lab Kari Conroy helps senior Mya Quiñones with her essay Nov. 5. Conroy helps students with a variety of writing related tasks.

Jayde Claussen

November 6, 2019

Learning lab teacher Kari Conroy said she enjoys helping kids use their voice in writing to convey who they are and their message to the reader. “I love hearing (students’) stories. Sometimes they make me tear up (and) sometimes they make me smile. Conroy said. “I love when kids finally get (t...

Writing portion of ACT and SAT tests no longer required

Senior Natalie Aune studies for the writing portion of the ACT. Many colleges recently dropped their ACT/SAT writing section requirement and now accept graded high school essays in its place.

Ethan Meisler

October 9, 2018

According to the seniors’ guidance counselor Heidi Cosgrove, one reason colleges no longer require the ACT and SAT essay is due to the tests being fairly new and uninformative. “I think one of the reasons it has been optional by some schools is that it is such a subjective measurement. Colleges ...

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