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College endowments should be taxed

Harvard's doors open only for those who can pay the gatekeeper.
May 21, 2015

While the American tax code has always had loopholes, political and financial analysts across the country have found what seems to be a gaping crater in tax regulation: college endowments. It may come...

College campus visits are vital in decision making

April 29, 2015

Every spring break, social media is inundated with pictures and posts chronicling students’ vacations around the world. For many college-minded sophomores, juniors and admitted seniors, these vacations...

Future Terps eager for next basketball season

Junior Jake Layman (right) and freshman Melo Trimble (left) are returning for the 2015-2016 season.
April 28, 2015

It’s only April, but anticipation for the upcoming 2015-2016 season of the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball team is at an all-time high. With the newly-announced returns of freshman guard...

New website personalizes college applications

New website personalizes college applications
November 20, 2014

Senior Michelle Yuen opens up her computer, navigates to an all-too-familiar page and blankly stares at the text box before her. The activities section of the common application, as daunting as it is restrictive,...

The Observer’s guide to college research

The Observer's guide to college research
September 11, 2014

Once students graduate from their “underclassmen” status, they are suddenly burdened with a lot more stress. Not only do they have to worry about keeping their GPA afloat, they need to start researching...

College admissions shouldn’t favor race

College admissions shouldn't favor race
June 3, 2014

Fifty years ago on July 2, the iconic Civil Rights Act was passed. This act was the first and most well-known attempt at creating equality among people of different races. However, three years before that,...

All you need to know about college recommendations

October 1, 2013

College application deadlines are quickly approaching, and students are left with unanswered questions about the proper etiquette for asking and reminding teachers about recommendations. Here are some...

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs
April 29, 2013

Colleges have become increasingly stringent in their acceptance of AP exam scores for college credit. Many top-ranked universities are now only accepting a score of either a four or five on an AP exam,...

New iPhone app simplifies college visit planning

New iPhone app simplifies college visit planning
November 7, 2012

The multiple aspects that go into planning a successful college trip can often be stressful for students and their parents. In an attempt to make the process simpler, Chevy Chase moms Susan Jones and Elizabeth...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit
May 2, 2012

Congratulations to senior Spencer Ralph for committing to play lacrosse at Colorado College, a Division III school of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ralph has been playing lacrosse for the...

Colleges upgrade security, alert systems as students make safety a priority

April 15, 2011

With the fourth anniversary of the tragic Virginia Tech shootings approaching, the increased attention on college campus security has changed the college experience for many students. In response to the...

College visits prove helpful to choosing the right school

April 15, 2011

For juniors and seniors, visiting colleges is a crucial part of choosing the school that best suits their needs and provides the most comforting environment. Choosing the right dates to make college...

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