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An Overview of the ACT

An Overview of the ACT

Mallika Singh

April 17, 2017

uch like the SAT, the ACT, or American College Testing, has had a few changes since it was first administered in 1959. From small changes like allowing calculators to more drastic ones like completely reorganizing the test, the ACT is constantly evolving. Take a look below to see how it has evolved since t...

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Mallika Singh

September 22, 2016

As juniors ready themselves for the future, a question tends to arise among peers: “Are you taking the SAT or the ACT?” For most, these questions come up towards the end or during the summer of their sophomore year. And even though most colleges accept either the SAT or ACT, the choice varies signi...

Junior Devya Ramanathan reflects on the day she was hit by a car

Junior Devya Ramanathan reflects on the day she was hit by a car

Chetana Ramaiyer

May 30, 2016

t was around 7:30 a.m. on April 9 and junior Devya Ramanathan had just arrived at Henry M. Gunn High School with her friend in the driver’s seat. They were there to take the ACT — something Ramanathan never ended up doing. That morning, she left her house feeling relaxed as she was already fam...

A breakdown of the costs of college

A breakdown of the costs of college

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 23, 2015

MVHS students are often concerned about the cost of college itself, but they can forget about all the costs that come before the acceptance letter arrives at home. The college prep camps, the college counselors, the college apps, the college itself — it all adds up. Click below to see the breakdown...