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Making them count ‎

Making them count ‎

Priya Reddy

December 10, 2016

ne of the most time-consuming aspects of college applications is the essay. But over the years, some schools have switched from prompts relating to a person’s academic or extracurricular achievements, and have instead decided to focus on each individual’s inner thoughts and ideas. With more obscure a...

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

Elizabeth Han

April 22, 2016

Story by Amita Mahajan and Elizabeth Han e’ve grown up in a world where we’re taught that “lying is bad.” But when the exact consequences are minimal and the benefits add on, the urge to lie heightens and ultimately, we go against what we’ve been taught our entire lives. And for students at M...