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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


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

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...

Spurious: Students adopt alternative identities

Spurious: Students adopt alternative identities

Renee Pu

January 22, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, SAT Vocabulary

Co-written by Sanjana Murthy Beginning in 2016, CollegeBoard will offer a new version of the SAT with a revamped vocab section aimed to dissuade students from using flashcards to “memorize obscure words.” Instead, the test will focus on common and useful words offered in a broad context. As we ...