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December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We finally got measurable rain, which is a blessing in drought-ridden Southern California. We’re beginning to feel the Southland version of winter with cooler temperatures in the morning and at night. Christmas tree lots beckon with fragrant firs and mall stores entice with all kinds of sales…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN As we slowly ease further into the school year, I hope your children have also fully settled in as high-schoolers. Encourage your children to focus on their studies and to make use of all the resources available at their school to accomplish all the work required…

Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus
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Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus

By May S. Ruiz In an article which published last April in Time magazine, Katie Reilly reported that record numbers of college students are seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, and schools can’t keep up. She further described that when UCLA offered, for the first time, all incoming students a free online screening for depression,…

Young Adults With Special Needs Plan for the Future in Pasadena
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Young Adults With Special Needs Plan for the Future in Pasadena

Frostig Center hosts Transition Fair Teenagers and young adults with special needs and their families are invited to attend The Frostig Center’s annual Transition Fair and connect with two dozen agencies that can help with college, career and independent living. The event will be held at The Frostig Center on Friday, Oct. 19 from 1…

Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?
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Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or…

Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists
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Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced approximately 16,000 high school semi-finalists yesterday, with 40 of them coming from the Arcadia and Pasadena school districts. The Arcadia school district has 23 semi-finalists coming from Arcadia High School. The remaining 17 semi-finalists are from the Pasadena school district: one from La Salle High School, two from Maranatha…

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