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After the COVID-19 pandemic affected standardized testing opportunities, a permanent future with test-optional college applications is possible.

In-depth: A test-optional future

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor January 6, 2022

After three hours of staring at the tiny bubbles on a Scantron sheet, even a good student can start to go cross-eyed. Taking the ACT or SAT is a time-consuming process, especially for those taking tutoring...

The College Board announced Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place online for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 impacts AP exams and statewide tests

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey March 20, 2020

The College Board announced Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place online for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. The College Board stated on their website Friday, March 20 that students...

Make sure youre at the right place in your college search process with these tips.

The college search, mapped

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer March 13, 2020

Two words: college search. For some, this seems like a distant future. For others, it’s a nerve-wracking reality. However, for everyone looking to go to college after graduation, the formidable college...

ACT preparations can be time consuming and expensive for many students.

ACT up

Grace Klebe, print managing editor February 12, 2020

*This piece is entirely satirical Ah, the joy of waking up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning, grabbing your favorite pair of number two pencils and your TI-84 and pulling up to school to take...

School work stacks up for many students around finals week.

Call Ed: The case for finals

TKC Staff February 11, 2020

Final exams have always been used in higher education to test for overall understanding of course content. But each year the testing season raises controversy. The grades on these crucial exams have the...

I wish I could do half of what Emma does,” said Katie Harrell, Emmas mom.

Senior Profile: Emma Harrell

Amelia Hurley, features writer April 30, 2019

After logging onto the official ACT website, a sense of exhilaration rushed through her body. She silently begged for a score of at least 30. Nervously opening the tab, Emma Harrell, senior, was shocked...

Art by Grace Carroll.

Preparing for the ACT

Grace Klebe, news editor November 30, 2018

For a month and a half before the test, he studied for an hour every night. He attended tutoring sessions, took practice tests three Saturdays prior, worked from a book and on the internet and normalized...

photo by Will Rives

Issues: Standardized test prep affordability

Adler Bowman, web editor October 30, 2018

With a TI-84 calculator and No. 2 pencil trapped in a sweaty grip, high school students across the United States file into freezing classrooms at 8 a.m. on a Saturday to take a test. A test thought to...

Photo courtesy of Pxhere under the Google Creative Commons license

Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Grace Klebe, news editor October 1, 2018

It is testing season again, which means it is time for you to learn the difference between the two main tests colleges look for: the ACT and the SAT. Take this quiz to find out which test is the right...

Junior ACT update

Junior ACT update

Logan Crews, opinions editor April 4, 2018

Juniors who “opted in” on the school-sponsored ACT were scheduled to take the test Tuesday, April 3. However, due to technical difficulties in an attempt to administer the test via laptops per advice...

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