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Emelia Pierre will attend Washington University in Saint Louis this fall.

Senior profile: Emelia Pierre

Owen Spiegel, news writer April 13, 2022

College: Washington University in Saint Louis Major: Film and Media Studies In 2021, 84.9% of KHS graduates went on to attend college. Because this path is so common, many see it as a given. Emelia...

Many students devote their high school years to meeting the requirements for college, only to find another four years waiting for them once theyve been accepted.

Smile, you’re on transcript

Megan Glasgow, Features writer October 27, 2019
Whether or not you’re trying to secure a spot at an Ivy League, your college stakes are high. Find out the effects of this excessive pressure on students.
Kids always want to look to the left and to the right, and they want to see what their friend is doing, Josh Jaworowski, college counselor, said. I think they [need] to find out Where do I want to apply?.

How to: college

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers March 4, 2019

Have you started thinking about college yet? TKC sat down with a college counselor and Adler Bowman, KHS senior, to ask about the application process and advice they have for other students. Thinking about...

Claire Hubert, center and 2015 alumnus and sophomore at University of California-Los Angeles, gets her picture taken with her parents Tony and Melanie Hubert on parents weekend. Claire was always competitive in high school, so she thought it natural for her to apply to the most competitive of colleges. “UCLA was my dream since I was eleven and I wasn’t sure if I would get in, so I was looking at other schools that were the same academic caliber,” Hubert said. ” I knew I wanted to go somewhere academically challenging and I think I got caught up in admissions rates and the competitiveness of schools.”

College criteria: then vs. now

Annie O'Brien, features writer October 6, 2016

Since 2005, Northwestern University’s acceptance rate dropped from 33 percent to 10.7 percent and Vanderbilt University’s plummeted from 40 percent to a staggering 10.4 percent. Across the country,...

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