The charges brought against parents, administrators and for-hire counselors trying to rig college admissions put a spotlight on an industry that’s flawed. Richmond Pulse’s Keisa Reynolds, shares her perspective on what this scandal meant to her as a student. “For those of us who live in working-class or underserved neighborhoods, we are told an education […]Read More College Admissions Scandal Reveals Cracks In Higher Education Equity
The latest challenges against affirmative action in the U.S. comes from a surprising group: Asian Americans. Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath reports on two lawsuits that could potentially topple race-based admission policies in colleges. “Asian-American students are at the center of two high-profile lawsuits against affirmative action: One at Harvard and one at the University of […]Read More Asian-Americans Are Split On Affirmative Action Lawsuits
Anyone who has been diagnosed with mental health problems knows: depression can flare up under stress – and the academic pressures that build up in the months before college applications contribute to this stress, along with a deeper fear of not being accepted. “How are you supposed to go in to school every day, and do the work and act like […]Read More Youth Radio Podcast: College and depression
The pressures on middle class high achievers during the college application process may be trying, but students in Boyle Heights, where some teens work to help support their families, face unique challenges. And no matter how hard they work at school, there are no guarantees of getting in. “There are moments when I feel very overwhelmed […]Read More College admissions process adds pressure to seniors
A Boyle Heights native wants to give some pointers to young people undertaking the intimidating college application process. As a graduate of Roosevelt High School who went on to work as a college admissions officer, he is in a special position to advise first time college applicants. For one thing, prioritize a strong personal statement. “Put […]Read More College road: 7 tips for your college application
Major technical glitches on the Common Application, an online portal used by hundreds of colleges and universities, frustrated students and parents and made national news. But one teen learned an important lesson from the unforeseen setback. Listen on Youth Radio.Read More Are problems with the Common Application overhyped?