College Prep: Acing the College Interview

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BY MARILYN MORRISON “Tell me about yourself.”  Tough questions like these await nervous high school seniors in a college admissions interview—one of the last hurdles in the application process.  The interviews are conducted by admission officers, … [Read more...]

College Prep: Tackling the College Admission Essay

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BY MARILYN MORRISON There is nothing more terrifying to a high school senior than sitting down to write the essay portion of a college application.  The challenge of describing oneself in 500 words or less is indeed daunting, but the essay (also … [Read more...]

Notre Dame escapes St. Francis: Battle of Knights comes down to end

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BY PARIMAL ROHIT Even Cardinal Roger Mahoney’s presence on the St. Francis sideline was not enough to save the Golden Knights (5-1) from agonizing defeat, as Sherman Oaks Notre Dame rebounded from a mistake-filled game to defeat their La Cañada … [Read more...]

Sharpen your number 2 pencils…it’s college testing time!

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BY  MARILYN C. MORRISON Many parents, students, and educators would like to see standardized testing de-emphasized in the college admission process, but these exams are an inevitable hurdle that most college-bound students must overcome.  While … [Read more...]

College Prep: The Parent’s Role in the College Admission Process

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BY MARILYN C. MORRISON After years of volunteering in the classroom, cheering from the sidelines at the soccer field, and ferrying kids from music lessons to the orthodontist’s office, parents often find it difficult to know where to draw the line … [Read more...]

It’s never too early to plan for college

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BY MARILYN C. MORRISON Students in elementary and middle school should start planning for college now. "That sounds crazy!" you might protest. "My kids are still in Cub Scouts, T-ball, and tutus!" It's not farfetched, however, when you realize … [Read more...]

SENDING YOUR CHILD TO COLLEGE, PART I

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The Difficult Job of Letting Go BY MARILYN C. MORRISON "My baby is leaving home!"  This realization is often the beginning of an emotional roller coaster for parents as their children prepare to start college in the fall.  The summer … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know Before Hiring A Tutor

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BY MELANIE ROME Let’s face it — these are tough times.  Los Angeles has been especially hard hit by cutbacks in funding for public education. This translates to  larger class size and reduced student services. The reality is your child may not be … [Read more...]