What students should do while they're waitlisted

Hello, seniors:

Congratulations on submitting your college applications. You may be receiving notice from your early-action and early-decision schools, so now is the time to begin your decision-making process.

Therapist's tips help grieving kids to cope

Lissa Dutton offers advice for parents on comforting grieving children and teens in the wake of the death of a classmate.

Depending on their stage of development, children can perceive death in vastly different ways. A child in preschool may view death as reversible or temporary. Younger school-age children may understand that death is permanent, but may think of it as a spirit or a person. Children starting around nine or 10 through adolescence have a more concrete understanding of the permanence of death both for themselves and others.

Politics as sport: Fight night, every night

I’m not a boxing fan by any stretch of the imagination, but in the last month, I watched hours of advertisements for the money-grabbing pay-per-view showdown between champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA fighter Conor McGregor.

Every time I was forced to sit through another one of these ads as I waited to watch the next episode of my comedy-drama, I had a strange sense of deja vu. I tried to put my finger on it, and eventually I realized that the familiarity I felt while watching these ads came from watching the CNN advertisements for election night last fall.

Eliminating litter: The importance of keeping a clean ocean

It is important not to litter. Do not throw trash into the ocean – it can be dangerous.

Weighted or non-weighted GPA: Which is better for college admission?

To weight or not to weight a grade-point average – that is the question facing high school administrators throughout the U.S. and here in our own backyard.

How the Electoral College hampers the democratic process

Eleven score and eight years ago in the dusty Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton declared, “Let one executive be appointed for life who dares execute his powers.”

His proposal of a timeless term for the Executive Body shocked the Constitutional Convention, whose mandate to concoct a more powerful form of American governance was delivered not by the quibbling ink of legislators, but by the smoky muskets and screaming bullets of Daniel Shay.

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