Early Decision: The ultimate game of manipulation

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

November 1, 2019

Happy November first, everyone! For most people, today is just another day. The beginning of November. Not at all significant. For seniors, however, this is the day we’ve all been dreading for the past few months. November ...

Trials and tribulations of college admissions

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

September 27, 2019

My parents tell me a lot of stuff. Most parents do. One thing they’ve told me over the years is that grades come first, meaning that grades, and having good ones specifically, comes before going to clubs or extracurriculars or hanging ou...

People that can afford college should pay for it

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2019

Nearly everyone in this country can agree that the cost of college tuition has gotten grossly out of hand. They force students to apply for long term loans and take on debt that will be paying off for years. The price of a...

School Doesn’t Matter…That Much

Eva Roytburg, Perspectives Editor

September 13, 2019

Several times this past summer, I have had the same conversation. Someone would ask me;   “What grade are you going to be in?”  Merrily, I would reply; “I’m going into my junior year.”  At this, their eyes would ...

It’s who you are, not where you go

Co-Editors in Chief

April 5, 2019

As seniors receive admissions decisions from colleges, juniors complete extensive research papers, and sophomores just begin the college search process, our worlds can seem pretty hectic. Despite gallant efforts by advisers and...

College has always been corrupt or The real college scandal

March 22, 2019

Imposters hired to take standardized tests; a tennis coach bribed to produce a fake recommendation; hapless children’s faces photoshopped onto the bodies of real athletes. The details of the college bribery scam are as much...

It’s time to stop letting colleges dictate our lives

Editorial Board

December 7, 2018

How do we decide our extracurriculars? What makes the final cut? The reality is that in our competitive environment, many students at NT, as at every high school, pick and choose activities based on what they perceive colleges...

Going to college 4,000 miles away

Michelle Yurovsky

April 20, 2018

I am planning to leave the country for college. I am deciding between the University of Tel Aviv and the University of Amsterdam. As of now, only a handful of people in my grade are leaving the country for college. It is...