Tag Archives: college

College debt increases

One trillion. That’s the mark, in dollars, that U.S. student loan debt just passed, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the College Board, the 2011-12 published total cost for tuition, fees, and room and board at an in-state four-year public institution averaged $17,131. But that’s only the …

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Not the time to slide

Are you a senior slacker or over-achiever? Brigid Kelly, Talon staff writer Alright, seniors – it’s finally second semester – the last semester of our high school careers. It’s time for the lasts of the lasts, the final hurrahs and the ultimate goodbyes. But don’t be fooled by the clichés. …

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SAT Brief

SAT Scandal Kate Brown, Talon Staff Writer The security for the SAT test will be increased nationwide due to seven students in Farmingdale, NY being accused of cheating. Former F.B.I. director, Louis J. Freeh, will be brought in to review the security procedures for the SAT. The College Board is also …

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MA Colleges Brief

Popular colleges for MA students Marisa White, Talon Staff Writer So far, the most popular college that Minnehaha Academy seniors applied to this year is the University of Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities. As of November 8, however, about 35 percent of the seniors have not submitted any applications. The …

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Freshman 15 myth

Is it really true? By Rachel Bartz, Talon staff writer If you were to ask a high school what they are most worried about for college, you might find the dreaded “freshman fifteen” as one of the top answers. But is this feared legend simply a myth? According to a …

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Why college now?

After graduating, students have several options besides heading straight for college By Pauline Ojambo Talon staff writer   “I am attending University of Wisconsin-Madison for college,” said senior Sarah Winter. “I thought that it would be a good fit for me… I wanted to attend a larger public University and UW was …

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MISP College Fair

On Oct. 10 Minnehaha Academy held the MISP College Fair where 168 colleges were represented, 16 from Minnesota. 690 students attended the event, and including parents the total number was about 1,500 people in attendance. There were schools from 32 states and two foreign countries. The fair season is over, …

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