Many significant changes have taken place in higher education institutions recently, from massive shifts to online learning models, to the nature of on-campus life, to athletics. These changes directly impact the college admissions process. For parents and students looking ahead to big decisions like what colleges to pursue and what scholarships to apply for, the changing landscape of college admissions adds a layer of uncertainty and novelty to an already-difficult process. There are two major changes to college admissions that parents and students need to be aware of...
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In his play "As You Like It," William Shakespeare uses the line "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts..." As cliché as is it to use a quotation from Shakespeare to begin a theatre blog post, those particular lines highlight the permeating nature of theatre as an art form. It’s not just about “play[ing] many parts” on a stage in a dark room.
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For the final lesson I teach my eighth grade students at the end of each school year, I want it be something they will remember long after they leave my classroom. In the days leading up to this final lesson, I challenge them to ask the questions that will matter most as they navigate high school and life beyond like "What are wisdom and truth and where do they come from?" and "What am I consuming?" My final charge to them is to practice self-reflection as they progress in life and consider whether they are conforming or transforming.