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January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This new year starts with more warnings and worries about a “twindemic” — cases of the seasonal flu combined with coronavirus infections — that could overwhelm hospitals, strain already overtaxed health care workers, and deplete vital resources. The impact of the virus was felt in every aspect…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The coronavirus pandemic changed the way learning is delivered not only for elementary and high schools but for colleges and universities as well. On the other hand, the college admissions process itself has remained the same even as some components that go into the students’ application have…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz A year ago, when wildfires were raging all over Southern California, I wrote that it would be a welcome relief for the weather to cool down and to get some rain. This summer, the wildfire occurred very close to home and, as of this writing, is in…

October College Search Guide
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October College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The road to college involves four years of complicated planning and complex scheduling. High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. As if all that weren’t difficult enough, they have to make sure they…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz For the August College Search Guide,  I would customarily write that I hope your children got the chance to decompress and savor the summer break. These are extraordinary times, however. Our usual activities have been upended and we’re constantly challenged to get to a place of normalcy…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Your children have been going through the greatest upheaval in their young lives. The coronavirus crisis has affected all of us in ways we’ve never before experienced. Among the biggest challenges for the adults in our household are concerns about our well-being, both physical and mental, and…

June College Search Guide
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June College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz Seniors are about to have their virtual graduation or have recently done so. Having spent the last semester of their high school sheltering in place, these teenagers have been looking forward to the loosening of the lockdown orders so they can finally get out of the house….

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The last few weeks of the school year is usually an exciting time for students. Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This time last year, what we were all talking about was the college bribing scandal that rocked the country’s educational system. Today our concern is the COVID-19 outbreak, which has wreaked havoc in everyone’s life. Suddenly, the world we knew very well has been turned into something…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It has been feeling like summer the past couple of weeks but we’re only approaching spring and I’m sure your children are already looking forward to spring break. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also a chance to evaluate where they are…

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