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April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz You’d have to be living under a rock if you hadn’t heard about the college admissions scandal that unfolded a few weeks ago. Some of the most highly regarded universities were implicated in a coach-bribing scheme which parents were resorting to to get their children accepted. It…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz  After several years of drought and rainless months, we’re finally getting much drenching which may be affecting your family schedule. Maybe some sports events are being postponed or canceled and getting your children to all their after-school activities could be taking longer than usual. But don’t stress…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz Happy New Year! By this time, winter break is over and students are heading back to school I hope your children got the opportunity to de-stress and refresh, enjoyed time away from school, and just delighted in being teenagers. The years between middle and high school aren’t…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We finally got measurable rain, which is a blessing in drought-ridden Southern California. We’re beginning to feel the Southland version of winter with cooler temperatures in the morning and at night. Christmas tree lots beckon with fragrant firs and mall stores entice with all kinds of sales…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN As we slowly ease further into the school year, I hope your children have also fully settled in as high-schoolers. Encourage your children to focus on their studies and to make use of all the resources available at their school to accomplish all the work required…

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. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I remember a time when Labor Day was officially the end of summer break. But in recent years the school year has been starting in August. If your children are heading back to class this week, I hope they had the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Your kids have reached the homestretch! 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 high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children used their spring break actually getting some rest. As parents it’s our responsibility to look after our kids’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I know that today’s high schoolers have so much going on that I’m really surprised they can think straight. As…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve been getting a bit of late winter weather the past few days but the calendar says it’s March. So spring must not be far behind and students are looking forward to their hard-earned break. It would be a welcome respite for your children, a time to…

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