Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2014"

A WACAC Introduction to Facebook

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Would you Facemash?   The October 2003 dormitory online entertainment created to compare hacked photos side by side to assess levels of ‘hotness’ and ‘notness’ bred outrage, but the idea generated in Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room took root. By the …

Thanks for the Entertainment

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While many students this time of year are celebrating wonderful admission letters, scholarship awards, etc., and then there are also the other ones. You know the ones I mean. The students with the situations that make us sigh, cry, laugh, …

Finding the Fit Logo

I turned eighteen on March 1, which for me marks another challenge I’m trying to face with as much courage as possible: a statement of intent. May 1 is the deadline for many high school seniors across the nation to …

Earlier this month, Dr. Amy Radovcic, the College and Career Counselor at Nathaniel Narbonne High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), died at the young age of 36 from complications of lupus. In her short life, she …

Nick Soper

Indie Scene

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I just started work with a student interested in becoming an entrepreneur. And rightly so: he’s handling the business end of a clothing line that he started with a designer friend of his.

Let’s call him Nate. Nate is hungry. …

I once took a class in which the instructor used what he referred to as the “Jeopardy Method” of grading. Under his system, students earned points for correct test answers, well-written essays, etc., but we could also lose points for …

The Mad Dash to May 1

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When I worked in admissions, the only thing that got me through countless admitted student events all spring was the countdown to one thing: MAY 1. Now that I’m on the high school side, I don’t have that same feeling …

In the beginning, I led a parallel life. For 20 years, I was an observer. This year, I’m finally a participant.

The Ivy League Project (www.ivyleagueproject.org) selects high-achieving sophomores and juniors, teaches them networking skills, and takes them on an …

Celebrating 100

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A heartfelt thank you to all of our readers!

This marks our 100th post for the WACAC blog. We appreciate all who have contributed their expertise, who have taken the time to follow a series, and who have continued the …