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Ad Libs: Where's our downtown theater festival?

You can't complain about an evening of Balkan-Yiddish-gospel-postmodern music, really. World Music Day sounds pretty cool (except that you can't call it WMD without...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 12, 2009
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Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
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Ad Libs: More trucks and cheese, please

This is one of those Fridays when I'm left with several interesting tidbits that I wish could've made it into the print edition this week. Paper stretches only so...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 25, 2011
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Ad Libs: Whither water?

I love the arcs of this photo: the way they complement each other, with nature mirroring the man-made world, or perhaps the other way around. Although the author...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 21, 2011
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Ad Libs: Mr. Congeniality at the Cantor

I have a confession: I get in trouble a lot at the Cantor Arts Center. I know, arts editors should be setting a good example. But I go into exhibits with my little...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 19, 2011
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Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
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Quick Check List for UC Applications

(Written by John Raftrey) 1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did. 2) Match your classes with...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 21, 2014
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Summer Planning

(written by Lori McCormick) Before you read about summer planning, a friendly reminder that if you are planning on applying for Financial Aid, the deadline for...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 6, 2015
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UC Berkeley?s new freshman admission policy

(Written by Lori McCormick) In April 2015, UC Berkeley adopted a new freshman admission policy. Starting with students applying to Berkeley this fall, some...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 12, 2015
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Planning your Summer

(Written by Lori McCormick) Last year I wrote a blog post about summer planning that you can read

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 19, 2016
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National College Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) National College Decision Day is on May 1st. What this means is that a student must officially send their intent to register forms...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 21, 2016
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Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA

written by Lori McCormick) A recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) update was circulated by the College Board to college counselors, and I...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 31, 2016
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Tackling Test Anxiety

(Written by Guest Blogger, Rhonda Racine, Founder of Lydian Academy in Menlo Park) Are you a good test­-taker? Are your test grades an accurate reflection...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 8, 2016
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UC extends Transfer admissions application

Good news for Transfer students! The UC has decided to extend the deadline to apply until January. Here is a

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 9, 2016
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

(Written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2017
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Planning for College Tours

(written by Lori McCormick) I am reposting a blog article about visiting colleges for those who are planning college tours during Spring Break. Spring and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 26, 2017
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The Common Application: essay advice from the source

(from the Common Application's Counselor's email listserve) This year the Common Application revised and rolled out (some) new essay prompts....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 23, 2017
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Spring College Fairs

(written by Lori McCormick) Spring is a perfect time for students starting to think about college to attend college fairs. ==B Why should I attend a college...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 10, 2018
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Spring Break college touring

(written by Lori McCormick) Students and families might use the opportunity of Spring Break to visit colleges. Some students are visiting to decide if they will...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 22, 2018
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Letting go

(written by Lori McCormick) My youngest, a kindergartener, is learning to tie his shoes, and I so desperately want to do it for him. Partly because it will speed...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 21, 2018
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