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March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This month marks a year since the coronavirus pandemic became widespread and lockdown began. I wish I could say that we might see some light at the end of the tunnel but, sadly, that could still be months away. The U.S. has surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, more…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz  It’s been 13 months since the first signs of coronavirus in the United States were reported. To date, there have been more than 25.45 million cases of infection and over 425,000 deaths, with January being the pandemic’s deadliest month. While the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are now…

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…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us, marking the end of summer. With the pandemic and the resulting lockdown, your children have been learning from home since March. Online classes for the fall term have begun mid- or late August and no one knows…

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…

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