Moving onward and forward

Published Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Tarang

The second half of summer is a bittersweet time, my friends. It usually means going back to school and wearing thicker clothing. However, for some of us, it’s about starting something new. Sadly, I must leave the ink and quill aside as I head over to medical school. Blogging has been filled with joy, and I hope that everyone took my imperfect advice with a grain of salt and a clove of garlic. Once I am busy learning about anatomy and pathology, will I have time to pen down my ideas? I do not know…. Continue Reading

College Bound Books

Published Monday, June 13, 2011 by Tarang

Most people would rather watch The Hangover Part 2 than be caught reading during summer. Summer is a time for blockbuster movies and water parks, but some of you might want to catch up on light reading. While your teacher might define “light reading” as a quick catch-up on Jane Austen, your time before college might be well-spent reading fun books on college advice. Get tips and the truth on the college experience. Learn what to expect and what to watch out for. 1. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into… Continue Reading

Famous People’s Sayings

Published Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by Tarang

Today’s one of those days where one feels like going on a picnic to a nearby park. One might open up a can of soda or partake in some sort of sport. However, for many people it is also time for things like finals or the start of strenuous summer activities. To get them through these difficult times, here are some quotes by famous people. On Improvement Actor Liam Neeson of Schindler’s List and Taken fame tells of how he is constantly thinking of ways to better himself. “In bed at night, I could be… Continue Reading

Perfect Score!

Published Monday, May 23, 2011 by Tarang

Words from the wise can be the best advice and one should be all ears for what Imran Mahmood has to say. Imran received a 2400 on the March SAT and earned the Excel Test Prep scholarship of $1,000. Whether it’s his tenacity or his perspicacious judgment Imran has all the makings of  a perfect scorer. He attends Bellarmine College Prep and balances his time with activities such as Speech and Debate as well as martial arts. He lauds the strategies of Excel and believes that consistent practice (in the form of Excel’s Exam Club)… Continue Reading

Yale Boat

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Tarang

Continuing in our tradition of reporting SAT averages to you guys, I now bring you Yale University. Admissions Data (2010): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 8% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile SAT Critical Reading: 700 / 800 SAT Math: 700 / 780 SAT Writing: 700 / 790 ACT Composite: 30 / 34 Enrollment (2009): Total Enrollment: 11,593 (5,275 undergraduates) Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female 100% Full-time Percent of applicants accepted is usually around 9%. Fun Fact: The Yale Corinthian Yacht Club is the oldest collegiate sailing club in the world. It was… Continue Reading


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