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Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School

Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School 1000 652 Theo Wolf

This is a guest post written by our coach, Grace Chiang. It’s no question COVID-19 has massively disrupted the education of hundreds…

Spike Stories: Felicia’s Free Tutoring Program

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In this post, we share Buddy Tutoring, the awesome Spike that Felicia launched to help connect students with free tutoring.

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition)

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition) 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Colleges are being forced to rapidly innovate a holistic admissions process that hasn’t been changed in years, all due to COVID-19. Universities and applicants both face significant uncertainty. In this post, we expand upon the issues fueling this uncertainty and how seniors can effectively navigate the upcoming application cycle ahead.

August Recommended Readings

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August 2020 recommended stories on youth innovation and college admissions.

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Spike Stories: Vanessa’s Fashion Fundraiser against Racism

Spike Stories: Vanessa’s Fashion Fundraiser against Racism 1014 882 Jennifer Eident

Launched recently, Vanessa’s Wear No Hate fundraiser will donate all proceeds to charities serving Asian communities impacted by COVID and Black Table Arts, a non profit improving African American student outcomes through art.

Spike Stories: Xanthe’s Songs Against Silence

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Learn more about “Songs Against Silence’s” global art competition and how you can contribute by submitting a song by July 21st

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike

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If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!

A Guide for COVID-19 Summer Planning (For Teens)

A Guide for COVID-19 Summer Planning (For Teens) 1200 468 Lloyd Nimetz

High school students around the world are scrambling to figure out what to do this summer due to the Pandora’s box of programmatic changes and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic . This article is meant to provide some clarity and guidance amidst the chaos.

How to Stand Out to Colleges When Tests are Optional

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It’s impossible to know precisely how these shifts will affect college admissions, but one thing is certain: academics are going to play the smallest role they have ever played. As admissions officers have less and less confidence in their traditional measures of student aptitude, they are going to look more and more to the untraditional. Spikes will be more important than ever.