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College planning consultant Alisa Berner, who has past experience working with high school students and parents throughout the application process, offers advice for upperclassmen after the Supreme Court decision to strike down affirmative action in June 2023. (Illustration by Lindsey Um)

NAVIGATING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: Private counselor Alisa Berner offers advice on essays with current affirmative action decisions

Justin Park, Staff Reporter January 31, 2024

Independent educational consultant and private college counselor Alisa Berner, who also works at Rancho Bueno Vista High School, helps students find the best academic, social and financial fit for their...

Junior Daniel Kong finishes the last of his SAT Prep material from Sapient Academy. Rescheduled in March, Kong’s test has been canceled four times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I spent thousands of dollars on SAT practice, and it looks like it’s going all to waste because College Board keeps canceling SoCal test dates

Daniel Kong, Business Manager January 19, 2021

The third time wasn’t the charm. On Dec. 2, I was supposed to take my SAT at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, but unsurprisingly, College Board canceled the administration of the test. That...

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