Admissions Abridged

  • I Reported It Myself!

    November 17, 2017

    Each year there seems to be more schools relying on self-reported test scores and transcripts on their applications.  While they may, in the long run, streamline the application process ...

  • College Testing: How Filling in Bubbles Impacts Your Future

    I don’t think there’s a student out there enjoying the standardized testing experience.  Likewise, I’ve never met either a high school or college professional that thinks the ...

  • How to be a Doctor in Seven Years

    Who wouldn’t be completely at ease with a 25-year-old performing their open-heart surgery? Joking aside, many students and parents are attracted to accelerated undergraduate/graduate ...

  • Achieving Well-Rounded Perfection

    Ah, the always tricky student resume.  The part of college applications that make students question whether their innate interests are worthwhile.  I get endless questions about not only ...

  • Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself

     

    Are college interviews still a thing?  Why yes, yes they are.  While some colleges have shied away from the practice due to the sheer volume of applicants the encounter each year ...

  • The Art of Demonstrating Interest

    If you’ve perused any forums on college admissions (looking at you, Mom and Dad!) then you’ve already come across the term “Demonstrated Interest.”  It sounds like some ...

  • Getting a Mini-Fridge and Other College Essentials

    Hey Seniors: YOU MADE IT!  If all went according to plan (and I sincerely hope it did!) then you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit to the college of your dreams!  But suddenly all ...

  • Who’s Writing This Anyway?

    I love writing this column every month and sharing some helpful college admissions tips and tricks, but maybe you are saying, “Who is this lady who says she knows so much about college ...

  • What’s in a Name

    Why are we all willing to pay more for name brand items in the store when we know the generic is the same thing?  Is it our history with certain items; foods that we’ve been eating since ...

  • Who I Am in 650 Words or Less

    The Common Application released their essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions cycle this past week so we all have essays on the brain.  This always creates a flurry of something between ...

  • It’s Go Time.

    This one goes out to all the juniors out there. 

    I can feel you squirming in your seats, “Who me?” Yes, you!  The time has come to turn that college dial up a notch.  ...

  • Don’t.  Panic.

    ‘Tis the season for application decision anxiety!  While regular mortals are happily gift shopping and cookie baking the college bound contingent is waking up in a cold sweat dreading the ...

  • Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

    Welcome to the second part of our two-part series taking you behind the scenes in the world of admissions counselors.  In our first installment we confirmed their “Road Warrior” ...

  • Early What?

    Why does everything have to be so darn complicated?  A few months ago we went over all the different major application companies and now I have to confuse things further by talking about the ...

  • Meet a Real Life Road Warrior!

    So you’re sitting in homeroom listening to morning announcements and still trying to wake up the rest of the way.  Through your sleepy haze you hear, “Juniors and seniors please sign ...

  • Why Do You Think That We Think That You Think You Want to Go to School Here?

    On most college application supplements this fall you’ll find a question along the lines of, “Why do you believe you’re a good fit for our university?”  If students ...

  • Un-Common Applications

    Anyone else starting to feel like these application conglomerates are getting out of hand?  Let’s look at the major players:


    Common Application: The OG consolidated application ...

  • The Junior/Senior Summer: A To-Do List

    You made it!  T-minus one year left and it’ll be TTYL to high school.  As you’re making your summer schedule should you include, “Pat self on back and mark the days till ...

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The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 15, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

It's not too late to join THE MAX Challenge of New Providence

January 16, 2018

FITNESS~NUTRITION~MOTIVATION~RESULTS!
Our January 10-Week Challenge has just begun!

You've heard about THE MAX Challenge, now it's your chance to try it out for yourself!! Our members have made amazing transformations to their mind, body and spirit in just 10 short weeks! 

THE MAX is for ALL ages, shapes and sizes! If you need the motivation and support to accomplish YOUR ...

Plainfield Symphony'S 98th Season Annual Free Family Concert is “A Family Affair”

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program, entitled “A Family Affair,” will
feature the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Gold Prize winner, and will also include
several surprises.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in ...

Take a Workshop and Learn How to Sew and/or Knit at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

The Summit Area YMCA is dedicated to providing all members of our community with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive through our programs and workshops. Learning how to knit or sew can be a life-long skill bringing people of all generations together. It also can be very gratifying to make something with your hands. This winter, the Berkeley Heights YMCA will be offering two workshops, one on ...

New Program in Union County for Environmental Action

Union County residents who are interested in tackling the environmental issues of today can join the Environmental Stewards program. Conveniently based in Westfield, the program is designed to help local residents design and execute environmental projects in their communities.

“The Environmental Stewards program brings the insights of scientists and researchers to Union County’s ...

Mandelblatt says New Jersey taxpayers should keep more of what they earn: Backs property tax deduction plan

Lisa Mandelblatt, a Democratic Congressional candidate for New Jersey’s Seventh District, said today she supports an innovative property tax deduction plan proposed by New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

Working with the congressman, the communities of Paramus, Park Ridge and Fair Lawn in North Jersey announced last week that they planned to allow residents to donate the same sum as ...

Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center - One of Four Sites in Country

Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers.  The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after treatment ...

One Dead in Kenilworth House Fire Monday Evening

January 9, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said.

The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said.

The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The downstairs resident reported the fire at approximately 6 p.m. after ...

Summit Community Forms Effort to Help Victims of New Year's Eve Apartment Fire

Where the eyes, the eyes with the will to see
Where the hearts, that run over with mercy
We take care of our own
We take care of our own

"We Take Care of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen

SUMMIT, NJ - New Year's Eve is supposed to be time of reflection and celebration, looking back at the year that was and ahead to the subsequent twelve months -- the next stage of ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

January 6, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

January 5, 2018

As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

Mayor's Message: A Banner Year for New Providence

It has been another banner year for New Providence. Despite the many challenges faced, we had a record number of accomplishments this year. As promised, we have focused and promoted community at every turn, welcoming many new friends and neighbors to our beautiful borough including our new residents at Lantern Hill.  We have helped foster inclusivity and promote our pioneer spirit of ...

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