Strictly speaking, this post isn't about college admissions. But it is about demonstrable evidence of the skills it takes to succeed in college.
I looked closely at our teen's high school newspaper over the weekend and was impressed by the good reporting, well-argued opinion pieces, clever satires and informative profiles. The paper -- in writing, graphics, layout, topics -- showed a commitment to high standards and a perspective that goes beyond the school's walls.
A good school paper is also a reminder that news doesn't just from the Internet and that it can be far more than quick snippets designed to titillate rather than educate. This paper offers a fine refection of the school and its students. The paper's staff and advisers should be proud.