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August 2019 College Guy Rant: Begin your Common Application NOW!

Hey Class of 2020! In a scene from Steve Martin’s 1979 movie “The Jerk”, his nebbish-y character Navin R. Johnson runs pell mell down the street upon seeing his name in print for the first time (in the phonebook), declaring to anyone within earshot: “The New Phonebook is Here! THE NEW PHONEBOOK IS HERE!!!!” How times have changed. Who uses phone [...]

By |2019-08-04T16:38:41+00:00August 4th, 2019|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

June College Guy Rant: 10 Things for Rising Seniors to do this summer

Hey soon-to-be-Seniors (like the sound of that?!) and parents of same,Well, spring is finally here and true to form it’s nearly summer - gotta love Maine weather (or else why the heck are you living here??!!!). Graduations happening all around us (including my oldest from Deering HS - woot woot!), summer plans falling nicely in to place (one hopes), and [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:06:38+00:00June 5th, 2019|Seniors|0 Comments

Comment on the recent College Admissions Scandal

Check out Frank Bruni's NTY's editorial from yesterday entitled: "Bribes to get in to Yale and Stanford?  What else is new?" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/opinion/college-bribery-admissions.html I've been preaching this reality for years - when it comes to college admissions the emperor has no clothes. And is a hypocrite to boot! The only "newsworthy" portion of this latest scandal is the blatant illegality of [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|Seniors|0 Comments

April Rant For Seniors: Final Decisions and the Meaning of Life…from the College Guy

Hey there sports fans - there’s plenty of time left before the May 1st deadline for depositing but make no mistake -  it's a-coming. Some of you have made your final decision and already sent in deposits. Others are still lingering over the indecision chasm, either for want of a clear preference or for need of additional money.  This email is for those students [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:22+00:00June 4th, 2019|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

November College Guy Rant for Seniors – READ THIS!!!!

Hi Seniors - anyone catch that World Series? Incredible! Oops, what am I talking about? I know a number of you were scrambling to get ED and EA applications in by midnight last night. Well, you missed a good one (and good job on getting those applications in!)Many of you are now working on Nov. 15 EA and ED deadlines. [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:47+00:00December 25th, 2017|Seniors|0 Comments