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Can MOOCs Benefit HS Seniors?
Free online classes are open to everyone
author image Jalil explores whether taking a MOOC, a massive open online course, might give him an advantage over other college applicants.

Like many students during their junior year of high school, I recently began a new journey called the college admissions process. I was interested in applying to... [more]

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Managing My Anger From Behind Bars - Sharp Words Hurt - How I Stopped Fighting - PLUS: Justin Timberlake Live!
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Defining Feminism Roberta used to think feminists were militant protestors that all hated men. Here, she discovers that’s not the case. She explores the definition, history, and comes to her own interpretation. [more]
Why I Love Filmmaking Vanessa writes about writing, producing, directing and editing her first movie. [more]
No More Hand-Holding A college visit is a wake-up call for Edgar, who realizes that to succeed he will have to take more responsibility for his education. [more]
Anger Management 101 Najet, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence, describes the mandatory anger management course she has to take while behind bars. [more]
Opening Up to My Shorty A former player, Antwaun discovers it feels good to get close to one person. [more]
Hello New York, Goodbye Dad After moving to the U.S., Tairys was separated from her father for years. Ultimately, she makes a difficult decision so she can see him again. [more]
The Soundtrack of My Life Music has helped Otis survive tough times. Each phase of life brings a new favorite band, and a different group of people to connect with. [more]
Sharp Words Hurt After Shahlo blurts out an unintended insult to her good friend whose father recently died, she feels awful and tries to make amends. [more]
When Things Get Hectic Juan is torn between watching his friends’ backs and staying out of trouble. [more]
Did I Deserve to Be Valedictorian? Tairys immigrates from the Dominican Republic and struggles in school. But after she learns English and starts to excel, she questions whether she really earned the title of 8th grade valedictorian. [more]
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