Spotlight on Interesting Majors: Functional Design

Who knew that fashion and engineering could be combined?  Introducing Functional Design.  It’s a “design process that begins with empathy,” says University of Delaware researcher Martha Hall, who has training in both fashion design and engineering.  Hall directs a research lab in which undergraduates use technology to design medical devices with a fashionable twist – … Read more

Magellan’s Evelyn Alexander Quoted in News Media Related to College Admission Scandal

Magellan founder Evelyn Alexander has been quoted in several media stories related to the recent college admission scandal, which uncovered wrongdoing by someone who claimed to be a college advisor, but who was not a member of any of the many professional organizations available to those who do advise students on their college journey. Evelyn … Read more

Studying Engineering in College

People think engineers are nerdy math and science geeks – but really, they’re creative problem-solvers!  This post is for you if you’re considering studying engineering in college. First of all, “engineering” isn’t just one thing!  There are so many ways to approach a problem using engineering skills, which is why there are many, many different … Read more

Some Ethical Issues in College Admissions

As adults, every now and then, we find ourselves presented with situations that require us to consider the ethical implications of our actions.  Teenagers, looking to us to help them define right and wrong, take cues from the choices we make. The college admission process is fraught with examples of ethical issues, as well as … Read more

California Public University Applications UP UP UP

There are nine undergraduate campuses in the University of California system:  Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara.  There are 23 campuses in the California State University system (map to the right). California public schools graduate about half a million high school seniors every year – that’s just from … Read more

Upcoming Practice SAT and ACT and Bootcamps – Palisades Charter High School

LA/Westside students – here are a few options for practice SAT and ACT exams, and some bootcamps to help you prepare for the upcoming exams!  All practice tests and boot camps are at Palisades High. SAT Practice Exam Saturday February, 9th 9am-1pm Location: J109 Enrollment fee (All proceeds go to the Pali High PTSA!): $20 Enrollment: SAT Practice … Read more

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