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Straight Talk: Becoming a small fish in a large collegiate pond

Straight Talk: Becoming a small fish in a large collegiate pond

by Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post Editor-In-Chief
May 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post

If you had asked me a year ago where I thought I’d be next fall, I would have said something along the lines of “a small or midsize school somewhere in California.” By about last November, I’d changed my mind. As an undeclared student and as someone who notoriously hates change, I decided...

Straight Talk: Experiences necessary in self-definition

Straight Talk: Experiences necessary in self-definition

by Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post

“Who are you? No, not ‘What do you do?’” When Stanford professor Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu spoke to the Upper School two weeks ago, he spent the majority of his presentation encouraging students to consider their own identities—outside the context of our resumes. After months of staring at ...

Straight Talk: Taking a step back

Straight Talk: Taking a step back

by Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief
September 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post

I may have turned 17 in June, but I definitely had a 7-year-old’s summer. Unlike many of my classmates, I wasn’t in a lab and I wasn’t taking courses for college credit. I was at summer camp. Granted, I was on the counselor side of things, but I still had the full camp experience. Playing...

Straight Talk: New York State of Mind

by Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post Opinion Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sheridan Tobin

A never-ending flow of rushing people dressed in black peacoats storms through the Grand Central Station turnstiles, each one bee lining towards a different track. Navigating the subway station during rush hour becomes zigzagging through the crowds of people rather than reading the signs, and aggressively...

Straight Talk: Not so standardized testing

by Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post Opinion Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sheridan Tobin, Uncategorized

“I decided freshman year that I wasn’t going to play the game,” she said. “I didn’t even study for my SAT.” At first, my friend’s bold statement was shocking—not studying for the SAT? It seemed a little rash, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that she had a poin...

Straight Talk

Straight Talk

by Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post Opinion Editor
January 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sheridan Tobin, Winged Post

  I’ve overheard conversations between students who don’t even want to talk about colleges or internships they’re applying to and extracurriculars they’re joining solely because they fear others’ awareness of these programs will either decrease their chances of being accepted or, if...

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