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What is AP Seminar?

Anahita Lakdawalla, Podcast Editor April 27, 2023

Sometime last year, at some point in English class, I remember High School Counselor, Mrs. Hallinan, followed by a row of five 11th graders, stepping to the front of the class to tell us about our course...

How to Get Your Drivers License

How to Get Your Driver’s License

Mae D., School News Editor March 28, 2023

To begin, I find it necessary to sound like an overbearing adult and say that driving is a privilege. It comes with freedom and fun, yes, but also huge responsibility. Whether or not you choose to drive...

A few college decisions from GALA 2022 seniors

Senior College Spotlight: Where did GALA Class of 2022 seniors commit to college?

Hannah L., Editor, Quizzes/Puzzles June 5, 2022

It has been a treacherous year for college admissions as we saw admissions rates go down as far as 3.19% at Harvard University. Through the craziness of the pandemic and the way that that impacted college...

College Spotlight: Columbia University

College Spotlight: Columbia University

Zoe O. April 29, 2022

College: Columbia University Amount of Undergraduate Degrees: 90 Amount of Majors: More than 100 Location: New York, New York Type of College: Private Ivy League  It's hard to sum up a...

Hoover Tower and the Main Quad

College Spotlight: Stanford University

Makenna P., Advertising Director, Literary Magazine April 29, 2022

College: Stanford University Number of Majors: More than 69 Location: Palo Alto, California Type of College: Private four-year Stanford University, also known as Leland Stanford Junior University,...

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College Spotlight: NYU

Zoe O., Marketing Director April 6, 2022

College: New York University Amount of Undergraduate Degrees: 143 Majors & Fields of Study: 98 majors & 25 fields of study. Location: New York City, New York Type of College: Private From...

College Spotlight: Yale University

College Spotlight: Yale University

Zoe O., Marketing Director April 5, 2022

College: Yale Amount of Undergraduate Degrees: 81 Majors & Courses: 80 majors and 2,000 courses. Location: New Haven, Connecticut Type of College: Private Ivy League Home to “Handsome Dan”...

How to Prepare for AP Exams

How to Prepare for AP Exams

Kyla P., Multimedia Editor March 21, 2022

As we enter April, Advanced Placement exams are on the horizon and students are feeling tense. Many students are frantically flipping through flashcards, textbooks, and notes, attempting to memorize the...

Crucial Steps to Becoming a Doctor

Grace F. and Makenna P. March 21, 2022

Where It Starts: College Although college is only the beginning of a doctor's career, it's still one of the most crucial steps to becoming a doctor. College includes all of the fundamental things that...

Joanne Chaes Questbridge Acceptance to Duke University

Full Rides to their Dream Schools: How it Happened

Hannah L., Editor, Quizzes/Puzzles January 28, 2022

Serene Hwang and Joanne Chae, current seniors at Girls Academic Leadership Academy, were recently accepted with full-ride scholarships to Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University...

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