College is optional, but sometimes it does not feel like it. Continue reading Not Going to College Is Good Too
Colleges are notorious for sending mail to drum up applications. These administrations claim to recognize your striking uniqueness and value in society. But how well do they really know you? Continue reading College Spam Mail: A Constant Struggle
People say things will be different in college than in high school, and as Cobbler grad Calvin Moehlman has confirmed, they are right. Continue reading Cobbler Grad Confirms: College Is Different
Cobbler students continue to enroll in dual-enrollment college classes. For students considering this, how can they know if its a good idea? Continue reading Deciding on Dual Enrollment
Juniors and seniors considering attending college should consider visiting their prospective schools, and they should consider ahead of time what to look at. Continue reading How to Do a College Visit
Students hear conflicting ideas about taking a gap year after high school. What factors should students consider when deciding whether to take one? Continue reading The Gap Year: Is it good for college bound students?
Should students wanting to succeed attend a four-year college? Not necessarily. Continue reading Whether a Two or Four-Year College Is Better Depends on a Student’s Goal
Many high school students sleep little–is this what college life will be like? Yet some former Cobblers have found they’re getting more sleep in college than they got at Central. Continue reading Despite Busyness, Some Former Cobblers Get More Sleep in College
The number of Cobblers dual-enrolled in high school and college classes is growing, with students succeeding. Continue reading Cobblers Thrive in Dual Enrollment
Many students in Rapid City are attending college without moving to places like Brookings or Spearfish. They cite saved money, time, and added convenience as key factors. Continue reading Many Rapid City Students Choosing to Stay Home for College
Students and parents will flock to Central’s Post-high Planning night Tuesday, where they’ll learn how to navigate the myriad choices and tasks they face. Continue reading Cobbler Post High Night Approaches
Twenty Cobblers recently zipped up to Spearfish to check out BHSU, discovering a campus visit can clarify their own college choices. Continue reading Seniors Visit Black Hills State University
By Sydnee Conroy I’ve always dreamed of where I’d attend college. As a little girl I imagined what it would be like to spread my wings and leave the nest. Would my future home be small or large? Would I be far away from my family or close by? What college would be like was a thought that consistently flowed through my mind as the … Continue reading Why is a college education important?
This year more than a million students will complete the Common Application, a standardized application used by more than 500 colleges and universities. In a special for The Pine Needle, Madeleine Price has shared one possible response to the Common Application’s essay question. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn? Failure is … Continue reading The Pressure of the Common App