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Advancing the Placement Test

The Advanced Placement program is getting a face lift. This year’s prospective freshmen will be among the last high school students to take the old form of the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP, a well-established program by College Board that offers students the opportunity to take college-level classes in high school, has come under fire for its alleged inability to adequately prepare students for college level work.

Breaking it down

For many students, the bright red and green compost bins in campus dining halls might simply be part of a mundane, meal-time ritual. It’s easy to sort one’s scraps and napkins into separate bins, or the same bin for the less conscientious, and not really know what happens after the scraps are taken away.