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  • Coronado State Testing - April 16, juniors arrive at 7:40 and sophomores at 11:30 - April 17, freshman arrive at 7:40 and juniors arrive at 11:30 for CMAS
  • Coronado band receives $35,000 grant to refurbish their band room
  • Juniors/Sophomores take the SAT/PSAT on April 16th, Freshmen take the PSAT and Juniors take the CMAS on April 17.
  • Space Symposium Happening at the Broadmoor Hotel: Space Companies and Organizations Meet from All Over the World to Display What's Happening in the Space Industry and Collaborate
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Should You Go To College?

Should You Go To College?

Often students in high school can’t decide whether they will attend college; they’ll ask themselves if college is even worth it, so is college worth it for you? Generally, college graduates often have a higher earning and employment rate, and most high employment places won’t hire unless you have a college degree.

What can people get out of college, Utah State University states that “adults with higher levels of education have overall healthier lifestyles.” College can also improve life skills, career opportunities, personal development, and an opportunity to broaden your education. “College opens many opportunities such as meeting new people, getting a higher education, and getting new experiences.” said, Leilani Yeager , Class of 2025.

Many struggle to decide whether they would like to go to college or not; the main reasons are, the cost, years of student loan debt, skills unnecessary for the job they intend to go to, and opportunity loss. Opportunity loss is due to the amount of time spent on college rather than training and working for the job wanted.

One way to avoid going into debt from college is to save money and go to a cheaper college such as a community college, rather than a state university. Going into debt from college can be hard to get out of; that’s why many students try to get a scholarship; you can get a Merit-based scholarship by having a good high school GPA, or by doing a sport in high school and getting an athletic scholarship from there.

Finding out if college is for you, you’ll have to decide for yourself; there are many pros and cons of college. Sometimes the pros will outweigh the cons or the cons will outweigh the pros, it just depends on the person. Everyone’s college experience is different so people should do your own research on the college you may be interested in. Mr Hoffer, a Social studies and College readiness teacher said, “College experiences can vary for different people, going to college can be useful but in some cases not necessary.”

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