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Vanessa Ryals

Vanessa Ryals has 21 articles published.

Vanessa is the former editor-in-chief of this publication and is currently a freshman at Barnard College in New York.

Senior wisdom: apply to diversity fly-in programs

Some departing wisdom for the rising senior class: apply to diversity fly-in programs. While being admitted to prospective student programs doesn’t necessarily guarantee admission, there is evidence to suggest attending one just might help. Take it from someone who was accepted to every school who’s fly-in I was accepted to. Keep Reading


Douglas survivors speak out at CNN Town Hall

One-hundred students woke up yesterday morning, not to go to class, but to march to Florida’s capital and demand lawmakers pass legislation to tighten gun control. Not more than 10 hours later, many of the same students returned to the BB&T Center in Sunrise armed with searing questions for their legislatures. Primary among them: What are they going to do about gun control? Keep Reading

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Nine early signers commit to college

Nine student athletes – the most early signers in Heritage history – signed binding Letters of Intent to their colleges today. This morning’s event foreshadows National Signing Day, which is typically the first Wednesday of February. Keep Reading

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Patriots inch closer to playoff after Homecoming win

Homecoming King and Queen weren’t the only ones crowned after tonight’s game, as the Patriots’ 44-0 win against the Hallandale High School Chargers marked them District 5A champions for the second consecutive year. Senior running back Anthony Schwartz scored the first touchdown of the night after catching a 46-yard pass by quarterback Cam Smith. After a second 1-yard touchdown by Smith, coupled with a 2-point safety and two successful PATs by senior kicker Jared Elstein, the Patriots clear first quarter 16-0. Keep Reading

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