Valor Dictus

Building Your College List: “Dream,” “Ambition,” and “Comfort”

Andrea Darmawan, Staff Member

April 30, 2019

Three summers ago, I drove down to southern Virginia with my family and toured my dream school.  After the third quarter ended, I traveled to Pennsylvania to tour my “ambition” school. Over spring break, I met my “comfort”...

Rams Weigh in on Having a Job

Andrea Darmawan, Staff Member

January 9, 2019

As a high-school junior, I’ve always pondered getting a job. College costs are ridiculously high, after all, and I would love the freedom to spend money I’ve earned instead of having to ask my parents for spending money. Las...

The Business of Silk

The Business of Silk

December 11, 2018

How to Not Mess Up Your College Application, According to Admissions Officers

Andrea Darmawan, Staff Member

October 17, 2018

Last year, I had numerous friends in the graduating class, and I would grill them to the point of exhaustion about what they were experiencing as they went through the college application process. I do not personally know many...

Why Pandora Plus Is a Better Splurge Than Apple Music

Andrea Darmawan, Staff Member

October 4, 2018

I adore music. I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift since I was ten, and I’ve been known to blast Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande, and/or Florida Georgia Line from my iPhone while doing algebra. But last year, when I hit a music...

Why STEM Shouldn’t Have the FCPS Crown

Andrea Darmawan, Staff Member

September 14, 2018

When I think about third grade, happy images of Girl Scout meetings and gaining confidence in my ability to write through winning second place in a short-essay contest come to mind. (Life was so simple back then.) Unfortunately,...

Bravely Speaking to the Robinson Community