Issue 38: After-School Special

cover by The Winter Cynic


See You After School, by Tsukizubon Saruko (月図凡然る子)

Part of Something Ours, by Nanaki (ナナキ) *

Consequences of the New York City Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

Reed Fixation, by Kimyōna Akage (奇妙な赤毛)

This Story Is Full of Scorpions: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Read It, by shukyou (主教)*

Movie Watchers, by Jestana (story removed from archive by author’s request)

Spirit Week, by Kikuna Matata (菊菜 瞬)



With college admissions getting more competitive every year, many students find themselves asking: what can I do to give myself a better chance? We spoke with five hundred different college admissions counselors and higher education professionals, and the one answer every one of them gave us is: extracurricular activities! That’s right! Your success in school — and in life — may depend less on what you do in school, and more on what you do outside of school!

Here at Shousetsu Bang*Bang Prep, we want to make sure that all of our students can put their best feet forward and make the impressions they want to make. Adding some or all of these to a college application would certainly make any applicant stand out! Here are a few of the extracurricular activities we offer the precious angels under our care.

  • robotics design and engineering competitions
  • paired film critique
  • literature and art appreciation seminars
  • solo and ensemble music performance
  • interpersonal dialogue
  • volunteer teaching opportunities
  • cross-cultural experiences
  • peer review and commentary
  • sexy makeouts

Want more tips and tricks for making those admissions committees stand up and take notice? Look inside this FREE ISSUE to see these and many other strategies we’ve got laid out for you, our newest (and favorite) student. Whether you’re just starting to plan for higher education, or you’ve got a whole alphabet of degrees after your name but can’t help dreaming of just one more, there’s something here for you. With a resume like this, you’ll be irresistible!

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