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Though most of the attention paid this week to the Supreme Court had to do with its review of two major same-sex marriage cases, the court is also taking care of other business.

On Monday the high court announced it would add a second affirmative action case to its docket, that, The Week reports, “has observers wondering if they’re preparing to deliver a pair of rulings that, combined, would have a wide-reaching impact.”

Of more acute concern to today’s high school seniors, however, is that this is also the week many college acceptance—and rejection—letters arrived, closing the season of application heartburn and beginning the season of financial aid migraines, which as we all know is frequently comorbid with senioritis. To get into the spirit of the season, here are five stories about college, ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.

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TMN Editor Liz Entman Harper has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman Harper