University of California - Santa Barbara
Undergrad
I come from a lower middle class family where we experience financial struggles. For most of my life, my father has been the provider of four children and his wife. My mother suffered from a devastating automobile accident in 1984 that left her physically unable to use her right hand and has caused her many problems with the right side of her body...
University of Pennsylvania
Undergrad
In the over-scheduled haze of adolescence, many teens long to go back to the simpler days of kindergarten, but few actually get to live out this fantasy. However, I am lucky enough that once a week I get to spend my morning in kindergarten and I even get paid to do it. To clarify, I do not just sneak into my synagogue every Sunday morning to relive my childhood; rather, I am a teacher’s aid...
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University of California - Davis
Undergrad
The World I Come From After an arduous search for my identity in this world, I have come to classify myself as a Muslim African American young lady. Being lost for so many years has led me to embrace and appreciate the person that I have become. Coming to the United States at the age of seven and transitioning into a new lifestyle different from my Sudanese ancestors’ was something beyond my young imagination...
Stanford University
Undergrad
"Ice. She needs ice," I repeat to myself. Sweat dribbles down my face. My arms pump to the steady beat of my mantra. My feet pound the dirty concrete. I have not sprinted this quickly for several months. My breaths have become short gasps, but I need to keep moving...
College of William and Mary
Undergrad
My path to delinquency began in the second grade.At the Montessori school I attended, students had a lot of freedom in deciding their own schedules. I was usually pretty adroit at balancing my own, perhaps with some long division one day, a report on Chester A. Arthur the next. Overall, I was nurturing an adequately well rounded education...
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Seattle Pacific University
Undergrad
For many people, it can be very difficult to mark the time where they transitioned from a boy to a man. It can be harder still to mark the time when that journey began, in part because the journey to manhood is one that really begins at birth. Despite those difficulties, looking back on my life, I see a key date where my transition truly began...
University of Chicago
Undergrad
My mother has always been my biggest influence. She was top of her class in school, completely entranced my dad with her beauty and charm, and did her job with the highest degree of excellence. This makes my mom great, but what makes her my biggest influence is her willingness to give everything up for me. She saved me...
Hofstra University
Undergrad
“One size fits all” breaks many rules in the world of fashion. All bodies come in different shapes and sizes, right? No one person has the exact same-sized head, for example..
Cornell University
Undergrad
Some say during a time of hardship, there isn't much one can do except hold your head high and hope for the best. I disagree with them; I believe that a situation can change for the better if effort is put forth to do so. I have personal experience that proves this to be true and shows how a bad situation was completely turned around, and in many ways, saved my life...
Cornell University
Undergrad
PTSD, one of the most devastating acronyms a service member and his/her family member may hear after completing their military commitment. The lasting effect of this mental disability challenges and affects the individual and those they come into contact with...
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