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#1
The power of words
In reflecting on the events of my life that have impacted me, I returned to the night of August 1, 2006. I found myself in Row G of Radio City Music Hall in New York City sitting by my mother, not at all tired, although we had flown from Las Vegas... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   156 comments
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The Bitter and the Sweet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The candy’s smooth wrapper crinkles as I trace its edges with my fingertips, imagining its contents. The wrapper tears like a fine fabric, revealing a corner of dark chocolate. I break off a piece and take pleasure in its creamy essence. I have... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   104 comments
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Better Barbie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
I don’t have any alumni ties to Brown, though it’s possible I could be the long-lost granddaughter of James S. Miller. Never have I sailed the Pacific Ocean on the back of a humpback whale, nor can I wrap sushi with the skill of former... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   136 comments
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Who Am I? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     I like reading The Economist and watching "I love the 80s." I like tennis, Fazoli's breadsticks and writing assignments. I value honesty, commitment, scholarship and kindness. These are hard and true facts,... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   42 comments
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My Life Story This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   When my life was quickly falling out of my hands and reality wasn't within reach, I felt helpless. I needed to find a way out somehow, someone or something to influence me in a better way by helping me out of the major hole I had... (more »)
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AP: Absolutely Preposterous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Weapons of Mass Instruction have been discovered in schools nationwide. Standardization of education is a plague that comes in many forms but none as detrimental as the AP class. AP, or Advanced Placement, enrollment supposedly signifies that... (more »)
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My Mom This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   As I thought about who had had the greatest impact on my life, I began to think of everyone who had been involved in my academic and athletic careers. I realized that I was looking in the wrong part of my life. These people have... (more »)
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Failing Successfully This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My day in the sun had arrived – my magnum opus would be revealed. I had just delivered a memorized speech that I had labored over for weeks, and I was about to learn how the panel judged my performance. The polite but sparse audience leaned... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   74 comments
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AP Classes: Worth It? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     You see them in the halls, in a daze, stumbling toward their classes. Their faces are ashen with fatigue; their spines are bent under the weight of a dozen textbooks. They are the ones struggling valiantly to stifle a... (more »)
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#10
Experience In My Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Today, I look back through vague but wonderful memories, memories of childhood, memories my mother and I share. I remember playing games, cards and putting together puzzles which I still have stored in my attic. Did you ever know... (more »)
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Top Career Choices of the Future This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Does the year 2017 seem a long way off? What about 2027? These are the dates to look toward when planning your career. The possibilities abound, especially for those who see the big picture and have insight to... (more »)
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My Hometown This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   If a person were to look at Cutler, s/he would probably be reminded of a Norman Rockwell picture. The small-town atmosphere and caring people give it an old-fashioned quality that is not often duplicated. Surrounded by thick... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   5 comments
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The Person Who Influenced Me The Most This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   I opened the box and took out the gleaming gold bracelet. "For me?" I could barely talk. "Yes, of course," said my Aunt Estelle. I really shouldn't have been surprised because she was like that, unexpected... (more »)
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#14
My Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     As I sit here and attempt to piece together an answer for the question on this college application, I can’t seem to think of any openings that aren’t utterly cliché. Maybe even this opening is... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   15 comments
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My Uncle, My Idol This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   I still remember the first time I saw his face, which revealed his experiences in life. Ten years ago, on a snowy night, I met him in the grandest house I had seen at the young age of eight. The room was filled with people I... (more »)
Subsection: College Essays   9 comments
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Dance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Dancing has been an important part of my life for more than eight years. When I was eight, my mother enrolled me in dancing classes, never realizing it would lead to anything serious. For the first few months, dance was... (more »)
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