Most Recent College Essays

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Silence Wreaks Havoc on America
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BREAKING NEWS: Coming as a shock to absolutely no one, rumors about the alleged escape of Killer Silence have been confirmed. According to reports from the Deputy of Speaking Your Mind, this criminal is highly persuasive and poses a threat to... (more »)
Flashlight
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My only source of light I had was a flashlight clutched in my small hands, flicking around the pink tent in which I was holed up inside. I heard a small ruffling coming from outside the tent and I jumped, facing the flashlight towards the... (more »)
The Truth Behind False and Biased Reporting This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Wilmington, MA
Did you know Americans are continuously deceived by the media? I doubt anyone would accept this if they knew the truth behind their stories. These major “news” outlets twist and shape stories to their liking all the time, which only... (more »)
Beyond the Scenery This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The summer sun beamed down, making the bright daisies sparkle and shimmer like tiny stars. My hand grazed the familiar sunset pink journal, gliding over the faded rough edges. My big muddy brown eyes gazed at the sky filled with white puffy... (more »)
The Game of Life
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Tension is growing at the table. The opponent is staring me dead in the eyes, his glare creeping into my soul. I keep a straight face, making sure not to give away my strategy. Valuable cards have been lost, but I wield confidence in the hand... (more »)
New Beginnings
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Throughout my life, soccer has always been a huge part of my existence. Starting at the age of four I began to fiddle around with a soccer ball and learn to love the sport for what it was.  I had always admired older girls for their... (more »)
My Other Half
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When I was younger, I would always ask to hear the same bedtime story. It was about a young man who was born and raised in Italy, and a young woman who was born and raised in New York. The girl was ecstatic because her and her friends had just... (more »)
Excelsior
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Most people would agree that their childhood was one of the most critical times in their lives. It’s when you learn what’s right and wrong, when you are exposed to a plethora of different emotions and experiences over short and long... (more »)
The Red Violin
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The wood of my violin used to be a deep red. It used to be polished and shiny, the rich color standing out among the other violins in the shop. I rented it a week after I had turned ten, as a birthday present to myself. I loved it more than the... (more »)
A 550-Mile Journey This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Standing on the cliffs at the end of the world, the sun glittering off of beads of freezing ocean spray that dust my pale face, I will end one journey and begin another. The Spanish coastal city of Finisterre is called the end of the world... (more »)
Independence House Application
By , Wyckoff, NJ
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. (This is an application I wrote to a group home during my transition into foster care. At the... (more »)
The BFG This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I wanted to be short when I was younger. No, seriously. I wanted to be the 4’6”, missing-growth-spurt 7th grader who walked down the middle school halls in her size 3 Converse, maybe wearing jeans from the Macy’s kids section.... (more »)
Escaping
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When I first heard the song “Royals” by Lorde, I didn’t care why it was written. All I knew was what I was seeing when I closed my eyes. Not the official music video, but mine. There was a neon blue sign popping out in the... (more »)
Tradition
By , Wyckoff, NJ
“And here’s the living room…” I look around, letting the realtor’s voice fade out from behind me as I run my fingers along the wooden bookshelf. The atmosphere of a new house and the sound of a stranger presenting... (more »)
Untitled
By , Wyckoff, NJ
Ever since I was little, I have been told I have the memory of an elephant. No matter how hard I tried, some things just wouldn’t slip my mind. Sometimes cringey thoughts would resurface, and I found myself recalling small or strange... (more »)
Untitled
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I grasp the plastic of the fretboard of my ukulele and begin to strum a familiar and comforting melody. I let my mind relax and I get lost in the notes, patterns and rhythm. With my eyes trained to my fingers plucking on the strings, I play the... (more »)
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