An Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Choose one of the provided quotes and reflect on it. I chose the following quote: ”Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.” –Attributed to Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist and poet ”Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different … Read moreAn Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Redefining My Purpose Through Slam Poetry

Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations? The stage lights burst open, blinding and white. I trembled. I was at the citywide poetry slam, Verselandia, about to perform in front of hundreds. Earlier in the month, I … Read moreRedefining My Purpose Through Slam Poetry

What I Learned from Synchronized Swimming

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. When I was ten months old, I grabbed onto the coffee table and hauled myself up, arms shaking, fists clenched, knees wobbling; ten … Read moreWhat I Learned from Synchronized Swimming

The Art of Translation

“Translation is the art of bridging cultures. It’s about interpreting the essence of a text, transporting its rhythms and becoming intimate with its meaning…Translation, however, doesn’t only occur across languages: mentally putting any idea into words is an act of translation; so is composing a symphony, doing business in the global market, understanding the roots … Read moreThe Art of Translation

Student Newspaper in Every Middle School

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. It was already 6 PM, and I walked across the classroom, wary of the many fingers tapping away at their keyboards, their mouse clicks, their resizing and editing articles, photos, and captions. It was … Read moreStudent Newspaper in Every Middle School