The Audacity of Openmindedness

Topic of your choice The two party system of American politics is obsolete. Politicians need to recognize the futility of polarization and instead realize that it is moderation and increased openmindedness that better serves the interests of the public. Instead of only trying to prove the other side wrong, politicians should be more accepting of … Read moreThe Audacity of Openmindedness

A Newfound Nostalgia

Describe an aspect of your childhood/upbringing that shaped the person you are today. Describe an aspect of your childhood/upbringing that shaped the person you are today.In a navy blue Volvo station wagon my entire childhood evolved. Inside, memories rested alongside the hardened French fries and squashed fruit snacks that lined the plastic leather interior.Growing up … Read moreA Newfound Nostalgia

Ode to a Dictionary (with acknowledgment to Pablo Neruda)

It was a general Common Application essay, without any specific question in mind. Ode to a Dictionary (with acknowledgment to Pablo Neruda)You were a gift of language, given to me by my father eight years ago. My dad was traveling to Oxford that year to attend a lecture and asked if I wanted a present. … Read moreOde to a Dictionary (with acknowledgment to Pablo Neruda)

More Than Books

Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. My childhood dreams were built beside a bookshelf. Sitting cross-legged on the library floor immersed in science fiction, I dreamt of time-traveling tesseracts, of machines intelligent enough to raise families, of lunar colonies equipped with … Read moreMore Than Books