Understanding Myself, Just a Little Better

”Stereotyped beliefs have the power to become self-fulfilling prophesies for behavior.”Elizabeth Aries, Professor of Psychology, Amherst CollegeFrom her book Men and Women in Interaction, Reconsidering the Differences Shouting, tantrums, chiding, infuriation; I scuttled back into my room and slammed the door to defy my parents exhortations and advice. What followed was the sulking and tears, … Read moreUnderstanding Myself, Just a Little Better

It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black Or White,

Describe a situation in your life that you considered to have been a life-changing experience. Include any negative or positive variables that were associated with this event. Essay must not exceed two pages in length. “Wow,” I whispered to myself as I walked into the main doorway of my new high school. I walked through … Read moreIt Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black Or White,

Disparity Through My Windows

2. Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you. The colors through the window become inconsequential, only the forms and their faces significant. Through the window of my hometown Kolkata, India I see a half naked child running around on the street. His face depicts childish levity and … Read moreDisparity Through My Windows

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