Watch Me

Common Application: General topic of your choice. I’m sure I have the visiting team’s attention by the time I finish my first lap around the soccer field. Standing in a circle, contemplating my presence, they venture guesses quietly, “Cross country? Lost? Girl’s soccer?” Finishing my second lap, I can always feel them looking at me, … Read more Watch Me

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 more Student Newspaper in Every Middle School

Epigenetics: How It Affects Our Future

Describe the scientific concept (e.g. plate tectonics, quantum mechanics) most important to your world view and explain why it is so critical to your outlook. For decades, the classic dispute of “nature vs. nurture” in regards to our maturation has dominated the debate about how children develop. Does a specific gene passed on from your … Read more Epigenetics: How It Affects Our Future