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A Song For Somebody Special
Tarek Sultani
Emory University
When my English teacher died last spring, I wrote in his tribute a song called “Confusion.” It is not the most technically impressive thing I have written, but it`s my favorite because it conveys emotions I still can`t put into words. Taking…

An Unforgettable Summer
Amit Momaya
Emory University
What came first, science or technology?” asked a tall and husky figure, who was dressed in an unbuttoned and rather threadbare lab coat. My initial response was science because I reasoned that technology was the application of science. An…

A Global Citizen
Anonymous
Emory University
In high school, college is often made to seem like an end-all, be-all experience – the pinnacle of one`s life. I know that is not true. In college we prepare for life beyond it, in my case for a lifetime of global citizenship.
I was born in China…

A loss that has changed me for the better
Anonymous
Emory University
I always looked forward to June 17, the birthday of my only living grandparent. Every year I spent the day composing corny jokes that made her to snort with laughter and murmur loving approval. But in 2002, in a matter of seconds, my associations…

Wandering Suburbanite
Anonymous
Emory University
I used to run rampant in bicycle gangs of five or six, tearing up the streets lined with quaint suburban duplexes. I can still feel the chilly air tainted with the smell of pine trees flowing through my untamable hair. Our fleets of first-graders…

The Auditorium, the Hospital
Julian Cha
Emory University
Drops of sweat trickled down my tanned face as I stared at the C-shaped moon outside the auditorium. Sitting on the fence, we rested and cooled down before continuing with the work inside. I glanced at my G-shock: 01:00 military time. We had…

Unfinished Symphony
Hang Xu
Emory University
I play the B.
A small square office, no more than ten feet wide, holds two upright mahogany pianos sitting back-to-back. The metronome marks the beat, ta-ta-ta-ta, first 100 beats per minute, then 105, 110, working toward 120. The door is closed,…

The Ride
Hang Xu
Emory University
September 15, 2002
4:35 P.M.
Star 94 FM Real-time Traffic?those heading northwest on Peachtree Industrial should expect major delays due to a gas leak?.?
I abruptly change the radio station. What luck! I have moved exactly one mile in ten minutes….

The Game of Probability
Anonymous
Emory University
Quick, help us out! Have you done the first bonus question yet
There are five minutes left in the GAME Candy Bar Contest. I turn the problem sheet over; the question is on?probability. I groan. Probability has always been my white rabbit; I take…

The Emory Adventure
Anonymous
Emory University
Emory is one of the few schools that offers the two fields I wish to study as a joint major in Economics/History due to its incorporation of multiple disciplines, especially that of mathematics. I also plan to undertake the pre-med requisites, as…

Is the World Flat?
Xu Shenjun
Emory University
The world is flat.? When I was little, I never believed this line. I would always show off in class, proudly proclaiming: The earth is a sphere!? But now, I see the line again, on the title of a book by Thomas Friedmanand, this time, I have no…

The Race
Henry Fowlkes Weatherly Jr
Emory University
Sweat, soiled by dust and tears, seeped down my body as I thrust myself forward. With every breath, my lungs collapsed on themselves. While oxygen poured in through my gaping mouth, I still craved more air. Foot after foot, I trampled down the…

An Auspicious Beginning
Anonymous
Emory University
Were moving,? my father announced to me, a happy eleven-year-old boy being picked up from his first summer at sleepaway camp.
Excited that we might finally be moving out of our too-familiar house in Miami and into a house closer to all of my…

4`11 Forever
Anonymous
Emory University
When my mom gave birth to me, I weighed in at nine and a half pounds and measured twenty-two inches. One could say I was pretty big for a newborn, but whenever I tell this story, it is soon followed by a: And thats pretty much when I stopped…

A Memory of Crab Legs
Anonymous
Emory University
Each of our plates was piled high with crab legs, easily the best part of the buffet, our taste buds descended from the seafood rich island that had raised us. We passed around the poor quality plastic crackers, at first, patience feeding off of…

Another Page in History
Anonymous
Emory University
It`s 4:55 on a Thursday morning when you hear a shrill ring pulse through the room. You rub your eyes groggily, praying that the noise will go away soon, when a dim light blinks on. Roommate 1 climbs out of her bed and finally, blessedly, turns…

The Synergy of Music
Anonymous
Emory University
My fingers pirouetted up and down the fingerboard, spiraling faster than the notes running through my head. Every white callous and bloody blister had led up to this moment, as I could feel all those hours of repetition, struggle, and stumbling…



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