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College Application Essays accepted by Oberlin College

My First Flight
Robin Bates
Oberlin College
“Northwest, this is La Crosse Tower. Hold-short runway three-one for Cessna on final.”
Knowing that I had personally delayed a plane full of commercial passengers on my sixteenth birthday was not what I had in mind for my first solo flight….

Why Oberlin
Robin Bates
Oberlin College
If Oberlin is the metaphorical forest, then I am the tree, seamlessly integrated into the foliage, underbrush, and spirit of my fellow students, and the college that ties us together. Like any forest, the total beauty comes not from one single…

On Hockey and Being a Girl
Linh Mai Nguyen
Oberlin College
It was an ordinary game of floor hockey. My palms were soaked, my skin unbearably itchy. The droplets of sweat were rolling down my back. But I couldnt pay any attention to that. The offensive player was approaching me with the puck, trying to…

(Music) Theory of Education
Anonymous
Oberlin College
If the English language were a playground, the word education? would definitely be a bully. Big and scary sounding, education grabs unsuspecting pronouns by the collar and throws them up against the wall with their untied shoes kicking above the…

Incubator of Creativity
Anonymous
Oberlin College
Walking towards Asia House from south campus with Joe, my host whom I had met about an hour prior, we talked about the little idiosyncrasies of Oberlin as we prepared to eat the co-op made pizza. There was an indie rock-jazz fusion band performing…

Discovery on Pine Ridge
Emily Whitney
Oberlin College
I have been traveling since I was two weeks old. Denver is where I was born, but almost immediately after my adoption, my parents brought me to my home of 17 years, Rhode Island. I have had the fortune and privilege of having parents who love to…

Regrets
Evan Chethik
Oberlin College
It was the McCarthy era. Attorney General Tom Clark had just announced a list of fifty-six subversive? organizations that were supposedly part of the communist crusade. My grandfather, vice president of the History Society at Tilden Senior High…

Dodging Tiger Spray
Anonymous
Oberlin College
The Siberian tiger roared and twisted his massive body as he pressed his paws against the chain-link fence. Miniscule dirt particles trickled from his raised paws while saliva strings dripped from his gaping mouth. I stood on the other side of the…

To Bully a Mockingbird
Seth Loftis
Oberlin College
Its safe to say that I went through an awkward stage primarily during my middle school days. Foreign endorphins, peer pressure and poor judgment basically describe grades six through eight. This period of self-identity stretched into my high…

The Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Performing Arts
Piper Elizabeth Hill
Oberlin College
Fingers at the ready. Arms at the ready. Feet at the ready. Stomach at the ready. Eyes at the ready. Keys, bow, steps, song, speech all at the ready to create another person, another emotion, another world. This genesis, this nebula that hatches…



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