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The House of Cards Came Crashing
David McDevitt
Pomona College
Just as the plane landed, I closed The Fountainhead interrupting Ayn Rand`s famous courtroom speech. Everything Rand wrote about, from individualism to selfishness, all made sense. As I stepped foot into the dreary airport, I knew I wasn`t in…

The Fall of Icarus and the Rise of Spirit
Silvia Lu
Pomona College
A single pair of legs, kicking up from the ocean. Kicking up from the far right corner of a pleasant landscape depicting what may be the most tranquil morning in the history of pleasant landscapes. And there, the legs – added as almost an…

Rebuilding the Bubble
Anonymous
Pomona College
When I was a little kid I used to carry around notebooks which I filled with hundreds of stories ranging in length from a single, whimsical sentence to pages and pages of fantasy. Every hour of the day, there were countless images and ideas…

Thinking Globally
Angela Viti Beckon
Pomona College
Recently, my family unearthed a home video on an old Beta tape from when I was three years old. In the video, I was sitting on my dad`s lap with a globe in front of me, and he was asking me to point out different countries. “Where`s Vanuatu?” or…

From Humble Beginnings
Anonymous
Pomona College
My father has always told me that education can break down many barriers, whether they are class, racial, or religious. For this reason my father has made it a priority for me and my sister to attend well established private schools. This…

Nikki in the Bubble
Anonymous
Pomona College
As I watched my first black and white print slowly emerge from nothingness, the methodical ticking of the timer behind me, I smiled as a wave of excitement passed through me. Without thinking, I began to dance to the rhythm of the clock. From the…

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Sheliza Kabani
Pomona College
When we were young, we were all asked what we wanted to be in the future. Some of us said a firefighter, some said an engineer or a lawyer, and the some even said school janitor. However, I only had one goal for my future. For me, all those hours…

Where Was I?
Sheliza Kabani
Pomona College
The day: December 27th, 2007. The time: 6:45 PM. The location: Karachi, Pakistan. There was nothing out of the ordinary on this crisp December day, or so I thought. I did not know that this ordinary day would soon become one of the most important…

The Audacity of Openmindedness
Anonymous
Pomona College
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…

How to Behave?
Anonymous
Pomona College
This summer, while attending a camp designed for the best high school policy debate students in the country, I noticed that only one-fourth of the participants in this camp were female. In the three and a half years I have committed to policy…

Saturday
Donald Tan
Pomona College
I take a deep breath to steel my nerves. I ponder for a second how ridiculous it is that a small white ball has such a profound affect on me, the man with a long metal club. The hell with it? I finally think as I strain every muscle in my body to…



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