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Leadership Experiences
Livia Antonina Romano

University of San Francisco

After being selected as a delegate to the Freedoms Foundation Leadership Conference at Valley Forge, I agonized over whether it would be worth missing a week of school and work. However, the trip exceeded my highest expectations. My opinions,…


My Mother
Livia Antonina Romano

University of San Francisco

I begged my mother to let me wash it off in the car. It was Ash Wednesday and, as a third grader new to public school, the cross of ashes on my forehead burned. My mother told me to be proud that I was Catholic and to remember how lucky I was…


The Valley
Anonymous

University of San Francisco

We have a saying here in The Valley: The world will take us where we want to be. In essence, this little bit of wisdom accurately embodies the world I come from, what it has taught me, and the many ways in which it has shaped my dreams,…


A Bite of Experience
Darina Michelle Laviene

University of San Francisco

After years of constant nagging, I finally gave in to my family`s relentless pressure to try cooked pig intestines, or chitlins. Their smell, both sickening and overbearing, has made me steer clear from them every year. But, honoring a strong…


A Modern Holocaust
Anonymous

University of San Francisco

Countless books, documentaries, and museums recount the story of the Jewish Holocaust. Comparatively few people, however, have heard of the modern holocaust that took place in Indonesia twelve years ago in my hometown of Jakarta.
One particular…


As I Am
Michael William Bell

University of San Francisco

Most people are surprised to find out that I am dyslexic. Of course, most people don??t know. It??s not that I am ashamed of it, just that I don??t like to tell people about my problems. It is hard to hide, however, when a teacher asks me to read…


Sandy`s Lesson
Michael William Bell

University of San Francisco

There is a special bond that forms between a dog and its owner. Sandy and I were no exception. That was why I wasn`t really surprised when my mom told me the news. In a way, I already knew.
My family got Sandy when I was six, so she was a part of…


In the Barriers of Sunnydale Housing Projects
Anonymous

University of San Francisco

Imagine coming from a neighborhood in which the only thing that is promised is death. I lost one of my closest friends a few months ago to gun violence. Witnessing this horror changed my perspective: I want to have a successful life. Killings and…


Find Your Own Calcutta
Anonymous

University of San Francisco

The most important part of my life began nearly a hundred years ago, in a city I have never visited, with a woman I have never met.
Picture 1920s New York City: the prime era of renewal, jazz, and the beginning of the 20th century feminist…


A Bus Ride Through Life
Anonymous

University of San Francisco

The little orange lights blink against the dark blue background, resembling the twinkling of stars at dusk. As the black rings of rubber rapidly revolving around the orbits of metal hubcaps come to a halt, a screech of protest is heard. The driver…



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