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Ready for the Future Because of My Background
Anonymous
William and Mary College
I never knew when I was speaking Farsi, Chinese, or English. After all, I would flit back and forth from my Taiwanese mother to my Persian father, rapidly translating words between them. Then, I`d settle into bed for my regular Dr. Seuss bedtime…

Lost In (which is "en" in Greek, "in" in Latin, but "en" again in Latinates) Thought
Shannon Maene
William and Mary College
I have been told I am a thinker: one who is commonly lost in thought – which arises as a result of the interactions between the various parts of the brain, according to one theory, as the logical center in the front left hemisphere attempts to…

A Battle for Insight
Shannon Maene
William and Mary College
“Kai houtos manthano.”* To most, they are meaningless words, incomprehensible and bizarre. But to me, their meaning is legion: secrecy, silence, concealment. They are Greek, and they mean subversive. I am a subversive, of the Greek persuasion,…

"All That Matters"
Anonymous
William and Mary College
No matter how old I grow, the meaning of friendship has always remained the same – loyalty, sympathy, understanding, and unwavering support. I learned this lesson early in life, back when my best friend`s trampoline was the cornerstone of my…

I Am: A French-American
Charlotte Amanda Martin
William and Mary College
Had someone asked me my nationality four years ago, I would have said American.
My father, unlike many fathers, is a stereotypical French man. He emigrated to the U.S. three years before I was born, yet worked hard to retain his culture, the same…

My Passion for Literature
Anonymous
William and Mary College
I stood on my tiptoes, clapping furiously, my mouth open in a joyous scream. The White Sox, my favorite baseball team, had won a critical game while I was in the audience. As the furor of victorious shouts died down, I noticed my friends faces;…

A Man of Convictions
Eric Tracz
William and Mary College
I am well known for having many strongly held personal convictions. Whether people look fondly on my convictions or harness utter disdain for them is a completely different story. Some are seen to be outrageous, such as believing that dipping…

Unique Eyes
Grace Sheridan
William and Mary College
Eye color was evenly divided in my family before I was born: two sets of blue eyes and two sets of green eyes. My birth would have traditionally tipped the scales, but I was born with one blue eye and one green. This anomaly was originally…

Artist
Megan Zhu
William and Mary College
The fan is chugging away overhead, desperately fighting off the heat that Jinhuas summers are infamous for.
But I am oblivious: Im finishing my drawing of Mickey Mouse. With pencil in hand, markers sprawled about, and a new book of cartoon…

My Grandmother`s Influence
Megan Zhu
William and Mary College
Zhu Qin, a peasant girl who had been isolated from civilization her entire life, knew nothing of the world that existed beyond the mountains. Not a single person in her family had had any prior education whatsoever; nobody was able to even write…

Entering Musicianship
Anonymous
William and Mary College
When asked how to get to Carnegie Hall, a wise musician replied simply, Practice.? Although I did plenty of practicing leading up to playing at Carnegie Hall, it was performing in New York that launched me towards true musicianship. The first…

My Life as a Third Culture Kid
Grace Kim
William and Mary College
My family faced tragedy shortly after we arrived in Afghanistan. We struggled through our first six months, but my parents were new missionaries filled with excitement for God`s work. Even when we timidly bought food from strangers who spoke Dari…

A Transformative Experience
Anonymous
William and Mary College
As the sunlight began to dim, my panic rose. The street signs were incomprehensible, and any request for assistance only resulted in a barrage of unfamiliar German. I found myself hoping for a rapid rescue, yet I knew that I needed to find my own…

First Love Affair
Carlos Holden-Villars
William and Mary College
My first love affair was longer than thirty pages; it had no thirty-point font; it did not include any colorful illustrations. In the summer of third grade I read Matilda, by Roald Dahl. I was awed at the size of the thing; I mean, I could barely…



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