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College Application Essays accepted by Williams College


The Absurd, The Prom
Anthony Haddad

Williams College

In ninth grade, we learned that Voltaire`s Candide was a satire on society, expressed through the absurd extremities Candide must face. In “What Befell Candide among the Bulgarians”, `our hero` must `run the gauntlet six and thirty times through…


An Academic Affair
Anthony Haddad

Williams College

Oh, you naughty girl you! NO, I can`t spend the night, I have so much work to do. I`m sorry…look…I promise I`ll make it up to you on the weekend. I won`t even go see my friends on Friday. Yeah, I promise. Sure, of course I think about you…I…


Ignoring Apples
Brittany Adam

Williams College

St. Augustine tells us, “It is not true to say that a thing rightly done once should not be changed.” I know this is true because of my experience with my grandfather`s failing health. My grandfather, Sinclair Adam, is a gentleman farmer in…


Watch Me
Callie Adam

Williams College

I`m sure I have the visiting team`s attention by the time I finish my first lap around the soccer field. Standing in a circle, contemplating my presence, they venture guesses quietly, “Cross country? Lost? Girl`s soccer?” Finishing my second lap,…


My Ugly Blue Poncho
Ayden Winter

Williams College

My old poncho is an absurdly bright shade of blue. It has the uncanny ability to turn anyone who wears it into a baggy, rather ridiculous-looking blob. This poncho holds a special place in my heart.

When my mom first gave it to me as I was…


Humanitarian Disaster
Ipsita Basu

Williams College

Not through tinted glass, or windows fringed with laced curtains, I stared out at the vast expanse. I was observing a beautiful environment, one of unblemished forests and cultivated Elysian fields. But this was an optimistic view because the…


Disparity Through My Windows
Ipsita Basu

Williams College

The colors through the window become inconsequential, only the forms and their faces significant. Through the window of my hometown Kolkata, India I see a half naked child running around on the street. His face depicts childish levity and frolic…


In the Projection Booth
Anonymous

Williams College

It??s a dirty, badly-lit, second-storey room. Inside is a desk, a pile of movie posters, a phone, an answering machine, and a trash can. The desk holds my modes of entertainment for the night: a couple of YA books and a drawing pad in which I write…


Court 1
Anonymous

Williams College

There is a friendly but serious white bench on court 1 that critically watches me from the sidelines, yet still allows me to rest upon it. The net stands at attention unlike the other courts?? droopy ones, and the court itself is bright blue with…


The Storyteller
Anne Mathews

Williams College

I learned to write essays like prefabricated housing and sensible shoes??standardized, impeccable, identical. No flight of fancy dared disturb the military precision of my supporting arguments as they marched in brigades of four to five sentences,…


Against the Odds
Anonymous

Williams College

Unlike most children, I loved the doctor. As I bubbled after hearing the news of a doctor`s appointment, I`d begin preparing a list of questions. At the clinic, the nurses laughed at me, but I was determined to get to the bottom of my quest of how…



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