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Takeaways at 20: Two Decades of College Essay Expertise

You know how when people want to convey indisputable authority, they say, “I’ve been doing this since before you were born!” Setting up Uniquely U.’s files for this year’s college admissions cycle, it suddenly hit me! This summer I will … Continue reading »


SNEAKER-HEAD

So these shoes came out last year on August 21st and, when I saw them, I automatically fell in love. The color was something I’ve never seen before, the design of the shoe was what you’d call futuristic; the mint … Continue reading »


BAD DREAMS

I’m a music producer and engineer/DJ. I also write my own songs. I’m very good. I am also a photographer and clothing designer. All these “hobbies” help me create a state of inner sanctuary. I got my first laptop when … Continue reading »


LIFE LESSONS TO IMPART TO AVA

I was watching my brother when the cramps started that afternoon. By 7:30, I was at the hospital. By midnight, I was administered an epidural. That finally let me sleep. But when I woke up at 2 and couldn’t feel my … Continue reading »


HOW TO BECOME A ROCK

When I found out we were moving, it was a good feeling at first. Until I found out I would be sharing a room with my sister. Don’t get me wrong; I love Marisol to death, but come on! Sharing … Continue reading »


RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

There was one day I was in the house and I could not decide on what I had a taste for. I cook almost every day, so I wanted to try something different for once. I looked around the kitchen. … Continue reading »


STUFF HAPPENS FOR A REASON*

Stuff happens for a reason. When I was 4, the tv on the tall dresser fell on my head. I was in coma. They had to put me back in diapers. The doctors said I’d be a vegetable. Two weeks … Continue reading »


CALL OF DUTY

The sign I saw on my way home said: Do Not Enter… Private Property! Residents Only I figured I can do a lot with this sign. I wanted it to keep people (my sister) from going into my room without … Continue reading »


DOGS NEVER BITE ME…JUST HUMANS ~M. MONROE

When I was younger, about 6th grade (11 years old), I always wanted to be an IT girl. I watched and listened to the boys admire ‘these girls’ and I wondered why? Why don’t they admire me like that? Why … Continue reading »


IN THE FUTURE

In the future I plan to stay in school. About two years ago, I dropped out because I was feeling overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed with the passing of my great grandfather and by having changed schools. At the time, I felt I … Continue reading »


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