A Selection From Application Essays: Vol 2

It never ends.
  1. 1.
    Being a band member, I'm often disappointed when people don't understand my music jokes. What do you get when you drop a piano on a kid? A flat minor! No?
  2. 2.
    Nothing is more empowering than seeing the stunned reactions of people's faces when you come up to the mic and kill a beat on the spot.
  3. 3.
    Fifth Grade is when the hormones really start to kick in.
  4. 4.
    This was from a letter of recommendation
  5. 5.
    Then I fell in love with one of them. While under other circumstances that could have been the cute inciting incident to a real life romantic comedy, for me it was an emotional death sentence.
    Student had just come out. And then fell for his best friend. I gasped out loud.
  6. 6.
    Most people don't consider picking girls up to be an extracurricular activity, but as a male cheerleader I believe that is an area where I excel.
  7. 7.
    I have also won many a hula-hooping contest.
    Presented without any additional context. Just this sentence.
  8. 8.
    I can still remember typing "internships for ten year olds" into the Google search box.
    Stop. Go outside.
  9. 9.
    Everyone in the family has his/her own preferences for texture, spice, and girth
    They make sausages