The Devil's Quill

dead of Night, dancing Delight by Lael Keller

October 14, 2020

Deep in the forest, in the dead of night dreaming of dancing full of delight She moves like a fox without a sound and all around she’ll soon be found   Deeper she travels through the trees winter chills and a moonlight b...

Until the ocean waves goodbye by Lael Keller

October 14, 2020

The ocean flows And intuitively knows Where to go And through storms It keeps waving on So fierce and so strong Always moving along And like the ocean We have ebs and flows We have highs and lows And a light trap...

Gusto

October 12, 2020

  There’s a moment when you realize the best feeling you will ever have won’t last forever. The shot of joy inside your head and arms that gets you sky high the natural way. It’s only a moment, so you try to drag it...

University of Texas — Supplement

September 1, 2020

Prompt: Please share how you believe your experiences, perspectives, and/or talents have shaped your ability to contribute to and enrich the learning environment at UT Austin, both in and out of the classroom. Please limit your re...

Lukas Goodman — Common Application

September 1, 2020

Essay: Fastball down the middle. Big mistake. I drive the ball deep into the gap between right and center field, and seconds later as I slide into 3rd for a triple, I can feel a surge of confidence flow through my teammates ...

Common Application

September 1, 2020

Prompt: Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the...

Lauren Polito — Common Application

September 1, 2020

Essay: Dear Shelby,  Congratulations on your new position as Head of Costume Crew! You're off on an exciting journey into the boundless unknown (aka boiler-room-turned-costume-closet).  I'll give you my map, albeit a bit t...

Navya Khattar — University of Richmond

September 1, 2020

Prompt: What is an urgent global challenge or social justice topic about which you are passionate? What solutions or outcomes do you hope to see? (max 650) Essay: After hearing a heart-aching narrative about neighbors so close to me...

Common Application

September 1, 2020

Essay: It was a shocking month to say the least. The phrase “go with the flow” monopolized my thoughts for that time period. I rolled with the punches, remained flexible, and laughed at my situation. People often hear a...

Dhristi Raval — Common Application

September 1, 2020

Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. Essay: First I learned to love my ears. As a member of the marching band, I pl...

Common Application

August 24, 2020

Essay: Who knew my life would be changed by a 9 inch orange rubber ball? I certainly didn’t, until I started playing basketball. As someone who stuck to their guns, I wasn’t enthusiastic to try anything different. That cha...

Adith Sundram — Common Application

August 24, 2020

Essay: I ran across the unkempt dirt road, too excited to notice as my new shoes dug into the viscous mud, calling out to my parents, as they stood in front of one of a few houses in their small Indian village. “Guess what? Gu...

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