The Devil's Quill

Ridge Homecoming: A Tantalizing Tradition

Dhristi Raval

April 7, 2020

On October 12th, Ridge High hosted yet another eventful and exciting Homecoming dance. The dance featured people from every grade level, thrilling music, and even a fancy photo booth! Many Ridge students attend to simply have ...

The Ridge Marching Band Experience

Dhristi Raval

April 7, 2020

Imagine such a cacophony of noise emanating from a beautifully scintillating football field: mist in the air, cheerleaders giggling on the sidelines, football players huddling on the track, the smell of fresh popcorn lingerin...

The Comedy Script

Hannah Zhang

December 18, 2018

In 5th grade, I was head over heels in “love” with a boy named Christian. I didn’t know what love was at the time; I desperately wanted to be his friend, and since I was quite unfamiliar with this feeling, I categorized it ...


Mia Porraro, contributer

December 23, 2016

I was sitting at my lunch table, being the shy person that I am; the table is right next to the wall and mostly hidden from sight. I had already finished my lunch, so I was on my phone listening to music. I was alone. I had no friends to sit with...


Lindsey Brenner

June 2, 2016

Physical Beauty? “There is no definition of being physically beautiful,” my mom would spit at me. When I was young those were the words I cherished the most because I believed them to be true. When I was young, anythi...

Anita Khasnavis — Common Application

Anita Khasnavis

May 4, 2015

Essay: Three horrified pairs of eyes stared back at me as I explained to my family why it was absolutely necessary for me to climb to the top of Angels Landing. Known as one of the most dangerous hiking trails in Zion National...

Tiffiny Lin — Common Application

May 3, 2015

Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family   Essay: My footsteps rang through the unusually quiet ...

Nidhi Mahagaokar — Tufts Universety

Nidhi Mahagaokar

May 2, 2015

ESSAY 1 Prompt: Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (Required length is 50-100 words)   Essay: Spider webs are ubiquitous, yet r...

Oliver Tang — Common Application

Oliver Tang

May 1, 2015

Prompt: Tell us where you have lived – and for how long – since you were born; whether you’ve always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)   Essay: I was born in Queens, within NYC, t...

Connor McKeon — Common Application

Connor McKeon

April 27, 2015

Prompt: What attribute of your personality are you most proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? (200-250 words) Essay: In preschool, I tried in vain to teach my classmates to play chess, since I had exhausted...

Sushma Mannimala — Lehigh Universety

Sushma Mannimala

April 26, 2015

Prompt: What distinguishes Lehigh to make it the right fit for you? (150-250 words)   Essay: Humans are similar to enzymes; each person has a specialized function or ability. The efficiency and reusability of enz...

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