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Emily Truong
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Emily Truong is a senior at Berea High School in Ohio. When she isn’t busy preparing for college at Minds Matter, cursing at Calculus problems, or procrastinating on essays for AP English Literature and Composition, she likes to work on her perpetually unfinished romance novel, watch Gossip Girl, and take recreational naps. She hopes to study English and/or mathematics at a college far, far away from her loving but way-too-strict parents and be a published author before turning 21.

Entries by Emily Truong

Sad, Happy, Excited and Everything In Between

(3) Comments | Posted July 5, 2013 | 12:43 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I never thought I would say this, but I'm sad that high school has come to...

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Ready or Not, Here I Come

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 10:50 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Now that I have gotten over the rejections I wrote about last month, I am unbelievably...

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The Four Stages of Rejection

(5) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 9:52 AM

1. Denial
"Hmm," I said when I read Yale's admission decision. "Hmm," I said again when I read Columbia's. Both letters started out the same way: "Sorry, but we won't be able to offer you a place in our class of 2017... "

I pinched myself, hoping this...

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Accept Me, Maybe?

(3) Comments | Posted March 30, 2013 | 11:44 AM

Dear Yale:
I'm not going to lie. I'd freak out (in a good way) if you accepted me. I've dreamed about you since Blair mentioned you on Gossip Girl and I saw images of your gorgeous Gothic architecture. Plus, I adore your English program. How can I learn how...

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Operation: Awesome Future

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 11:19 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I stared at the computer screen in disbelief. "My eyes must be deceiving me," I thought,...

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Goodbye to Motivation

(3) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 9:05 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Senioritis is hitting me hard. I've been slacking off on schoolwork; I even left a few...

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

(18) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 7:25 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Why do I want to go to college? Is it because I want to study English...

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Mission: Sanity

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 8:17 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

College: a word that fills me with both dread and anticipation.

College applications: two words...

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