As the college application essay writing season draws to a close, with only a short time left before most regular applications are due, I'm looking back on some of the most interesting -- and most annoying -- essays prompts I've seen this year.
With opinions surrounding Katrina as widely colored and as deeply layered as our king cakes during carnival season, I did my best not to go into the interview series with a predetermined angle or scope for fear of skewing the story through confirmation bias.
Whether I'm creating campaigns for Marriott to reach Generation Y, or selling solar water heaters in impoverished African villages, I view the challenges in my life as if they were playing out on an imaginary football field.
Sometimes you have to completely throw yourself into something and not look up until all you see is clear sky. I think expectations, snap judgments, and insecurities cloud the conscience; they keep us from living and investing in the present.
Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.
Protesting is important in that it's the option to turn to when critical discourse is stifled. But protesting the opportunity to hear and engage critically with an ideology is damaging for both parties involved.
In recent years, applying to college has become almost as daunting as going to college -- and maybe even more so. The pressure to write essay after essay can be stifling. It can be downright overwhelming.
Why can't recycling be like FarmVille? This is one of the many questions Greenbean Recycling founder, Shanker Sahai asked himself before he began laying the framework for his innovative recycling-centered software technology.
In my experience, interfaith work doesn't require that people check their convictions at the door, and if the only thing keeping atheists from participating is a semantic disagreement with the word "faith," I think that is a missed opportunity.