Three Signs, Two Options, One Intuitive Mind

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Name: Maya Foster Year: Class of 2020 Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan Intended Path of Study: Cognitive Science or Neuroscience Three Signs, Two Options, One Intuitive Mind It was actually a series of three coincidental events, more like signs, that lead me to apply to Johns Hopkins University. I had no intentions of applying to…

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From that Moment Forward

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Name: Jonah Kasdan Year: Class of 2020 Hometown: Los Angeles, California Intended Path of Study: International Studies and GECS From that Moment Forward I’ve always wanted to hear “from that moment forward” advice. You know the scene – a student sits in lecture when, all the sudden, the professor drops a knowledge-bomb of life altering…

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To Baltimore with Love

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Name: Kiana Boroumand Year: Class of 2020 Hometown: Baltimore, MD Intended Path of Study: Sociology and Writing Seminars To Baltimore with Love “Baltimore is warm but pleasant…I belong here, where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. *** For as long as I can remember, Thursday nights…

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The Bluejay That Almost Wasn’t

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Name: Catherine Orlando Year: Class of 2018 Hometown: Harrison, NY Intended Path of Study: Neuroscience The Bluejay That Almost Wasn’t “I’m really starting to worry that you won’t fit.” This one-liner has been playing on repeat on my house since the first college item was purchased. First, the implication is not that all…

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The Secret Waitlist

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Name: Joanna Schneider Year: Class of 2018 Hometown: Little Neck, NY Intended Path of Study: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vocal Performance The Secret Waitlist On May 16, 2014, at exactly 11:00AM, my phone buzzed once, but I didn’t hear it or feel it. So maybe it didn’t actually happen. I’ve always told people that…

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