If you can, please edit the life out of these supplements! I don’t have anyone to read them
These are very rough first drafts lol
Who or what influenced you to apply to Syracuse University? (Maximum: 250 words)
Ever since I began high school as a short, geeky freshman, I could not wait for college. I spent endless hours researching colleges until one day, I stumbled upon Syracuse, and I found it was the perfect school for me. I have a passion for history, so I proceeded to research all about Syracuse’s history major. Scrolling through the PDF of courses offered on my brightly lit computer screen, classes such as Modern American Presidency, Modern American Political Thought, and Women in America: Civil War to the Present jumped out at me. I love history and learning about the past, but I am also very interested in learning about the present, as I have a love for politics. Additionally, Syracuse’s newspaper, The Daily Orange, is regarded as one of the best college newspapers in the country. Being Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper, I enjoy writing articles and designing pages for our student run newspaper, just like Syracuse’s. I have a passion for informing my peers, staff and administrators of things going on around them, as I have shown through my involvement with my high school’s newspaper, The Eagle.
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The Daily Orange reports on a variety of topics ranging from Syracuse’s sports teams to news stories about things happening around campus. I would love to have the privilege of coming to Syracuse and working for one of the best college newspapers in the country.
Who is the person you dream of becoming and how do you believe Syracuse University can help you achieve this? (Maximum: 250 words)
I dream to be someone that stands up for those who are too afraid to speak up for themselves. My school newspaper, The Eagle, has set a goal to educate Washington students on issues they may not have been thinking about before they read about them in our newspaper. One of my favorite issues by our paper was the stress, depression, body image, and students with divorced parents issue published during the 2014-2015 school year which focused on many things students typically hear about, but probably would have never known to what extent others around them were affected by these issues (we interviewed and surveyed many students and used their responses in the paper). We shed light on sensitive topics so that students who are too afraid to speak up on their own can be heard through our newspaper. We also published a police misconduct and racial stereotyping in America issue which shed a new light on the issue many students never thought about as many students in our school have (thankfully) never experienced police misconduct. We did not try to choose a side in the citizens vs police debate, we simply brought all of the facts we collected on both parties and shared them with our students to make them more informed. Informing students about situations like these has helped to make my high school a more tolerant environment.