Columns: App Relief: Installment Six

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Seniors!

We are approaching that fateful time when early decision college letters start coming in. As the amount of time you spend filling out apps begins dwindle, and the amount of time you spend anxiously awaiting letters begins to increase, know that the worst part is over and you will soon be basking in the warm sunshine that is the second semester of senior year. I know what you’re thinking, “Second semester senior year is the worst part! You spend your time just sitting around waiting for college letters to arrive, knowing there’s nothing more you can do!” And this, my friends, is why the theme of this week’s app relief is hope. Because you will soon be in a glorious, innocent, dream-like state of anticipation, uncorrupted by disappointment or fulfillment. Upon receiving those letters, this delicious excitement will be gone in the blink of an eye, fleeting and ¬†evanescent. You will later realize with regret that you should have taken the opportunity to fully experience the incomparable thrill of uncertainty. In short, let the hope and apprehension fill you and complete you while it lasts.

First we have a tumblr page dedicated to sunrises, the ultimate embodiment of hope and redemption.

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As a wise women once said, “We can never know about the days to come.”

Now, as you soak in every last bit of your “anticipation” for colleges lessons, don’t get too antsy.

Lastly, for these next few months, make sure you are soaking everything in; not only is this a time of hope and anticipation, it is also your last year in high school.

All of that being said, I am fully aware that the majority of you have not completed all of your apps and are not quite on the final stretch yet. However, most apps are due within the next month, so hopefully the amount of college essays you have to work on each week has been steadily decreasing. You may also view this installment as another source of motivation, as you have that period of hope to look forward to.