Common App Short answer

Name a moment in your life that has changed your outlook on life?


When I first heard the lyrics of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black,” it was from this little red contraption that I bought from a garage sale for ten dollars. I was hooked. That small record player eventually became the two Numark turntables and a Rane mixer with Mackie speakers that I carry from event to event. Though my DJ services are mostly volunteer-based for friends and family members, the inspiration and creativity I derive from the tunes I mix and play are insurmountable. I realized that I can make harmonies out of anything; from solving logarithms in trigonometry to cheering on a character losing it all and regaining it back in Unwanted. With my turntables, I can create tunes anywhere I go.

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