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by Anonymous - August 26, 2005

Is there anything you would like us to know about you or your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in this application?

"So, what do you want to do today?"

The woman stood in front of me with her clipboard and pen, patiently waiting for my answer. I turned my head to look at my brother-in-law's door down the hallway. My body ached; I had been savagely beaten that morning for no particular reason. Holding back painful tears, I answered, "Ma'am, no charges."

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