College Application Essays accepted by California State University - Los Angeles

California State University - Los Angeles

Tell us an accomplishment, talent, or quality about yourself. What about this accomplishment or quality relates to who you are today?

“State Champions.”

Those are two words any competitor would like to hear, and I had the privilege and honor of...

California State University - Los Angeles

Tell us about the world you came from and how this world shaped your dreams and aspirations.

I believe in the woman who was both my mother and my father throughout my life. My father was an alcoholic, violent man with no job, goals, ethics, or...

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This is the balcony that extends into infinite dimensions. Inside: paintings and the smell of dusk. Lined against the tiled walls are canvases both void and filled. A soft light overhead. There is something extremely calming about occupying this...

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When the glorious makeup conceals my nerdy look, when the shiny spotlight embraces my entire body, and when I dance with my hair floating in midair, I turn into a different person.

Originally an amateur who loved to imitate dances in music...

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Raised as a figure skater, and indoctrinated into believing that thinner thighs produced higher jumps and faster rotations, I started my first diet as a ten-year-old. Meals were replaced with protein shakes, and childlike innocence devolved into...

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My eyes glistened as I watched a documentary on Korean Pop Stardom. The trainees were subject to strict diets, inflexible rules, and practice from morning to midnight. The video intended to reveal the supposed horrors of the industry. Yet, as a...

California State University - Los Angeles

Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink Classic High Voltage Permanent Hair Dye. $9.03 per tub of 4 fluid ounces. 14 tubs for 14 girls, that’d be a total of $126.42. A ski team tradition. “Not hazing,” the older girls argued, with a wink...