At the young age of six, a dark haired little boy was enjoying his times that he spent with his family. Together, they’d spend time visiting other family members in other parts of Wisconsin, as well as going to the zoo, parks, and much more. He was a very active child who loved playing sports to keep himself occupied. This young boy is someone that I would eventually meet and we have found aspects of our life’s to be similar, for example coming from a rough home situation in common along with our strong work ethic, and our thoughts and feelings. His name is Travis Korff.
In the main quadrangle, I struck up a conversation with a UChicago student. When I asked him what he was majoring in, he said with a completely straight face, “Religious Studies and Astrophysics”. While other institutions might satisfy one of my interests, UChicago can satiate them all.
Often in our lives, things happen to us that change us for either the better or the worse. When things happen and they change us for the better we can make our lives great but if something happens for the worse it can cause us to change in a way that our lives go wrong. Once something goes wrong, there’s always a way to fix what we have witnessed. If you lose a family member and it causes you to fall down in life and you start to drink and do drugs to get rid of the pain. You can always get help and get yourself out of that rut in your life, you will always be able to pick yourself up and put everything back together.
Most people of academic achievement ought to be able to readily cite a vast number of supportive mentors. John Donne recognized this through one of his works, stating that “no man is an island”. I am no outlier to this trend, for I have an immensely helpful family, superb educators, and friends that share similar interests in the world of science. However, I would like to concentrate on a rather unsuspecting part of my schooling as having the highest impact: my junior high music teacher. Amidst my life fixated on textbook education, she forced me to never be complacent, to hold high behavioral standards, and to passionately pursue the flighty sparks of inspiration.
Self-sacrifice is a common theme throughout Steven Galloway’s novel “The Cellist of Sarajevo”. The novel itself is a combination of fiction and nonfiction, while based on true events, Galloway’s imagination has vividly created four distinct character that each make sacrifices for their own ideal. They all share one vision, the vision being their city, Sarajevo, in a state of peace, rather than war. Each of the four characters attempt to survive in their war torn city in their own way. Amidst sniper fire, and bombing of markets, homes and even hospitals, each of them continues on with their lives, in what seems to be an unrelated chain of events. As the the story evolves, however, it becomes more apparent that each of the characters are connected
At the CIA, “Food Is Life” means that food is a major ingredient in your life. To others food might mean good taste, but to me food means so much more. Food is what I see, obviously eat, but most importantly, it’s what I think about all day. Food means everything to me and that is why I wish to enroll into the CIA because I know that I will find my success there.
Little did the world know, in midst of a struggling society, with a burning history, the music industry gave birth to a legend. As a young child growing up into a distraught world that taught him all he knows, Billy Joel, also known as the piano man, soaked up all he could. Joel is one with an aspiration-driven mind, whose thoughts consist of originating historical facts; hence, using allusion, ethos, and plethora of metaphors, he infuses the “fire” forming by the events in sequential order from 1949 to 1989.
After seven years of playing the violin, I can proudly say that music has become a part of me.Throughout my experience with playing the violin, there has been one individual who has helped shape the person I am. Providing the enduring teachings that will shape me into a greater human being, this person deserves the utmost respect for establishing my interest in the violin and in music. For the sake of this story, he will be referred to as Maestro Johnson. If I had a ticket that could take me anywhere, I would use it to go back in time to the time when Maestro Johnson was my musical advisor.
Jerri was proudly nominated by Professor Jeff Blake, who has been a mentor to her during her time at NAU. Professor Blake said, "Jerri is an excellent student with a very positive attitude."
It is seven o’clock in the morning, school hasn’t even started, but AP Chemistry has. As the teacher explains the lab in the front of classroom, the perfect combination of math and restless nights takes its toll on the rows of students. Slowly, heads go down and phones come out. As the attention of the other students wanes, my fascination grows. I begin wondering, “Why do polyphenolic beta-dicarbonyls found in turmeric, seem to offer medicinal advantages in treating cancer and Alzheimer 's disease?” I enjoy science, because there is always more to discover and invent. Since I was a small child, I have possessed a deep desire for learning more about science, even begging my father to teach me Ohm’s Law when I was five. Curiosity drives me to
Jon Schidmt was born on July 1966 in Salt Lake City,Utah, United States. His parents were German immigrants with taste in classical music. Jon performed in piano concerts at the age of eight and started composing at the age of eleven; he was able to play Mozart Sonatas at that age.
Peter Tchaikovsky was arguably one of the most successful Russian composers of all time. Born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840, Peter was influenced by music at a young age. His father was a lieutenant, but both his father and mother were trained in music. Peter began piano lessons at age 5. Within 3 years of lessons, Peter was almost as superb as his teacher. At first his parents were incredibly supportive of his love for the piano. However, when Peter got older, his parents sent him to the Imperial School of Jurisprudence to become a civil servant. Even though this was a major setback for Peter’s career in music, he never lost his love for playing. Peter continued playing through his schooling.
The stage lights shone brightly, heating up all that was beneath them. I was seated in the first chair, with the rest of the violin section behind me. My eyes scanned the notes as the conductor waved his baton with gusto. I felt my fingers move swiftly across the fingerboard as my bow danced up and down across the strings. It was magical. The violin, an instrument that I once despised, has led me to the point of being able to perform anywhere. Furthermore, without having had the perseverance to continue to play this instrument, I would not have become the person and musician that I am today.
“Know this, you can start over, each morning.” - Tyler Joseph. It was soccer practice and I was making my way to the field. I was about seven or eight years old. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t make that one shot. It was almost impossible at first.
Standing in front of the stained glass window, the talkative conductor knowing quiet comments were not his strength, passionately lashed out during the loud section of the music, calling into question their integrity of the musicians because of their routine performance of the Fifth Symphony. With excessive coolness the novice bassoon player said the conductor’s comments made no sense because the musicians were playing the way they were being instructed by the conductor, as musicians follow the long standing tradition of following the conductors directions. She also remarked that musicians do not play for their own benefit but rather for the immeasurable greatness of the music itself. On her own the stunned bassoon player decided to quit,