You know in Mean Girls when Regina George says that Lindsay Lohan has a t-shirt with that hot guy’s face on it and she wears it under her clothes all the time?
THAT WILL BE ME IN REAL LIFE. Except with this rockin’ UChi shirt because I love college more than hot guys.
Someone filled this in at a tour last week…so now we’re a little frightened. Voldemort is applying to UChicago as a transfer applicant?
Name: Mr Tom Marvolo Riddle
Mailing Address: 6066 Knockturn Alley, London, UK
Current School: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Academic Interests: dark arts, anything but muggle studies, parseltounge
Extracurricular Interests: death and destruction, judo
Oh. My. God. Look at that badass phoenix-serpent chimera at the bottom!
Yay! The time has come.
ESSAY OPTION 1.
“A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” –Oscar Wilde.
Othello and Iago. Dorothy and the Wicked Witch. Autobots and Decepticons. History and art are full of heroes and their enemies. Tell us about the relationship between you and your arch-nemesis (either real or imagined).
Inspired by Martin Krzywy, admitted student Class of 2016.
ESSAY OPTION 2.
Heisenberg claims that you cannot know both the position and momentum of an electron with total certainty. Choose two other concepts that cannot be known simultaneously and discuss the implications. (Do not consider yourself limited to the field of physics).
Inspired by Doran Bennett, AB’07.
ESSAY OPTION 3.
Susan Sontag, AB’51, wrote that “[s]ilence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.” Write about an issue or a situation when you remained silent, and explain how silence may speak in ways that you did or did not intend. The Aesthetics of Silence, 1967.
ESSAY OPTION 4.
“…I [was] eager to escape backward again, to be off to invent a past for the present.” –The Rose Rabbi by Daniel Stern
1. Something that is offered, presented, or given as a gift.
Let’s stick with this definition. Unusual presents, accidental presents, metaphorical presents, re-gifted presents, etc. — pick any present you have ever received and invent a past for it.
Inspired by Jennifer Qin, AB’16
ESSAY OPTION 5.
In the spirit of adventurous inquiry, pose a question of your own. If your prompt is original and thoughtful, then you should have little trouble writing a great essay. Draw on your best qualities as a writer, thinker, visionary, social critic, sage, citizen of the world, or future citizen of the University of Chicago; take a little risk, and have fun.
ESSAY OPTION 6.
So where is Waldo, really?
Inspired by Robin Ye, AB’16
Anonymous asked: I DON'T UNDERSTAND SCAV PLEASE EXPLAIN!
Oh-ho-ho, anon. How do I even begin to describe Scav? Scav Hunt is flawless. It has dozens of teams, and holds a Guinness World Record. I heard the scavenger hunt list has over 300 items. One team got their logo to appear, at the South Pole. Scav’s favorite movie is The Hunt. One time, some scavvies met Ted O’Neill on campus, and he wore a “Ted is my homeboy” shirt. One time, Scav punched every other attempted scavenger hunt in the face. It was awesome.
what sort of asshole school do I attend?
Anybody need a new fb banner?
Now my car is branded (:
Harper & Stuart, w. hipster effects