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THE WHY AND HOW OF JAMES FINLEY HEWES

It isn't until four or five words in that you start to pick up on Finn’s slight, Mississippi drawl. It slides itself subtly into his 25-letter-word vocabulary so unintrusively that I’m sure most people he speaks to manage to subconsciously convince themselves that they aren't hearing anything at all. It's probably the only aspect of… Continue reading THE WHY AND HOW OF JAMES FINLEY HEWES

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COMMON APP ESSAY SERIES: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

I have become the man I am because my grandmother's intolerance strengthens me and her resilience inspires me. Picture a conservative seventy-five year old Catholic woman who has lived in seclusion on a farm in Chile for the past several decades. Now give her flaming dyed-red hair, the vivacity of a stage mom, and a… Continue reading COMMON APP ESSAY SERIES: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA