Each year, The New York Times puts out a call for college-admissions essays to the newest class of applicants.
This year, it chose four of the most poignant essays, which cut across issues of money, work, and social class. The Times published them on its site to showcase their raw and honest power.
One of the essays comes from Erica Meister, a senior at Northville High School in Northville, Michigan. In it, she unsparingly critiques her hometown, recently awarded the title of “the snobbiest city in Michigan.”
“We’re from Northville,” she wrote of herself and fellow classmates. “Most of us know read more >>>