One of the most magical things about Friday Night Meatballs is that people put their phones away. We don't make this a rule, though you certainly could, but most of the time everyone is so busy eating and talking that phones just get in the way. I'm notorious for constantly snapping photos, but I've taken very few during Friday Night Meatballs. My theory is that the desperate need to stay connected that keeps us tethered to our phones melts away when we're all sitting around a table sharing a meal, actually connected. Once your candles are lit, put your phone away and just be there. You'll be amazed at how renewed you feel once the last guest has left.
Why were you inspired to act? What did you learn from your effort? How did your actions benefit others, the wider community or both? Did you work alone or with others to initiate change in your community?
8. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
Things to consider: If there’s anything you want us to know about you, but didn’t find a question or place in the application to tell us, now’s your chance. What have you not shared with us that will highlight a skill, talent, challenge or opportunity that you think will help us know you better?
I know it sounds sort of corny, but I believe Austen’s Pride and Prejudice should be on here. I’m still only a teenager, but reading Austen makes me feel enlightened. She manages to capture the reality of social life quite perfectly; the parties; the joys; the vanities; the inequities. Her display seems satirical, in a stretch, yet highly accurate in its attempt. The novel is not sententiously written, but its lessons are well seen. She has opened my life to the understanding of human behavior more, has given me an interesting novel to pass the hours, and has left me with a profound inspiration. As i said, I am only a teenager, but this novel deserves to be recognized as truly life-changing.