Day: March 20, 2017

Dylan Sydneysmith (Southwestern Law): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

I have always been a person who approaches almost every situation as a logical, factual analysis. This mindset helped me succeed on the LSAT, it is now helping me excel in law school, and it has throughout my life been a point of occasional exasperation for my family, friends, and significant others. Writing this essay has, therefore, confronted me with

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Brooke Schwartz (Columbia University): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Admittedly, I do text and drive every so often. I have sent texts that range in urgency, from “You’ll never guess what song is playing,” to “He passed away today.” But danger does not discriminate based on the content of my texts, and each message typed–whether silly or urgent in nature–presents the same risk of hurting someone else or myself.

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Katie Hubbard (Saint Louis U): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Our parents used to ask us: Would you jump off a bridge if your friends were doing it? Of course not. Even teenagers and young adults, who often feel like they are invincible, recognize that their lives can be dramatically altered, or even ended, in a split second when they hit the rolling water and sharp rock underneath. This typically

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Kaleb Cohen (Calvary Chapel Downey HS): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

The Impulse Problem  According to the Federal Communications Commission, “There were 3,179 people [in 2014 who were] killed and an estimated additional 431,000 people wounded in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010,”

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