As I walk down the senior hallway, I can feel tension all around me. This is college application season, and conversations surge in front of lockers and in classroom doorways: “Are you applying early or regular? What’s your top choice? How many essays do you have to write?”
I can sense the anticipation — a hopeful yearning for decision day and knowing once and for all whether a school will throw open its doors to those who seek to enter. And above all, I have the overwhelming sensation that our futures are straight ahead, so close we all can almost touch them, if only we can send in all these applications on time.