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Submitted by Natsuko Tohyama on Tue, 2013-12-10 11:55
Dream University Advice

When I think back to my sophomore year of high school (secondary 4 in Singapore-speak), my mind flutters. I look back and find: dusty images of ancient Egyptian history, late night cram sessions until 4:00 am; fierce competition within close friendships - and, most of all - a blinding obsession with the Harvard brand.

There's nothing wrong with Harvard. Or Princeton, or Oxford, or any one of the world's famous academic institutions. The students at these schools have amazing talents, the teaching and research facilities are ingenious; of course the resources available to students are top notch.

I'll even admit this: Harvard's crimson sweaters are pretty snazzy. Actually, there are so many things right with these prestigious universities that I can't possibly do them justice here.

But a decade later, I find myself in question.

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