Jared Klegar

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Jared Klegar is a writer from New York City. He currently attends Stanford University. You can find him on Twitter @jaredklegar.


Cover Photo: This photographs a young woman leaning against a bright orange wall. The picture is closely cropped--we do not see her face or most of her body, just her yellow-pained fingernails holding a copy of the New York Times up while she peruses the newspaper.
How Do You Become a Writer?

For our Application Week series, Jared Klegar tells us about pursuing a writing path while in college—and how to be an aspiring writer is to be caught up in a maelstrom of contradictory advice.

Aug 18, 2022
Cover Photo: A black and white photo of ballet dancers on a stage. In the center are a male and female dancer together. The male dancer's body is in color.
My Dream Career Was Just Beginning When I Let It Go

Just as I was reaching the peak of my abilities—and as the pandemic began—I left professional ballet behind, before ever giving my dreams a proper try.

Jun 08, 2022
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Why Are “Good” College-Application Essays So Awful to Read?

For many, our education in first-person writing begins with the college application essay, which rewards uplifting narratives with neat-bow conclusions. This is a bad thing.

Apr 20, 2022