Risky Essay Topic?

<p>I've been having a very hard time choosing an essay topic. The one idea that I think may work would be to talk about a class trip last year where students from my school went to Des Moines to observe the caucuses and work on campaigns (I worked for Kucinich, no I didn't think he had a chance). It was truly one of the most amazing and influential experiences of my life, but the topic inherently has to do with politics. Could I make this essay work? I would try to make it more a critique on political apathy then trying to push any agenda. I'm thinking it could work for some schools (Reed, NYU, Northwestern?) but not others (Harvard, Columbia, Barnard). Comments?</p>

<p>It's the kind of topic that could work for any college. Just make sure to focus on how the trip affected you -- your self knowledge, your perspective on life and on politics. Don't write it as a travelogue.</p>

<p>And don't write it as a condemnation of apathy (done to death) or a lecture on your candidate.</p>

<p>It's a great idea but don't pound the Kucinich thing too hard....might **** off a moderately conservative leader (or someone who doesn't like short people). Don't preach either...you have to walk a fine line.</p>