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Not All Heroes Wear Capes
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Ask a child who or what a hero is, and 9 times out of 10 you will receive an answer like Superman or Batman. Ask a teenager and you might get police men or firemen. Now I am not bashing on the men and women who are in police officers or in a... (more »)
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Bursting the Conformist Bubble This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , West Orange, NJ
For almost five years I attempted to find my spot in a conformist bubble at school. The administrators convinced its students that being different was unacceptable, success was obtained with strict step-by-step instructions and, most... (more »)
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The Rainy Day
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Looks can be deceiving, but the scenic view of drizzling showers is beyond our picturing power. Despite the fact that, almost everyone likes rain, but if it rains in winter, people dissuade on going out to enjoy the dribbling showers of the... (more »)
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One-Thousand Times Before the Light Brights
By , Jackson Heights, NY
What if Thomas Edison would have given up after his 552nd attempt to invent the light bulb? Perhaps we’ll still be lighting candles during the darkness, countless inventions would only be a rumor, and this sentence would have been written... (more »)
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'Queen' Yearbook
    "What template are we using for the Student Life section?" "How will we take our portraits outside if it rains tomorrow?" "Anna, should we feature star athletes over team composites?" Often, it is... (more »)
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Colby-Sawyer College This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
New London, NH: Colby-Sawyer, located in the beautiful White Lakes region of New Hampshire, has to be one of the most picturesque colleges in the world. When standing on campus and looking in every direction, you’ll see that you are surrounded... (more »)
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University of Michigan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Ann Arbor, MI: As a high school senior, I have toured a lot of prospective colleges. On typical college visits, I attend an informational presentation, complete with slide show and statistics, followed by a walking tour, complete with tour... (more »)
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University of British Columbia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada: Vancouver is settling into its rainy season, and I am settling into life at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. UBC boasts a reputation as one of the top schools in Canada, with a student population... (more »)
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An Observer
It is atop the shingles above my garage, next to my bedroom window, under my twin oak tree where I frequent a perch, content on my roof. A place to think, to relax, to read, to escape: my roof is steady. Facing east, I can watch the sun rise... (more »)
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Driver's Ed Princess
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She wore soft green eyes, curly blonde hair, and velvet red lips that existed from eight to ten every tuesday night, for ten weeks. Normally shy guys like me can’t look at girls like her and it took me three whole weeks just to break the ice.... (more »)
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Come Back to Reality
   Kids always feel that their hero should have superpowers, but as they become older reality sets in about what a hero to them should be.   Teens or even adults realize that their hero all along was t-right there in front... (more »)
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College Essay
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Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?   I came into the 11th grade as a hotshot. I thought I knew what I was going to learn. I thought I was ready for this... (more »)
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Saving Lives One Ice Bucket at a Time
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 On July fourth, 1939, a young man gave a speech that would be remembered for years and that would leave a long-lasting legacy. The man who gave this speech was not a politician or anything like that; he was a baseball player. The young... (more »)
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Think
It is atop the shingles above my garage, next to my bedroom window, under my twin oak tree where I frequent a perch, content on my roof. A place to think, to relax, to read, to escape: my roof is steady. Facing east, I can watch the sun rise... (more »)
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My Addiction This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , West Orange, NJ
I hunch over the dimly lit desk in my bedroom, my thumb poised to push the plunger of the syringe I clutch tightly. Before I send the dark red liquid out of the blunted needle, I breathe deeply, preparing for the ritual rush of exhilaration. I... (more »)
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It Will Only Fly When It Needs To
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One thousand paper cranes can grant one wish,  yet I was only given one. One paper crane; twenty-nine folds to bring it to life. Inside the wing of the paper crane is inscribed: “It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.”  This crane sticks by my... (more »)
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