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Eighth grade graduation comes, and I’m the only one. Many people get confused when I tell them I was the only student in my grade at my grade school. “How does that work?” “Were you in class alone all the time?” Or... (more »)
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Pushing Through
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The only thing I can feel is my nose. And I wish I couldn’t. It’s red, frozen, and feels like it’s about to fall off. I just keep telling myself to put one foot back in front of the other. I have to. I can’t quit now... (more »)
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College Bound
By , Marietta, GA
I see college as an opportunity. People go there to spend four years studying and specializing in what interests them. There are so many options ranging from classes to become a fashion designer to being a doctor. For me, college is the start... (more »)
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Hard Work Pays Off
By , Marietta, GA
Most students stay at school for eight hours a day or eleven hours if they are involved in a sport or school related activity, but the longest I have stayed has been nineteen hours. Yearbook has been a major part of my academic career since... (more »)
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Does the Teen Inkwell Run Dry?
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Dear Teen Ink Editors,   The dusk of my teen years is in sight; a new era in my life has begun, filled with a morose sort of nostalgia. As I look forward to converting some of these emotions into sonnets and prose, it leads me to a... (more »)
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I never had much trouble coming out as gay. Aside from the standard tearful confessions and casual homophobia, coming out was easy. Coming to terms with the nature of my sexuality was a process, an arduous one at that, but it was something that... (more »)
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“Gappers” Take on the Break It’s senior year of high school. You’re seventeen or eighteen. Time to make your final decision on colleges. Now some might choose to spend the next four years at the college they love, or serve in the... (more »)
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Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer
By , Lowell, MA
The process of taking a picture fascinates me. It is instantaneous, which is impressive on account of the multitude of subconscious steps taken. First, a person decides which memories are worth capturing; that is the hardest part. A... (more »)
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Rollins College This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Winter Park, FL: If studying in the shade of palm trees or perhaps out by a lake doesn’t sound like one of the most relaxing ways to spend your college career, then I don’t know what does. Rollins College is a small, private, liberal arts... (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 my mom and I landed in Detroit, Michigan, at 1:15 a.m., it didn’t take long for us to realize that we were severely under-dressed. As soon as the airplane doors opened, the other passengers – who had mastered the... (more »)
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University of Vermont This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Burlington, VT: Slightly chilly August air gently brushed my face – this is Vermont, after all. Wide-eyed and as new to the college admissions process as a sophomore could be, as green as the vibrant campus surrounding me, I left the... (more »)
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Then I Do
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We’re in the car with the digital clock glowing green, ticking away the minutes until the ascent to 12:45 has my mom handing back dad’s iPhone. I pull up the email I received eleven days ago and swish my thumb over the screen, leaving a... (more »)
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Korea, in My Perspective
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North Korea. many people refer to this nation as an ‘axis of evil’ or a ‘Hermit Kingdom’. However, to us Koreans, we consider them as our brothers who, unfortunately, fell into the rule of a tyrannical family. Although this issue of... (more »)
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Duke Devils
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For students looking to move to a #8 college, Duke University is for you! With over 8,000 acres of land in the beautiful North Carolina, Duke has a lush setting with gothic architecture and a dash of the rural country. Duke offers 54 majors... (more »)
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Astronaut This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I sported a vibrant orange suit and a smile that resembled a waxing crescent moon. Authentic NASA patches adorned my chest and arms. Tightening my watch and securing a flashlight around my neck, I was as official as an eight-year-old astronaut... (more »)
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Sightless
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Darkness. Isolation. Gloom. Obscurity. Solitude. Desolation. A man walked in the park, shifting his cane from side to side. A young girl trying to learn the Braille System. A married woman trying to see her firstborn. Because of their eyes.... (more »)
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