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The Day Mom Nearly Died This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Jim Thorpe, PA
It was early Saturday morning. I was awakened from my slumber by my brother making irritating noises. I sauntered into the dark kitchen and turned on the light. Still half asleep, I poured myself some cereal. I gazed into the bowl for what seemed... (more »)
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How to Write the Perfect College Essay: Step by...
As a rising senior in high school, I’m stressing out and frantically rushing to complete college applications, improve my test scores last minute, and handle a full load of IB courses all at once. Recently, I visited my brother in Washington... (more »)
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“Basically! So what have you been up to lately?” I ask, eager to catch up with an old friend. Silence. I blink and look up from my sushi. She’s typing away on her phone. “What have you been up to lately?” I... (more »)
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The Secrets of a Duel Enrollment Student
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Okay, they are all in the same boat as you. You got this. You aren’t in “their territory” this is neutral ground. They’re just coming to college for the first time too. What doesn’t it matter if you are still in high school and they’re... (more »)
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The Choir Room This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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This room is filled with old, uncomfortable plastic chairs. The linoleum floor is so faded and scratched that I’m not sure what’s part of the pattern or part of the bottom of someone’s shoe. The whiteboard has the previous periods’ songs... (more »)
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Saying Goodbye
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The bittersweet mixture of both excitement and stress during senior year has now disappeared. We have put on our caps and gowns and done our best not to trip while walking across the stage at our High School graduation. It's the middle of... (more »)
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Mind Over Body
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At the sound of the whistle I ran with all my might to pass my opponents. Panting helplessly, I tried to concentrate on my breathing; that seems to be my only dilemma. I felt my legs getting heavier each time my foot comes in contact with the... (more »)
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How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Dream College... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Finding pages full of statistics about perfect ACT scores, GPAs, and incredibly impressive extra-curriculars when you research how to get into a 20 university can put a damper on any eager applicant’s excitement. But I believe that you can get... (more »)
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Princeton University This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Idyllic Princeton University, located in a quiet small town in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the seven historic Ivy League colleges in the Northeastern United States. In fact, just this past year, the picturesque school was named the #1... (more »)
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So HOW Tall Are You? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
On my sixteenth birthday, my doctor told me I was six feet, one and a half inches tall. To me, every half-inch mattered. Saying that I “stood out” was an immense understatement. I was the tallest girl in my entire school, and had nothing... (more »)
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A Just Moral Code
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How far will people go to uphold their moral standards? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch’s character is tested when he is assigned to serve as the defense attorney for a black man. This is considered nearly a grave... (more »)
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Step Up, Step Down This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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There are very few of us here. That was the very first thought that crossed my mind when I stepped onto the farm. I knew that I was going to be a semi-farmer for the summer, but I assumed that there would be more diversity. Instead, as I gave a... (more »)
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Yale University This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Ask any student around the world, and it will most definitely agreed upon that Yale University, an Ivy League institution with a 6.5% acceptance rate, is one of the top colleges on the entire planet. Yale University, situated in the city of New... (more »)
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Dinner with Life
By , RANDOLPH, MA
Sometimes the meaning of childhood escapes me. If childhood is an everlasting playground, a place that annihilates realism and embraces romanticism, then I share no connection with it. I learned that my world could never be like Alice in... (more »)
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Self-Discovery This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , San Ramon, CA
“You play the piano? But that’s not special. All Asians play piano.” This is a specific memory that has firmly lodged itself into my mind. For the first time in my life, I was struck with the thought that my finesse on the keyboard was... (more »)
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My Greatest Fail
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I don’t remember how I got this ball. In fact, it was in my hands and I had no idea what to do with it. I hesitated a little bit and saw how the members of another team were all running at me. At this moment I was overwhelmed by fear and in... (more »)
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