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Write and Wrong
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I was never really good at school, in fact as far as our education system goes I pretty much failed at meeting the typical model of a student, but from this I have discovered my true passion. I was an undeniably intelligent child, and I relied... (more »)
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The Dangers of Standardization This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Standardized testing has been one of the root causes of anxiety throughout my educational career. It started in elementary school, where I needed to excel on the CATs in order to feel like I was reasonably smart. Then it was on to middle... (more »)
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I Speak the Truth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When one considers the great speakers, writers, and poets of our time, Lil Wayne never makes the list. Nor should he. The man is not particularly lyrically talented, and relies on wordplay to make his songs interesting. Yet this line from Lil... (more »)
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Familia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We are all born into a family we have not chosen. It is one thing in life we have no control over. We may despise our family at times, but in the end, they are the people we love. They are part of our identity. Their history and life inspires... (more »)
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I'm Just a Person This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Once upon a time (and way before that), we humans developed these nifty little social conventions to group, re-group, sub-group, and un-group ourselves. From the times of serfs and knights (thank you, seventh-grade history) to modern-day,... (more »)
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What's Your Cheese This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The book Who Moved My Cheese? tells the story of how four little creatures, creatures that each represent a different part of a person’s personality, achieve their goal: to find the cheese. It isn’t a walk in the park; they have to... (more »)
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The Language of Learning This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The English language unites people from all continents and nations. It is the language most commonly learned by people in other countries. Its influence makes it something of a sociological and human phenomenon. And I am so proud to be able to... (more »)
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The Importance of Failure This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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By the time I had finished my sophomore year, I had failed 11 classes. I finished freshman year with a 1.0 GPA. My guidance counselor had told my mother that at the rate I was going, I wouldn’t be accepted to any state school. Now,... (more »)
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To the Girl I Used To Be This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My philosophy professor has a thing for quotes. Walk into her office, and you’ll find yourself overwhelmed by words inscribed on her desk, walls, and mugs. She believes, passionately, in the influence of a phrase, and as a person who... (more »)
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The March of the Lemmings This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Beep, beep, beep, beep – I slam my hand down on my alarm clock for the third time. It is 6:34. My dad has turned the shower on, hoping to guilt me into getting up. I can feel steam drifting under the door and hear the soothing sound of... (more »)
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Why Humor?
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I have always loved the echo of laughter. When I was a little girl with an eyepatch and Dora haircut, I used humor as an outlet. Now, as a young adult entering the real world with a semi-better haircut and Harry Potter glasses; I find myself... (more »)
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Trump’s Global Warming Denial and Political...
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The gag order on press releases, blog updates, or posting any of facts and statistics anywhere, media or online, was banned. This affected the EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency so that their employees are not allowed to discuss any of the... (more »)
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Dowry Death
By , bijuri, India
To The Editor The Times Of India 23 street,media city New Delhi Sub: Dowry death in a country Respected Sir, Through the columns of your esteemated newspaper. I would like to grab your immediate attention.... (more »)
Killing the Cherry Tree
By , Tempe, AZ
Beads of cooling sweat speckle my forehead and drip off my nose as I run down the court. Hints of salt pinch my dried tongue. My muscles burn as my limbs push through maple syrup. Sneakers squeak, red-faced coaches bark and stomp, players yell... (more »)
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Great Transformations This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Great transformations are supposed to take a long time. Years. Decades. Sometimes even millennia. So how is it that I feel I’ve completely transformed in just a few months?   It started last spring, at the end of my sophomore... (more »)
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Fire! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Wasn’t I still the beloved daughter of nature, whisperer of trees? Knee-high rubber boots, camouflage, bug spray – I wore the garb and perfume of a proud wild woman, yet there I was, hunched over the pathetic pile of stubborn... (more »)
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