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The power of words
In reflecting on the events of my life that have impacted me, I returned to the night of August 1, 2006. I found myself in Row G of Radio City Music Hall in New York City sitting by my mother, not at all tired, although we had flown from Las Vegas... (more »)
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A Piece of Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
    Two years ago I lost a piece of my heart, a partof my life and a part of me. My father died. It was both a complete shock and expected. He was adrug addict and an alcoholic, but I'd always been Daddy's little girl. He lived with... (more »)
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Failing Successfully This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My day in the sun had arrived – my magnum opus would be revealed. I had just delivered a memorized speech that I had labored over for weeks, and I was about to learn how the panel judged my performance. The polite but sparse audience leaned... (more »)
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Speak
"The truth is opening your heart can be dangerous." My solution has always been to write it down piece by piece. Taking a deep breath and looking at an unfamiliar crowd, I let poetry speak the words that I normally would not say. I am usually... (more »)
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The Dreaded Test
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For juniors, the college season is quickly approaching. Most are probably gathering college information and studying for those crucial standardized tests. Standardized tests: those are two words that will send a shiver down any high school... (more »)
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How to get into Life (aka College)
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Wait, not even I know that. College is the second life. Parents like to tell kids that college is the life. High school is petty social wars, bitter underpaid teachers (wait that comes in college, too), a four year experience that will be a gap... (more »)
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How Public Schools Fail This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Random House defines education as “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” This seems like a... (more »)
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Ivan's Impact
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Living on the Florida Emerald Coast, one comes to view hurricane season as a common occurrence. It is not unusual for a family to have several full gas cans and an economy-size pack of bottled water stored in their garage all summer. Many people... (more »)
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Bard
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The first and possibly the most important thing you should know about Bard is that it is isolated. What constitutes a 'town' in the area around Bard is if it has a stop light. The nearest city, Poughkeepsie, is 40 minutes away by car (and in the... (more »)
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My Greatest Teacher
To Whom It May Concern: A dog is a mans best friend. To some he is a faithful hunter and to others he is merely a couch decoration. To me, my dog is my greatest teacher. The beagle breed is known for it’s skills as a hunter, it’s... (more »)
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A Miracle in Dragon Form
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In the Scottish highlands, a young wizard plays the bagpipes for his deceased grandfather, a gentle elderly man brutally slain by the Dark Knight. Without warning, a stuntman in a rubbery dragon costume leaps out from behind a rock, his... (more »)
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How the Dalai Lama rocked my world
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I first encountered the Dalai Lama in New York’s Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum among some cool cats of the past such as frizzy haired Einstein and the fatherly FDR. Drawn-at-first-sight, I was gravitationally pulled to the man dressed... (more »)
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Tall Chai This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
“Grande Cappuccino!” “Venti Caramel Mocha!” Caught in the coffee chaos at Starbucks, I stand impatiently in line waiting to order my chai latte. As I wait, I glance at the piles of low-fat blueberry muffins and stretch my neck to steal a... (more »)
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The Jungle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I stood in front of the classroom like a specimen under the scrutiny of 23 pairs of eyes. The children were hunters on high alert, ready to pounce on any mistake I made. I began stuttering and gave wrong answers for simple math problems, only to... (more »)
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Of Scouting and Life Changes
Four years ago, if you see someone shy, quiet, alone in a corner, and quite the introvert, that’ll be me. Now, if you see someone outgoing and friendly, that’ll be the same person. It was a drastic change of personality which happened... (more »)
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Academic Project
Unborn Pig Fetus Dissection. That is my academic project which has shaped what I want to do with my life. I partook in this project my freshman year. I already knew that I wanted to go to Notre Dame, after high school, but throughout the year I... (more »)
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