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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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