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Living the Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
While the majority of students are worrying about getting into their dream schools and being able to afford them, others worry about a bigger issue. Students brought to this country illegally, who must leave a blank space on applications that ask... (more »)
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Do Minorities Deserve College More Than The Rest? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Poor and starving kids in East St. Louis walk through halls laden with sewage. They don’t even have the chance to go to school half the time because the sewage is toxic and could harm them. More than half of the senior girls are pregnant and... (more »)
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Pursue Your Passions This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Someone once told me, “You're wasting your time on a career that will only lead to starvation.” Ouch, right? But before I go on, let me give you some background on the career in question. I want to be a journalist for a newspaper or... (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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Vocational School students
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Vocational schools are host to all different students from all different backgrounds, just like any other kind of school. There are in fact, however, certain demographics which make up the student population in a vocational school, given the... (more »)
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Pakistan Needs Educational Reform
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It’s been 63 years since Pakistan became an independent state and yet the country is still floundering. Why? There has been a lack of investment in the country’s future. Specifically, there has been a lack of focus on what students need in... (more »)
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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With my fingers crossed, I click on the link to check my grades. I close my eyes and say a quick prayer. Please be good. Please be all A's. My heart pounds and skips beats, but the rational part of my mind knows there's no reason to stress... (more »)
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The Go Home Button
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For as long as I can remember, I have always celebrated Thanksgiving at my house. My mother always invited our family over for a huge dinner that took hours to prepare. After returning from the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, she and my... (more »)
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Acing Your SAT Essay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When students first hear the words “SAT essay” some go into fits; stomach cramps, headaches, awful memories, and nausea may occur. Many fear this crucial part of the Standard Achievement Test, and rightly so. Though this test is supposed to... (more »)
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Is the SAT Useless? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Fall is a busy and stressful time for many high school seniors as they complete their college applications – gathering transcripts, teacher recommendations, and lists of extracurricular activities and awards, and sending them to colleges all... (more »)
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Parting Ways This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My brother is leaving for college soon, and my mom has been pestering him to clean out his desk and shelves. As we sort through the junk, we find a pen case from fourth grade, a souvenir bottle my dad brought from China when we were in elementary... (more »)
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What is an Honor Student? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We are in school to learn lessons, so let me teach you one, as you are meant to be good at this. It is the definition not only of what an honor student is but what it means to be an honor student today. It makes sense to me, when investigating... (more »)
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Blinded from the Sunset
Vision is a gift, which is why I like to take pictures. Capturing the light perfectly, the unusual positions of nature, catching animal smiles, and people’s laughter are all things that need to be shared. Which got me thinking, what if I lost... (more »)
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Whose expectations? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I've always been a straight-A student, and I'd never questioned the value of that. Now with college apps looming, I'd started to wonder why grades matter so much. Why is getting into a “good” college so important? For the first time I'm... (more »)
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I Want to Be An Auror This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Every child is asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Children often respond with universally popular answers: doctor, lawyer, teacher, maybe even a princess here and there. A very select group of children (myself... (more »)
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2400 in Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Dear University, The number 3.5 next to my GPA is the price of a small mocha Frappucchino at Starbucks and does not even begin to measure the number of endless nights I have stayed up doing homework. A 1200 or a 2350 on the SAT is not an... (more »)
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