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Sexual Assault on College Campuses
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Over the past several years, sexual assault and rape on college campuses has risen and exceeded the growing violence epidemic. Sexual assault and rape against students, especially young women, has become so prevalent that it’s entirely... (more »)
A Cautionary Tale About College
By , Atlanta, GA
I have a story to tell, and it's not a happy one. I've always been a pretty focused kid. I realized in 7th grade how important it was to go to a good college. I distinctly remember sitting on a train in New Mexico with my... (more »)
The Intangible Weight of Feeling Stupid
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Tick tock. The time is running out. Rivers of sweat are running down my forehead to my neck, burning my skin with its saltiness, slashing everywhere it touches. Tick tock. My senses are overactive. I hear a creak, a sneeze, a tap. Someone is... (more »)
Never Be Discouraged by Failure
By , Uxbridge, MA
It’s been about four years now since I began high school, met an entirely new group of people, and found out I was cut from a team for the first time in my life. It was a warm, sunny August day. We were only about a week into school, but... (more »)
A Lament to University and a Pledge to Real...
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Dear Univeristy, I’ve dreamed of going to uni for as long as I can remember. I imagined an almost utopian intellectual community. Experts would mingle with inspired students and inspire them to create great things. Dinner conversations... (more »)
The Silent Floor This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The third floor of the library is the “quiet” floor, but all I hear are distracting noises. A gentle medley of computer typing, some loud and some barely audible, some fast and others slow. I hear each person’s thoughts... (more »)
Five Blank Applications This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Five blank applications sit in front of me. For months, I’ve been telling people the same phrase, symbolizing an entrapping ball and chain, as well as heartbreak: “Because of the situation with my dad, I’m staying close to... (more »)
Mind the Gap Year This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It’s senior year. Time to make your final decision about college. Some students choose to spend the next four years at the college they love, or serve in the military, but some decide to take a year off from their education. A gap year... (more »)
Sophomore Slump This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’m at a sweet 16 party when it comes up: Final grades are in. School’s been out for two weeks and I’ve celebrated the freedom in the typical fashion: going to bed late, waking up late, browsing the Internet until my eyes hurt... (more »)
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Get Fit!
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Come on! Wipe the sweat off your face, and knock out this last rep. Hard work is in the air, clank, clank, as the dumbbells hit the bar. Keep pushing you’re almost finish, PUSH, PUSH, PUSH! Striving for greatness is what it’s all... (more »)
College Athletes Should Be Paid
By , Hartland, WI
Imagine that you're a college athlete that 6 hours a day into the sport you play. Then you have no money to go eat  because you spend more than 40 hours a week on your sport and have nowhere to get money. Which isn’t fair because... (more »)
Should College Athletes Be Paid?
By , Hartland, WI
Imagine this: you get a scholarship to play for a college sports team. This team is you job, you train all day, you practice, and you play. But you find yourself coming home without money for gas, snacks, and your other needs because this... (more »)
College Tuition
By , Hartland, WI
I believe that colleges should lower their tuition because many people are having hard times paying for colleges, some colleges are spending money on things they don’t need and kids tuition money is what’s paying for that unneeded... (more »)
Should College Athletes Get Paid?
By , Hartland, WI
Imagine this: You get a scholarship to North Carolina to play for the Tar Heels and after a month your out of money you can’t pay for gas and food and playing basketball is pretty much your full time job. College athletes should be... (more »)
Should College Athletes Be Paid?
By , Hartland, WI
Paying college athletes has been a very controversial topic, paying the college athletes is hotly contested because some people think that a lot of colleges can’t afford this.  However others argue that the colleges make a lot of... (more »)
College Bound
By , Marietta, GA
I see college as an opportunity. People go there to spend four years studying and specializing in what interests them. There are so many options ranging from classes to become a fashion designer to being a doctor. For me, college is the start... (more »)
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