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Horse Slaughter, still a problem?
Horses are very intelligent animals but once they reach a certain “old age” their owners seem to find no meaning in having them. Sadly, they are sold to slaughter farms, horse slaughter has stopped in the US but it continues to be a... (more »)
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Rolling a Strike for Garaway
The bowling ball was just released, it rolls down the polished lane like a bullet and BAM, the pins go down, one by one. Bowling was and still is an enjoyable sport to play, but having the biggest popularity during the 1940s up to about the... (more »)
Bucaramanga, My Home.
Bucaramanga, Colombia. The nicest place in the world, just kidding, but for me is my home. Actually I study in United States. Even though I am studying here and I am rooming here, I do not call this home. Home for me is where my parents live... (more »)
How the World Covered the Solar Eclipse at the...
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A week has passed since the solar eclipse occurred in different regions of the world where it was visible as a partial solar eclipse in Egypt, northern and southern Africa, Europe but it was total in Northern Norway. Egyptians viewed the event... (more »)
Its Time To Drop-out of the College Stereotype
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Imagine having hours of work accompanied by stress, costly fees, and on top of that you’re running out of time. This is what it’s like to get a college education for some. Others are mostly young adults taught over and over again... (more »)
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This past summer I visited Columbia with my mom. We were listening to the audience ask questions at the general information session, luckily having survived the bulk of the presentation which we both thought was unnecessarily monotonous and... (more »)
Sisyphus This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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They started us out small. Looking back, it seems like a waste of time. I think it was only to get us to think we liked it. And we did. It wasn’t until later that we started lugging rocks to the tops of hills. They tricked us. Years of... (more »)
When I Grow Up … This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I was four years old, I helped my mother bake chocolate chip cookies for the first time. After that, I was convinced I’d grow up to become a baker. I held fast to that dream until I was six, furiously beating eggs and scooping flour... (more »)
The Wait Is Over. Now What? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It’s that time of year. The long wait for college decision letters has almost wound to a close, and high school seniors everywhere are piecing together their setting for the next four years. Some are joyful, with the certainty that their... (more »)
Teach, Don’t Test This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A s the car flies by mile marker 216.7, I watch the white numbers blur into the green sign until they eventually disappear altogether, taking my future with them. For me, 216.7 is not a distance on a highway. I do not see the decimal point that... (more »)
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Moving to the Desert This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I originate from the land of 10,000 lakes, and I’ll admit I had a spoiled childhood: after a long bike ride or a salty snack, I would drink a glass of water directly from the faucet. When I announced to my friends that I would be moving... (more »)
Neil Gaiman: Make Good Art
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 Neil Gaiman, a successful author, gave a moving commencement speech in 2012 to the graduating class of the University of the Arts. In his speech, he encourages the graduates to “make good art”. By “make good art,”... (more »)
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 »)
Come Back to Reality
   Kids always feel that their hero should have superpowers, but as they become older reality sets in about what a hero to them should be.   Teens or even adults realize that their hero all along was t-right there in front... (more »)
Saving Lives One Ice Bucket at a Time
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 On July fourth, 1939, a young man gave a speech that would be remembered for years and that would leave a long-lasting legacy. The man who gave this speech was not a politician or anything like that; he was a baseball player. The young... (more »)
Decisions, Decisions
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When I first thought about college I was sure I wasn't going to go. I knew I couldn't afford it, are you kidding me? College is super expensive. I've been attending public school since I was in kinder. I've never got the chance... (more »)
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