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To the Girl I Used To Be This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My philosophy professor has a thing for quotes. Walk into her office, and you’ll find yourself overwhelmed by words inscribed on her desk, walls, and mugs. She believes, passionately, in the influence of a phrase, and as a person who... (more »)
The March of the Lemmings This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Beep, beep, beep, beep – I slam my hand down on my alarm clock for the third time. It is 6:34. My dad has turned the shower on, hoping to guilt me into getting up. I can feel steam drifting under the door and hear the soothing sound of... (more »)
The Dangers of Standardization This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Standardized testing has been one of the root causes of anxiety throughout my educational career. It started in elementary school, where I needed to excel on the CATs in order to feel like I was reasonably smart. Then it was on to middle... (more »)
I'm Just a Person This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Once upon a time (and way before that), we humans developed these nifty little social conventions to group, re-group, sub-group, and un-group ourselves. From the times of serfs and knights (thank you, seventh-grade history) to modern-day,... (more »)
The Importance of Failure This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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By the time I had finished my sophomore year, I had failed 11 classes. I finished freshman year with a 1.0 GPA. My guidance counselor had told my mother that at the rate I was going, I wouldn’t be accepted to any state school. Now,... (more »)
Folk Punk Good-Bye This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The last half of my brother’s senior year of high school, he was rarely home. Ryan was either running with his track team, dancing at a punk show, or off with his girlfriend taking photos in an overgrown, abandoned greenhouse. At the... (more »)
Great Transformations This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Great transformations are supposed to take a long time. Years. Decades. Sometimes even millennia. So how is it that I feel I’ve completely transformed in just a few months?   It started last spring, at the end of my sophomore... (more »)
Mall Night With Friends
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It was November 5th , 2016 , 6:30 pm. It was an amazing night I got into the car, turned on the radio and put rap music but of course my mom changed the channel to country music, because she's in love with country, and she does not like my... (more »)
How to Squeeze the Fun Out of College Visits
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As an upperclassman in high school, one of the many things plaguing your mind is college; where to go, how to get in, and what it will be like. One way to narrow down the hundreds of options you have is to visit colleges that you think you... (more »)
Stay in School Kids
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Imagine having the opportunity to be drafted first pick overall, but like Ben Simmons, 2016 first overall pick of the NBA draft, athletes are injury prone like how he fractured his right metatarsal bone during training camp. He was viewed as a... (more »)
College Stresses
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At this point in time the one thing, and only thing, that seems to consume my thoughts is college. Everyday once I wake up the stresses of deadlines and decisions begin to flash across my mind. Applications, FASFA, scholarships, visits, I can... (more »)
Is College Worth It?
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There is a mindset in today’s society that equates success with college (Carew). However, there have been several cases where this is not true. Famous, and very successful, entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Walt Disney, and Mark... (more »)
The Truth About Rejection Letters and How to...
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Laying face down on the bedroom floor, you probably felt like this it it. This was the moment your whole life would crash and burn. All the years in English would have been a waste because of this exact moment. Nothing good would ever come... (more »)
Best Part of the Holidays
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The holidays are a coming together of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. In one word, a person has three different events. The holidays are a time to sit back, reflect, and relax. A time to sit in front of a fireplace and if a person by... (more »)
Letter of Application
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My name is Hunter Dean, here are some of the things I have done.  . As long as I am a Blue Devil, I know I won't have any downfalls.  I have competed in football all four years of high school, basketball for two years, and track... (more »)
Farewell
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As I sat there with an expectant gaze on my face on how my juniors were gonna bid me the best "Bye", a part of me knew I was fighting an inner turmoil: glad on attaining freedom but sad at having to leave school. Taking a quick... (more »)
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