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7 Things Out-of-State College Freshmen Need To...
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College is already a scary subject to think about. It can be especially nerve-wracking if you’re going to school out of state. Trust me, I know. I just completed my first year of college in a state that’s nearly 2,000 miles away from... (more »)
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College Selection: Paradox Of Prestige
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     Getting a gleaming letter of acceptance to an Ivy League is a tremendous boost of self-esteem and sign of validation for practically any high school student; years of polishing your resume and dreadful weeks spent trying to craft a... (more »)
The Broken Me
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After all these years, I have realised that I have the habit of loving the broken and hoping to mend it all over. I visit the places abandoned years and centuries ago and fall in love with them. I prefer the musty-smelling old books over the... (more »)
Keeping Writer's Block at Bay: A Guide
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As I sit here in this empty room, armed with a cup of hot tea steaming in front of me, and the entire internet at my fingertips...my mind is blank. There is a solid wall between the words on this page and the words I think about writing late at... (more »)
Intelligence does not equate to a 2400 This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, intelligence is "the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria."  The misonception that occurs both within and from this... (more »)
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 »)
Infrequently Asked Questions This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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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 »)
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