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The Dreaded Test
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For juniors, the college season is quickly approaching. Most are probably gathering college information and studying for those crucial standardized tests. Standardized tests: those are two words that will send a shiver down any high school... (more »)
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How to get into Life (aka College)
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Wait, not even I know that. College is the second life. Parents like to tell kids that college is the life. High school is petty social wars, bitter underpaid teachers (wait that comes in college, too), a four year experience that will be a gap... (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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College Application Tips This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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With college admissions becoming increasingly competitive and deadlines constantly looming, upperclassmen are always stressing to ensure that their applications are up to par. But fret not! The process can be simplified by following these tips.... (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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Thought's for a leader
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Graduate of New York University, Maxine Greene is an imaginative, passionate and thoughtful philosopher who believes in the arts and literature as a way to advance social justice. Her inquiries within sociology, philosophy, history and literature... (more »)
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Why College? Why Me?
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Those that know me know that I am anything but perfect. My mother is never afraid to let me know how she feels, even when her bluntness is often quite unappealing to me and just creates even more cracks in our 'relationship'. Its not that I don't... (more »)
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A Bystander
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'Look at that person, Dad. She's looking for her cellphone everywhere! WHILE SHE'S TALKING ON IT!' My dad and I imitated the old lady on TV, using our hands as phones, taking the cushions off the sofa, and looking underneath the TV set. Every few... (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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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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That Dreaded, Cringe-inducing College Admission...
The point of a college admission essay is to impress the application reviewers. That is what I have been told anyway. Yet, I have to believe that there is more to it than that. I have to believe that the college of my dreams wants to dissect... (more »)
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Test Day Trials This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Nineteen pairs of clammy hands, bathed in anxiety and soaked in sweat, shook as they rested on the wooden desks. Each had one sharpened pencil on it, pointing toward the teacher's desk where the thing we feared lay in a pile. Sunlight gleamed... (more »)
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#14
theblindproject
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Faceless men from all over the world Praying on young people, mostly Women and girls It’s a disgusting thing to think about But it’s true Instead of sitting here we need to find out What to do It’s a situation we all need to discuss... (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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How to Find a College This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Ever wonder how you're going to choose a college? There are so many options! With all of the mail you receive from every college you've ever imagined, how are you supposed to pick? But making this decision isn't as hard as you might think. Here... (more »)
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