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The power of words
In reflecting on the events of my life that have impacted me, I returned to the night of August 1, 2006. I found myself in Row G of Radio City Music Hall in New York City sitting by my mother, not at all tired, although we had flown from Las Vegas... (more »)
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Failing Successfully This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My day in the sun had arrived – my magnum opus would be revealed. I had just delivered a memorized speech that I had labored over for weeks, and I was about to learn how the panel judged my performance. The polite but sparse audience leaned... (more »)
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My name is Meagan. There is nothing extraordinary about me. I am a seventeen year old, counting down the days till graduation, just like every other senior in the world. I’ve accomplished a lot in my short seventeen years of life, as have I made... (more »)
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Continuities & Changes Over Time Essay...
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During the period of time between 200 B.C.E. and 1450 C.E., the silk road underwent many subtle transformations while at the same time holding on to its original purpose. The trade of spices and goods to and from Asia and Europe remained constant,... (more »)
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Changeling This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
My mother—the biological mother, the glamorous and manipulative one—called last night. I had no choice but to answer to her inquiries, and commiserate with her mundane misfortunes. “He insists on carpet. That’s fertile breeding grounds for... (more »)
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Music Is My Life
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Bandie. That sums me up completely. In grade school, I would go to parades, just to see the bands. I would cheer and yell, and some of the band members would smile as they went by. Others took their marching seriously and never smiled, but I knew... (more »)
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There I Stood
April 1st, 2001. It was on this day that a young girl descended the steps of a Boeing 747 aircraft and stepped foot into the United States of America. Timid, apprehensive, and intimidated, this girl had to swiftly assimilate into a new culture by... (more »)
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Modern-Day Shakespeare...Maybe This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
I should have been born with my fingers permanently glued to a keyboard. From the age of five, I’ve known that I want to be a professional writer: a journalist, a novelist, a modern-day Shakespeare, maybe. Okay, not Shakespeare. Will used to... (more »)
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College Essay In Need Of Critique
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Once a child of cliches, I ate my words. Became obese; Was proud to be American. Enjoys the taste of a freshly baked poem, any time of day. Frequently brushes, but forgets to floss. Wakes up with morning breath. Was born of parents too... (more »)
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Effects of Music on Society This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“Music is an important and extremely useful tool in the way we learn and to deny its power is a waste of a truly wonderful resource” (Kristian David Olson). Though some would look at music as a small footnote in the progression of humanity, it... (more »)
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Art This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Art has always been a vital part of my life. When I was old enough to appreciate genuine fine art, my parents started bringing me to museums that housed some of the greatest artists the world has ever seen. Raphael, Michelangelo, da Vinci,... (more »)
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Burger King Warrior Princess This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Prompt: Describe a significant interest or experience that has special meaning for you. As a face in a crowd or a name on a page, I am no one special. To the naked eye, I am average. I was born to a mother and father, I eat food often, and I... (more »)
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A Written Silhouette This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
She has never been called captivating or fascinating. She does not always feel beautiful. Her brown eyes are sheltered by long lashes. Her brown hair slowly inches its way down her long back. She wears make-up daily to enhance the features she... (more »)
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A New Friend and Perspective
I picked up the phone, slowly dialing the number to her house. All I could think was, What could we possibly have a conversation about? Nothing! I didn’t think I could have anything in common with someone who is 50 years older than me. “Your... (more »)
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Choice Education
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'Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.'- Beatrix Potter (Khurana) Homeschooling is a flourishing phenomenon within the United States. In the early 1980s, the general public had never heard... (more »)
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Life’s Fragility This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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He lay there, immobilized, while blood flowed down his arms and pooled in his hands. The concrete parking lot was not an ideal resting spot, but apparently he had no choice. I noticed his gray hair was taking on a reddish tone. He must have hit... (more »)
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