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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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Better Barbie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
I don’t have any alumni ties to Brown, though it’s possible I could be the long-lost granddaughter of James S. Miller. Never have I sailed the Pacific Ocean on the back of a humpback whale, nor can I wrap sushi with the skill of former... (more »)
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The Bitter and the Sweet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The candy’s smooth wrapper crinkles as I trace its edges with my fingertips, imagining its contents. The wrapper tears like a fine fabric, revealing a corner of dark chocolate. I break off a piece and take pleasure in its creamy essence. I have... (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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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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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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Who Am I? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     I like reading The Economist and watching "I love the 80s." I like tennis, Fazoli's breadsticks and writing assignments. I value honesty, commitment, scholarship and kindness. These are hard and true facts,... (more »)
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Where Do I Belong? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
A few days ago, I saw a tiny black ant making its way up the pink-tiled wall of my bathroom. Oddly amused, I watched this little creature climb up three feet and then fall to the floor. I found two things ­extremely shocking. First, I had never... (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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My "Moment" This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
In movies and books, people often describe a defining moment when they figure out who they are. However, I never thought it actually happened in real life. I never expected to have a “moment” of my own. When it arrived, mine was much more... (more »)
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The Road Less Traveled This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
She quietly hobbled into the clinic when her number was called, clearly in excruciating pain. When asked what was troubling her, she lifted her left leg to reveal the sole of her foot. The entire medical team froze in shock. A cut on her left foot... (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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Importance of music in my life
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Music is one of the most important and powerful things in my life. My life without melodies and harmonies would be totally empty. Listening to and playing different tunes helps me to de-stress, relax and it can also help to motivate me in trying... (more »)
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Mobile Phones: A boon or a bane
Is a knife useful instrument or a perilous weapon? It depends on how it is used. Same implies with the case of technology. The greatest invention are those which affect the mass of people; and of those greatest invention is cell phones .It would... (more »)
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Waiting for the Bus This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Last summer, I found myself ­sitting on a couch opposite a 38-year-old Filipino man named Peter who smelled like stale tuna, dirt, and a dream deferred. “Where are you from?” I asked. “Here.” “What made you homeless?”... (more »)
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