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Bursting the Conformist Bubble This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , West Orange, NJ
For almost five years I attempted to find my spot in a conformist bubble at school. The administrators convinced its students that being different was unacceptable, success was obtained with strict step-by-step instructions and, most... (more »)
The Rainy Day
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Looks can be deceiving, but the scenic view of drizzling showers is beyond our picturing power. Despite the fact that, almost everyone likes rain, but if it rains in winter, people dissuade on going out to enjoy the dribbling showers of the... (more »)
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One-Thousand Times Before the Light Brights
By , Jackson Heights, NY
What if Thomas Edison would have given up after his 552nd attempt to invent the light bulb? Perhaps we’ll still be lighting candles during the darkness, countless inventions would only be a rumor, and this sentence would have been written... (more »)
'Queen' Yearbook
    "What template are we using for the Student Life section?" "How will we take our portraits outside if it rains tomorrow?" "Anna, should we feature star athletes over team composites?" Often, it is... (more »)
An Observer
It is atop the shingles above my garage, next to my bedroom window, under my twin oak tree where I frequent a perch, content on my roof. A place to think, to relax, to read, to escape: my roof is steady. Facing east, I can watch the sun rise... (more »)
Driver's Ed Princess
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She wore soft green eyes, curly blonde hair, and velvet red lips that existed from eight to ten every tuesday night, for ten weeks. Normally shy guys like me can’t look at girls like her and it took me three whole weeks just to break the ice.... (more »)
College Essay
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Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?   I came into the 11th grade as a hotshot. I thought I knew what I was going to learn. I thought I was ready for this... (more »)
Think
It is atop the shingles above my garage, next to my bedroom window, under my twin oak tree where I frequent a perch, content on my roof. A place to think, to relax, to read, to escape: my roof is steady. Facing east, I can watch the sun rise... (more »)
My Addiction This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , West Orange, NJ
I hunch over the dimly lit desk in my bedroom, my thumb poised to push the plunger of the syringe I clutch tightly. Before I send the dark red liquid out of the blunted needle, I breathe deeply, preparing for the ritual rush of exhilaration. I... (more »)
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It Will Only Fly When It Needs To
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One thousand paper cranes can grant one wish,  yet I was only given one. One paper crane; twenty-nine folds to bring it to life. Inside the wing of the paper crane is inscribed: “It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.”  This crane sticks by my... (more »)
Best Advice
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   “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” These words spoken by the great Eric Thomas have transformed my life not just as a student or an athlete, but also as an overall... (more »)
The Checkered Board
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A checkered board with alternate pattern of black and white lay flat on a mahogany table. There it was. It offered nothing special. But to me it was a memory. Only seeing it could make my scar turn into a nostalgic vision of him, of Paps.  ... (more »)
Three Reasons Why I Love my Father, the Seafarer
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Affectionate. Humble. Resilient. I somehow believe that these three words can craft a man like Superman, not literally as a hero but someone you can idolize and be proud of. But where in this world I can find him? Is he on land, in air... (more »)
My Contentful Place
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The bedroom with two twin size beds, in an L shaped formation, was my security blanket. The stuffed animals were aligned on a white shelf, and Barbie dolls were shoved in a toy chest by the closet. The drawers were decorated in Lisa Frank or... (more »)
Belle
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“Belle, the princess with balls.” Yes, you read that right. And no, not literal balls. Out of all of the Disney princesses, she’s the only one who ever stood up for herself. While Cinderella went to dances and Snow White... (more »)
Monster of a Headache This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I have a loud-mouthed, green monster sitting inside my head. He has been  my ever-present companion for five years and I have, as is human nature, grown accustomed to him. We fight nearly everyday; he is greedy for my energy and clear... (more »)
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