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Checkers and Candy Bars This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Call me crazy, but I like civilization. Some people like the countryside. And I get that. That’s fine. They like corn and manure. Personally, I crave a different setting for the novel that is to become my life. I don’t want somewhere... (more »)
My Sister's Shadow This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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My most memorable instance of failure occurred during my junior year when I failed to be on the Distinguished Honor Roll. This might seem trivial to many people but they do not have the same drive as I do to be on that list published in the... (more »)
I Studied *Uncertainty* at [Insert Text Here]
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I know how you feel. Everyone else around you already knows WHAT they’re going to study and WHERE they’re going to do it. They are sure of it and respect it and talk about it so much it’s kind of fanaticism. And that’s... (more »)
High School
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“There is no young person who aspires to be a high school dropout,” Duncan says, “When someone drops out, it’s the symptom of the problem. Not the problem itself.” He is right. Almost 75% of high school... (more »)
Columbia University: A Personal Essay
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Essay Topic: Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why.   Tucked away in quiet Morningside Heights is a little green haven I would like to call home for the next four years: Columbia University. Since my junior... (more »)
Losing It
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The digital clock on the night table glowed 12:17 a.m. My mother's room across the hall was dark and silent. The only sound to be heard was the rain patting against the roof, and the occasional car that whirled by on its way home. But downstairs... (more »)
The Dessert of the Desert This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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    For those of you who don’t know me, 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... (more »)
Aviation Irritation
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There’s no denying that we, the people of Western culture, in order to form a more perfect society, establish Justice and ensure…Tranquility? The forefathers may have said tranquility but what they meant was: EVERYONE PACK AS... (more »)
I Want to Live
By , Lynn, MA
I tried to fit in...Be like everybody else...I was afraid to stand out because then I would have to stand by myself. It is not easy...It seems like the whole world is against me... I want to get a decent job so I will have just enough to live... (more »)
The Morning After: A Collection This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Alpena, MI
Fast forward to another summer, seven days before the sweetest birthday of all (or at least that’s what I’ve been told). I sat in somber silence on the edge of my bed, gingerly rubbing the four-inch wide maxi bandage (with built-in... (more »)
What Matters This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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There was a time I hated him, when we were both very young. He was awkward to look at, all spindly legs and gangly arms. I had never before met someone so haughty, so incredibly rude, and just generally obnoxious. He produced a lot of saliva... (more »)
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Simply Exceptional This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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My brother is 27 years old and still lives at home. He works two jobs and is the world’s biggest fan of the Washington Capitals. Though he is hardly ever in tune, he loves to sing and one day, he hopes to purchase his very own cat. My... (more »)
How to Use Facebook
By , Lynn, MA
Instructions: How to Use Facebook 1. Fill out a Signup form. Please, carefully read and respond to all questions. Don't forget to provide your real name, including 4-5 spelling errors to create some challenge for those who will try to find you... (more »)
How Am I Different From You? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at six years old. It was a struggle both before and after the diagnosis. For people who do not know what Tourette syndrome is, it’s a neurological disorder that causes me to make loud sounds, have... (more »)
The Little Mermaid: An Analysis of the... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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When one hears the name, “Ariel” one would more than likely envision the image of a cute, red-haired mermaid and her sweet companion, Flounder. Thanks to Disney, whose 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid became a huge hit, most of... (more »)
A Perfect Day for Nine Stories
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When did you first fall in love with reading? I’m not talking about when you realized it was a pleasure, or a Sunday drive’s companion. No. I’m talking about when reading became more than a plaything, when, like a rose too full of herself,... (more »)
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