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Standing Up for a Better Society
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Throughout my life I have always prided myself on sticking up for my own individual beliefs. There have been many times where I have had to defend my own personal ideals and refrain from taking other people’s point of views into... (more »)
Every Sunday
By , northborough , MA
As long as I can remember every Sunday has been the same, waking up with the smell of breakfast ready and sitting on the couch with our pj’s still on. Mom and Dad cook breakfast in the kitchen as us kids watch a show that we can never... (more »)
By , cebu, Philippines
Life is full of wonders, frustrations, disappointments, pains, heartaches and depressions. No one never dreamed of experiencing pain caused by lies, deception, betrayal, mistrust and complications. Life has to be enjoyed, love must be shared but... (more »)
My Glasses This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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While walking through the art gallery, something bright and colorful catches my eye. Stopping suddenly, I give the artwork my full attention. I say hello to the old man who also admiring the painting, he gives me a nod and a slight smile that... (more »)
My Own
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My best friends in the first grade were the world famous Olsen twins. I first met Mary Kate and Ashley in my elementary school library, and in less than a month the three of us became inseparable. Paralyzed with awe, I listened as they shared... (more »)
Shrinking Town
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Let me be the first to say that I hate living here. I do not hate this town, but I have known it, and it has known me. I am growing but this town is not, and I am only getting bigger. I have been living in the same house on the same street in... (more »)
The Grey Hour This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Everyone loathes this hour, this incomprehensible time of writhing sheets and wailing babies. No one knows its name--two? Three? It evades all limit and reason: you can only know with groggy certainty that it’s all at once too late and... (more »)
The Baklava Girl This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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There was a restaurant on Free Street, a Greek place, with a slanted sign and whining neon lights and baklava that was too sweet. So sweet you could feel the cavities dapple your teeth as you bit into the soft, flaky phyllo, the syrup gathering... (more »)
Fire! This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Wasn’t I still the beloved daughter of nature, whisperer of trees? Knee-high rubber boots, camouflage, bug spray--I wore the garb and perfume of a proud wild woman, yet there I was, hunched over the pathetic pile of stubborn sticks,... (more »)
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The morning mist was clearing up and the sun was beginning to rise as my mother began tugging me around placing me in random spots of the house for the annual ‘Back to School picture'. The difference between this picture and the past nine was... (more »)
The Gift This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Macbeth wouldn’t have murdered King Duncan he didn’t find Scotland’s throne enticing, and Disney would have trouble bringing in the dough if millions of starry-eyed girls didn’t ooh-ahh at the iridescence of diamond... (more »)
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Finding Me
By , Pittsburgh, PA
I packed another duffel bag to the point where I could barely zipper it closed. I headed downstairs for another weekend away from home and yet another lengthy car ride, consisting of naps and bags of goldfish. My mom and I drove through the... (more »)
Becoming Julia This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Becoming Julia A child has one of two choices when presented with a snow-white beard: run her sticky, apple-juicy-y fingers through the soft cotton loveliness, or bury her face in the center and pretend she is a bird nesting in creamy clouds.... (more »)
Mass of the Earth
By , Paw Paw, MI
Introduction Geology is a way to know the content of the earth and how the earth works. This activity is going to show the mass of the earth. The reason is to show how scientists determined the mass of the Earth, and an example of one of the... (more »)
School Therapists and Therapy in Mental Health:...
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One in five children and adolescents have some debilitating mental illness in their lifetime (Educators & Providers). Some would say that is a shocking number, but what is even more shocking is the fact that almost two-thirds of children are... (more »)
The Way of Life
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Dedicated to Karl C. It was the first week of rifle hunting season in November.  I was thirteen and it was the first year I could shoot a deer.  I had completed my firearms safety class and I was ready to shoot my first... (more »)
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