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Write and Wrong
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I was never really good at school, in fact as far as our education system goes I pretty much failed at meeting the typical model of a student, but from this I have discovered my true passion. I was an undeniably intelligent child, and I relied... (more »)
I Speak the Truth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When one considers the great speakers, writers, and poets of our time, Lil Wayne never makes the list. Nor should he. The man is not particularly lyrically talented, and relies on wordplay to make his songs interesting. Yet this line from Lil... (more »)
Familia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We are all born into a family we have not chosen. It is one thing in life we have no control over. We may despise our family at times, but in the end, they are the people we love. They are part of our identity. Their history and life inspires... (more »)
What's Your Cheese This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The book Who Moved My Cheese? tells the story of how four little creatures, creatures that each represent a different part of a person’s personality, achieve their goal: to find the cheese. It isn’t a walk in the park; they have to... (more »)
The Language of Learning This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The English language unites people from all continents and nations. It is the language most commonly learned by people in other countries. Its influence makes it something of a sociological and human phenomenon. And I am so proud to be able to... (more »)
Why Humor?
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I have always loved the echo of laughter. When I was a little girl with an eyepatch and Dora haircut, I used humor as an outlet. Now, as a young adult entering the real world with a semi-better haircut and Harry Potter glasses; I find myself... (more »)
Trump’s Global Warming Denial and Political...
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The gag order on press releases, blog updates, or posting any of facts and statistics anywhere, media or online, was banned. This affected the EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency so that their employees are not allowed to discuss any of the... (more »)
Killing the Cherry Tree
By , Tempe, AZ
Beads of cooling sweat speckle my forehead and drip off my nose as I run down the court. Hints of salt pinch my dried tongue. My muscles burn as my limbs push through maple syrup. Sneakers squeak, red-faced coaches bark and stomp, players yell... (more »)
Fire! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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... (more »)
The Art of Befriending a Country This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Grand Rapids, MI
I was only seven months old when I took my first plane ride. In order to raise their first child in the best environment possible, my parents moved to Germany, where a favorable exchange rate and job opportunities for English speakers meant a... (more »)
My Epitome of Courage
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As an introvert, the only justification I have for raising my voice is, in the words of Malala Yousafzai, “so that those without a voice can be heard.” In my school, I raise my voice for members of the LGBTQ community, and other targeted... (more »)
The Beauty of Nature
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It is morning as I board the yellow bus sitting in front of my school.  Our class is heading towards our school forest that’s about twenty minutes away.  As soon as everybody boarded the bus, classmates start talking with their... (more »)
Fishing in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
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Fishing has been a staple in Minnesota since as long as one can remember, due to the large amount of lakes, 11,842 to be precise ("Lakes, Rivers, and Wetlands Facts"). There are over 40 lakes within 20 miles of Park Rapids with... (more »)
Overcome
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I am a genuine person. My heart is full and fragile and for a young woman in high school, that isn’t always the ideal personality to possess. For a long time, I let others walk all over me which led to an ongoing depression leaving... (more »)
My Recipe for Happiness
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Happiness. What a great word!!! Happiness one thing that exists in everyone. Whether it's being happy about icecream, school, sunshine, friends or a tv show everyone feels happiness at least once in their life. Now, some people might not find... (more »)
Tall or Short? Powerful or Weak?
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For most people, meeting my eyes requires tilting their neck several degrees beyond the norm; watching them awkwardly pan upward is a part of my everyday life. My height is something that is impossible not to notice. When I am walking on the... (more »)
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