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“Basically! So what have you been up to lately?” I ask, eager to catch up with an old friend. Silence. I blink and look up from my sushi. She’s typing away on her phone. “What have you been up to lately?” I... (more »)
The Choir Room This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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This room is filled with old, uncomfortable plastic chairs. The linoleum floor is so faded and scratched that I’m not sure what’s part of the pattern or part of the bottom of someone’s shoe. The whiteboard has the previous periods’ songs... (more »)
Mind Over Body
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At the sound of the whistle I ran with all my might to pass my opponents. Panting helplessly, I tried to concentrate on my breathing; that seems to be my only dilemma. I felt my legs getting heavier each time my foot comes in contact with the... (more »)
So HOW Tall Are You? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
On my sixteenth birthday, my doctor told me I was six feet, one and a half inches tall. To me, every half-inch mattered. Saying that I “stood out” was an immense understatement. I was the tallest girl in my entire school, and had nothing... (more »)
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A Just Moral Code
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How far will people go to uphold their moral standards? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch’s character is tested when he is assigned to serve as the defense attorney for a black man. This is considered nearly a grave... (more »)
Step Up, Step Down This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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There are very few of us here. That was the very first thought that crossed my mind when I stepped onto the farm. I knew that I was going to be a semi-farmer for the summer, but I assumed that there would be more diversity. Instead, as I gave a... (more »)
Dinner with Life
Sometimes the meaning of childhood escapes me. If childhood is an everlasting playground, a place that annihilates realism and embraces romanticism, then I share no connection with it. I learned that my world could never be like Alice in... (more »)
Self-Discovery This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“You play the piano? But that’s not special. All Asians play piano.” This is a specific memory that has firmly lodged itself into my mind. For the first time in my life, I was struck with the thought that my finesse on the keyboard was... (more »)
My Greatest Fail
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I don’t remember how I got this ball. In fact, it was in my hands and I had no idea what to do with it. I hesitated a little bit and saw how the members of another team were all running at me. At this moment I was overwhelmed by fear and in... (more »)
What is it About Reading?
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Reality has never pleased me as much as living it through other people’s lives. I reckon some people may label it as fantasy, others may just call it fiction, however, I would just rather label it as an escape. Opening a book and reading the... (more »)
Unexplored Depths This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The hunt for the perfect college has led me to one deciding factor: I hope to attend school somewhere near water. A river, a lake, an ocean- any body of water will do. The cities that I fall in love with are the ones reflected at night, doubling... (more »)
Illegal Marriages
Marriage, a role in our society look upon by some as a beautiful ceremony of two peoples love for each other. By others, marriage is just another way of benefiting from what our country has to offer to those who marry in U.S soil. A very big... (more »)
The Effect of Methamphetamine-induced...
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Methamphetamine destroys the body’s neurological processes, leading to impulsive behavior and ultimately breaking the law. Over 56% of state prisoners committed their crimes while under the influence of an illicit substance (Mumola 1). Out... (more »)
Coming to America
Family was always important to my parents. They taught my siblings and me family should always come first. No matter how far the distance we should always support each other and never forget to keep in touch. The moment I came to America was the... (more »)
My Mother
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“Querer es poder” (If you really want to, you can achieve it), this is what my mom always says to me. My mother is the greatest inspiration I have in this universe. Thanks to God, I can see and hear her actions to assist me in anything I need.... (more »)
Famines and Prerequisites
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I grew up in a family which I wanted to escape from. I wanted to hide from my mom; she always had this glass of BearBrand milk for me. I wanted to avoid my dad; he always thought I was interested in Basketball. I wanted to conceal myself from my... (more »)
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