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Not Just a Pretty Face This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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 My eyes glimmered with the latest layer of eyeliner. My cheeks appeared a rosy pink as I smiled at my reflection, perfecting my vibrant red lips. I slipped into my dress of sequins, fastened my high heels and approached the line of girls;... (more »)
Hypoplastic Hand
By , Hamburg, NJ
There are thirty-four muscles in the human hand. I have thirty-one. I am 1 in 100,000, but I am more than a statistic. I am disabled- a term I rarely use aloud to others, but my right dominant hand is classified as hypoplastic, possessing three... (more »)
What is Ambition?
By , melbourne, FL
Ambition. Motivation. Aspiration. Passion. Lust. Craving. Zeal. Spirit. Vigor. I can keep defining synonyms for ambition for you, but honestly, it's not worth it. Words cannot EXPLAIN what ambition is. It cannot make you UNDERSTAND. It... (more »)
Monster of a Headache This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I have a loud-mouthed green monster 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 every day; he is greedy for my energy and clear thinking, and he... (more »)
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A Need to Create This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I was horrified when my teacher placed a bust on the table. It had elaborate hair on its head and intricate wrinkles on its aged face. I picked up the pencil reluctantly. I had not sketched in a long time, and my last attempt had been a simple... (more »)
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My Literary Paradise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? (Common Application topic)   • • •   Within a ten-minute walk from my... (more »)
What Are You? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“What are you?” I’m bombarded with this somewhat intrusive question wherever I go. In response I love to toy with askers’ minds. Typically I say I’m black and white, but if I’m feeling adventurous,... (more »)
Our House This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Every day, when I clamber off the school bus and walk the five minutes to my newly painted yellow house, I have approximately one hour of quiet to begin my homework. An hour later, while I am wrestling with a math equation, I hear the familiar... (more »)
Profile of a Terrorist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I stared blankly at my teacher, wondering if I had heard her right. As she repeated the homework assignment, I realized I had. My gaze shifted from my teacher to my classmates to see if any of them had the same reaction I did, but everyone else... (more »)
Georgetown Admissions Essay
The diverse community of nations, a different language spoken on every corner, and the proximity to Washington and it’s institutions are all things that attract me to Georgetown University, but the most beautiful part of Georgetown is a... (more »)
Social Media Abstainance
When I was in the seventh grade, there was nothing I wanted more than a Facebook page.  Investing my time in social media seemed the perfect way to relate to my classmates and to let them know me. On an Internet site, I would be able to... (more »)
Hard Earned Virtues
I have been stabbed with a fork more times in my lifetime than anyone should have to count. What a random tribulation, an odd occurrence, and yet there was a time in my life where my younger sister would pursue me almost daily with the intent of... (more »)
Romania's Orphans This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
“Poverty Alleviation is about reconciling relationships, not putting bandages over particular manifestations of underlying brokenness,” and the key to building these relationships is through admitting our own brokenness and allowing... (more »)
One-Thousand Times Before the Light Brights
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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 »)
The Art of Learning
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I learn because I cannot imagine a world where we accept life as it hits us. I cannot imagine a world with no questions, no curiosity, no eureka moment of discovery. Such a place does not, and should not, ever exist. That moment of clarity... (more »)
Poverty's Effects: Mexican-American Students
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 Many students who are not living in the United States of America are attending American public schools for free. In 1982, the Supreme Court made it illegal for schools to investigate a family’s immigration status (Brown). Laws make... (more »)
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