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How a Quiche Got Me into College
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Ever since I could walk, my father has been teaching me how to cook. He used to guide my small hands around the knife handle, instructing me how to chop vegetables efficiently. As I grew older, his lessons became more advanced. Lately, he’s... (more »)
The Value of Truth
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Truth is what everyone seeks in his world. Without it, everything will end in chaos and disaster. “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered, the point is to discover them” was a quote by the famous physician,... (more »)
A Quiet Smile
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Mia nervously extended her small hand towards the miniature horse in front of her. As her palm flattened gently against its soft nose, she smiled and looked at me. Her bright blue eyes shone with joy.     For children with... (more »)
Success Can't Be Had Without Failure
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I have always been a strong believer that when one door closes, another one will open. Failure to some may be a step backwards or a cease in advancement, but to me, it only creates more opportunities. Failure either shows you what you need to... (more »)
Their Homeland. This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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When I was eight-years-old, my mother and father decided to send my sister and I off to Ukraine for roughly nine months. Their homeland. The idea was to have us come back fluent in Russian, in love with our Russian roots, and possibly more... (more »)
The Importance of Humor This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Rockville, MD
I was taught grammar by a nun who cracked small jokes throughout her lessons.  I study for my exams by creating double entendres with vocabulary I need to know.  I’ve always loved when my intellectual life gets invaded by humor.  That’s... (more »)
In Tennis I Trust
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Adrenaline rushed through my veins as I shifted back and forth on the tips of my toes, my feet moving faster than my thoughts. I gripped my trusty steed, familiarizing my hands with the leather handle, the Babolat racquet becoming an extension... (more »)
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Becoming Wonderful; Leaving Wonderland
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Telling stories of Alice’s great  adventures, I stand in my ninth grade english classroom, a desolate young girl whose only passion is to be a writer, yet here she stands performing someone else’s work. The desks sit in a broad semi-circle,... (more »)
White Girl
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I clutched my heavy textbooks to my chest as I hurried to math class, already a few minutes late. Rushing around a corner, I came face-to-face with a tall Asian boy with a book bag slung over one shoulder. I startled, and he scoffed.... (more »)
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Everything to Nothing
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I am privileged. Blessed. My life is cushioned with a comfortable home, family vacations in tropical countries, and numerous extracurricular activities. But growing up, I never valued the possessions and experiences that I was blessed with. I... (more »)
It Takes an Army to Defeat an Army
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Changes in hearing, blurred vision, joint pain, stomach pain, liver damage and depression were just a few of the side effects listed on the RxList website for the drug Isotretinoin, an acne treatment popularly known as Accutane. "Is it... (more »)
My Definition
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This past fall, I was excited for Homecoming because it was an opportunity for me to dress up and put effort into my physical appearance, unlike my daily ritual. This was important to me because my Mom’s semi-frequent remarks about how... (more »)
Being Prepared
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When my scouting colleague Charlie and I looked at our haphazard structure, a sapling tied to the ground with sticks and leaves piled on top we smiled. It looked suitable to shelter two people, until the weather changed. When the heavens opened... (more »)
Insecurities
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Imagine this: you just transferred into a new school. You were excited and nervous, but mostly excited to make lots of friends. As you walked through the crowded halls, you started to notice that everybody was now looking at you as if you were... (more »)
Cliques and Clusters: Social Stratification...
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I practically grew up on movies and shows that take place in a high school setting, and have always wondered what inspired movie directors to portray groups of individuals as “the jocks,” “the nerds,” “the freaks,” and “the mean... (more »)
How Music Helped Me Grow Up
By , Clinton, CT
 In fourth grade, my band teacher asked me to play the Star Spangled Banner on the saxophone for our first concert. I would play solo in front of every family member of every student in the concert band. Even though my mom kept reminding... (more »)
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