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The power of words
In reflecting on the events of my life that have impacted me, I returned to the night of August 1, 2006. I found myself in Row G of Radio City Music Hall in New York City sitting by my mother, not at all tired, although we had flown from Las Vegas... (more »)
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Rishi
By , Granbury, TX
 Teamwork has always come easily to me because the people around me typically decide to appoint me the leader. However, my life changed the summer of my sophomore year, and this facade became skewed as I got acquainted with the real world... (more »)
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Always Moving Forward
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My flustered face looks for an escape. My sweaty hand held on a little too tightly to my younger brother making him look up in wonder and protest as to why I kept squeezing so tightly. I thought how easily it would be if everyone spoke the same... (more »)
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Saving The World
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“A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself,” Franklin D. Roosevelt famously implored in response to environmental concerns in America. Humans call planet Earth their home, and more specifically, I call Granbury,... (more »)
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Fatherly Advice
By , Granbury, TX
 The warmth of tears streaming down my face was almost comforting, but  the news that I had received surely was not. I never expected to have my life to be turned upside down with one bit of crucial information. Not once did I... (more »)
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The Unintended Accident
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What is failure dictated by? Is it not completing a task in the correct manner, or is not just simply not completing the task altogether? To me it is the ladder of the two, due to events and my ever proceeding procrastination that has changed... (more »)
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The Strong Foundation
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 I remember thinking why was this happening to me my solid foundation was getting cracks. Over hearing the whispers around me as everything slowly changes. My house was getting split into two, and I had to grow up faster than expected.... (more »)
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The Move
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The cold White winters but beautiful summers of the place where I live would never be the same again. I interacted with the same close family, and under the same familiar roof. The only time we left home was when my family, and I would go on... (more »)
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Moments of Impact
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George Bernard Shaw once said, “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” I came to this realization by experiencing a moment of impact that reshaped my perspective on life... (more »)
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Saving Lives and Making History
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"Why do you have to cut those things every time?" my sister asked me while i took the sharp, black handled scissors to the plastic can rings that choke sea creatures yearly. Ultimately, my life's goal to restore balance to all... (more »)
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Inspiration At Its' Best
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Before tenth grade it seemed like everyday I dealt with a new issue, whether formed in my household or in school.  Nothing ever seemed to go right.  In tenth grade I met this guy named Briggs.  I did not know much about him... (more »)
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My Mountain
By , Granbury, TX
Generally, people always approach point in their lives where they are at a constant struggle, trying to reach the top of a mountain, yet no matter how high they climb, they still feel like they are stuck at the bottom. My biggest, most... (more »)
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Brain Rattler
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Pain, constant ringing, and mood swings. I had been transported to a foreign world. Failing tests, lacking short-term memory, and nagging fatigue. I lived in a world of insanity for a month. During my freshman year of high school,... (more »)
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Day By Day
By , Granbury, TX
For the past 12 years I have been surrounded by many peers who have set aspirations. I, however, have always had a plethora of ideas in my mind to the point of not being able to choose just one. This has led to me to a life of versatility and... (more »)
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Grand Theft to Grand Calling
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Richard Puz wrote “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”. The day I lost Trevor, I knew I would never forget the pain, but I also knew I would never stop loving him. A wave of pain and... (more »)
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What Matters Most
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  Every day, every month, every year, I come across people who shape me. We all start off as a blank canvas and to me, it seems as if I am molded, and tainted by the people around me. One of the most influential people I have ever come... (more »)
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