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Poorly drawn graffiti on the walls of dilapidated gas stations is a common sight at vacant highway exits in the Appalachians. Yet, as I waited for my dad to pay for gas, one phrase stood out from all the others spray-painted on the wall. The... (more »)
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The YOLO Epidemic
Nasia Kayfetz makes a strong argument about the common saying, "YOLO" in her article, "The YOLO Epidemic." Yolo, or you only live once, has been used because teens think that life is too short. Nasia argues that people are... (more »)
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Like OMG hi
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I can relate to Elizabeth Corning when she wrote about cheerleading in her peom "Like OMG Hi" because people at my high school judge cheerleaders in a very similar manner. Other students usually think that we are dumb, stuck up, rude,... (more »)
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Fast-Food Nation
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In Allison’s article, “Fast-Food Nation,” she goes on about how convenient and good for your dollar fast food chains are in America. Allison seems like she’s joking around at first, but in the end, we learn that she’s serious about the... (more »)
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Someone Else's Problem
I found "Lucas's" article "Someone Else's Problem" extremely moving. sometimes adults go through a hard time and have problems they can't solve. "All he does is put himself in a state where he doesn't... (more »)
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A Day of Silence
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Every word I said was judged. Criticized, twisted, broken. So one day I stopped speaking. Every step I took was analyzed, rejected, mocked. So one day I stopped walking. Every breath I took was glared at, hated. So one day, I was done. I... (more »)
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Taboo
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These plastered smiles fill the dim halls, people thrown to the walls, beat till they fall to the ground, they still don't make a sound. So every cry is pushed to the back of their minds only to escape when no one's around. Everybody... (more »)
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Little Old Me
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High school is supposed to be some of the greatest years of your life, yet it’s not; at least not for me originally. The high school I currently attend is completely different from my grammar school. My seventh grade class had about 15 kids who... (more »)
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What Love Means
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I'm bi. There. I said it. Deal with it. Who are you or who is anybody to say I can't marry who I love? It's called love. My girlfriend broke up with me. hat part of my life is called a broken heart. i just wanted to know why I... (more »)
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Miracle Grow
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I found Brendan McGuigans article "Miracle Grow" quite interesting. I like how he portrayed himself as wanting to be taller due to his height basically describing him. People would know him as the "short guy" when he was more... (more »)
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Hope Starts With Us
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About twenty-six percent of adult Americans have a mental disorder. And that's only statistics for people aged eighteen or older. So then, why are mental disabilities regarded differently than physical problems? Why does bipolar disorder... (more »)
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Depression Doesn't Have an Outfit
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Am I the only one who gets asked if im depressed because of how I dress? I don't find this offensive because of what's asked, its offensive because of the fact that you felt the need to ask. Like you can't possibly conceive the... (more »)
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Beauty Within
I wholeheartedly agree with Kristin Hopkins in her article “Beauty Within.” People shouldn’t be judged based on appearances but what’s inside. It seems that the only people you can rely on are your family and friends, but even they can’t... (more »)
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What Effects Do Pollution Have on Our Oceans...
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Abstract Who is going to help stop pollution? What is going to happen to our ocean if it does not stop? When are people going to start taking action? Where can we stop the source? Why haven’t we started taking action before? How can we stop... (more »)
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Heres to the Guys
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Here's to the guys. Here's to the guys who never complain, even though they know they'll never be heard if they don't. To the guys who sit idly by and watch the world feel sorry for the girls and how much pressure they have... (more »)
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Normal Abnormality
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Someone at school asked me why I dressed like this, what im trying to prove and why won't I just be normal. So I simply said this: "I was "Normal" once. But your statue of expectations and requirements to "fit in"... (more »)
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