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How to Paint Your Room This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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After reading “How to Paint Your Room” in the June issue, I was inspired to paint my room. I made a trip to the hardware store, collected a paint fan deck (a fancy term for those paper color samples), and started pulling my bookshelf away from... (more »)
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I Love/I Hate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The April 2014 issue was an event of many firsts: it was my first Teen Ink magazine, my first publication irreversibly on paper, and my first realization of my unextraordinariness. On top of this it was also a chance to wonder at the writing of... (more »)
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The Day Mom Nearly Died This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Jim Thorpe, PA
It was early Saturday morning. I was awakened from my slumber by my brother making irritating noises. I sauntered into the dark kitchen and turned on the light. Still half asleep, I poured myself some cereal. I gazed into the bowl for what seemed... (more »)
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"They" can f*** off. Unsubstantial.
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It's not substantial. "They" say children are like sponges, soaking in their environment and drip replications when squeezed. But it is not just the children who are sponges. This unknown source of commentary, aka "they", neglect the curious.... (more »)
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Am I really human?
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<p> <strong>Something tells me to stop, something tells me to pray. Duck my head into my knees and wish to see another day. But instead I cling onto the only thing that gives me hope. Not a good hope, but one that helps me... (more »)
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To My Friends; Past, Present, and Future
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Some of you have moved on with your lives and long forgotten about my existence. Some of you think of me (what I like I believe) but most of you don't (the truth). Just know that I think of each and everyone of you at least once a day. Some... (more »)
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Suicidal Thoughts
By , Northampton, PA
I hear them. It's like they are calling my name. "All is well up here". I think about it hours upon hours at night. What would life be like there? Better? It could be just as bad, or even worse. Do you bring the guilt with you? Can... (more »)
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A Letter to the Faceless Oppressor
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We live in a world where my uterus is more regulated than a gun. Explain to me why that is. Are you confused as to which is capable of causing death and which is capable of creating life? Think of your mother. Your sister. Your wife. Would you... (more »)
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Say No to Absolutes
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There are no absolutes. Despite this fact, many of us prefer black and white statements because the wishy-washy gray zone conveys a sense of unpredictability. Even those who explore the in-between retreat to the end zones for assurance. By doing... (more »)
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Don't Forget the Intorverts
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Why are extroverts glorified? In an age where the self-image is merchandise, it is inevitable that “go-getters” steal the limelight on the personality spectrum. You are an editor of a magazine and you want an outgoing and creative person who... (more »)
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Eating Disorders Explained
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Many people misjudge those with eating disorders based on rumors, lies, and ignorance. In this article, it is explained more clearly from one who has experienced them. First of all, eating disorders are not just girls starving themselves. This... (more »)
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Her (the girl you never noticed)
By , Jacksonville, GA
How would you like to be the girl that's never given the time of day? The girl no one pays much attention to? That is, until the day she finally lets go. She snaps- and who can really blame her? If you only knew how much s*** she's had... (more »)
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Regret: The Inevitable
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Have you ever felt that at one point in your life you were doing everything right and that nothing you ever say or do would be wrong. But within a period of time you look back and just simple with that you had one chance, one more chance to change... (more »)
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Extremely Ordinary with a Side of Originality
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Things so cliché are often called upon when feelings are present. Words so often used to describe feelings, not looking for synonyms to make a masterpiece wonderful. To live only in serendipity would no longer be serendipity. That is why only... (more »)
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Are You A Super Hero?
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I didn’t grow up on heroes like Superman, Batman, Wolverine, the Avengers, and others. I grew up on Disney princesses. It wasn’t until I became a teenager that I picked up my Dad’s old comic books and started reading. However, when I was... (more »)
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Incomplete Application This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Tilton, NH
When attempting to fill out the Common App, The document that will determine what college I can go to, Will determine what the rest of my life is going to look like, I came across the following essay prompt: “Some students have a background... (more »)
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