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What Does September Eleventh Mean to Me?
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There were people who were alive during the tragedy of Nine-Eleven and endured it. Some survived, some aren’t breathing anymore. I wasn’t breathing nor aware on September 11, 2001. What I am alive for are the repercussions. The... (more »)
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MLK: The King of Equality
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It is a known fact that humans gravitate towards comfort. Staying within one’s comfort zone feels safe. These people of our society are surely good people, but they are passive, afraid to release their passion to the world. Martin Luther... (more »)
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Feedback on Sunflower This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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In the last edition of Teen Ink, the fictional story “Sunflower” by Moira S. had my eyes hanging onto the page for more, even when I had finished reading. This story juxtaposes the narrator with the sunflowers; as the plot progresses, the... (more »)
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Feedback on "No, You Can't Say the... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The first article I read when I opened up Teen Ink's September issue was "No, You Can't Say the N-Word," by Chidinma. It immediately drew me in, and made a compelling argument over a topic that, quite frankly, shouldn't be... (more »)
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Let Go
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I used to want to grab ahold of everything and everyone. To make sure I could have them forever, to keep them in my hands without ever letting go. Because I guess for some reason I thought if I tired to hold onto those things and people then I... (more »)
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Verbal Harassment.
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I found Isabella Winkler's article "verbal Harassment" very personally moving, as earlier in my life, i have also been riden with anxiety and verbally abused at school in the past and it trully is a unfortunate occurence that plagues many... (more »)
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The root of Joy
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I can relate with Haileein "The Root of Joy" about how people can change your mood without you knowing. When she states "In love. In love for places, love for people, love for Jesus, and in love for life", really takes the... (more »)
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Teen Ink’s New Look This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
A big thank you for the magazine’s new look! Though I was aware that changes would be made to the logo, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the September issue’s transformed layout. Both make the magazine much more visually... (more »)
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Good-Bye, Teen Ink This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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On a particularly boring day in 2012, I decided to Google “teen, writing, publish.” Several links appeared, but one caught my eye: “Teen Ink: A teen literary magazine.” The website was vibrant with articles and... (more »)
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An Editor's Responsibility This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Poems are not always taken seriously. After all, how will a measly poem help pay for college or boost grades? Teen Ink combats this discrimination and is a place of free expression. The editors do not scorn work; they allow all writing on their... (more »)
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My Traveling Library This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Earlier this year, I created the Gustine Traveling Library by transforming an old ice cream cart into a portable library. I wanted to spread literacy to young people and seniors in my community. I hoped to get kids outside and reading books... (more »)
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Who Does? You Do?
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Death and Despair? Life and a Happy Ending? Who gets to say which of these our lives turn out to be? I say WE DO! We get to decide if we want to go left or right, or maybe work even harder and create a middle path. One no one has taken just yet.... (more »)
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How to Become Your Best Self This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Although teenagers would like to say that we have already become our best selves, in reality we haven’t. Mentally and physically we are still growing; our minds and bodies continue to develop as we experience new things. Becoming... (more »)
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The Root of Joy
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     As I read "The Roots of Joy" by "Hailee," I had began to realize that happiness come from within ourselves rather than from somewhere else. Our very own hearts and minds can create a happiness... (more »)
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September 11 for a Muslim American
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Laiba Saif wrote her in article about hatred on Muslim Americans in the U.S. and she used pretty hard arggument in teh article how Americans are intolerant about other nations, "...a lack of knowledge has led to hatred...". The belief in that... (more »)
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Lies.
By , Phoenix, AZ
I really applaud the poem by Chloe Panarik, "Lies." She writes about why people lie. She says "Do people use it as an excuse? or a way to let go of their feelings-let them loose?" This was interesting, but then this part caught my attention,... (more »)
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