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Day After Day
By , cochranton, PA
Ahhh school,for most it is what you would call a fun time. Am I right? Not for myself however, because every single day for the past five years I have been getting bullied or picked on if you prefer that word better. Why would I be getting... (more »)
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Your Very Last Day
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You’ll be fine. You’re only having one drink. You can control how many drinks you have. You can only have fun if you’re drinking too. That’s what they all say. They are probably six feet under the ground by now, or lying... (more »)
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Technology Around Us
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Imagine not having a phone, or a way to communicate through the internet. For many this would be impossible, considering the amount of time people spend using technology. Every day, people are communicating, traveling, or working using... (more »)
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The Social Stigma of Epilepsy
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Our world is full of many different opinions, beliefs, stereotypes and social stigmas that make us diverse but also insensitive at times. Many misconceptions, social anxieties, and embarrassing confrontations would be avoided if only people... (more »)
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Dying to Be Thin
By , Amery, WI
Did you know that younger females and women are more likely to struggle with anorexia than younger males and men?  In fact, 90-95% of the people who struggle with anorexia are younger females and women.  You are probably wondering... (more »)
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Cartoons
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Do you always know what your young children are watching on television? No one can monitor their child 24/7. We don’t know if these shows are hurting children’s brains and development, or providing the child with knowledge and good... (more »)
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Dogs: Are They Just Animals?
By , Wyckoff, NJ
Imagine you are stressed and you feel like you are not wanted in the world. No one is there for you when you come home from school or work. No one is there to dry your tears and help you push through life. That is life without a dog. People... (more »)
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By , Sausalito, CA
It starts with a question, asked so casually by the girl beside me as we walk. It is a perfect day. The cotton candy clouds roll in with ease, the birds perform their well-rehearsed repertoire, and the radiant sun melts over the town, hill by... (more »)
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The Bystander
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Could there be anything worse than the bully, who belittles, degrades, and impairs the victim’s self-esteem? Bullying not only includes the bully and the victim, but also the bystanders who watch the victimizations happen. The bystander,... (more »)
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Hard Work Beats Talent
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Michael Jordan once said, “Everybody has talent but ability takes hard work.” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pulled all nighters and worked 130-hour weeks to get to where she is. Venus and Serena Williams have been waking up at 6 in the... (more »)
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Sleep: Teenagers’ Key to Success
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Sleep deprivation is a serious issue.  It is associated with many severe health problems, such as depression, obesity, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and high blood pressure.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, only... (more »)
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Same-Sex Marrige Rights
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I have always been a person who personally is affected by the subject of same sex marriage rights. I feel that if someone wanted to marry someone of the same gender it shouldn't even be worth a second glance. This problem has been affecting... (more »)
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The Script
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"Why can't I play with that Barbie doll??? I'm not hurting anything" "Because they are for GIRLS, and you are a BOY. You can't play with dolls, you can't wear pink, you can't paint your nails, you can't have long hair, you can't... You... (more »)
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Are You a Girl?
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No, I am NOT a girl. Why is this an issue? Answer: Because I am a feminist... I don't see why being a male AND a feminist is so taboo.    You don't have to be a woman to believe that women are people too. I believe that all people... (more »)
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By , Portland, OR
When you hear minimum wage, what comes to your mind? Is it the person behind the counter, checking out your groceries? Or is it the gas man at Shell pumping gas into your car for the next fifty miles? Minimum wage is the lowest regular payment... (more »)
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Memoir
By , Houston, TX
When I was in the 2nd grade, I had my first encounter with inequality. It was cheerleading tryouts, and most of the girls my age were very skinny and pretty. My cheerleading coach was Ms. Sanders who was also African American, she had no... (more »)
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