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Nasty Women
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I woke up the morning of January 21st tired, not the groggy just woke up tired. The kind of tired that makes you not want to get out of bed, the kind of tired that makes you want to curl up in a ball and cry, the kind of tired of life tired.... (more »)
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Job's Daughters International
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We may be viewed weird to some people, and to others we may be observed as a cult, or a religious group, etc. To me i’ve always considered them more, my family. The ones who have been there for me in my darkest of times, and the ones who know... (more »)
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OCD is Not
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OCD is NOT a disease that bothers; it is a disease that tortures. It’s like you have two brains - a rational brain and an irrational brain, and they are constantly fighting. OCD is like having a bully stuck in your head, that nobody else... (more »)
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To Whom it May Concern
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To Whom it May concern- Everyone is so full of it! From the crib as infants to the grave as corpse, we are all surrounded by a bunch of hypocrites. Born and raised by them. WE are hypocrites. We tell our children, "Don't do this," "Never say... (more »)
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Giving the Native Americans Land
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Background Information In 1838 and 1839 Andrew Jackson moved thousands of Native Americans to what is now present day Oklahoma.The Cherokee nation was forced to give up its land east of the Mississippi river. How should we pay the... (more »)
Fear: The Endless Battle
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     Google defines fear as an “unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” Personally I think fear is just an obsticale, that you can most of the... (more »)
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Hurt.
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The names. The shoves. The hits. The kicks. My low self-esteem.   I walked the harsh and lonely road, filled with nothingness. A blank abyss. I remember the bruises and cuts I got daily. The new names I've been called. The numb state... (more »)
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Uncertainty This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You know that feeling of anxiety before you’re about to speak in front of a crowd? That feeling where your chest feels tight and your palms get sweaty as you continuously read over your lines? That’s what having social anxiety... (more »)
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Is Suicide Selfish? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You dread the sound of your alarm even though you’ve been awake for hours, staring at your ceiling with tears quietly leaking from your eyes. Somehow, you’re going to have to leave your bed. You just want to curl up and stay safe... (more »)
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Give Him a Chance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Give Him a Chance” by Hannah Polak is a well-written political opinion piece that eloquently sums up our recent election. However, I must respectfully disagree with the writer. Hannah begins by stating her reasons for... (more »)
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Doctor Strange This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The reviewer, Barrett Su, is right that “Doctor Strange” is an awesome movie. He writes, “Along with the great effects and story, you have an amazing cast,” which is so true. For so long I have wanted Marvel to make a... (more »)
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The Walls Around Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I found the memoir “The Walls Around Me” moving because it describes the author’s fear of telling her family that she is gay. “Allie” writes about the metaphoric walls around her being constricting: “If I... (more »)
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Old World, Meet New This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I can’t image relating to a piece more than “Old World, Meet New” by “Andrea.” This Travel & Culture article about the writer learning to accept her family’s Russian traditions perfectly describes how... (more »)
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Native Land This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sky is an ocean for dreamers to wade in. The moon an upturned bowl of ivory silk spun by the calloused hands of a grandmother who whispers the best ghost stories. The sun an infinite solar flare that glows but never burns.... (more »)
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The Stupid Idea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I found “The Stupid Idea” by Sarah Egan intriguing. Her story about not thinking things through left me reflecting on my past decisions. In the end she writes, “I now know that it’s better to think things through.”... (more »)
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What It Means to Be American This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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After reading the essay “What It Means to Be American” by Amita Reka, I felt like I had just taken a walk in her shoes. Her description of ethnic profiling in America left me feeling enlightened and compelled to respond. I am so... (more »)
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