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Unconscious This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There was a dead girl in front of the library this morning. She was breathing, but she wasn’t alive. Whatever existence she’d had during her few years – I calculated she was around 13 – certainly wasn’t life. She was tossed carelessly on... (more »)
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Fitting In This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I wouldn't ask for a dressing room. My mom always asked for me. The evening before I had repeatedly risen from my seat and piled on excess noodles suffocated in meat sauce. Then I licked my bowl with the buttered garlic bread, leaving no... (more »)
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Suicide and the Media
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Sensitivity must be used when the media reports on teen suicides. Sounds obvious, but it doesn’t always happen. And when it doesn’t, you often find copycat attempts in the wake of a teen suicide. How does it happen? Impulsive teenagers are... (more »)
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Dear Peers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Peers, I used to look up to you. I used to try to get your attention. I used to want to fit in by wearing weird clothes and listening to all the lies you’d tell me. I used to laugh at jokes that weren’t funny. I used to let you copy... (more »)
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Homeschool Blues This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I get stereotyped a lot. When I meet someone for the first time, we’ll be talking about movies, music, or summer jobs – then, the dreaded question: “So, where do you go to school?” I shift slightly. I know how they’re going to ­react. I... (more »)
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Children's Hunger Fund
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When was the last time you wondered if a meal would be your last? Generally, Americans live a more opulent lifestyle than the rest of the world - what Americans consider the poorer class would be considered the rich class in most other... (more »)
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Thoughts of a Lost Teenage Mind
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I wish I was on drugs. This next thought would be more acceptable, more understanding to the public. If I say I want to die while I'm sober I'm considered to be selfish, wasting a precious life that others would love to live. ... (more »)
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The Truth of My Inner Battles This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
One of the most interesting things I’ve noticed about growing up, is that a lot of teenagers are amazing actors. I know a lot of people are like, “I can’t act worth anything,” but many of us do each day. When you laugh... (more »)
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You Are Beautiful
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I sit still on a hard, rather uncomfortable chair, watching as my fingers cast dancing shadows upon my table, as the dimmed light from the rear end of my desk flickers, almost creepily; my eyes shift, my attention now fully on the stacks of... (more »)
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Deadly Eating Disorders
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About 4% of teens are estimated to have an eating disorder, most lasting between 1 and 15 years. They usually start off as an idea to "get healthy" and get rid of the "muffin top" and "extra flab." But what most teens don't realize is how... (more »)
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A Letter To My Father
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Dear Father, I get it. You’re a genius. You’ve had a lot experience in this world. Your thoughts and ideas are much more valid than the “silly” opinions of your teenage daughter. And I understand that I am not... (more »)
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What is a Sugar High?
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Why do we get hyped up on sugar? Here’s how it happens: 1. Large amounts of sugar at once will make your body produce more insulin-- insulin is what controls the sugars in your body. (If you don’t have enough insulin to regulate as much... (more »)
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The Day My Innocence Was Taken Away...
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I could hear noises; ones that made you wonder in fear and shiver in fright. I just got into bed and was thinking of getting a good night’s sleep for the day ahead of me tomorrow but something didn't feel right, when I heard these... (more »)
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Carpooling
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Did you know that transportation causes 56% of air pollution (Rashidi, Rameshat, Gharib)? Furthermore, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development imported that the United States is the largest consumer of energy in terms of... (more »)
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Banish Barbie, Or Is She Not To Blame?
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There is has been extreme controversy over the Barbie Doll  from Mattel, originally created by Ruth Handler. It seems as if both arguments have a lot to say about the question we have all been asking--does the perfect, slim-looking Barbie... (more »)
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Peace/Earth
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Twist and turn I can't seem to get it right I spent hours awake, no sleeping at night The puzzle is tricky but I know I can do the amazing invention, but I need to stay cool I lay my head, just for a second, but when I wake up,... (more »)
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