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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 »)
Subsection: Health Articles   344 comments
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My Struggle with Bulimia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Being supervised by my 13-year-old sister is weird. It’s even weirder that she’s watching me go to the bathroom. Well, okay, she’s actually just waiting outside the stall. But I knew she would follow me, I knew she would wash her hands, and... (more »)
Subsection: Health Articles   185 comments
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Teen Drinking This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Have you ever been offered an alcoholic beverage? What about someone saying “Don’t worry, just have one little sip”? Most people have their first drink by the time they’re 13. That first drink can be the start of a troubled life.... (more »)
Subsection: Health Articles   158 comments
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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 »)
Subsection: Health Articles   222 comments
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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 »)
Subsection: Pride & Prejudice Articles   106 comments
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Mom, I’m Gay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     I remember that day when I proudly stated, “Mom, I’m gay.” I felt liberated - until I realized that she wanted to push me out of the car. Liberation, all right. Good thing I wasn’t liberated... (more »)
Subsection: Pride & Prejudice Articles   187 comments
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Animal Cruelty Must Stop This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Every day in the United States animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live out their days without the compassion they deserve. Some are... (more »)
Subsection: Environment Articles   192 comments
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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 »)
Subsection: Pride & Prejudice Articles   165 comments
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Turner Syndrome This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Anyone looking at me would see a normal 17-year-old girl with blond hair and blue eyes. Those taking a closer look would recognize that I barely reach 5'2". What my physical appearance does not reveal is that I have... (more »)
Subsection: Health Articles   101 comments
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Ban Smoking in Public Areas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Have you ever come home with the stench of smoke clinging to your clothes? Or inhaled a cloud of smoke as a group of smokers passed, causing you to cough and choke? Neither experience is pleasant, and this is why... (more »)
Subsection: Health Articles   25 comments
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A Hairy Tale This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Open your average Seventeen magazine and look at the ads. What are they selling? Razors. I find that perfectly acceptable; people shave and therefore need razors. There is something, however, that I’m not comfortable with: the message. Gillette... (more »)
Subsection: Pride & Prejudice Articles   285 comments
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Poaching: Illegal Hunting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
      When you think ofenvironmental problems you probably think of pollution, but the poaching of wildanimals is one, too. Poaching has plagued environmentalists for years and,despite laws, this horrific crime has yet to... (more »)
Subsection: Environment Articles   21 comments
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Helping The Elderly: My Volunteer Experiences This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Up until a few years ago I never thought that one of my grandparents would be in a nursing home. I had always been lucky to have them healthy. However, this changed about a year ago when my grandfather had a mini-stroke, which... (more »)
Subsection: Community Service Articles   2 comments
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How To Save The Environment This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Throughout the evolution of the Homo sapien we have used the land to fulfill our needs. During this millennia the Homo sapien has increased its mistreatment of the environment by continually polluting or destroying the land,... (more »)
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Save this Earth
Without the Earth we have no where to live, along with many other organisms. If we don't save the Earth now maybe our children or grandchildren might not be able to see it for long. Our atmosphere is weakening and we have to do something about it... (more »)
Subsection: Environment Articles   66 comments
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