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A.R.K.
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Freshman year. You wouldn't expect to do amazing things, because you are just fresh meat. But, I'm the type of person who doesn't want to be just like everyone. It was a regular, bright day in my fifth period class. We were watching a movie... (more »)
Should Extra Credit be Provided in School Classes?
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Every school gives out extra credit for students who fall behind in class or are struggling with the subject being taught. In some schools, the amount of extra credit given to students is unprecedented and gives others an unfair advantage over... (more »)
Creative Corner
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It is a funny feeling when you first realize that everything you have worked for has come together right in front of you. One would describe it as similar to the popping of a champagne bottle. You are vaguely aware of what is going to happen,... (more »)
Food Bank
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     Every week, children and residents of Eastern Oklahoma are hungry throughout the week because they do not have the money to purchase food and goods. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma provides food for these children... (more »)
It Starts With Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Blessed with intellect and a set of skills, we, the human race, have been placed on Earth for a purpose, and it is our duty in life to discover exactly what that purpose is. As stated in the Bible, “to whom much is given, much is... (more »)
Maybe She’ll Live This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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She’s so little. So tiny. It’s hard to believe that I was once this small. She’ll grow up. She’ll grow up and be someone’s best friend. She’ll be someone’s first kiss. She’ll get overwhelmed... (more »)
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Two Pennies and a Dime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My fingers search for loose change. I pull out two pennies and a dime. A scruffy man gladly takes the money. What a pity, I think. That poor man lost everything. Now he is resorting to begging. My footsteps hit the pavement.... (more »)
Joy in Darkness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I believe that the world can be a dark place. Everyone faces horrible situations, people, and moments. Everyone comes to a helpless point at least once in their life, where they find no matter how desperately they want change, they have no... (more »)
Help for Homelessness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Beginning my high school career, I’m in the same situation as many others. I don’t know where I’ll be in five years, or even what I’m passionate about. The school I attend is the highest-ranked public school in... (more »)
A Small Hand Can Make A Big Difference
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I believe that sometimes you just can't wait for the big organizations to plan a more permanent solution to a problem. Sometimes you just need a small group of people to act quickly on short notice. A couple of months into my freshmen year,... (more »)
Pet Adoption League
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I volunteer at a PALS branch where I live because I love helping adoptable dogs and cats find a home where they can live peacefully and happily for the rest of their days. I don’t volunteer just for service hours; I volunteer because I... (more »)
Life Matters
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Everyone should do what they can to help the helpless, the hopeless, and the lost find their way. Audience: People who are hesitant about helping somebody and need to understand how important they are in somebody else's life. Students,... (more »)
My Dream
I have a dream to educate kids about something that can greatly impact their future. That “something” is not history, biology, or psychology – I call it financial literacy, and my dream to teach my peers and others this... (more »)
Building Hope in Gary This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Love is simple, Olyvia. You don’t have to do much to make someone’s day,” my mom told me. There came a time in my life, a little over a year ago, when I had the desire to make a difference, to impact someone’s... (more »)
Bird(wo)man This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The curved beak of the black vulture juts between the cage bars, scraping the side of my rain boot. I leap backwards as the tiny kite birds flit around, squeaking in alarm, knocking over my bucket. The bodies of three baby chicks roll out... (more »)
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Food for Strays This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’m part of the Roots & Shoots program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, which promotes making positive changes in the world. As Dr. Goodall says, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you... (more »)
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