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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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Stem Cell Research
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Imagine that you are standing next to the person that you love the most. Now imagine that they have just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a disease that, so far, has been marked as incurable and that causes uncontrollable shaking. They... (more »)
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Pressure on Students This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The week has just begun and yet you feel like you’re drowning already. You have to read a few chapters and write a 1,000-word analysis for AP Literature, you were assigned to solve 95 problems in College Algebra and you have to answer a full... (more »)
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Students Battle Disorders This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Ever since I can remember, my sock drawer was the top right one in my dresser. My shirts were hung before my pants in my closet, and my carpet was vacuumed three days a week, but not on Thursday. I made my lunch the night before school because... (more »)
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Skinny
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Dear person with eating disorder,   I understand it’s not that easy to decide to be healthy. But, you can decide to get help to get on that track. Here’s why: If you keep this up, there will be consequences. You don’t want to end up... (more »)
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Therapy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Therapy is for the crazy. The lunatics. The people with problems. I don't have problems. How can I, the varsity athlete, principal cellist, class president, be sitting inside the office of a therapist? But I am. The therapist's office is a... (more »)
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Learning to Survive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“A sense of impending doom” is how my doctor described it. That said it all. I started having panic attacks last fall. My heart would race out of control while a whole lot of fear washed over me. These attacks seemed to occur for no apparent... (more »)
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Beating Anorexia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“You can sit there. The ­doctor will be right with you.” The nurse gestured me to the waiting room. Come on, do I really need to be here? I'm not sick enough to be here. “Jane! The doctor will see you now.” Great … The office... (more »)
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The Antibiotic Epidemic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Imagine a bacteria that infects your blood, leaving spider bite-like pimples and boils all over your body, potentially leading to death. Imagine this bacteria is resistant to treatment. This is a superbug. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus... (more »)
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Acting the Part This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I could feel the judge's eyes on my face as I analyzed my body in the mirror. Good. I look skinny. My stomach looks flat. Wait, is this me thinking, or my character? I finished my piece and bowed my head. It was over. Is it really over?... (more »)
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Trick Question
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As a freshman, you hear the stories about health class pour from the upper classmen on a regular basis. But, you never know what tp truley expect. Luckily, most of the things we were told are either no longer taught, or just little white lies. We... (more »)
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Better Off Dead
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Why is it, everyone thinks they can speak of how much better it is once we die. Then get flooded with wonder when someone pushes a knife deep in the rivers of life. They don't even get the paradise promised to them. Instead, they get... (more »)
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A Face of Despair
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In the mirror lies a face of despair. Shrunken by her misery she lies in tears. Her life is little more than weight. She here's a comment, whether positive or negative and uses it to cut herself down. She cries herself to sleep with nothing in... (more »)
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Life with TS This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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People stare when I walk by. I ­pretend not to notice. It’s not their fault; they don’t know I can’t stop. Can’t stop ticcing. When I was 11 years old, 16 letters changed the way I live my life forever: Tourette syndrome. Now, four... (more »)
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Movies with Mom
Today is a typical Saturday afternoon in the middle of October, and Mom and I are just finishing our ordinary lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a bag of chips, and a glass of cold milk. My dad and younger sister have gone to cheer on... (more »)
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