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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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The Choking Game This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Throughout high school, student sit through lecture after lecture on drunk driving and drugs. The dangers are drilled into our heads. But not enough is said about the choking game. This “game” consists of strangling yourself or having someone... (more »)
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Life After the Wall This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I recall staring at a wall. I had no idea what had just happened. I was surrounded by people who were anxiously calling my name. Adults were saying, “Give her space!” I couldn't move my body to look around me. The wall was all I could see.... (more »)
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Incomplete Application This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When attempting to fill out the Common App, The document that will determine what college I can go to, Will determine what the rest of my life is going to look like, I came across the following essay prompt: “Some students have a background... (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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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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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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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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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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Tattler
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I walked aimlessly down the hall. I had no idea where I was going, but I knew why. The words “Please send at 9:40” were written on a yellow piece of paper my Spanish teacher had handed me. I knew right away what it was about. I walked... (more »)
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Baked or Fried? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Ah, the joys of summer: no school, getting ­together with friends, the familiar jingle of the ice cream truck, and long days in the warm sun. But those golden sunbeams are doing more damage than you think. UV rays can cause melanoma, a type of... (more »)
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