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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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Ebola: The US’s Biggest Problem?
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Ebola virus disease, also known as Ebola, is a virus that is transmitted through bodily fluids. After becoming infected, some symptoms that people may experience include fevers, headaches, vomiting, and internal and external bleeding.... (more »)
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Fight, and We Will Win!
The 2014 epidemic acknowledged as the “Ebola Outbreak”, is the leading, most widespread, disease documented in history. Ebola is a virulent, lethal disease, evident by fever, and severe internal bleeding. It is spread through the... (more »)
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The Importance of Exercise for Teenagers
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The hustle and bustle of the average teenager’s daily life can cause teens to see exercise as an unnecessary hassle and a waste of time. However, those beliefs are far from true. Even teenagers that do not suffer health problems such as... (more »)
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The Truth Within A Smile
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Its no secret what a smile can hide, kind of freaky, but a smile within can hide many things. Every feel like lifes not fair, or your just alone and cant handle it anymore and the more you try to pull yourself together you cant find the energy... (more »)
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Ebola Rocks the World in Just a Few Short Weeks
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It seems as though every few years, an outbreak of a deadly disease disrupts the flow of regular occurrences briefly. These disruptions last a few months and then go away fairly quickly due to the nature of the virus and medical technology that... (more »)
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The Truth Behind the Perfect Photos
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We drown ourselves in the burning pressure to be perfect. We alter, starve, and hurt ourselves, just to match the image we have in mind. But what we don’t see is the corruption found in every picture and magazine, done by the simple click... (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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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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