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What is success? I can recall numerous times when I have been told to keep my grades up so I can live a successful life, but is money the definition of life success? I believe that success in life depends on your personal happiness, not the... (more »)
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"Man up." Imagine if that's the one response you get while you're in pain, diagnosed with a rare disease that affects less than 200,000 people at a time. In GOT PAIN?, Sage Kang talks about what his brother, Phoenix, experiences with Complex... (more »)
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Is ignorance really bliss? In a few cases, yes. But, in the reoccurring case known as racial stereotyping, the answer is clearly no. In “Confessions of a Privileged Black Female”, Crystal Foretia explains her point of view on racial... (more »)
Feedback on The Value of X This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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    I love love so much that I’m in love with the idea of love. Thus, when I read “The Value of X,” by Amanda Lee, my heart and brain went on an emotional trip from beginning to end. With Roman numerals separating coherent thoughts, the... (more »)
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“My Small Lane in Beijing” by Kai Liao is a magnificently- crafted coming-of-age story about acceptance while being in a different “crowd.” Kai was from Beijing, which meant that moving to another area in China, Guangzhou would make her... (more »)
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While reading the February issue of Teen Ink I was frusturated reading, "Girls with Cherry Lipstick Smiles" by Giselle Ponce-Lucatero. Although Giselle does a great job providing visuals, the message of the fiction piece did not send out a... (more »)
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“How to Date: A Helpful Guide for the Horribly Confused” is a hilarious as well as sarcastic guide on getting a date pieced together by Lindsey Wiseman. And it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day. In the step by step guide, Lindsey first... (more »)
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“A List of Things I've Done Without You” by Victoria Brown is a in spring piece about moving on in life after heartbreak. She vividly describes getting over her lost-love. She shows how she “can still go forward without you (him) by my... (more »)
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The narrator is undoing everything in "Receding Relationship" by Sidney Shea. She's un-imagining holding hands, un-hearing the false "I will always love you"s, and un-having her first kiss. The beautiful poem can be visualized as a videotape... (more »)
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   Love swims in the sea of life in many forms, from familial bonds to romantic relationships, even love with an object that can only return it by being strummed.  Elena’s “First Love”, encompasses a sad tale of love through a recall of... (more »)
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  “A List of Things I’ve Done Without You,” is a short, heartbreak story by Victoria Brown, written in the point of view of someone who had lost their significant other. We’re not told how they broke up or why, but we do hear about the... (more »)
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“We Need Less Homework” is a well-structured, powerfully persuasive essay that is miles more mature than it appears. The author, Aidan Robinson, starts off his essay with a description of the plight of students worldwide. He describes how... (more »)
Feedback on Girls with Cherry Lipstick Smiles This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“Girls with Cherry Lipstick Smiles” by Giselle Ponce-Lucatero is about finding beauty in being quirky and unique. In this piece, the narrator describes the girls who saunter by with “soft, clear faces and cherry lipstick smiles,” and she... (more »)
Review of How to Date: A Helpful Guide for the... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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         When I first flipped to page 11 in my TeenInk magazine and I saw the bolder headline, “How to Date,” the first thing I thought of was “Wow, someone finally decided to help the world their terrible or lack-there-of dating... (more »)
Reverse Racism is Not Real This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The article is called “Reverse Racism Is Not Real” by Elizabeth O. . It explains how the idea of reverse racism does not exist. It makes very good points and stats like “ ‘African Americans are incarcerated at six times the rate of... (more »)
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“Heart Failure” written by Sarah Malik was truly beautiful. It talked about the relationship between two lovers and how he noticed every little thing about her; from her soft hair that was like Egyptian silk to the drool that would leave her... (more »)
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