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Review of "Creating a Culture of...
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In the writing titled "Creating a Culture of Consent" written by Gabriela L., Her writing about how rapists get away with  crime left me feeling disgusted.  I see this issue in the world almost every day.  It disgusts... (more »)
Sorry, Charlie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In “Sorry, Charlie,” Elena recounts the first time a boy asked her to a dance. She doesn’t want to go with him, but when she asks her mom what to do, she tells Elena to accept to save the boy from rejection. Elena and Charlie... (more »)
The March of the Lemming
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I wholeheartedly agree with Rahul's article "March of the Lemming" when he wrote, " the race to get into college of our dreams is leading to signficant health problem increasingly we don't get enough sleep and are even more stressed making it... (more »)
The Importance of Failure
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I really appreciated Bella's point of view in "The Importance of Failure". She writes about failing eleven classes her first two years of high school and coming back from that. She writes, "At a constant rate of achieving... (more »)
Pluto
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A big round of applause to Kat R.’s article “Pluto,” when she writes about being forgotten and abandoned for being different. What really stood out to me was when she said “that even though this exile has left me frozen,... (more »)
Dreams
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I found Reese Villazor’s poem Dreams moving. The beginning of the poem when he said “A dream is like a feather you spend your night chasing after one…” I found that moving it is also a good simile comparing the dream to a feather. The... (more »)
The Day After I Killed Myself
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The poem by Rachel Miesen opens up a lot of thoughts about suicide, like how others are affected and how they might regret it. ”The day after I killed myself was the day that I realized I didn’t want to be dead.” Many people don’t seem... (more »)
The Importance of Failure This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I can relate to Bella McKee’s essay “The Importance of Failure” because I too failed many classes. I didn’t fail because I am “stupid, inadequate, or incompetent,” as Bella puts it, but because I was that... (more »)
The Day After I Killed Myself This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I found Rachel Miesen’s poem “The Day After I Killed Myself” extremely moving. I can relate because I lost someone, and it’s very hard. When Rachel wrote, “Everyone blamed themselves for not doing anything,”... (more »)
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Don't (Get) Rape(d) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Don’t (Get) Rape(d)” by Katherine Ong is about the factors that contribute to rape culture. She blames popular music, the media, and even school dress codes. And for the most part, I agree. Rape is a very big issue, one that... (more »)
Creating a Culture of Consent This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I found the article “Creating a Culture of Consent” by Gabriela Leseman very eye-opening. She discusses the public’s lack of consciousness about rape and what consent is, saying that “anything other than yes means... (more »)
"If Only..." This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“If Only …” by “Susan” shows how she and her family struggled. No one’s life is perfect. It is surprising how many people look and act as if they’re happy when they’re not. This piece is a... (more »)
The Walls Around Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In “The Walls Around Me” by “Allie,” I felt upset that this girl was trapped within herself. At the beginning of the article, she describes feeling “walled in” her entire life. She wasn’t happy with who... (more »)
After All This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When our teacher gives us Teen Ink magazine in class, I immediately skip to the back, trying to find a poem that reaches out to me. “After All” by Emily Mercier did just that. When I read it, I saw how much passion she put in it,... (more »)
I Shouldn't Have to Write This This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“I Shouldn’t Have to Write This” by Justin Smalls is a spectacular article on police brutality in black communities. I love how he repeats the line “I shouldn’t have to write this” to show the frustration... (more »)
To Iceland and Back
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Thank you Emily for writing " To Iceland and back". I thought it was a great article. I like how Emily explains how " The hills are a striking green against the grey sky". Emily's trip to Iceland makes me want to go and visit based on what she... (more »)
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