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Unconscious This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There was a dead girl in front of the library this morning. She was breathing, but she wasn’t alive. Whatever existence she’d had during her few years – I calculated she was around 13 – certainly wasn’t life. She was tossed carelessly on... (more »)
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The Greatest Struggle: Vacation VS Education This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Oh, the misguided, overexcited hand of government falls once again, this time on the overworked, glassy-eyed American high school student, who trudges through the school year, waiting for the moment when the fetid, festering pile of standardized... (more »)
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Justin Bieber vs. David Archuleta: Who is a...
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There’s two guys in the music world who have gotten a lot of hype over the past few years. David Archuleta and Justin Bieber, both once living a normal life, quickly shot to fame almost out of no where. David Archuleta was runner-up on the... (more »)
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Teen Individuality
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A teen girl dares to wear a funky outfit to school that does not consist of skinny jeans, Uggs, or anything from Aeropostale. Her peers ask, 'What the heck are you wearing?', but she smiles and feels confident about her look. A 15-year-old boy who... (more »)
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seeing the past but changing the future
Seeing the past but changing the future When people think about the past, they think about the bumpy parts in life .like why did I start that, or why did I make that bad choice? Although you can’t change your past you can change you future.... (more »)
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Does Our Generation Have a Role in...
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I have a voice in America’s future. I have a constant job in America’s growing economy, a role in America’s future. I am the stock market growing or falling with the rise and decline approaching us. I am the pedestrian walking the streets of... (more »)
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The Human Shell
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Every person has a shell. Without this shell, one cannot live. It protects us from the outside, the people, the environment and most importantly, the society we live in. But the shell is special. It covers us outside. It can protect us from... (more »)
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Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.
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Some people collect those little tabs from the tops of assorted soda cans. Others accrue tacky, plastic key chains from various tourist traps in order to document what travels they’ve embarked upon throughout their lives. Certain little old... (more »)
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Dust in the Air
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I often feel like I’m searching for something greater. A feeling that people in this world cannot supply. Sometimes, I sit back and quietly listen as people gossip about other people. I squint at the ones who believe they should be allowed... (more »)
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Depression
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It can be contagious. It can be a killer. It can be a friend. It can be an addiction. It can be something you can't control. I tried giving her advice, but it controlled her and made her ignore me, replying with a negative comment. Silence... (more »)
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Temptation
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I met you in Algebra II and you said I was pretty. You wouldn’t introduce me to your friends but I didn’t mind for long. You would call me day and night, tell me sweet nothing, and I believed you. They were empty words and old lies you told... (more »)
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Me And My Questions
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I'm not like other girls. I don't 'flaunt' my stuff, mostly because I don't have any "stuff". But also because I'm scared to, that I won't do it right. Maybe I should just try it. Personally though, I... (more »)
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I Like Me
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I'm sort of your average 14 year old guy, sort of. I don't follow the crowd, it's not who I am. I don't listen to the music most other kids listen to, as a matter of fact, I can't stand the music they listen to. I... (more »)
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Animal Testing: The Cruelest Torture
We all know that sound: an animal crying out in pain, that high-pitched shriek of such an innocent creature enduring unbearable suffering. Each year, researchers torture to death millions of animals “in the name of science.” Yet, these... (more »)
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The Price
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A while ago, I had a friend whose father was killed in the War on Iraq. Bill’s* dad was one of the very first people who died in the war in the area. His dad was the pilot of a Black Hawk Helicopter. Apparently, the helicopter was shot down.... (more »)
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Pulling Our Weight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Superskinnies, wannarexics, and emaciated celebrities dominate the media: Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, the once-curvy Katie Price (formerly known as Jordan). Some of the highest-profile women in our society are wasting away before our eyes,... (more »)
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