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Not of This World
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How many of you have ever felt like you are not worth others time or consideration? Who all has felt like someone else could easily replace you - that you are not as unique and or as special as someone else? Everyone has felt this way before.... (more »)
Do It And You're Cool. Maybe.
By , Wilton, CT
All my friends are racing to grow up. It’s like a contest. Who’s going to smoke the first joint? Get into the best college? Lose her virginity fastest? Now that we’ve turned seventeen, my friends are starting to feel like their youth is... (more »)
The Internet: A New Drug
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Cocaine kills about 10,000 people a year per year. Almost 50,000 people die from alcohol poisoning. 400,000 people are subjects of tobacco death. However, out of the one billion internet users, how many are actually killed? Probably none. The... (more »)
Social Networks: Advantages and Disadvantages
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There are many different opinions to social networks. Some think it is stupid to share every single thought with the world even if it is very unnecessary, some think that it is the best way to tell your friends what you are doing or to see what... (more »)
I Can Lift A Car
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When I was thirteen years old I realized something monumentally important for me, and something that has always defined me subconsciously. In my room, I typed away at my computer as a tear dripped ever-so-slowly down my cheek, and another one... (more »)
Background Doesn't Matter
Once she lived a life of slave, kidnapped by her own family and was sold into slavery.This is the incredible story of Phillis Wheatley. She was born in Africa, one of the Fula tribe Africans.She was one of the captured Africans who were bought... (more »)
Friends, A True Miracle
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One thing I have found to be the most important in a person's life is friendship. People who care about you, who are always there to support you and with whom you can roll on the floor laughing, they are your inseparable companions, the... (more »)
World Ignorance
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Sometimes, I wonder if the world just insane. Sometimes I wonder if people are just dumb. I mean no offense to anyone who reads this. I hate that no matter what happens there is always corruption in this world in our lives. I hate how everything... (more »)
Never Too Big
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Some people say having big dreams for the future is just for fools. They say we shouldn't have these big dreams because they will never come true and we will always end up in reality where nothing seems to be in our favor. But I say they are... (more »)
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The mongoose has nothing to do with the goose. Its name comes from the Anglicized version of its Marathi name, mungus. Its plural, therefore, is not mongeese, nor mungoose, but simply mongooses. Its name mirrors its form, the long, double-O sound... (more »)
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Living. That is all. Close your mind to the rest of the world. Survive. Be strong. Close your eyes and fall. Trust me. I'm young. A naive little heart. Let me show you around. A few moments before we part. There's a man on the street,... (more »)
Don't Let the Passion Go
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"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."- Babe Ruth Life, too, is sort of like a game. We start with what we're given, advance through the years like a game board hoping to attain whatever it... (more »)
What About the Children?
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I understand that the current issues are, at the moment, women equality and health care, but what about the future of this nation? Or children equality? I have done my research on child rights and have experienced first hand, injustice.... (more »)
Stop Existing. Start Living.
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Over the past few months I came to realize what I think everyone realizes at a certain time in their lives: we are strong. Strong enough to move on from anything. Six months ago I was heart broken and I thought the little stabs of pain I felt... (more »)
Not 'Extra'-- Necessary
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Extracurricular activities are extremely important. Not only are they impressive on college applications, they are also huge stress-relievers. Sara Feinstein, a High School senior, states that “you need more than good grades and high scores... (more »)
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I had been lying to myself all this while, convincing myself that someone else was always interfering and deciding in my life. Trust me, that was nonsense. And I realized it lately. I am writing after a long time. The reason being the same... (more »)
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