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The Mind Is Not a Vessel to be Filled, but a...
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I wonder if you’ve heard of the phrases“, You have to by heart all of the notes, or you’re going to fail,” or,” Nope, you have no other option but to mug it all up, if you want to pass.” Well, of course you... (more »)
Either Lazy or Invincible or Both
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If you really think about it, most things in life that are of human invention are made to support human laziness or to get one step closer to human invincibility. Let’s go through the average day of a human being. So first you wake up probably... (more »)
Missing the Love
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. ...Not being good enough for my parents it hurts me the most.Every my prosecure is just not good I can have straight A's in the school get into the best college in coutry but they will just not care about that,and it's okay I get used to it... (more »)
Normal Is
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Normal is working a job to pay for a school that will help you get a job you don't quite like to pay for a house you'll never quite own so that you can leave it vacant for most of the day while working.   Normal is finally spending some... (more »)
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I find that most of my inspiration doesn't come from my happy times. Usually, my most driving stories are when I feel something I need to get out. The agony and pain. The hurt and anguish. Despair. Fear. Misery. These are the... (more »)
A Letter to the Weird Kids...
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“You’re weird.” Hi there! The name’s FLASH. I know right- weird. I am taking a few moments of my life time to speak out for the weird kids. Have you ever been called weird? Why? Well, I don’t know! Look at me! I have been called weird... (more »)
Why We Should Write (Part 2)
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Writing gives life its meaning. Writing lets humans be together, and all the different personas and real characters in this world are one, and connecting with each other through the one thing they have in common- which is life. The hard times,... (more »)
Life's Little Exchanges
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Life is full of so many challenges that face us so blatantly. That jump out at you and scare you into living in fear of everything around you. Life comes in the series of any emotion and sometimes some stick with us more than other; depression,... (more »)
We Are Girl Gamers, Not Gamer Girls
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Gamer Girls- They can often be seen playing Call of Duty talking about how much of a "nerd" they are, taking s***ty pictures of themselves while holding a controller, and just generally being attention w****s- Urban Dictionary.... (more »)
The Need to Live
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I wish I could be a writer, or a photographer, the bass player in a band, an artist, a hero, myself. There are so many things I wish I could be, so many things I wish I could do. Except, all I do is wait. I go through each day waiting for my... (more »)
Laughing at Destruction
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Can you imagine holding scars on your skin? The kind that’s self-inflicted through scratches, burns, bruises, or cuts? Could you ever stomach the knowledge of those little reminders coating your skin in their twisted colors and jagged... (more »)
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What Is Your Definition?
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My and many other high school students careers are rapidly approaching their grand finale and with adult hood looming in the distance anything seems possible. However, the definition of 'adult' has a much more broad range of meanings besides the... (more »)
Inhale Life—Don’t Let It Suck
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Going to school on a Monday is like listening to a song too much—eventually you know all the words. If there was a song for Mondays at Wayne Valley it would go something like this, “Life sucks. I’m so tired and I want to go... (more »)
The Things I Would Carry
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They are unnoticeable things, the things I would carry. Small enough to be tucked away in your pocket, but never slipping out of mind. The first one has a name only I know. A toddler’s love has worn its fibers rough. The colors depicting... (more »)
It Was You This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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You were always there. On day one, you cradled me in your arms and thanked Mom for the gift that was your new little sister. You were the voice slipping me stories when language was a mystery. You explained how I had to kick my legs back and... (more »)
Be Astonishing This School Year
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It's back to the schools; back to the uneasy navigations of hallways and crowds.  It's time for lectures you most likely will not pay much attention to.  It's time for dealing with those people who changed drastically and became more tan than... (more »)
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