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Uniqueness in the Common
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Thousands of people we see going to great lengths daily to achieve the unecessary standards created by none other than themselves, forced to become what they are not, to give up what gives them true satisfaction and replace it with what... (more »)
The Tradition That Taunts
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After prolonged hours of thinking, I thought it would be better to pen my words down. Well, I don’t hail from an orthodox family, nor did my parents. I get as much liberty I will ever want. My parents trust me, which I thought was very... (more »)
What To Do If You’re Unhappy with the 2016...
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Well, the 2016 election is finally over. And to say that many people are unhappy about the result would be a complete understatement. If you’re one of the people who is devastated and shaken, I can empathize. I was a passionate supporter... (more »)
Technology and Education
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Many students agree that technology is beneficial in education. There are many useful applications for handheld electronics in the classroom, such as using them them for calculators, dictionaries, and to take notes. Teaching students to... (more »)
Definition of Gay
By , Glendale, AZ
According to Merriam-Webster the word gay is defined as “a person and especially a man who is homosexual.”   Before the 19th century, the word had an entirely different meaning. In present day gay has taken on two... (more »)
My Responsibility to America
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Responsibility is defined as “the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management”. When I think of my responsibility to America, I immediately think of... (more »)
Implications of Society’s Imposition of Gender
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Before proceeding, allow me to make a couple things clear. Sex: Biological lines of differentiation between males, females and hermaphrodites. Gender: Socially acquired characteristics which is associated with a particular sex.... (more »)
Beauty of Death
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Imagine you’re at a train intersection which bifurcates. 5 helpless women are tied up on one of the train tracks, and that will be the intended path of the incoming train. 1 sturdy man is tied up on the other train track, and you are given a... (more »)
We Are Activists This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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On a day to day basis, we share our passion for social justice by sitting down and assuming our role as an activist. We share a post, the headline of an article, the date of an upcoming protest. We join groups—Pantsuit Nation, November... (more »)
On the 2016 Presidential Election This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Recently, many people were left shocked after one candidate, with a long list of qualifications and a long history of fighting for women and minorities, lost to another, who, in many minds, is not fit for the position to which he was... (more »)
Get Rid Of Homework
By , Park City, UT
I think homework shouldn't be a thing or even legal. The average student goes to school five days a week for seven hours a day. On top of that many students have after school activities or clubs. Some students play sports like football,... (more »)
Hidden Pain
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When young men go off to war they are exposed to horrors that make them lose their innocence very quickly. For instance, my grandfather was only a 19-year-old soldier when his plane was shot down in Japan during War World II. He was taken to a... (more »)
The Ultimate Sacrifice
By , Hartland, WI
Memorial day is more than just another day off, it’s about remembering the people who sacrificed everything for us. We often forget, what it is like to be in war until it actually happens. When war does happen we truly do appreciate the... (more »)
Uniting Two Americas This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I live in California, a state of blue skies and blue political stances—a state where Republican is another word for racist. Sexist. Homophobic. Fanatically religious. Stupid. I live in California, where Hillary is good and Trump is... (more »)
Is it for the Best
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Who is this person? Why is she staring at me like this? Hairs all messed up, eyes as if she hasn't closed them since a week. And as I was trying to identify her a tiny droplet fell from her eyes and rested on her cheekbone. I raised my hand to... (more »)
The End
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What if the world was to end. How would it happen, and will the human race find a way to survive. Say that World War 3 was to start. How would it be fought with kids losing their life or people hiding and attacking from far away (Nuclear... (more »)
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