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Significance Lies in What Goes Unnoticed
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1)     What does it mean to decide? De is used “to indicate privation, removal, separation, negation, decency, reversal and intensity”. Cide means “a killer of”. Additional words that end with... (more »)
Accepting Ideas from the Past
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Humans in this age cannot be docile listeners and accept what the great minds’, or great philosophers of the past, have said and yet they are not competent judges of these philosopher’s ideas. This creates a problem because if there... (more »)
The Teenager
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They always say that teenagers think that they’re invincible, that nothing can harm them. That’s why they always throw themselves into risky situations, do all the wrong things, live like it’s their last day. That’s why... (more »)
Should America Open their Doors To Syrian...
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Home. No one leaves home unless home chased you to the shore. Unless home was burning in flames telling you to the run far far away. No one leaves home unless home is a voice screaming,” leave, run away from me now, even it means Begging,... (more »)
Speak Out But Not Too Loud
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” From as early as 1776, people... (more »)
What Can You Hide?
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Through the many evolutions of technology, from the early computers to the massive data server that make up the various websites we use, it may be bewildering to realize that technology can be utilized for data collection and surveillance. Even... (more »)
Faking
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Tired. Not physically tired from the lack of sleep, but rather tired of everything that was being thrown in my daily path.  The constant nagging of my parents to focus on my schooling, but at the same time put all my effort and time into... (more »)
June 12th This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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One year later and candles line the streets, soft embers and rose petals dusting the asphalt. Rainbow flags draped over memorials and bouquets leaned against tombstones. Families and friends crowd close together and support is found in simple... (more »)
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Girl Boss? More Like Woman Executive: Women in...
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In today’s rapidly progressing society, we like to think that we are very close to attaining women’s equality. Our society prides itself in offering equal opportunities in all fields of work for both men and women. This said, the... (more »)
The Essay About Nothing
By , thornhill, Ontario
What I am writing about is a very serious epidemic sweeping the nation in 2017. It can be great but can also be extremely dangerous. Be cautious, this particular matter is very controversial and much disputed.There is no way to know who is... (more »)
Comparison Is the Thief of Joy
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Comparing yourself to others could bring yourself down. I remember as a kid, and sometimes even now. I look at someone and wish that I could look and be more like them. I look at them and think they have this, but I don’t. This makes me... (more »)
Spiritual Comfortability
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Religion can be a tedious, exasperating thing, yet also an encompassing, joyous gift. Whether you’re fully committed to a form of it, or have found yourself an atheist most of your life, there’s always at least one moment when you simply... (more »)
The Power of Kindness
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 I believe in the power of kindness. I believe the simplest acts of generosity can make the world a better place. Kindness can be the easiest part of your life. Anyone can be kind, and there is no excuse not to be. Whether you tell your... (more »)
The Key to Success
By , thornhill, Ontario
Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction- Anne Frank Our mindset is key to success and happiness and all of life's benefits or it can have the opposite effect and lead you on the road toward failure.... (more »)
My Journey from Thin-Spiration to Self-Love
By , Flourtown, PA
In today’s society unrealistic stereotypes for women and men are everywhere. Billboards, magazines, television, social media; it’s overwhelming. If I could redo any moment in my life, I would redo the moment in eighth grade when I... (more »)
What Matters the Most
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I always said that the only reason life isn’t fair is because people before us didn’t make it fair. We are the reason life isn’t fair. The life wasn’t created unfair. We developed this since of destruction in our mind. We like to tear... (more »)
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