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Making Mistakes
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Everybody makes mistakes in this world; it is a fact of life. Somewhere along the line, everybody is going to make a bad decision or do something they knew they should not have. Some people make the same mistake two or three times before they... (more »)
Arranged Disaster
Arranged marriages are marriages where the bride and groom are selected by someone else, rather than by each other. The percentage of marriages in the world that are arranged is 55%, according to statistics (Arranged / Forced Marriage... (more »)
Cut Them Off
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Guns kill people. This statement carries so much distress in the modern world, and yet the United States Government continues to allow such mindless, killing machines to parade across our land and refuses to take away one of our basic rights as... (more »)
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There are so many opportunities for students in schools but almost none for aspiring writers. There are only a few classes like “creative writing” but none for students interested in the world of Journalism.  There are many benefits for... (more »)
The Insufficiency of being a Human
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The way things carve out in life is surely mocking to the things we always expect. I am not complaining , I am not whining , I just want to highlight the beauty of being a human. Humans are capable of making magic , they are capable of finding... (more »)
An Open Letter to Parents Who Let iPhones Raise...
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Dear Parents Whose Children Own iPhones, On behalf of teenagers working to get that new iPhone, I just wanted to let you know that you have revolutionized the meaning of childhood memories.  Thanks to your very generous gifts to... (more »)
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Fear… What really is fear?... some people say fear is just something in your head, psychological and that fear is fear its self… Some say fear is everything and that it dominates your life… Some even say fear is caused by... (more »)
Hopes and Dreams Fading
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   When every girl or boy i young they want to be famous. Either as an actor or a dancer, sometimes even as small as a fireman everyone knows. We look up at the sstars at night and try to find a shotting star to make this crazy dream too. Now,... (more »)
The Effect of Educational Technology in the...
Thomas Friedman writes, “‘It is clear that the U.S. and other rich nations will have to transform their educational systems so as to produce workers for the jobs that will actually exist in their societies … In the future,... (more »)
The Pretty Girl
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It was a rainy morning, I woke up late-my alarm clock suddenly decided to not wake me up today- and I rushed to the bathroom. I did not look at my face in the bathroom mirror because it disgusted me, not a delightful statement, huh? I had not... (more »)
Undefining Myself
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What defines humanity? Between school, physiotherapy (for my back problem, nothing serious), a member of an agitated family and a present friend of a group of the craziest girls, it is often difficult to define who I am. I am a reader. I am a... (more »)
Killer Queen
I’ve never considered myself a mind reader to any degree, but that day when my parents called me into the living room for a premiere family meeting (a phrase that they never used), I knew what they were going to say before they opened... (more »)
To Talk or Not to Talk: That's Not the... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I was born in a country where quiet, studious teenagers who excelled in math and sciences were upheld as the norm. Your self-worth and social standing depended on how your grades ranked in comparison to a multitude of other overachievers. A... (more »)
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Depression is not a bad thing, it just means that some part of your brain is chemically unbalanced. The feelings of sadness do not last forever; they are only temporary. Feeling sad and alone can be the worst feeling in the world. I, myself am a... (more »)
The Dormant Side
By , Naperville, IL
Death, many of us dread it; we wish we would never have to accept our faith of no longer living. However, in certain circumstances there is a side of us that discards the idea of death to save those who are close to us. The close bonds we... (more »)
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Perfection. It’s what we strive for. Some believe it is their destiny. Others, much like me, believe it is the world’s curse. Sure, it can be a goal. We look to it for guidance, as a role model for how our lives should... (more »)
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