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Two Missiles in 1994: Assassination, Genocide,...
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With four million people packed into 1,600 square kilometers, the city of Dar es Salaam, a sprawling urban metropolis on the shores of the Indian Ocean, is the economic pulmonary of Tanzania. But twenty years ago, it served as the... (more »)
What is Writing?
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What is writing? Is it some type of sixth sense? Is it just another subject in school that some people are good at and others aren’t? What is writing? Most people don’t ask that question, because they think they know the answer. They’ll... (more »)
The Early Twentieth Century: Paradox?
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“When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And Commerce settles on every tree” ? William Blake (1757-1837) Although poet William Blake lived when women wore stifling corsets and brocade-draped crinolines, his insight on culture and... (more »)
My Daily Battle
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Procrastinating is one of the many dreadful battles I face everyday. Whether if I am studying for a test or simply finishing up an assignment, my mind continues to avert away from the task at hand. A certain ingenious device also plays a... (more »)
The Optimistic Philosophy
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Everyone has a philosophy of some kind. Whether it be your religion or just a code of ethics, you have morals that you base your decisions off of. In 1905, a new philosophy began to take shape. That is the year that Ayn Rand was born in the USSR.... (more »)
Cinderella VS Chinese Cinderella
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In all cultures, there are folktales and stories that are passed down through the ages. Some are to teach children lessons without exposing them to the horrors of the real world. The heroes and heroines in these stories become role models for... (more »)
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The History of Scissors
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It has been widely believed that Leonardo Da Vinci, the man who created the ideas for virtually everything, was responsible for the invention and use of scissors. As much as Da Vinci was a genius, he did not create scissors. He focused more on... (more »)
You Can Count On Math
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I used to count the stars in the sky. I used to count the leaves of my notebook. I was even awed when Mr. Bean counted the sheep in the painting. Everything I know started at 1, 2 and 3. I would brag to my classmates that I memorize the multiples... (more »)
Intellectual Curiosity
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I strive to understand. Not just to learn what the school system deems "enough". I thrive on knowledge, on knowing that I can seek a further understanding; away from just what I have been told. I don’t want to be limited by the ideals... (more »)
Exhaustion of Oil Reserves - The After Effects
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“2010 study published in the journal Energy Policy by researchers from Oxford University predicted that demand would surpass supply by 2015, unless constrained by strong recession pressures caused by reduced supply or government intervention.”... (more »)
How to make your summer academically enjoyable
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By this time, my work here on Teen Ink has encompassed a few topics under the field of academia. I believe that academics can truly enable one’s self to succeed in today’s globally connected world. The world is emerging out of its shell into... (more »)
Sounds of Silence
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The clock ticked as the students all sat in silence, waiting for the teacher to hand out the exam papers. The buzz of the lights hummed through my ears. Behind me, the boy with an abundance of freckles tapped his foot against his desk rapidly,... (more »)
Weeds
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John Steinbeck’s beloved novel, The Grapes of Wrath, chronicles the plight of 1930’s migrant farmers in the devastating American Great Depression. The author repeatedly emphasizes the resentment of wealthy landowners towards the farmers whom... (more »)
How Politicians Deny Science
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Our Founding Fathers built our wonderful country around the principles of science. Thomas Jefferson had three scientific idols: Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke. Jefferson himself hypothesized that if through the use of logic and... (more »)
Hunger
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A child dies of hunger every five seconds. That means a child has died of hunger since you started reading this. People are dying all over the world due to hunger related causes. The worst aspect about this is that we have the ability to stop it.... (more »)
Bigger Library Letter
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Dear Dr. Mantz, My name is Liv Harris, and I am in 7th grade. We recently conducted a survey in Mr. Estes class, and I chose the topic of reading. (If you knew me, this would not come as a shock) :) I surveyed people from each grade,... (more »)
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