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Beyond Taipei This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Taiwan is an exotic dreamland. It’s a small nation renowned for its dynamic food and culture, gorgeous country scenery, debatable political standing with China and, of course, its bustling capital, Taipei. Its most common language –... (more »)
Subsection: Travel & Culture Articles  
Is Marching Band a Sport? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Heart racing. Stadium lights flashing. Crowd roaring with excitement. “Ladies and Gentlemen: IT’S SHOW TIME!” Members of the marching band, bodies pumping with adrenaline, pour out of the tunnel and run onto the football... (more »)
Subsection: Sports Articles  
The Bombs, the Missiles, and the Pom-Poms on My...
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The tall, dainty green grass that lived along the sidewalk danced in the foul wind that often began the season. The subtle laughter of children, and the death of summer was already amidst in the atmosphere. The soft honey-suckle aroma that... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
Hero or Zero
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My grandfather, my  hero. My cousins dive effortlessly into the water and burst onto the surface with loud shrieks of joy. Even the youngest one leaps into the pool without a second thought as I sit at the edge sweating like melting... (more »)
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The Culture of Iran
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the culture of Iran is one of the oldest culture in the world. Iran has directly influenced cultures and peoples such as Italy, Asia, Greece, and Arabian peninsula. Also the celebrations in iran is the oldest and they have celebrations like... (more »)
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Leaving Home to Go Home
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 My nails dig helplessly into the armrests as my forehead presses tightly against the small, circular window, giving me the last glimpses of everything I’d come to love, as they disappear thousands of feet below me. Tears escape my eyes,... (more »)
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On Writing
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When I write; I imagine a flame sparking and spreading: its blue hue a rainbow of colours: a pen on a lid. Whether a fountain pen, or a broken biro: writing is the beginning of that flame. Writing is a deeply vulnerable experience; your thoughts... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
The Crucible: When Justice Deigns to Hide in...
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Contrary to popular belief, lack of scientific knowledge was not the sole reason behind the Salem Witch Trials. Despite recent scientific progress, contemporary witch-hunts still exist, affirming that the injustice exemplified by the Trials... (more »)
Subsection: Academic Writing  
Life Lessons from a Comically Misnomered Creature
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I am not a pineapple. I am not a funny bone, Chinese checkers, or American “football”. I am, however, a guinea pig: neither porcine nor originating in Guinea. The mere title of my entire species is fraught with irony and confusion,... (more »)
It Takes Time
By , Sparks, NV
During my elementary school years, I had a lot of recognition. Everywhere I went, there was at least one teacher who would smile at me because they knew I was one of the best students at school. However, there was a secret that I kept... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
I Did Survive!
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I SAT there anxiously, awaiting the experience that is the big fat staple of every Asian boy’s life, the long-discussed, much-anticipated, highly-prepared for rite of passage.  My arms were locked, left hand on one shoulder, right... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
A Cryptic List of Cryptids and Other Obscure...
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Very Important Warning: This was written for entertainment purposes only. NOT for religious purposes, as in not for starting creepy cults or anything else of such a dark nature. Comments and jokes from the author about these creatures have been... (more »)
So Weird This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“Wow. You are so weird.  Did you know that?” It was one of those questions you’re not really meant to answer, but the girl who asked me had a disgusted look on her face as she said the words, and she leaned away from... (more »)
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Why We Reserach
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"You're a teenager. There's no way you know anything about what you're talking about. Go home kid." - random guy in crowd at research symposium as I presented a paper on "a design for bi-leaflet mitral valve prosthesis operated with artificial... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
Say It First (one of us has to) This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
It’s cold; it’s so cold that it drowns out any other feeling. The chill is so intrusive that I can’t evoke any other thoughts, can’t force myself to go back to sleep despite layers of fleece pajamas and soft blankets and down comforters.... (more »)
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Procrastination
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I pressed the space bar 900 times before I began this. It took about 6 or 7 minutes, but if you average it out, that's one click a second for 15 minutes. All that time that could've been used writing this that I'll never get back.... (more »)
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