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What Does the Sea Represent in "The...
In “The Seafarer,” the open ocean represents much more than just a body of water; it represents a malicious beauty that never falters to draw in the narrator. When out at sea, the narrator depicts a storm so horrific that “No man sheltered... (more »)
Subsection: Academic Writing  
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:01 pm
By , Double Oak, TX
I thought I was over Ethan. I thought that I didn't care anymore; that I had moved on to everything new in my life. I mean, he was kind of the reason I quit band. Him and that little, mousy b**** Taylor who he always trailed after like... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
Teacher of the Century
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Have you ever wished that you could get a perfect teacher that doesn’t have favorites, that listens to his or her students, has good handwriting, and has whatever other perks you think a perfect teacher would have? Well the truth is that there... (more »)
Subsection: Educator of the Year Articles  
Dear Future Me
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Dear Future Me, Remember back to when you spent every minute of your day depending on someone else? Or how you thought boys were the earth and you were the moon (distance, always more important)? Do you remember spending your time on other... (more »)
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Dinner time
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Once I came home from school and was hungry(like always). So I asked my mom if she can take me to get something to eat,but she said we don't have a lot of money. I just got paid for watching my baby niece. So I said I would pay for it. My sister... (more »)
The unimaginable trip
By , joinville, Brazil
Since I was a kid I heard about Switzerland through soap operas, newscasts and boxes of chocolates. The conversation is always the same: a beautiful country, where it snows and everything works. With so much beauty and perfection propagated,... (more »)
Subsection: Travel & Culture Articles  
The Sensational Costa Rica
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Costa Rica is known for its exotic surroundings, distinct culture and adventurous activities. When my plane landed in San Jose, Costa Rica that day, I knew that the trip was going to be a memorable experience. As I left the plane and walked... (more »)
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Hate or Happiness
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The problem with body image issues isn’t that you can’t look in the mirror. It’s that you can’t stop. You spend hours staring at yourself and pinching and squeezing, sucking in and grabbing fingerfuls or handfuls of skin. Some days you... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
3 Thing That Describe Me
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I have three siblings and one more for the school year. I have Darian, Kacie, and Zach. My foreign exchange student, Galya Burlakova. I have one dog and two cats. I play many sports. I also play alto saxophone in the band and in symphony. Three... (more »)
How Things Change This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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   Its funny, now that I look at this picture, I realize how much times have changed. No longer do I have blonde hair, no longer does my dad have that athletic build, and no longer do my parents have the sweaters they are wearing in the... (more »)
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Features of a Hero
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What are the features that our Hero should Posses? Hero is an ideal sculptor, who inspires others and act as a beacon light to guide the people along the right path in life. I feel that our country does not need a hero but ‘Heroes’ to lead... (more »)
Subsection: Heroes Articles  
The Dream
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The final story in O'Brien book “The Things They Carried”, it reminds me of what i would've done in a situation, or how i would act for a first date to this date. Only once have i brought my dad back in a dream, I don’t really remember the... (more »)
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Secondhand Insecurity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Don’t drink that Coke, sweetie; all those chemicals are bad for you.” “Smoking is so toxic, man. Not even once.” “Just say no to nasty preservatives and buy something natural.” Every day we are bombarded by health advice.... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
Good Hurt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Good Hurt is waking up in the morning Muscles stiff, unable to move Shuffling to the mess hall And starting your day with bacon and eggs It’s getting out early Dew adorning your sloppy-tied cleats It’s feeling life’s slow return to... (more »)
Subsection: Sports Articles  
The Girl Wearing Blue This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Number seven,” says the woman at the check-in table, tossing me a black tryout shirt. “You got the lucky one.” The player in line behind me actually lets out a faint sigh of disappointment as I unfold the jersey, revealing the bold... (more »)
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Back Doors This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In the summer of my fifteenth year, my parents took me to the circus. The air smelled of the sweet combination of caramel popcorn and summer breeze. The audience was just arriving, anxious for the show to start. Kids ran around like tiny live... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
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