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My Hero
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Society has always had heroes. Some are larger than life and wear wild outfits. Mine, however, is usually in a button up, blue jeans, and work boots. My hero is my grandfather. He is my best friend, my mentor, and plays a major role in all of... (more »)
It Started as a Seed
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"Click, clack, click-clack, cli-" Debra sighed, staring at the bulky, black machine causing her frustration. The page was almost fully typed out in braille-- evident by the tiny bumps spread over it like snakeskin-- but, alas, she had... (more »)
My Role Model
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My role model is none other than my mom. I'm not just saying that she is my role model as a cliche because my reasoning is much deeper. My mom took my under her wing when i was about 3 months old. If it wasn't for my mom wouldn't be the person I... (more »)
Tribute to a Legend
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Adrenaline pumps through Lane’s veins as he ties his hand to the bull.  A prayer escapes his lips, as he nods his head.  Life itself flashes before his eyes, and he wonders if he will see the faces of his loved ones again.  As the gate... (more »)
Kimya Dawson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I first heard Kimya Dawson’s music on the “Juno” soundtrack. I hadn’t seen the movie – I was young, and my mother didn’t think it was appropriate – but we had the soundtrack on orange vinyl. The first... (more »)
Steve Shope This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Do you want to know why people are afraid of roller coasters? Well, it’s the same reason why people are afraid to fall in love, and why some fear living their life. It’s because once you’re on, you can’t just get off. It... (more »)
Dear Veteran,
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Dear Veteran, You probably don’t know me, so I would like to introduce myself. My name is Annalise S., I am 17 years old and I live in Hartland, Wisconsin. I am writing to you today to express my gratitude. When I was growing up, I... (more »)
Four Brave Men
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They are the ones who protect me. I am the one who is grateful for them. Four brave men with with camouflage coats and giving personalities. Four who walk the mountains where they are not welcome. Four determined Navy Seals in the crossfire of... (more »)
Who Is Your Hero?
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“Who is your hero?” They would say, patiently waiting while the two year old me contemplated the whole meaning of the word hero. Did they mean what man or  thing had swooped down from the sky with a cape and rescued me as soon... (more »)
Role Models
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Role models and behavioral characteristics were a huge part of my life as I grew up. When you think about your life who do you want to be like? The answer is probably your friends or super heroes or any other random answer. But when you think... (more »)
A Mother’s Path
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Working hard day through night making her way home at midnight Might not have stacks of money but can provide food for her family Her sons wake up at dawn At the first glimmer of light and the aroma of her cooking The food... (more »)
Historical Figure
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I was a student at St. Joan of Arc for 6 years, each day we’d say the Our Father and then have religion class for an hour. We’d read a passage from the bible then learn about a new saint or go over commandments. From all the... (more »)
The Historical Figure I Would Like to Meet
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Whenever I look into the night sky, I ponder the possibilities that await out there in the cosmos. I dream of visiting a place with absolutely no life, and a place unaffected by humanity’s footprint. However, my likelihood of experiencing... (more »)
Untitled
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What would you do if Kanye West walked past you when you were eating lunch with your family? I’m guessing you would get up and take a picture with him. Now, what would you do if Rosa Parks walked past you when you were eating lunch? Would... (more »)
Desmond T. Doss
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Desmond T. Doss.... the bravest conscientious objector anyone has ever seen. He went into the "hellfire of battle without a single weapon" to defend himself. It took him awhile to be able to get there, he even was threatened to be... (more »)
Walt Disney
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“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” -Walt Disney. People don’t... (more »)
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