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First Job
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It was all fun and exciting until I really stayed for months. Yes! I finally got a uniform rushing to put it on, taking pictures posting them on facebook, snap chat, and instagram. I just couldn’t wait too start.   My first... (more »)
Immigration To The United States To Struggling... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I want everybody to know about this young man,Cung Hmung, whom I have the same class with in high school and with whom I share the same country of origin. I know him well through our ESL class together and was amazed at how hard a worker he... (more »)
The Issue
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Celebrities have too much power these days. I did a survey and found people knew who Jennifer Lawence is, but not Mother Teresa. This is upsetting. People like Gandhi and Mother Teresa have done great things for this world, while celebrities... (more »)
The Locket
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There is a common saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” My great-grandma Francis’s old rusty necklace is a perfect example. As I clasp together the frail and brittle chain around my neck, I remind myself of so many... (more »)
Author Michele Cook This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Michele Cook is the co-author of the critically acclaimed The Singular Menace trilogy. After working as a journalist and a screenwriter, Cook decided to try her hand at writing fiction. She teamed up with husband and Pulitzer Prize winner John... (more »)
Big Lungs
In this transcribed interview with my father, Roger Swanson, a hospital architect, he recalls the event in his life that has affected him most. There was a time when his sister's daughter had been gravely ill, and needed a lung... (more »)
Convo. With One Direction's Manager!!
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I had an amazing conversation with One Direction's manager, Paul Higgins!! Asia Wason 9:11 PM Hello Paul Paul Higgins 9:11 PM Hello Asia   Asia Wason 9:12 PM How are you? I have always wanted to meet 1D's manager. Paul... (more »)
Devon Cahill of Letter to Memphis on Music Style
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With an eccentric mixture of folk, blues, and indie rock, it is no surprise that vocalist Devon Cahill refers to her band’s music style as “Indie folk with soul.” Starting as part of a duo covering songs in a living room to becoming a... (more »)
A Way With Words This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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He sits at one of the wooden tables in the school library, surrounded by novels on low shelves and colorful art that hangs from the ceiling. He’s focused on a large red book in front of him: Merriam Webster’s New World Dictionary.... (more »)
The Rising Voices of Philadelphia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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Kamaya swung our joined hands back and forth as we walked through the cluttered streets of Eighth and Butler in Philadelphia. The August heat rolled off the concrete, and the unrelenting humidity clung to our bodies. It was a Tuesday –... (more »)
An Honored Soldier
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An Honored Soldier I interviewed my grandpa, Daniel Novak about his experience in World War ll. He was born on July 19th, 1924 and was 18 years old  when he went into the war.  He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.... (more »)
Gone but not Forgotten
Gone but not forgotten I interviewed my mom, Cristie Wolters age 49. My mom was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and then got adopted by my grandma and grandpa, Jean Wallace and Dale Wallace. She then lived in Ann Arbor Michigan where she... (more »)
The Tragedy of a Nine Year Old
The Tragedy of a Nine Year Old Introduction: It was January 26th, 1975 on a Monday, when the fateful event happened. My mother’s father was sitting in the kitchen and drinking a cup of coffee, when all of a sudden he collapsed to the floor.... (more »)
All the good that comes from the bad
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I Interviewed my grandmother Gloria Limbers. She is 77 years old and she will be 78 on the 11th of November. She currently lives in Edison Park and grew up around the same area. I interviewed her about her life as a single mother and the... (more »)
  I had the chance to interview my grandmother, Katina Chiampas, about one of the many struggles during her childhood.  She was born in 1936 in a small town called Gargaliani Messinia, Greece.  She was the oldest child out... (more »)
Papa's Interview
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Tim Foley - Immigration Hello, my name is Kathleen H and my oral history is about immigration. I arranged to interview my grandfather, Tim Michael Foley, immigrated from Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland to Chicago in the United States. He... (more »)
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