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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 »)
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  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 »)
A Story of Divorce
By , Park Ridge, IL
  A Story of Divorce Annela Sahli is my grandmother on my mom’s side. About 25 years ago, she went through a particularly nasty divorce, as her husband cheated on her. She grew up in a small town, lived with other people... (more »)
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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 of four kids and had... (more »)
Life May Not Always Be Perfect, But It’s...
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Jason Balthazar, Youth Pastor from the church I attend, Liberty Christian Center, is 38 years old and was born on March 8, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve known Jason for about 2 years now and over those years, my relationship with both... (more »)
Queen Pins
Queen Pins   When children return to school in September, moms who are not employed outside the home realize something they had forgotten still exists: free time.  Not knowing how to deal with this strange concept, stay-at-home moms... (more »)
In the Shoes of African Americans
 In The Shoes of African Americans I interviewed my grandfather, Bernard. My grandfather is 82 years old. He was born on January 10, 1932. He had a tough life as a young child: his father left to fight in the war, leaving his mom alone with... (more »)
Polar Plunge
Ready, set, jump! There was a snow covered trail leading me to my destination, Cedar Lake. Bare trees were stationed on either side of the short path, drawing me in further until a large expanse of ice came into view. Groups of people were... (more »)
Where's the Depression?
By , Park Ridge, IL
Where’s the Depression? I interviewed my grandpa, John Jaros, about growing up in the Depression. He grew up in a poor town in southern Illinois. Everybody called him Dunca. Born May 1, 1923. I’m 91 years old and still a little bold... (more »)
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