Most Recent Personal Experience Articles

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3rd Quarter Haunts + Burning This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Too many ideas to write down. Do I pursue one and then another? Change some song lyrics, or write about my school struggles? What about deeper ‘life’ struggles? Or do I make up a story, one like the books I love to read, fantasy, or... (more »)
My English Teacher Asked us to Describe a... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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This is what I remember of her: long, naturally highlighted blonde hair either pulled back in a ponytail with a braid or down framing her pale face in slight waves. Brown frames on her square-shaped glasses, slightly creased Irish light... (more »)
Don't trust the vending machines
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If you have recently used the vending machines at Parkview middle, you may have lost money to one. On monday, September 4th, 2017, a student at Parkview attempted to purchase an Orange Fanta from a vending machine near the gymnasium,... (more »)
Fiction Books Banned From School
By , Mukwonago, WI
On 9/11/17 the Mukwonago School Board decided to remove fiction novels from the Mukwonago School District. The reasoning was because studies showed students read little nonfiction. These changes may seem outrageous, but the renowned scholar... (more »)
A Summer Job This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Ann Arbor, MI
It was the driest of summers. Children dreamed of pitchers of iced tea, sticky cherry popsicles, and the mischievous bubbles of carbonated sugar. While the heat did its best to smother the swelling laughter and scabbed knees, summer was still... (more »)
Orwell Was onto Something This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Thanks for your help.” Gary yawned as he handed me $370. I nodded, took my pay, and walked to my vehicle. The sun, also eager to depart, painted the sky orange and pomegranate upon its exit. For a moment, I wondered if Auschwitz... (more »)
Diary of a Shopgirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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For many teenagers, including myself, a job is a way to earn a little extra money. Most of us don’t have bills to pay or a family to support, so we can spend the money from a job on whatever we decide. As soon as I turned 16, I started... (more »)
Small Change This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As a child, I was amazed by my parents’ store, especially the cash register. I loved pressing its gray-green buttons and hearing the clicks and beeps of business being transacted. Whenever I held change in my pre-pubescent hands, I felt... (more »)
World War |||?
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Ever since Donald Trump became President, Kim Jong Un has been making nuclear missile threats, and testing their new thermonuclear bomb. This bomb, is 10 times greater in blast radius, radiation, and explosion from the bombs they dropped on... (more »)
School Board Takes Away Middle School Fiction...
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At 8:20am monday morning the Mukwonago school board takes away students fiction books because they believe that students won’t be able to handle real life issues because they were reading about things that would never happen. It started... (more »)
Middle School Bans Fiction Books
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Middle School classes are not allowed to read fiction books in Language Arts classes and have to read only Non-Fiction books. The school board decided on this in a meeting. The books will be taken away from libraries and classroom libraries all... (more »)
My Neighborhood
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A neighborhood is not an ordinary place. It’s a small corner compared to the vastness of the world we live on. It’s the community where all childhood memories are made and where life begins. My neighborhood is very special to me and... (more »)
The Hardest Goodbye
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 I never thought this day would ever come. The day a piece of my heart was gone. That day, when I had to say goodbye to her, I finally felt the meaning of a “broken heart”. My heart wasn’t broken because of a boy, but... (more »)
Devastating Loss
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My grandpa was rushed to the hospital on a rainy Saturday night . When I heard him not breathing in the bed next to mine , my heart dropped . I felt like I was just hit by an 18 wheeler truck . As we got to the hospital , all I wanted know was... (more »)
Never Sent
By , Excelsior, MN
i want to say that i'm sorry about how things ended up between us. we used to be best friends, and looking back, had someone told me that by sophomore year we wouldn't have any part in one another's lives, i would've thought... (more »)
Thousands of Water Bottles Being Saved
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Thousands of water bottles saved by students. Students are refilling water bottles instead of throwing them away and getting a new one. Filling stations have saved over 350,000 plastic water bottles. They are doing this so that the word is a... (more »)
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