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5/16/17
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I don’t understand you, I don't get you, I can't fathom you. Your motives are foreign, your communications are vague, and your actions are misleading. Sometimes I think we're finally getting somewhere, but then I open my eyes... (more »)
Roots
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“Sunglasses, an abnormally large red axe, and a metal shovel.” These necessities helped me discover who I am. As my sophomore year wrapped up, my Grandpa approached me about a possible job that I could help him with. Honestly, I... (more »)
Sunday Worst
By , Park Ridge, IL
It was Sunday. People love Sundays. It’s a day most adults have off from work. Their kids are off of school. It’s considered a holy day. People go to church, wear their best clothes. It’s a day to relax and be worry-free.... (more »)
Stranger
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He who gave me life, the one who was supposed to love me forever, he who broke my heart before any guy could, lied to me. The “I love you”s that meant so much to me, meant so little to him. He tore the last few strands that held me together... (more »)
Tackling a Decision
By , Park Ridge, IL
Soccer to most people it's just a sport or a game which they play or watch, however for me soccer is a lifestyle. Ever since I was in preschool I have been playing soccer in park ridge and have been playing ever since. However soccer has... (more »)
Getting My License
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March 16, 2017 was the day I could finally get my license after waiting nine months for it. I was very excited and I was in such a rush to get it. I made sure I had all my forms ready, and I did my hair and my makeup. I was just ready to get... (more »)
Late Night Makeup Run
By , Park Ridge, IL
Being the youngest child in my family means that I am always treated like the baby, no matter my age. Because of this, I always find it hard to tell my mom, or anyone else in my family, things that make me sound grown up. Whenever I have... (more »)
Never Thought Anything of It
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Gymnastics has really taken a toll on my body over the years. I have gotten many injuries and I have a lot of long term injuries that will stay with me forever. I have a lot of joint problems and I’ve had back pain since I was about 10 or... (more »)
What a Headache
By , Park Ridge, IL
Freshman Year I never would have believed that my favorite place in the whole entire world would cause me the most discomfort and pain.  The place I felt most alive and free.  The place I would go to when I was having a bad day to... (more »)
Is Looking Cool Really That Cool?
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I don't know a single person that throughout their childhood listened to everything that their parents had to say about being safe. We all grew up hearing “don't do this, don't do that” and always getting yelled at for... (more »)
Gray Decision
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Put on my shoes and rewind four years ago. You are fourteen, and the law is forcing you to make a decision. A decision that will impact your educational career and the rest of your life. The decision determines whether you will be on the elite... (more »)
Guilt of Fun
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It was freshman year in high school, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I woke up that December morning, ate breakfast and went off to school. The day was just like any other winter day at school. Snow on the ground outside, and everyone... (more »)
Wild Flowers
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The sun set in the horizon and reflected from the wide window in my room. I refreshed my email for the 500th time in the day and felt my phone ring with the sound of a new email. “Yes!” The email was here. The anticipated email that would... (more »)
Realizations
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If at some point in your life you think you have learned the lesson that you don’t get everything you want try living in a family of 6.I have a mom a dad,three brothers, a dog,five cats, and chickens that I all love but sometimes having all of... (more »)
Afraid
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All I heard was laughter as the rope was shooting down and lowering me fast to the ground. What are they laughing at and could it be me I thought... Are you brave or afraid? That's the motto that kept running through my mind when... (more »)
Thank You Hockey
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Friends can be the best thing introduced into your life; but so can hockey.  As the greatest hockey player to ever exist, Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” This is a very motivational... (more »)
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