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The Skirt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I will be the first to say that I am not materialistic. My friends label me as a goody-goody; my parents say I am conservative and modest when it comes to clothes. I don’t wear bikinis, and none of my skirts or shorts end above my knees. That is... (more »)
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The Pact 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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We sat around a wobbly, cast-iron table outside Starbucks around 9:30 one night the summer that I was 14. Emma, Karen, Cathy, and I had just been to a movie we had since decided was a waste of $4.50 and two hours of our lives. Cathy was... (more »)
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Home Alone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sky was pitch black, the house was creaking, and I still had four hours until my parents got home. Locked in my parents’ room, I turned on the TV full blast so I wouldn’t hear the creaking house. I barely heard the phone ring. I picked... (more »)
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A Tough Lesson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was the end of my junior year, the weekend before prom. I was riding around that night with some friends, and a bottle got passed around the car. Everyone was taking swigs. Then the bottle got to me. With it in my hand I thought, What will I... (more »)
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The Holes in My Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As a child in Cambodia, life was difficult. It went from bad to worse when my mother got sick. As usual, my father left us and went someplace else. I hardly ever saw him. I loved my ­father and maybe I still do. He wasn’t a nice man, though. He... (more »)
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Learning to Be a Lady This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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      The first time I dressed up as a woman was Halloween. Innocent enough, I suppose - costumes and whatnot. Some people dressed as ogres, the traditional witch, and, as always, multiple poorly imitated Frankensteins. I... (more »)
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Roller Coaster Ride This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     We are lectured about peer pressure in mandatory health education class. We are told never to give in to it. “Just because everyone else is doing something does not make it a good idea,” they say. Yes, I... (more »)
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Falling Through the Language Barrier This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Everything is more exciting when you’re going fast. My foot hit against the freshly paved sidewalk and gave my scooter another push. Even though I was being passed by trams, cars and bikes, I still felt like I was on top of the world.... (more »)
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Animal Rights
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Utilize the privilege of a voice. Each day, humans confront global issues that affect their society, or communities of significance. We, as people, have the coveted allowance to fundamental rights, to communicate our thoughts, and to present... (more »)
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I'm Not a Foul Ball in the Game of Life
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Through winding and sunny country roads of a town too small to be heard of lies the Sea of Woods, better known as Camp Waldemar. For the past seven summers, I have spent every June in this heavenly place. Nestled on the banks of the cool... (more »)
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Home
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In this huge universe with over 100 billion galaxies, I live in a galaxy with over 200 billion stars. And in this galaxy containing over 100 billion planets, I live on the 3rd planet from a star that produces enough light to sustain life. Not... (more »)
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Like Mother Like...Nope
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Most people know the quote, “like mother like daughter,” but in this case that quote is irrelevant. In the beginning of my life I lived with my mother while my dad was serving four years in prison. Most people think of unconditional... (more »)
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Broken Up
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Everyone knows how it is to play games with an ex. Maybe lead them on, or make them think y'all can fix things. Then there's the exes who continue to try and be your friend and act like you all never dated. There’s also the ones... (more »)
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Shame for My Dialect
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I was born and always lived in Shenzhen. Shenzhen is a young but prosperous city in a stage of rapid development. It is young because it has few native citizens, and most of present citizens came from across the country 35 years ago, when... (more »)
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HFI Dialects
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When a group of curious people gather, ideas and creation burst. My community, which contains 8 young, innovative, and diverse high school students, created our own language in Grade 10 and developed it into one of the symbols of our... (more »)
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Silent Cry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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      Touching or kissing you against your will, covering up your screams, and forcing you to perform sexual acts are all precursors to rape. Rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a person without his or her... (more »)
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