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Nation's Day
I was in fourth grade, practicing my spelling words when my teacher, Mr. Peterson stood up. He had an announcement. “Class, we are going to have a school wide celebration called Nation’s Week. One boy and one girl from every class will be... (more »)
The Grand Vacation
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A suburban and an escalade drove into the camp ground. Out of the suburban came eight people out of the escalade came five people. They were camping right next to each other. They had been friends for a long time and had been to Yellowstone... (more »)
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"Sing You Home" Literary Cannon
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Dear Literary Canon Board of Directors, I am writing this letter because i believe the book “Sing You Home” should become a part of the Literary Cannon. The first reason I believe “Sing You Home” should be... (more »)
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Beach 2014
By , Easley, SC
Well this summer a couple of my friends and me went on a beach trip and started using this saying. It was made by Isaac Bautistia, an Easley student, who has been one of the coolest, and dumbest guys I’ve ever known, but in the good way. He was... (more »)
The Sensational Costa Rica
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Costa Rica is known for its exotic surroundings, distinct culture and adventurous activities. When my plane landed in San Jose, Costa Rica that day, I knew that the trip was going to be a memorable experience. As I left the plane and walked... (more »)
The unimaginable trip
By , joinville, Brazil
Since I was a kid I heard about Switzerland through soap operas, newscasts and boxes of chocolates. The conversation is always the same: a beautiful country, where it snows and everything works. With so much beauty and perfection propagated,... (more »)
What’s That Smell? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Some social norms are for the good of the whole community (don't reheat smelly foods, like fish, in the public microwave; don't stand so close to someone that they can smell what you ate for lunch), while others are more culturally variable. And... (more »)
Bananas and Maple Syrup This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“What would you like?” Your server is French Canadian, of course, but she speaks excellent English. You order in French – pretty good French, if you say so yourself. Still, you point to the menu and gesticulate more than necessary. You... (more »)
My Mother’s Kitchen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My mother's kitchen is not mine. Her kitchen is an angry color, red, simmering like spaghetti sauce on the stove. Everything is carefully measured, precise. There are no shades of gray, only black and white the end result is perfection.... (more »)
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Connections Through Comida This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The first time I tasted sopes was at my uncle and aunt's house in California. I was five and had never visited my dad's family before. When we arrived, my grandmother was in the kitchen mixing maize and water. She kneaded it into a firm dough,... (more »)
Tea and a Slice of Home This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My white Superga sneakers are scuffed gray at the edges as a result of time and lots of adventures. They have wandered through the boiling tarmac of Kampong Glam, the hip Muslim enclave of Singapore; meandered around windswept bales of... (more »)
Summer in the Pyrenees of France
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Over this past summer, I was photographer at a bilingual French summer camp in a small rural village called Paziols. Paziols is located in the Pyrenees of France and has a population of 519 habitants. Throughout this journey, I captured the... (more »)
A night airborne above the Bay Area, California
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The valley was rimmed by jagged black mountains that were rough against the velvet-smooth navy-blue sky. To the west, the mountains shrunk until they were nothing more than steep sea bluffs, dropping hundreds of feet into the ebony ocean. The... (more »)
The first time i went on a plane
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Before we took flight, I went outside to take my last breathe of cold windy air November in Indianapolis I told myself that “everything is going to be alright “. I went on board and sat down at seat 4b with my annoying sister. I was so... (more »)
Airport time
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 Sitting at the airport with my vanilla bean Frappuccino from Starbucks, I start to get all hype about my trip to Puerto Rico. Looking out the windows seeing all the planes makes my heart thump in excitement like a happy child who gets to go... (more »)
Traveling is Essential to LIfe
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The trip that I will never forget is when I went to Italy. I remember walking around Rome and thinking how beautiful the city is. It was something so different that you don’t see in the United States. It had so many old ruins and that’s what... (more »)
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