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Sound of a Horn
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 The sound of horn is a sound that brings back memories and creates new ones for me. It reminds me of family, nature, and gives me hope.  This horn is different than all others, though.  I could tell it apart from a thousand... (more »)
My Favorite Place on Earth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I lived in Florida for 12 years. The town had one paved road running through its middle, dirt roads branching off like a spiderweb. Everything was within walking distance. My mom, her boyfriend, my baby sister, and I were surrounded by family.... (more »)
The Market This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sun beating down on the car is almost as harsh as the city itself. You pull your hair up up up, but of course, you cannot tie it. You always forget the freaking hair ties at your freaking house. “Now, Shagun, be reasonable. You... (more »)
Women of Ivory Coast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My dad comes out of his room to find my brother, Adam, and me watching TV. He looks at both of us and then says, “Fatim, take out the garbage.” Without any argument I grab the bag and walk down the stairs, but I quietly fill with... (more »)
Eid Mubarak
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Holidays are very memorable days for everyone. There is always something special about that holiday. My favorite holiday is Eid. Eid is a holiday that brings happiness into Muslim families. Getting together with our loved ones, eating... (more »)
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Street Art This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Street art, often considered to be graffiti (and thus condemned), became a major part of modern art in the early 21st century and has been largely popular ever since.   Banksy, a pseudonymous British street artist, is one of this... (more »)
Leaving It All Behind
Space travel has been portrayed countless times in our world throughout the media. We have had television programs (Firefly, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, etc). We have had movies (2001: A Space Odyssey, Guardians of the Galaxy,... (more »)
Texas is... HUGE
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HUGE! This was the first thought I had when my airplane landed in Texas, where I would be a foreign exchange student for a year from Rome, Italy. Here in Texas everything is huge: streets,buildings, fields, hamburgers, facial hair, cars, oh no... (more »)
Adventures in Jamaica This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
I stepped onto that rusted dock with the crystal blue water flowing beneath me. I breathed in the air of the Caribbean Sea and the jungle full of creatures and greenery that waited for me.  Looking down at the clear blue water, I could see... (more »)
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When I was in first grade, my family drove down to Texas. We went through a lot of different states to get there and saw lots of famous landmarks. While we were there, we swam in the ocean and saw the sunset on the beach. At the time i was... (more »)
Bad Influences
By , Monterrey, Mexico, Mexico
It was 6 am in the morning I believe,  the air was cool and the sun was beginning to light the city. I was getting ready to travel alone for the very first time. I had 11 years old and scared to death to leave my family for 2 weeks. My... (more »)
Is it Safe for Americans to go the Kazakhstan? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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So here I am, at a perpetual standstill with the blank page that is my first potential article on Kazakhstan. I've been tossing these ideas around in my head since last night. What to write? What to write? At first, I wanted to start with... (more »)
Overcoming Conflicts
It was my family and I second time going on a cruise, the first cruise that we attended was the Oasis of the Seas. But this cruise was different from the first one. It was called Celebrity Solstice, not the same company of the seas. The... (more »)
The Jhalmuri Experience: Food Review
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The first to greet you is the flamboyant aroma- the type that instantly appeals to both the mind and the salivary glands. You follow it. You find it. And now you see nothing but it- a brightly colored stall reminding you of  vibrant childhood... (more »)
Trip to Tokyo, Japan
One summer I went to Tokyo, Japan. It was only me who went up, no one from my family came with me. It was for a soccer tournament our team entered. We were the only team from Hawai‘i, all the other teams were from the outer states. Although... (more »)
Trajan's Column
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Purpose: Under the column, there is a chamber that served as Emperor Trajan’s tomb. The column represented the emperor’s two military campaigns from beginning to the end. A bronze statue on top represented the emperor, and when the... (more »)
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