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Grenada State of Mind This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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"Sir, are you in zone two?" My dad, simultaneously trying to coordinate our car rental and help my sister find her Mad Libs book, turned around to face the man who spoke. "Sorry, what?" "Is your family zone two?... (more »)
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Adrenalin was flowing ,and sweat was pouring, my heart was pounding the second we past the famous Disney Castle in Anaheim California. Just behind it was a walkway right up to lake shimmering in the sunlight. In the lake I could see a... (more »)
Simple Pleasures.
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Some things in life give small and simple pleasures. To some, it might be reading a nice book, while sitting on a hammock on a sunny day. It might be a trip to your favorite store. For myself, it is playing my ukulele outside on my dock or... (more »)
Evanston IL Restaurant Review: Table to Stix Ramen
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The dimly-lit interior of the small storefront on Davis street evokes the air of a sophisticated venue. The smell of ramen fills the air as I sit down at one of the high table tops in front of the open kitchen. The menu is unique, consisting of... (more »)
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There's something in it, something enchanted, something very queer. I don't happen to feel my senses. I don't happen to feel what surrounds me. I drive into an another dimension. I weep, I laugh, I get nostalgic, I get relieved. There's... (more »)
Dizzy Drake
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Drake's songs inspire me because what he says in his lyrics are deep. One song called “ Look What You've Done” he dedicated to his mom and his grandmother.  At the end of the song, they play a voicemail that... (more »)
African Culture
By , indianapoils, IN
Hakuna mathata is an African saying that means no worries(“Hakuna Mathata”). Africans believe  no matter what happens, life will get better. African culture is interesting by telling how their community works, tourist, and how... (more »)
8,512 Miles
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There’s nothing more exciting than going on a trip as a young one. Although this wasn’t my first rodeo, sleep was not an option the night before. I packed weeks ago waiting for this day to come. Today was the day that I would be... (more »)
Empowering New Musical War Paint is Now Heading...
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I had the privilege of attending a performance of the new musical “War Paint” in the historical Goodman Theater. This musical, which Broadway actresses Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star in, was masterfully created. Based off of the... (more »)
The Dangerous and the Beautiful This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When my aunt visited us in Guangzhou during summer holiday a few years ago, it was the most vigorous season of durian. When we walked on the streets, the scent of durians embraced us enthusiastically. Like a witch who tempted her victims to... (more »)
The AmityVille
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The AmityVille was a very mysterious case. How it started was on November 13, 1974, In Amityville, New York Ronald Defeo burst into Harry’s Bar screaming his parents had been shot. However the unusual thing was that the bodies of 6... (more »)
Italy vs USA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In the weeks I’ve been back from Rome and Umbria, in central Italy, I’ve limited my pasta to just pad thai, and I haven’t eaten a single piece of pizza. There is a method to this madness, and it’s not a health kick;... (more »)
My Story This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It is 2008. A young girl with a perfectly pink outfit and a Dora haircut steps off of the plane. Whining about the heat, she yanks on her father’s sleeve as they enter the Arrivals Hall at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Minutes... (more »)
My Great Alaskan Odyssey
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“No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.” These powerful words were written by and about Chris McCandless, a young American traveler who escaped his family, friends, and... (more »)
The Science Behind the Enthralling Northern Lights
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Absolutely beautiful photographs of the northern lights hanging over mountains and rivers have spread across the Internet, fascinating and dumbfounding their viewers. In art and literature as well, the northern lights have always been depicted... (more »)
Parisian Exploits
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June 9, 2016 Paris Day 1 It looked like something out of a fairytale. The hotel room had a slanted ceiling, giving it an attic-like feel. There were two small balconies and when I stepped out on the first one I gasped. There was... (more »)
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