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How Does Travel Really Broaden “the mind”?
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How does travel really broaden “the mind”? — a study on the culture of nomadism “Home is here and now.” – Buddhism We are united across generations by values, propensities and desires to connect with the land that nurtured us.... (more »)
Remix
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After getting lost on our way to the camp, we finally arrived to sunny Salt Lake City where I was going to stay for a week in the singing camp called “Remix Vocal Academy” at Brigham Young University. I was kind of embarrassed when... (more »)
Minorities in Film and Television This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Since its inception, the entertainment industry has been a powerful force in American society and culture.  The entertainment industry consists of multiple facets, including film, television, and music.  Each facet is its own... (more »)
To Iceland and Back This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I awake sunk into a soft brown couch, its cushions casting a spell over my body that keeps me from moving. Looking around, I slowly remember where I am. A little apartment. Iceland. Right. The most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.... (more »)
The Best Week of My Life
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I long to be back among the blue lagoons, endless skies, vast valleys, and beautiful smiles of the people of Nicaragua. One year ago, I was sitting in class lazily listening to the announcements drone on and on, personally not caring about what... (more »)
Vessels of Love
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1279 miles away there is a tiny island full of many children that just want to be loved. On the morning of March 4, our team of 14 high schoolers and 4 adults embarked on a journey to serve the Bahamian and Haitian people of Abaco. After 3... (more »)
Abaco Islands, Bahamas
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Often times when people think of the Bahamas, they conjure up pictures of beautiful beaches in a tropical paradise. What many people don’t realize is that when you pull back the tourism-saturated curtain, there is much more to find other... (more »)
Nicaragua
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Long before going on this trip, I realized that needed to prepare more for it than the year before. Yes, I needed to pack better and get to know the people on my trip, but I focused most on preparing spiritually. For months before the trip, I... (more »)
Arise Africa
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 “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14. After thirteen high school students and staff returned home... (more »)
A Whimsical Reality
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 Bleary images focus into sight, transforming whimsical shapes into reality. The descent of the airplane corresponded with the ascent into our euphoric paradise- Abaco, Bahamas. Eighteen missionaries, under one God, embarked upon a journey into... (more »)
Where Heaven Touches Earth
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We were sitting at the boarding gate. Gate A45 to be exact. Our flight was boarding any moment now and I could not contain my excitement any further. I had anticipated this moment for nearly a year and my excitement was pushing the limits of... (more »)
Astrology
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Whether or not this science is a true one, it cannot be denied that astrology is very historically significant. It has helped to develop astronomy and math when people were observing the planets and calculating their movements. For example,... (more »)
The Origins of Theater
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I believe that theater doesn’t just happen where there is makeup and costumes and a stage, theater is all around. The way that I define theater is A performs B for C. By this definition speeches, sports games, street performers,... (more »)
10 Life Benefits All Introverts Have Experienced
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If you enjoy the comfort of your own thoughts, the invigoration brought on by a good book, and the development of worldly knowledge, I probably don’t have to inform you that you’re an introvert. What many of such philosophical and bookworm... (more »)
Pesach This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We recline at a long, white-clothed table burdened with food. At either end are two serving platters of sacrificial bone, rebirth, bitterness, mortar, work, and enslavement. Adjacent to the platters kneel bowls of tears and a ghost’s goblet,... (more »)
Culture Shock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I announced that I was moving to Ireland for my dad’s job, many joked: “Have fun chasing rainbows and leprechauns!” To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect of my new life. The stereotypical image of Ireland is... (more »)
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