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When I began seventh grade the fall of 2013, I was happily oblivious to the outside world. I technically knew that there were many other people who had lives around me in my city, but I was quite content to stay in my international school... (more »)
Sad End of Glorious Days
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– While you take your first steps on sun-baked black mud towards salt-covered rocks on the ground, it greets you with a pitiful silence of rusted ships. All you see is salt crystals on the arid shores while only thing running through your... (more »)
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When I heard I was going to Cancún this summer I was so excited because I had never been to Mexico before. Despite my heritage being half Mexican , growing up my mother never really encouraged me to be culturally aware of this whole other side... (more »)
How Chinese Tea Changed My Life
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A while back, a close friend of mine from China decided to visit my home town all the way from Chongqing - a Chinese city known for its rivers and vast shopping centers. Knowing that I'd be home for the weekend, she knocks on my door - face... (more »)
Looking Past LA Stereotypes
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Growing up in Los Angeles, I didn’t have a very accurate perspective on the city’s culture, but after many trips that took me out of the state I now realize that LA has an unusually large variety of cultures and unique areas. Olvera Street,... (more »)
Parakalo, Parakalo
By , Oakley, CA
He stood on a wooden crate. I saw people passing by give him mutters of sympathy, small snippets of words cut from a sharp tongue interrupting an ignorant conversation. From 20 feet away, I can still make out the caked, cracking paint covering... (more »)
Belize Navidad This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Let’s go somewhere.” Three simple words that undeniably arouse any adventurer. It was these words that ignited every physical sense. It was these words that elicited a smirk with the response, “What about Belize?”... (more »)
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Christmas in the Amazon This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The waiting is endless, and even more excruciating because I can’t picture what’s in store. I squirm in the slippery beige chair, amidst an ocean of beige seats on a spotty beige carpet surrounded by beige walls and one impossibly... (more »)
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Live Through Knowledge
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There are so many things that are wanted by people today, such as the newest phone or a car, but is it all worth it? None of these items will last forever, and when it comes down to it the thing that’s worth the most is knowledge.... (more »)
The Soldiers Who Never Came Home
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Soldiers go to fight our wars. Many die, but we don't remember them. Unless they did something stupidly brave. Even then, their names escape us. Those men on D-Day who held the flag only one of them lived. Only one soldier came home after... (more »)
Books Are Carriers of Civilization
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Books are true carriers of civilization. Without them who knows, where the world would be today. We need writing, we need to read we need to carry literature, because without it..the world would be at a standstill. How would children... (more »)
Immigration in the United States
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People from other countries should have the right to live in this country. It offers freedom and opportunity for success. Printed on a plaque on the Statue of Liberty, are the following words, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled... (more »)
How Traveling Opens My Eyes
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It was a smoggy and humid summer day, nothing less than you’d expect from Beijing. Walking down the street market packed tighter than sardines, I couldn't help but admire the hustle and bustle of it all.  Watching people walking by; grinning... (more »)
Different Types of Chocolate
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It's that time of year again. Halloween. A time where trick-or-treaters ring doorbells and swarms of superheroes, princesses, foods and figures flood the streets. However, we’re missing something big.... the unforgettable candy. And of course,... (more »)
The Common Culture
By , Minster, OH
I live in a single-minded town full of cookie cutter people. We are all formed from the same mold. We have the same ideas, the same attitudes, and the same morals. Needless to say, I am in lack of many cultural experiences. I live in a secluded... (more »)
Big Waves, Interesting Times, and a Fun Trip
By , Pittsburgh, PA
When I arrived in the Dominican Republic, my family entered into a very small airport surrounded by grassy land, palm trees, and herds of animals. As we walked off of the plane and into the airport I had a feeling that it was going to be an... (more »)
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