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The unimaginable trip
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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 »)
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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 »)
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Not Soon Forgotten This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
The events of September 11 made many look at freedom differently, since these attacks indirectly assaulted our freedom. But what about World War II? It was only 60 years ago. Wasn't our freedom assaulted then? Many hundreds of thousands of... (more »)
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Just One Photo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
As I walked into the children's section of the Holocaust History Museum, I stopped dead in my tracks. I wasn't sure what I had been expecting … but certainly not this. It was dark with little flickering lights everywhere. Millions of... (more »)
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The Trip Of A Lifetime
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This summer I went on the vacation of a lifetime. My family and I spent the first three weeks of the summer in Europe. We were there to visit family on my dad’s side, but got the chance to do a lot of sightseeing while we were there. The ten... (more »)
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The Night of Broken Glass This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
In the autumn of 1938, German soldiers under the Nazi regime unleashed hell upon Jewish citizens. At first, soldiers dressed in the browns and blacks of horror destroyed Jewish businesses. But as the white sun rose to its zenith, indifferent to... (more »)
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The Little Paradise
Growing up, I've always dreamed of being able to have the luxury of traveling to places like Hawaii, California and the Caribbean just to relax on the beach or lazily float in the water under the hot sun. My great aunt and uncle were fortunate... (more »)
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Road Trips
When I was very little, my family and I began road trips to my grandmother's condo in Florida. We would drive past mountains, and hills. Barns with collapsed walls and old houses that have been through strong winds and have withstood severe... (more »)
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First Lesson at Ledo Rumai
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It was a cold and dreary Monday afternoon when the Papadopoulos’ car pulled up to the curb of Ledo Rumai. As I stepped out of the car with Mrs. Papadapoulu, Evi, and Catherine, the nervousness I had felt during the drive was replaced with a... (more »)
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Landing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
We always dreamed of flying – Being high above all that is human and tangible Being in a perilous balance between reality and what lies beyond – We’d watch the birds flutter and sway above our heads And land, our breath tight in our... (more »)
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Tourism in West Virginia
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Whitewater Rafting! Skiing down cold, steep slopes! Enjoying a peaceful horseback ride with your family. All of these sound like fun, right? Well, come to West Virginia and you will be able to do any or all of these and more! What is tourism,... (more »)
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Christmas In India This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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What is Christmas like in ­India? Many think India is an all-Hindu country, but it’s not. The country has 32,000 Christians – about two percent of its population. I remember Christmases when I lived there. We spent Christmas Eve preparing... (more »)
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Elbow Room This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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I simply refuse to settle for the middle seat; I must claim the aisle or a window. Choosing Seat B is like choosing a gruesome death. The horrors of jostling for elbow room can ­ruin otherwise pleasant flights. I often proceed down the narrow... (more »)
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Off to Paris This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Driving to the airport in early morning, I felt excited. Although I was heading abroad for my first time alone, I felt upbeat and alive. I was spending the summer in Paris. While looking for more interesting things to do besides sleeping and... (more »)
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Boot Camp Adventures This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
There is a flash. A tremendous boom. The strike could have hit the ground ten feet away. Around me, seven frantic girls search through soaked, scattered gear under and around a parachute shelter. The rain is pouring down; my change of clothes is... (more »)
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France's National Pride
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There are many things that spark French loyalty and patriotism. For example, the L' Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon Bonparte, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, and finally Louis Braille. If French national pride did not exist France would be a lot... (more »)
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