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Letter to the White House: Is Good Healthcare...
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Dear President Trump:   My name is Jacob E., and I am a high school senior from Sacramento, CA. I am writing to you to express a troubling concern I have with your choice for Head of Department of Health and Human Services, Tom... (more »)
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Declaration
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When, in the course of human events, it becomes natural to conjure monstrous consumptions of others while knowing we all carry the abominations deep within, it is the realization of the fires burning the blackest ashes that fill the most... (more »)
Soring Needs To Go
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What is soring? Soring is when people put chains and chemicals on a horse’s front legs and hooves intentionally inflicting pain. This forces the horse to do an exaggerated, fake version of a gait. The Humane Society wrote... (more »)
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When I Came to America, My Beliefs Changed
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I was living a happy life with my family (Mom, Dad) even though  sometimes they were arguing but that doesn’t take away our smile. I had many expriences in my life that changed everything. My life is not the same anymore when I found... (more »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
The Humanities Make Us Human This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The humanities are what make us human. Though this may seem obvious, the word humanities has two meanings. First, it is defined as a collection of all human beings, or as human nature. Second, it is the study of the classics. It makes sense... (more »)
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Where's the Empathy? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Hipsterism is, in one light, a subset of popular culture defined by Polaroid cameras, cold brew coffee from local cafés, skinny jeans, and beards. In another light, though, hipsterism is a dangerous influence on young adults in their... (more »)
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Don't (Get) Rape(d) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Yes, I do the cooking. Yes, I do the cleaning. Yes, you be the boss, and yes, I be respecting.” Tell me, whom did you envision as you read those lyrics? A man? A woman? These lyrics are uttered by female rapper Nicki Minaj... (more »)
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Rape Is Not the Victim's Fault
Not much can be expected of a society which believes that rape is the victim’s fault. The words ‘w****’ or ‘s***’ are used loosely in today’s day. ‘Her skirt is so short, what a s***!’ or... (more »)
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Why Is It the Best Time of the Year?
By , Austin, TX
Halloween is candy and costumes. Thanksgiving is turkey and football. Christmas is stockings and mistletoe. Even Valentine's Day is hearts and chocolate, and there are so many more. I associate these things with the time of year, but this... (more »)
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Root of My Distrust
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Distrust is the belief and expectation that someone else's motives are sinister and a threat to our own.  My tendency to distrust most people is driven by the self-centered belief that almost every person is out to get me, which... (more »)
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Looking Back This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Austin, TX
My Grandmother recently dropped off an old photo album at my house. It features pictures of my mom and her siblings during the peak of the 80’s, their college years. My aunt had curly bangs, electric-pink blush, and shoulder pads. My mom... (more »)
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Gun Control
By , valley cottage , NY
In the novella Anthem, Ayn Rand expresses her strong views on the rights of the individual over the group. One of the things she would have a strong opinion on would be gun control.  Although she would side with the individual right to... (more »)
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No Pain, No Game
By , Cupertino, CA
 “Water break!” Sung yelled. He was an instructor. Tall, slender and very flexible just like every other experienced instructor. He was good at his job so that made him a good leader being strict and everything, but after... (more »)
Subsection: Sports / Hobbies Articles  
Soccer
By , pontiac, MI
What is your favorite sport? Well, my favorite sport is called soccer. Soccer is really fun and you only can use your feet to kick the ball. Soccer is played in over 200 countries. Approximately 250 million people play soccer a year. I would... (more »)
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Still Have Feelings but Remaining Only Friends
By , Zuni, NM
Maybe you've had a best friend that you dated and suddenly things go wrong where nothing was any of your faults. Its been weeks since you guys broke up and suddenly he texts you.. you stare at that text and break a little but are still... (more »)
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Just a Thought
I may be American, but I care for more than just the American people. I don't want people to die, period. Why am I expected to limit my view to my country? I am part of the human race, I care for more than just the safety of those... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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