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Dealing With Death
By , Maputo, Mozambique
  The feeling of suffocation followed me everywhere – there was nowhere to run or hide from the dark thoughts once they decided to consume me. My heart was broken, not because of a love that wasn´t meant to be, but because the simple act of... (more »)
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Political Identifiers
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Just recently, the head of the Democratic National Convention was asked to identify the difference between a democrat and a socialist. The result was a terrible attempt at dodging the question, saying that we should focus on the difference... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
An Open Letter to the Unintentional Racists of...
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In a generation of people who are developing into a group of progressive and open minded individuals, the presence of racism among us may be something difficult to fathom. The vast majority of teenagers and young adults would never think of... (more »)
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Teens Will Understand
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First and foremost to our parents, we have a dream and if it is not nurtured then it will die. Our dreams are normally what keep us going every day. You may think that we're just lazy and ungrateful but in all honesty we're depressed... (more »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
When It Hurts, You Know It's Real
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Love is a wonderful thing in life, its what makes it worth living we must love one another. Love is something unique and unexplainable, but magical. Most people search for it some try to  even force, that’s the thing you cant force... (more »)
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Friendship Never Lasts
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No matter how close you and your friends may seem like, that doesn't necessarily conclude that you guys will always stay together. Don't depend on friends, they will always leave you in the end. Friends come and go, and that is the... (more »)
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Heaven: What is it like?
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This is something that a lot of people wonder about from time to time. Many people have different theories as to what it is like in heaven.   The Lord's Prayer says:  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
Theism and Society: Prejudices and Presuppositions
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We’re all teens here, which makes specifically clear a certain fact: We have all, at one point or another, been through a unit on evolution in our educational curriculum. These units treat evolution as fact, as if it is not simply a... (more »)
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Freedom of Ours
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It's the freedom of religion or the religious freedoms of our country that makes up our country, for we are the melting pot. And yet, there are some who choose not to accept this vast act that the government has given us and instead use their... (more »)
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A New Perception
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I observe youth being hesitant to lifelong commitment, love and marriage. One can blame the picture painted by our society which slashes down the wings of a free man. Laden with idealistic character and obligation to fit in society, men and... (more »)
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The Smoke Is Rising
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“Cigarettes are Killers that travel in packs” I think it is very important for us, humans, to stay up to trend.  To look ‘cool’, to show others that we are no longer primitive, to ‘show off’.... (more »)
Subsection: Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking Articles  
My True Crush
By , Rotterdam, Netherlands
I think about her every day. I feel like she’s a part of me, even though she really isn’t. I’ve loved her since I was a freshman in grade school, and so was she. We actually only started talking towards the end of the year, until someone... (more »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
Thoughts on Depression
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Depression is an abyss that almost everyone teeters on the brink of at some point in their lives. As we stand on the edge, there is one person, the person we love the most, who stands in front of us and holds on so we don't fall over the edge,... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The revolution will not be televised. The revolution is not something that can or will be caught on camera. The revolution must be joined, not watched. The portrayal of the Freddie Gray demonstrations that took place in the streets of... (more »)
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Different This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am not a special snowflake. I have no desire to be honored for my uniqueness. At least, not for all the wrong reasons. Whenever my school’s Diversity Week rolls around, the idea seems to appear in a lot of people’s minds that... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
"I hate school" This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’m troubled by the high percentage of my peers who frequently proclaim those three words: “I hate school.” Admittedly, I used to share this viewpoint. Most of us have been attending class for as long as we can... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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