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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 »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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 »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
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 »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
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 »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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  
When Dad Goes to Prison This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Harrisburg, PA
The plastic orange chair creaks beneath me. The friction of my jeans makes my skin itch. Other kids my age prance around playing tag. I sit patiently with my hands resting under my thighs, occasionally bobbing my head from side to side, humming... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
Have You Ever?
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You always see the kid, outcasted by the others. It's hard not to hear as they bully him into living in the shadows.  Not to notice a black sheep, standing apart from the group is almost impossible.  This is called discrimination, but... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
Bullying: Stand Up
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If you are witnessing bullying, what would you do? Would you take part in it, stand by, or try to discontinue it? Most individuals don’t know the answer, and that’s the main problem in our society. Bullying comes in many different... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
Ocean Pollution
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As I sit and watch the ocean's waves crash onto the gritty sand I think about the future.  I think about what our oceans will like like in forthcoming years.  I think about how not only will plant life be stripped from the oceans, but sea... (more »)
Subsection: Environment Articles  
Can Money Buy Happiness?
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Happiness is a difficult word to define. Everyone possesses different perspectives of happiness from their own experience. Some people would say money can buy you happiness because they presume money could give them power, while others... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
Why Friends Is a Sexist, Stereotypical, and...
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Ok so I was literally obsessed with Friends. I have seen all 10 seasons and somewhere near the end I realized "oh my fricking god this show is so wrong." Because I am me, I still finished the show and it only supported my initial... (more »)
Subsection: Movies / Music / TV Articles  
Why Friends Is a Sexist, Stereotypical, and...
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Ok so I was literally obsessed with Friends. I have seen all 10 seasons and somewhere near the end I realized "oh my fricking god this show is so wrong." Because I am me, I still finished the show and it only supported my initial... (more »)
Subsection: Movies / Music / TV Articles  
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