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For Ferguson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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What to do when the government you think you elected to represent your interests wages war against you? What trenches can you find to lie in in suburban Illinois while military tanks patrol at 2 a.m. and throw tear gas to suffocate you?... (more »)
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Stop Romanticizing Mental Illness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I can't log in to Tumblr anymore without seeing it all over: black and white photos of Violet and Tate from “American Horror Story,” showcasing tragic subtitles; smudged Sharpie handwriting on walls talking about low self-esteem; text posts... (more »)
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Besides Bieber This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Early this year that teenage renegade boy wonder turned boy blunder Justin Bieber was arrested for resisting arrest and drag racing drunk with an expired license. They caught him with booze on his breath, Miami night wrapped around him like a... (more »)
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Popular Culture = Rape Culture? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“I hate these blurred lines. The way you grab me … must wanna get nasty.” Robin Thicke sings these words repeatedly in his song “Blurred Lines.” To me, Thicke's lyrics sound like a rapist's defense in court, yet this song has been... (more »)
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Athletes Don’t Need PE This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Physical education is a class that is enjoyed by some, but dreaded by many. While the majority of the country is cutting back on PE classes, Chicago Public Schools have made an effort to add more. The extra time in PE is considered necessary in... (more »)
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Feelings of a Pakistani!
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Life is a mixture of failure, disappointments, fear and what else, but one thing that we cannot deny is that despite all of this life is beautiful and filled with magic. We can say that not every experience of life is admirable or likeable, but... (more »)
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Pls come, pls do not come
By , JOHOR bAHRU, Malaysia
The world is getting worse, there's no place like heaven, I want Him to come quickly to end all this (the tragedy disasters, innnocent lost lives..), But in the contrary, I think of my loved ones, my family, my friends, my teachers... they... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
Comparing Players
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What’s the deal with comparing famous athletes? Comparing athletes such as Messi and Ronaldo, Ovechkin and Crosby, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, or maybe even Lebron James and Micheal Jordan. All of these athletes are amazingly gifted and... (more »)
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Top 10 Thrash Metal Bands
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A genre that is sort of underground but very popular in the 80's, Thrash Metal. This is a subgenre of metal that is influenced from 70's punk but alot heavier than punk. There are many Thrash bands out there but to me, these are the top... (more »)
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In my experiences I have felt very lonely is many parts of my life. I don’t really know why but I just have never felt like I belonged. Teens show this ideal by not asking for help. Some teens are afraid to ask for help otherwise they would... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
The Ferguson Problem
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Note: I know that this can be a sensitive subject to some, and a very polarizing one. I will do my best to keep that in mind in this article. If you disagree or are offended by what I say, that is your own choice. I will do my best to mind... (more »)
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Why Are You A Secret?
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Hate is irrational and stupid yet we still feel/do it, especially with ourselves. Yes i said it. Most of us hate ourselves from the smallest zit to kinkiest part of our personalities. But why? We keep it a secret when it's a part of who we... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
World War III?
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Taliban forces control a vast majority of the Middle East. Russia’s nuclear stockpile, which ready to arm at any moment. China’s military, which has about the same number of people as the whole United States. America’s highly trained combat... (more »)
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Cat and Mouse
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This summer vacation I went on a trip to Europe with my family. When we came back to America, the news was full of information about the Missouri shooting. This tragic incident made me think of the contrast between police in Spain and England, the... (more »)
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Study Abroad
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Today, thousands of students are trying to study overseas. They claim that studying abroad is totally beneficial without drawbacks. However, it brings both advantages and disadvantages to students. On one hand, pursuing further study in... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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When you found me I was eager, I had been in the dark for so long. Nobody had dared to knock on my door and let the rays of light in, to encourage me to pull back the shades and transform the cold darkness into warm, shimmering light. In a way you... (more »)
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