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Ending Illegal Immigration This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We are a country founded on the many cultures that are drawn here by the promise of a better life. Historically, we have prided ourselves on being a cultural melting pot. However, the increasing number of illegal immigrants is becoming a problem.... (more »)
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Plastic Surgery: An Ugly Trend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Society has always valued beauty. In literature, ­attractiveness often symbolizes an admirable protagonist, while ugliness indicates the abominable antagonist. As children we are taught, without even realizing it, to prize beauty. People of every... (more »)
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Celebrities and Their Influence
Living in a technological era, we have access to the tabloids more than ever before. There are television sets, magazine covers, Internet blogs, and movies screaming to be read and watched, and they are plastered with images of these tacky... (more »)
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Redemption for the San Francisco 49ers
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The Seahawks-49ers rivalry is known to be one of the best rivalries in the history of the National Football League. There is absolutely nothing that can separate these two football powerhouses apart. Just recently, the Seahawks won their 1st ever... (more »)
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What is Patriotism?
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While the definition of patriotism limits itself to, “love and devotion to one’s country,” I believe that patriotism constitutes not only the decisions one makes, but also a thorough awareness and appreciation of those who exemplify... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Rise of the Dragon: From Blossom to Badass in a... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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On the hit TV show Ally McBeal, Lucy Liu bares her slender, angular shoulders in a provocative lace halter top, eases her ruby red nails into Greg Germann’s dirty blonde locks, then whiplashes him with her serpentine tongue. As the camera pans... (more »)
Subsection: Movies / Music / TV Articles  
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Little Beauty Queens
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What does self-confidence mean to you? To many people, it means having the ability to stand up and do what’s right. Child beauty pageants teach little girls that self-confidence is measured only by beauty. These contests for children breed... (more »)
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Is the Death Penalty Ethical?
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Death isn't something you can go back and fix. So you have to ask yourself, does killing someone really help you or anyone in any way at all? Just because someone murdered someone, it doesn't mean they have to die too, because honestly... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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"Ball is Life"
As I walk into the gymnasium, the sound of the leathery basketball bouncing echoes throughout the whole place while people yell, grunt, and run around sweating. Beneath my Nike’s I feel the wooden floor and see how gloriously shined it is, ready... (more »)
Subsection: Sports / Hobbies Articles  
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Being the Best You
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Be yourself. Everyone tells you that. Why? Because people told them that, or they heard it somewhere and it sounded good. To be the best you, you have to not only be yourself, but understand what that means. There is only one you in this huge... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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I'm Here...
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When I look at you,I see a person who keeps all the pain inside yourself....but one? day you'll break down like everyone does cause you took in too much...and when that happens,I want to be there...not to tell you "I told you... (more »)
Subsection: Pop Culture Articles  
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Following Your Arrow
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Do you ever feel that you are more worried about society’s opinion about yourself rather than your own happiness? Do you ever feel judged for what makes you happy or even the things you do? Society now has a way of manipulating people of... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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The World at Rest
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There is something strangely comforting about an empty road. The space is completely open. This space, which is normally associated with words such as busy, crowded, or even annoying. Roads can be stressful. Roads are often dangerous. Yet at... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Can't We All Get Along?
By , Grand Prairie, TX
Bullying. Last year I was made fun of, and sure everyone is. However, this got so bad I never spoke and when I did it was hissing through shut teeth. My voice was always etched with anger and tinged with hate. The people who did it never relented,... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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The Ruthless Monkey On My Back
By , Phoenix, AZ
I get so enthralled into the concept and process of becoming detached from certain people that have exceedingly affected you. For instance, moving on from an ex-boyfriend. There's still those constant and unfortunate reminders you come... (more »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
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I Am, and I Will Be
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I am a worried person. Not for any particular reason, but I just... do it. I worry about the future, I worry about the past, I worry about my family. Most of all, I worry about education, and the new experiences there are to come. I worry about... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
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