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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 »)
Subsection: Entertainment / Celebrities Articles   40 comments
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Chicago Gang Violence Fueled by Rap Music and...
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Chicago is known to all by many nicknames, including The Second City, The Windy City, and most recently Chiraq. The nickname was given to the infamous city after an astonishing figure was released stating that in Chicago there were 419 gang... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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Same Crime, Same Time? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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He is a bad boy, a drug dealer. Perfect Chemistry, a book written in the eyes of Alejandro Fuentes, tells the story of a teenager who is seen as all the characteristics above. In reality he has good morals. He hides the truth though, because he... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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No Budget Cut Left Behind
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The government’s decision to reduce the federal budget spent for higher education has been the most strategic economics move in U.S. history. American education has become too accessible. As a result, workspaces are inundated with over... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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TEARFUL ADIEU
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Mom so secured I was in your womb; My life inside you was a real miracle! My tiny feet swam in glee; my little hands pets cuddling you merrily My toothless mouth would giggle and cackle Mom, so happy was I in your womb But one day some... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
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Luv 2 Txt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
You need to send a quick text to your mom to tell her soccer practice is canceled. In an effort not to get caught, you reach ever so slowly, skillfully, and one-handedly into your backpack. Drawing your bright purple handheld lifeline from the... (more »)
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The Life of a Tree
I’ve been sitting in this seat for almost a year now, back in the corner where Mr. McCart’s tired face covers the sponge written illegibly on the board every morning. My eyes have wandered out the window to see the colors on the tree just... (more »)
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Right Time
There is a time is for speaking, and there is a time for silence. Twenty years ago those of us who were under 18, we didn’t mean anything, in many places we still don’t. Most people would listen to the voice of someone who calls him or herself... (more »)
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Too Much Homework, Too Little Time
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It's all over the news: kids are spending a lot of time on homework. And, according to some, it's way too much. With the current emphasis on high-stakes testing, educators are trying to do more with less, which can result in an overabundance of... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles   108 comments
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The Barbie Doll Effect
A little girl gets a Barbie doll for her birthday. She spends many happy hours brushing its hair, and changing its clothes. It is a normal Barbie, white, with blond hair, blue eyes, and the perfect figure. The girl’s parents don’t think twice... (more »)
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What is music?
To me music isn't a genre. A label. Its not Punk or Emo, Rap or Pop, Grunge or Country, Classical, well you get the point. None of those. But if its not that than what is it? One person can't just say this is what music is and that’s that... (more »)
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Degrading Icons
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When I log on to my email account I see many pop ups, including ones for diets, chat rooms where your icon is always superhumanly skinny, and pictures of models. What are young adults (girls especially) going to think? Our world is filled with... (more »)
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Time
Time cares not of our schedules, our plans, our breakdown of itself, our intent upon solving its mysteries. Therefore our dates of birth and death matter not; they are forever unpredictable and truly unchartable in Time. Our existence is obviously... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
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Work and Play
Stress is a major problem in most people’s lives, a problem that hinders learning and can’t be fixed unless a proper balance of time is found for work and leisure. The roots of the problem often lie in one’s childhood and schooling, where... (more »)
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