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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   44 comments
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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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When I Grow Up This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
In kindergarten, my class was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Crayons danced across sheets of ­paper to illustrate our dream occupations. Our drawings were hung in the hallway for our parents to see at Back to School Night.... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles   179 comments
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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   167 comments
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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 »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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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  
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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 »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
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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  
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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 »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
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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 »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
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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  
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How Does Nature Help To Prove God's Existance?
By , ..., WA
How Nature Helps to Prove God’s Existence Nature looks up to God, the trees, mountains, the sun shines down on us, the world is full of amazing miracles; The creatures are complex in how they are made and look, each one being different... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles   177 comments
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The Homework Revolution This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening. English: read three chapters and write a journal response. Math: complete 30 problems, showing all work. Science: do a worksheet, front and back. French: study... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles   812 comments
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How Technology Affects Us This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone. The youth of today are constantly immersed in technological advancements that promote nonstop communication and... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles   56 comments
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So Long, Wonder Years This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“I want fabulous, that is my simple request. All things fabulous, bigger and better and best. Fetch me my Jimmy Choo flip-flops. Where is my pink Prada tote? I need my Tiffany hair band. And then I can go for a float.” I can’t tell you... (more »)
Subsection: Entertainment / Celebrities Articles   194 comments
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