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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 »)
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   191 comments
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 »)
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   51 comments
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   176 comments
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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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   63 comments
How Does Nature Help To Prove God's Existance?
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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   188 comments
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
Guns: The American Epidemic
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It’s early morning, and the preschoolers are lining up to enter the school. The sun shines down on their new backpacks as their mothers wave at them from across the street. The children are chatting and laughing noisily; excited for the... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
How Has Social Media Society
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Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, now VSCO..even Facebook. All these different tools of social media have come to our utilization, in some point in time and surprisingly they've even become the source of breath to our social life..well for most... (more »)
Subsection: Pop Culture Articles  
Bernie Sander's Secret Weapon
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Despite the 2016 presidential election being an entire year away, people are already making up their minds on who they want as the next Commander ane Chief. For the Democrats Hillary Clinton seemed to be their star candidate, but that was until... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
What's Up With the American Dream?
By , St. Peters, MO
In the article, The Upside of Inequality, we are being compared with China and how their economy system works. People who have a degree from a college made 50% more than those who just had a degree from high school. You may ask why... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
An Epiphany of a Sister
By , Barrigada, Guam
The story I will be sharing my thoughts on are based on Thai Insurance commercials. Yes, it may seem weird, but these commercials have been displaying inspiring, and touching stories that are pretty much well known enough to be heard throughout... (more »)
Subsection: Pop Culture Articles  
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
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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Teenage Love?
Do you believe in love in high school? Could it possibly exist? No way, kids don't know what true love is... But, how many people do you know that dated in high school that are currently married and happy? I personally know about 4 couples very... (more »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles   910 comments
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