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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   41 comments
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Homework: Heroic or Evil
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Braden has been locked in his room for hours. He screams for help, but nobody answers. He has already been taken over by the terrifying, humongous monster. It jaws away at your brain, getting ready to blow. There is no chance for survival. They... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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Adam and Steve
In the 21st century there are many pressing issues that COMPLETELY affects everyone’s daily lives. Especially a new pressing matter, gay marriage. This obviously interrupts my daily routine. When I’m finally ready in the mornings... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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The Teen Story
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“Start being responsible, you’re a grown up now!” or sometimes they say, “A car of your own? No way! Don’t even think of that. You are still a kid!” Paradox, huhn? Well yes, this is exactly what we... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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On the Genius of John Maynard Keynes: An...
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In 1936, British economist John Maynard Keynes published his seminal magnum opus: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Meanwhile, The United States of America suffered the Great Depression as Europe persisted in the hegemonic... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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Leaving the World Better than We Found It
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On April 20, 2014, Apple launched its “Better” campaign (an advertisement) to promote environmental responsibility. Considering the deleterious effects of technological innovation on the environment, Apple, an American multinational... (more »)
Subsection: Environment Articles  
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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   125 comments
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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   155 comments
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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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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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