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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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Drones: Harming US Relations at home and Abroad
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Every day it seems there is news about a new drone strike in Pakistan or Yemen. These drone strikes have become a mainstay of the United States counter terrorism program. Though this technology is innovative and quite amazing, it is causing the... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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Revamping Special Education
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While children in special education programs from kindergarten are given alternative criteria for promotion to the next grade, these alternative criteria end when students move onto high school. Giving students alternative criteria earlier in... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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Do We Ever Grow Up?
We spend most of our young lives dreaming of the future and wishing to be older. When we are young we dream of becoming ballerinas and firefighters, moms and dads, teachers and train conductors. We walk in our parents’ shoes and we try on... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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Evolution and Creationism in the Public School...
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Evolution is the process by which living organisms develop and diversify over successive generations (“Evolution”). According to Charles Darwin, who first published the theory of evolution in 1859, all life on Earth is descended from a... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Comments
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Why do people have to make such rude comments? I get onto a chat room, and all I see are harmful words. Try to smooth things over, and I get sucked in; caught in the middle of ugly words getting thrown around. Walking down the street I hear cuss... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
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Definition of Beauty
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Beauty is the quality present in a person, place or thing that gives intense and deep satisfaction to the mind. It is an individually pleasing, graceful, charming and beautiful aspect. Beauty is something extraordinary –excellent of its kind.... (more »)
Subsection: Pop Culture 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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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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