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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 »)
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   43 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 »)
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
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   154 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   167 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   809 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   52 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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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
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 »)
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 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  
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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