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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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Cat and Mouse
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This summer vacation I went on a trip to Europe with my family. When we came back to America, the news was full of information about the Missouri shooting. This tragic incident made me think of the contrast between police in Spain and England, the... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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Study Abroad
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Today, thousands of students are trying to study overseas. They claim that studying abroad is totally beneficial without drawbacks. However, it brings both advantages and disadvantages to students. On one hand, pursuing further study in... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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You...
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When you found me I was eager, I had been in the dark for so long. Nobody had dared to knock on my door and let the rays of light in, to encourage me to pull back the shades and transform the cold darkness into warm, shimmering light. In a way you... (more »)
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Judge me not
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Who am I to judge? Can you answer that question honestly? I struggled with judging people without getting to know them first and still do. Over this summer God really spoke to me about judging people when he said "I am the only person who can... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
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Because We Are Only Victims
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We are creatures of habit. Our routines allow us to remain calm, our systems keep us sane. Schedules are our lifeline, without them we would surely crash and burn. We wake every morning to the sound of an abrasive alarm, we dress in the dark, and... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Why I Love The Musicals I Love
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I usually listen to mainly Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, and Love Never Dies. People always ask me why I love the musicals I love so much and I always struggle to answer that. It’s not that I don’t have an answer, it’s that I feel... (more »)
Subsection: Movies / Music / TV Articles  
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Reality 3
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Hope can have many creations… So does Despair. Misery. It’s one of those negative feelings that despair creates. It is a cycle of negative and… well inexpressible miserable feelings. It’s a flow of despair… pushing you into the dark... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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The Meaning of Forgiveness
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So I just want to think through the idea of regret. How does it drive a person and how does it eat one up inside? I think back to a moment in my life in which I truly wish I could take back. At the moment, my mind wanders to my freshman year when... (more »)
Subsection: Love / Relationships Articles  
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Should Children Who Crossed the Border be...
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Over 50,000 children from Central and South America have reached the US border since October 2013. Nearly 70% of US citizens agree that these refuges should be helped. Currently, 25% of American children are in poverty. Adding another 50,000 is a... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles   1 comment
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Society
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society society has effect in our generation drugs alcohol violence teens are more worried about what society has to say about them what they say about themselves we get caught up on all the social medias worried about who sayin what... (more »)
Subsection: Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking Articles  
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Doesn't Matter Who You Are
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Has anyone ever been discriminated before? Most people around the world would say,"Yes".  I remember how I was discriminated ever since I was in 4th grade. I was discriminated by my teachers because I was Asian. Okay, I'm not... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
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Where Are You From?
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I will never forget the day my teacher asked me where was I from. I had worked really hard on a paper for a teacher I was unfamiliar with. In all cases though we are all unfamiliar with people we think "we know". She pulled me aside... (more »)
Subsection: Articles About Discrimination  
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"In the beginning..."
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My name is Lacee. For the sake of my own privacy, I will not be sharing my last name. We'll say it's Smith. I am sitting in my bedroom, wide awake at 3 in the morning, with a copy of Dawkins "The God Delusion" in my lap,... (more »)
Subsection: Spirituality / Religion Articles  
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