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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   43 comments
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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   144 comments
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Ice Cream People
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When I look at people, I don't see them. Instead, I see ice cream. Everybody has their own flavor. Some people are very vanilla, like my mom. She doesn’t try to be unique, but instead, just wants to fit in. My dad, on the other... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Reservations as Native American Cages
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 “How many siblings do I have? Wait, let me count...I have one, two, three, four, five...thirteen siblings!” Patrick, a Native American elementary student, says after a while of counting and repeating names. Patrick isn’t... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Senseless Suffering
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Mohamed Bashmilah, a suspected terrorist, was held in a CIA prison for 19 months where he was subjected to an extremely cold jail cell and loud music for up to 24 hours a day. Loud music, temperature extremes, sleep deprivation, waterboarding,... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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A Letter to Tezuka
Dear Tezuka Kunimitsu,      Happy birthday! And congratulation to Segaku’s first championship in the National Tennis Contest!      You might be very confused when you receive this... (more »)
Subsection: Entertainment / Celebrities Articles  
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No-Face’s Redemption
 Of all the classic animé films Miyazaki Hayao has made, Spirited Away holds an irreplaceable position in my heart. A neglectable minor character in the movie, No-Face, is a lonely spirit who lives under a wooden bridge in front of... (more »)
Subsection: Movies / Music / TV Articles  
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Injustice of Foreign Substitute Teachers
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Dear fellow classmates,         Take a look around you. You live in America, a beautiful country that had to fight long and hard for its equality of all men and women. Yet, what the country sees is not the same vision... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage
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Legalizing gay marriage is a hugely debated topic worldwide, with very strong arguments on both sides. After thoroughly researching this topic, considering both the pros and cons, I have come to the conclusion that gay marriage should be... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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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   159 comments
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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
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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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