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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 »)
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Why Communism is Grand
Right now we are all here at school a place that seems to be run and funded by the government, but it isn’t really. If you actually look at it, it is funded by the people through taxes that our taken from people’s hard earned money.... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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Adieu to College Essays!
By , Uttarkhand, India
One life changing moment. The one memory I cannot forget. How do you decide that? Is it the time someone in my family died and I was overcome with grief or was it the day I realized that I had a greater purpose in life? Is there anyone else out... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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The Art of Gaming
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Gaming, when you hear this word you may think of board games, or games in general. But, in this case, I am speaking of video gaming on computers or different consoles. Video games can take place on platforms such as the Xbox One or the... (more »)
Subsection: Sports / Hobbies Articles  
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Defining Success
The definition of success for every individual is different. In most people’s minds being successful means having a lot of money, but for me that is not the case. Success, from my view, is achieving the things you want to achieve and... (more »)
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Soccer
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My life revolves around soccer. Weather I’m at school, home, alone, or with friends, it is always on my mind. I watch and play both the real game in a team and the video game. I don’t ever see the sport not being a part of my life... (more »)
Subsection: Sports / Hobbies Articles  
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Change Laws Change Lives
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Over two hundred years ago our forefathers wrote the constitution of the United States and made our right to bear arms in the second amendment. However, many things have changed over the years and what seemed to be a great idea then,... (more »)
Subsection: Current Events / Politics Articles  
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North versus South Korea
Korea’s division was caused by the fall of the Japanese empire after WWII, with the Americans taking the south, and the Russians taking the north.  It’s hard to believe that these two countries used to be united.  Compared... (more »)
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The Silenced People
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When I grow up, I’ll make a strong emotional connection with my kids. When I grow up, I’ll listen to my children and give them validation. When I grow up, I’ll be as open as I can, accepting new ideas. When I grow up, I’ll be sure to... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Homework
By , Reading, MA
There are many cases were students have to stay up extra, or their days just fly by because they have piles of homework to do. To fix this problem homework should be optional so then students could choose if they need to do it, or are... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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How Could They?
Bullying is a huge issue and a lot of people don’t realize it. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. It is such a big issue that around 160,000 children miss school every day fearing of being victimized. I once... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Socially Constructed Beauty
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WARNING: content in this OP-ED is distorted by socially constructed ideas of ‘beauty’ Depression is a side effect of many illnesses. It can be considered a physical and emotional problem. This disease has developed rapidly... (more »)
Subsection: Social Issues / Civics Articles  
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Video games
Like many teenagers my age, I like to spend my free time playing video games. Usually when I play video games it with one of the newer systems I have, The PlayStation 4, or on the computer. Although I mostly play with my newer consoles, I enjoy... (more »)
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Sleep or School?
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Is there any better feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night and you look at the time and know you have about 3 hours more of sleep? For many teenagers, including myself, this is the case. Teenagers are stuck all afternoon in academic... (more »)
Subsection: School / College Articles  
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