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Wage War on the Wage Gap
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The wage gap isn’t real… or at least not how one thinks it is. Now what I mean by this is that the wage gap, as most perceive it, isn’t actually there in the slightest, or at any rate in the common sense. Here are 3 points... (more »)
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Know What You're Putting in Your Stomach
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Artificial sweeteners are prevalent in today’s society, and the teenagers in any school, not to mention undergraduates, grad students, post grad students, and young adults fresh into the working field are no exception from falling prey to... (more »)
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Should Religion Affect the State’s Decisions?
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One day, about a year ago, as I was observing the American dollar, I noticed something quite controversial. I noticed the phrase “In God We Trust”. As an American citizen, I thought, “No. No, I don’t.” And after... (more »)
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Barack Obama for President This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Every time an election rolls around, people want to know what each candidate’s stance is on the issues that are important to them. Now that I can vote, I am much more interested in the ­political race. In deciding which candidate I want to vote... (more »)
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Orwell Is Fashionably Late This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” – from 1984 by George Orwell “Big Brother is watching you.” And he’s not the only one. In today’s society, we’ve acclimated to... (more »)
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The Death Penalty: Persuasive Speech
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There are five different forms of execution in the United States: hanging, electrocution, lethal injection, lethal gas, and firing squad. All of these should be illegal. It does not deter crime, it is a crime, and it encourages violence. It is... (more »)
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Scarology
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Most people who are given this assignment will choose to write about a physical scar. In a few minutes time, they will think of a four-wheeler crash that nearly gave their mom a heart attack, or a rough tackle on the football field that nearly... (more »)
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John McCain for President This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Republican candidate John McCain has experience in our nation’s government. His views on border security and the environment make him well suited for the nation’s soon-to-be vacant spot in the White House. McCain shows great leadership and... (more »)
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Letter to George Bush This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Mr. Bush, Much is being made of the inauguration of President Obama. But amidst all the celebration, I couldn’t help but think about how you must be feeling leaving office and transferring your position to another. You served as... (more »)
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Voices of America
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We have rights as the people of America, as a whole we refuse them by letting others make the decisions for us. We are nothing without the bold who stand for the silent. Day by day goes by and with each our rights from which our country were... (more »)
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Tolerance
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Dear Wind: I wish you could take the words I now whisper to the people of the World like you do with the coquettish and playful breeze you possess which puts a smile on people’s faces. But in my case, Wind, I’d ask you to take one simple... (more »)
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If they can do it we could
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Yesterday, November 4th was election day. And today people at school show'd how they felt about Obama's new presidency. And at lunch it was brougth up that he is the very first african american president, what a great expeirience and honor I... (more »)
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My America
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I walked through the doors of my high-school and found the hallways lined with mock election posters. Posters that read "Don't hire a terrorist, vote for McCain" "Don't vote for another Bush, vote Obamma." For months my living room has also been... (more »)
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Tears for Hope
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As I sat cross legged on my friend's worn carpet, looking up at Obama's face I felt filled with hope. I thought about September 11, and how every year on it's anniversary in school we talk about where we were and how it made us feel at that time.... (more »)
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9/11 happen in my birthday
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I was born in 9/11/1992. It was my 5th or 6th birthday, when suddenly an airplane crash into the twin towers. It was weird that this happened on my birthday. In the news it said that it was a terrorist attack. My panic and stared to pray since... (more »)
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What About our Jobs?
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Dear President Elect Obama, First, U want tosttart off by saying that I am very happy with the outcome of the election. My family and I have total confidence that you and your administration will turn the country around. Everyone has... (more »)
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