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Batman versus Iron Man
By , Cedar City, UT
Technology mastermind or better known as Gotham’s covert superhero, Batman, opposes the Iron Man--a CEO of many businesses. Years ago when Bruce Wayne was a small child an unlawful act was put against him as both of his parents were shot by a... (more »)
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Congrats Newly minted Brother, Now that you are a brother your job is to make you sisters life horrible. To do this you need to be as mean a possible at every moment. Tease them about boys and steal everything they own.Hit and punch them... (more »)
You're Not Alone This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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It gets better. Suicide is never the answer. You’re not alone. We’re here for you. Everyone knows the clichés that suicide hotline organizations promote, but just how helpful are they? Suicide is within the top 20 causes of death per year,... (more »)
Does 13 Reasons Why Glorify Suicide?
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On March 31st 2017, at 12:30 PM I was in my bed, sick. All of the sudden I start receiving text messages from my friends. They read “LOOK AT WHAT JUST DROPPED” with an image of a show on Netflix, in the picture was the new show 13... (more »)
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Headphones in, World Out This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Wearing headphones is like chewing gum: Most people carry them in their pockets or purses, some claim they’re bad for you, and many find them annoying and disrespectful. America’s infatuation with headphones reflects a fascinating... (more »)
Feminism: Has It Gone Too Far or Not?
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When Beyonce's Lemonade came out on April 23, 2016 I decided to listen to some of the songs on the album because of all the hype around it.  People were telling me what a great and empowering album it was for women, especially blacks.... (more »)
A New Plague to the Internet: Fake News
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“The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty, and the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”  - Malcolm X. Throughout... (more »)
Social Media and the English Language This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The winner of the 2012 United States National Texting Championship texted 149 words in 39 seconds with no errors. This competition and impressive feat by seventeen year-old Austin Wierschke is an illustrative example of the numerous ways social... (more »)
Is Social Media Ruining Our Teenage Lives?
By , lexington, KY
Famous author Anais Nin once said “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” The Dove Self Esteem Project is a... (more »)
Social Media Cleanse Improves Wellbeing
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Today, #DoItforTheGram has become more of a lifestyle than just a hashtag. More than 78 percent of Americans are on social media, and an estimated 1.96 billion people worldwide are social media users. In the modern digital era, we are... (more »)
Disconnected by Social Media?
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Social media, on a surface level, seems to increase connectivity between people, bridging the gaps of geographical distance, social class, or political party. But is this really the case? Do social media platforms really increase diversified... (more »)
Funny Judgement
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They told me it was no use. That they would be setting me up for failure. I didn’t give up. They judged me. I didn’t give. They hurt me with their stupid misinterpretations of illusions that were formed from only mere assumptions. And a part... (more »)
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The New Plague
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There is a new disease all around us, and there is no stopping it now. It is contagious yet unnoticed, deadly yet praised, hated yet loved. Unlike the diseases we've all born witness to, this one is different. It has the ability to change... (more »)
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From Games to Movies
By , Ho Chi Minh CIty, Viet Nam
Video games can tell amazing stories. From the heart wrenching and post-apocalyptic story of Naught Dog’s The Last of Us to Undertale’s confusing lore, it seems obvious that filmmakers should be making films based off of those games. But... (more »)
The Best Way to Handle Manipulative People
By , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Don’t waste your time dealing with manipulative people. The only thing they want to do to you is to use you for their own personal interest. In society, you will meet many different types of people. There are people who may love you, hate... (more »)
Identifying FOMO
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The thought of living a day sans technology is deemed more and more horrifying as new iPhones are released and social media updates. I personally catch myself subconsciously refreshing apps like Snapchat and Instagram more often than is... (more »)
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