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A Rebuttal
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wow. the ultimate sin. I've gone mad. well, might as well bring my execution quickly. so, with smash 4 Nintendo switch coming up, I figured what better time to talk about it? a lot of people hate clones, they see it as a waste of a slot.... (more »)
Fidget Toys
By , Irvine, CA
The sale of fidget toys has reached all-time highs; this upward trend favoring the brain-stimulating item has widespread implications for the future of education. From one perspective, these objects may be malignant for adolescents, distractions... (more »)
Materialism in Today's Society
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The Constitution states that we all have the right to pursue happiness. For some, fulfilling their happiness is buying new “stuff”. Across our nation, materialism seems to be prevalent above personality. Kindness, truthfulness and... (more »)
Money Making: Parents vs. Kids
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Since the time of ancient civilizations, such as ancient Greece, some form of currency has been used. From trading livestock and goods to using precious metals in the form of coins, the definition of money has not changed throughout the years;... (more »)
THH: Artistic Political Correctness This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I came to the topic of cultural appropriation after I found myself writing about something I swore I wouldn’t: race. And I was already committed to writing about superheroes, and superheroines, in order to outdo the Avengers that ruined my... (more »)
Pepe and Politicians
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Have you ever heard of pepe? If you are a millennial or a relatively young person, you probably know and understand that pepe the frog is a simple internet meme. Unfortunately, the rest of society understands pepe as a racist hate symbol. This... (more »)
Live-Action Mulan Movie Coming to Theaters
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In the past decade, the number of Asian characters in Western media has certainly increased, but their portrayal is still largely based off of stereotypes and cultural appropriation. Asian characters are often used as a source of fear,... (more »)
size doesn't define a girl
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“Oh my gosh she should lay off the snickers bars” “She need to gain weight she looks so anorexic.” These are just common statements all types of girls face. More than 90 percent of girls 15 to 17 years want to change at... (more »)
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 »)
Satire
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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 »)
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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 »)
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