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Point and Shoot This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You come from a gifted generation. Each day, you unwrap a stream of new presents with all the urgency of a morning coffee fix. Your thumbs are always slightly bent from the effort, but your ego is well-massaged by 8 a.m. These daily gifts... (more »)
What Are Those Afros Hiding?
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As someone who has never “jammed out” to anything but Bollywood and the occasional Taylor Swift breakup song (don’t lie- we all do it) my first thought upon glancing at the AP English summer assignment essay prompt-... (more »)
Pokémon vs. Reality
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A couple weeks ago, the game "Pokémon Go" was released and now it's all you hear about. It's all over social media. Take a walk downtown and you might see  people walking around, looking down at their phone, trying to catch "pokémons". I knew... (more »)
My Opinion on Hair
By , pontiac, MI
 Everybody has their different opinions on hair. Some people like long hair or short hair, even no hair at all. I decide I wanted to write about hair, so I made three topics I could write about. My thesis is on hairstyles, textures, and... (more »)
What's Wrong with this Generation
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Whenever I hang out with my friends or whenever I go to school, I hear so much teen slag that make us teens sound stupid. For example, "bae". I hate that word. It makes us sound childish and immature. The only time I've ever heard a mature adult... (more »)
Best Book Villains
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Rules: They have to be one being, not an organization or an idea (like WICKED from Maze Runner). They cannot be evil for the sake of evil- I’m looking at you, Leck. They have to prove their evilness, so it can’t be just because I... (more »)
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I know I am different, but why is that bad? We as humans are so quick to categorize and judge people that are different from us. They never looking for the story, never look for common ground. They just discriminate and ostracize and bully,... (more »)
Me Before Death, Me Before Euthanasia
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The recently released Me Before You follows Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a once successful businessman whose life is drastically changed when he is paralyzed from the neck down. His wealthy parents hire bubbly caregiver, Louisa Clark (Emilia... (more »)
I'm Confused
I am very confused.  Why do we do the things we seem to do?  Why do we continue to build our societies if we just tear them down?  This has shown in our history from the moment man spilled its first blood, to ISIS decapitating the innocent in... (more »)
By , Bangor, ME
It’s 2016 and actual personal interaction is disappearing. Without actual interaction (thank you internet!) we’re losing the idea that not everything is perfect, including ourselves. In a real conversation, you can see every... (more »)
The Good, the Bad, the Meh: YA Trilogies
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This review discusses the following trilogies: Ascendance, Chaos Walking, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Divergent, 5th Wave, Grisha, Half Bad, Hunger Games, Infernal Devices, Legend, Maze Runner, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,... (more »)
Trendy or Loose Tees
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How do you dress? When you’re flipping along a rack of clothes at the mall, as muffled pop music floats to you from high ceiling speakers, what do you think about the choices you see? To me, plunging necklines, high hemlines, and clingy... (more »)
Love Yourself
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Sometimes especially in this generation females and males are struggling to find acceptance within their friends rather than finding acceptance within themselves.   Today teenagers are blinded with the false images of “being... (more »)
School Issues
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People tend to have a lot of issues in school. Anything from learning to graduating. Why do we have so many problems? Is it because of how we are taught, or is it what we grow up learning? Maybe it’s not even our fault. We can’t... (more »)
L: A Universal Language We Are Fluent In
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Is the first word that pops up in your head, love? What if I am here to tell you that you are wrong and I am referring to loneliness? Shocking isn't it? Well, thinking deeper, isn't loneliness something we are all familiar with too? I... (more »)
What's Up With YA Relationships?
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I’m sure you’ve read them: the one true love, destined to be by the protagonist’s side as they ride off into the sunset together and live the rest of their lives underneath puffy clouds and bright rainbows. But when you think... (more »)
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