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Chasing Perfection
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3 decades ago parents were constantly pushing their children to top their classes. Good grades were after all the only way their kids would be able to eventually get a good job and be a success in the family. Parents only wanted the best for... (more »)
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Endless Gas and an Open Road
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If I had a full tank of gas and the day off, I would go to all the different universities I am considering for college. Right now I  still feel lost in my life. I feel conflicted and trapped in my decisions. How can I start my life when I... (more »)
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Yard Narcs
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 Giving off an accolade of angst; those tall, shady adults, standing on their pedestals with false bravado and real boondoggle, those peevish philistine. I personally have no real hatred for them; why should I though? Is it just because these... (more »)
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The Past
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We run from our past, hide it, try to change it. There's nothing we can do about it. Some embrace it. Me? I hide from it. Hide from the sorrows, the happiness, the thrills, the terror, and the fear. Fear of being called into that room again.... (more »)
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Too Much Homework, Too Little Time
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It's all over the news: kids are spending a lot of time on homework. And, according to some, it's way too much. With the current emphasis on high-stakes testing, educators are trying to do more with less, which can result in an overabundance of... (more »)
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The Homework Revolution This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening. English: read three chapters and write a journal response. Math: complete 30 problems, showing all work. Science: do a worksheet, front and back. French: study... (more »)
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MATH
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Math is a ladder. If all steps are followed then the ladder will ascent towards the stars. But if steps are skipped, then its victim plunges into an unforgiving sea of bewilderment and must embark upon the ladder once again. There is no way... (more »)
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#8
It's Finally Here
Long summer days seem infinite as the months of June and July slowly creep along. Each day filled with free time to hang with friends, free students savor every moment. The bliss of no responsibilities, no places to be, and no homework to be done... (more »)
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A Library Our of control
A Library out of control Dear Fremd Library Staff, The rules that have been set for the Fremd High School media center have been too laid back and allow far too much freedom to the students. In my observations of the library I constantly see... (more »)
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Advice to the Fremd Student Body
Dear Fremd Students, As a student of William Fremd high school for about two and a half years, I would say that I am pretty well versed in the ways of the high school world. Sure enough, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. And when I... (more »)
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Asymptotic Education This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“We’re going to start this year with a review of fractions!” The fact that my sister is hearing that sentence in fifth grade is discouraging. Her class hasn’t even started utilizing variables, though my fourth-grade cousin in India is... (more »)
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Do Teachers Get Paid Enough?
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Many people make fun of teachers for several reasons, only one of which I will say here: they don’t make enough money. Is it a teacher’s job to get rich, or make tons of money? No, it’s not. It’s a teacher’s job to... (more »)
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The Cost of Prom This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Every high school junior and senior dreams of attending the prom – the glamour, the glitz, the dressing up, and the memories – but the prom is ­becoming more and more expensive. Is this four or five hours worth the cost? Tickets range from... (more »)
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Testing, Testing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Albert Einstein once said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Even he saw the obvious fallacies in testing. The basic purpose of school is to equip us for success. That's what... (more »)
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More to love about an Ivy League
The freedom in America that gives everyone, no matter what background they come from, the opportunity of rising to success has been reinforced by tuition changes made by colleges, which have always been an ideal conduit to this success. In an... (more »)
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Be Who You Are
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When was the last time you acted like someone else, someone different so that you wouldn’t be disliked? I have an inclination that the answer to that is in the “sooner than I thought” category, and I don’t like it. Like... (more »)
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