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#Savingtheworld? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Think of any viral video, meme or trend on social media. Where does it comes from? Tweets and posts start to appear on your feed as your friends start to tweet and comment. You are expected to join in because, why not? It’s viral.  Every... (more »)
A Black Eye and a Purple Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There's a photo in my phone, taken last Christmas at Rockefeller Center, of three young officers in the United States Navy. The man on my right is clad in his dress whites, sporting the insignia of a petty officer third class on his arm. His other... (more »)
Who is the Dress Code really for?
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Clothing is a form of expression. It is a way for someone to fit in and feel comfortable. School dress codes can hinder this expression. It seems like nowadays it is specifically girls who are being targeted for dress code violations, boys are... (more »)
America's Nightmares
Imagine someone in Fox Chapel firing rockets into Shadyside everyday, but Shadyside doing nothing because it’s routine. This is the daily life of an Israeli living so close to their enemies. People say a trip to Israel is life changing. I... (more »)
By , petal, MS
Expectations, what is it that we even get out of them? I try meeting every expectation that’s brought upon to me. Most of those expectations are from my parents. I have always followed their expectations even though some of them are... (more »)
Fifty Percent to Seventeen Percent This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
In 1985, Alison Bechdel accidentally created a genius test for movies. This test has three criteria. The first is that a film must contain at least two female characters. The second component is that these women must talk to each other. Finally... (more »)
Set Us Free
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The reality of this world has entered into our safe haven. The pressure has poisoned us; the stress has ruined us. In the past half-year we have had 4 suicides in my county alone.  2 occurred at the same school, during the same week.  1... (more »)
Women's Safety — A Growing Issue
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Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz captivated national attention when she resolved to carry a 50 pound mattress everywhere on campus.   She will continue until the school takes action against a fellow student who allegedly raped... (more »)
Our Private Internet Date Isn't So Private
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Dylan Gorman is giving you vital information about how the government/ Internet companies are using our private internet data in ways the we could have not imagined. He is currently a student at Alonso High School.   Our private internet data... (more »)
Which Am I?
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I was scrolling down Pinterest when a pin popped out at me. It had pictures of the same girl but wearing different outfits. Beneith each picture it had a one word discription. Some of the discriptions were popular, rebel, musician, hipster,... (more »)
Skin Deep
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Looks don't matter. Just because you're pretty or handsome doesn't mean didly squat. Looks don't matter. Just because you're beautiful or handsome doesn't mean everything will get handed to you on a silver platter. Personality matters. You... (more »)
The F-Word in Mainstream Media This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” Yes, I just quoted Beyoncé. Could you come up with stronger support? You’ve heard this too many times:... (more »)
Beauty Pageants
Almost three million children ages six months to sixteen years participate in beauty pageants.  Those three million children include infants carried onto stage by their mothers.  Although pageants give young girls a chance for college... (more »)
Forbidden Knowledge
By , St. Louis, MO
The withholding of information is a crime against the world. To be deprived of knowledge is a grave injustice to all people. Every citizen of every country deserves a right to know. Oppressive governments and over-protective parents have long... (more »)
Rape. Who's responsible?
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Disclaimer. This article may be triggering to people who are triggered by multiple mentions of rape and sexual abuse. There will be no explicit detail mentioned, but better be safe than sorry. Thank you.    As a young female,... (more »)
The World's Most Worldly Princesses
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One of society's most riveting idols: the Disney princesses. From where they once started, they instilled the ideals of beauty and material wealth in the young, developing minds of girls, which obviously had quite the positive influence on... (more »)
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