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The Pledge of Allegiance: Humble Patriotism or...
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The Pledge of Allegiance - humble patriotism or Communist practice? The Pledge of Allegiance has been common practice since the end of the Nineteenth Century. When it was created by minister Francis Bellamy, it read, "I pledge allegiance to... (more »)
Is It True That There Is a “What it Takes to... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Strong. Agile. Courageous. Aggressive. When we think of words like these, we picture one particular gender. I bet that even if I do not mention which gender I’m referring to throughout the whole essay, everyone will know that I’m... (more »)
A Man's Fault
A Man’s Fault One problem that is still remains to be one the most disgusting and brutal crimes is Rape. Now, this problem is usually under emphasised by many collectivist cultures and countries, mainly because they do not want their family... (more »)
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By , Montpelier, VT
There is no number that could possibly convey my emotions, my experiences, my fears, my strengths,  and my weaknesses. So then why, in our culture, are we obsessed with the dehumanizing method of quantifying humans? Our bodies are categorized... (more »)
What's Your Definition?
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     What's your definition of smart? Straight A student? Common Sense? Trivia? The list could go on, but the common way we all classify 'smart' are academics. You don't have to take AP classes or have good grades to be smart. You can be a... (more »)
A Request from the Righteousand Religious
By , Hamilton, Canada
Epidemics are breaking out in this era, even more treacherous than the Kardashians, #TheDress, and Twitter. These epidemics that are consuming lives of society at an exponential rate, are known as irreligiousness and atheism. The power of the... (more »)
This world is definitely great, but some people make me second guess. We live in a world where you can’t be yourself without somebody looking at you weird or someone saying something bad about you. The majority of us just try to fit in,... (more »)
The Age of Facebook
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Professor Andrew Reiner teaches the course “The Search for Intimacy in the Age of Facebook” at Towson University. He began an experiment with his students by proposing a seemingly simple challenge, “‘I want you to send a... (more »)
The Unknown
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It’s funny how no matter how much you plan and how much you try to control the future, it never ends up the way you thought it would. When I was younger, I was a control freak. I loved to plan and I had a schedule for everything. This would... (more »)
Role of Youth to Bring Peace in Society
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Everyone is aware of the fact that nowadays there are so many differences and contradictions between the people that they don’t even try to unite as one. To be one, they have to work hard to eradicate the internal disputes that divide... (more »)
Let Us
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Long live the pioneers Rebels and mutineers Go forth and have no fear Come close the end is near   Come, let us go to a place unknown, where we won’t be ourselves anymore. Let us pen unlyrical songs and create magic... (more »)
Moving to the U.S
It was 11 am as I go up and ready to leave I felt a hole in my stomach, I didn't want to leave.   “Hurry up we are late and the plane wont wait for us!” My mom yelled. “No mom please, I don't want to... (more »)
Table for One This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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I have had the same conversation roughly 79 billion times, and it still unsettles me. Interestingly, only once has it been with a male. It usually goes something like this: “Don’t you just hate going to the dining hall... (more »)
Space: The Future of Humanity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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Since ancient times, humans have dreamed of “reaching for the stars.” During the past few decades, men and women have taken the first steps into a new frontier of possibility: outer space. Yet people have wondered whether the... (more »)
Juvenile Injustice This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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In prisons all over America, juveniles are fighting for justice. Too often, children are thrown into the adult prison system where they have little chance of survival. Juveniles are harassed by adult inmates who are stronger and much more... (more »)
Graduation Speech
Today I am going to talk about all of the people that have helped me in these last two years in middle school. It was hard to get where I am now but thanks to my eighth grade Language Arts teachers Mr. Crew and Mrs. Bartle. they have helped me... (more »)
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