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Should Workers Get a Raise?
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People have many different opinions on money.  Some might think the raise will hurt businesses.  Some think the raise would help workers.  Getting a raise will help families afford family needs.  Workers need the raise to... (more »)
Minimum Wage
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The country has a large problem on our hands.  Many of the United States citizens are wanting the minimum wage to increase, but what they do not know is that it can destroy small businesses and the fact that owners will have to fire people... (more »)
Christopher Columbus
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Many people think that Christopher Columbus was the man who came upon America, but we don’t really know we have no proof of what actually occurred. Some people may think that Christopher Columbus just wanted to be famous and he just... (more »)
What You Should Ask Yourself
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What are some things that you do well? Something that I do well is writing. I love to write and To be very creative in my writing I mean who likes boring questions? Also I am well at motivating others to do things or to get excited about... (more »)
This Isn't How Ameria Should Be This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Ever since I was little, I have been told many great things about the country in which I am so fortunate to live. The United States of America has not only been a symbol of hope, but also a land of opportunity and freedom, creating a reputation... (more »)
Give the Kids Some Space!
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Is their lunch packed? Did they get help with their homework? They didn't go to the park alone, right? They didn't talk to any strangers? Mission accomplished, those children are safe. So far, they have been protected from anything... (more »)
A Letter to Everyone
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Dear everyone, “They tell you to be yourself. But how can you be yourself when you’re only going to get hurt. They tell you to love yourself. But how can you love yourself when everyone else hates who you really are? They... (more »)
Puppy Mills: The Disturbing Truth
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The history of dogs is as old as our own. Man’s best friend has been with us through it all. You would think such a loyal creature would be treated like family or even a friend. However in our society today, animal mistreatment is an ever... (more »)
Testing Trauma
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Who knew a standardized test exam could make a person so emotionally unstable, that you would elect Self-Immolation as your last resort? Its pages have cut through my flesh, leaving brobdingnagian indentations. This so called “aid”... (more »)
Detrimental Volunteerism
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A mainstream subject of discussion of late among guardians, teachers, policymakers, students, and the media is the segregation of youngsters from their communities. Many individuals feel schools have a duty to construct spans among differing... (more »)
What Is the Confederate Flag?
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“The red represents the blood of Christ. The white border represents the protection of God. The blue “X” represented the Christian cross of Saint Andrew, the first disciple of Christ Jesus and patron Saint of Scotland. The 13... (more »)
Made for Radio, but Was Only Accepted by Teen Ink
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Hi, you're reading, and I'm theed itor writing to you, I suppose, about this ad. I’m supposed to be describing something great about life. Well, I hope this ad is great to you. If it’s not, I've failed. I accept that. But let’s not focus... (more »)
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Swirl of Colors
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You know it’s coming when the horizon starts to change. The sky starts with a bright blue fading into a yellow. From there, it changes into an orange like a tangerine. It moves on the pink, but doesn’t leave the orange.  ... (more »)
The Utter Nonsense of Moral Relativism
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Dear Reader, If by circumstance I had won over any of your of admiration for any of my previous work, prepare to be sent into the bowels of uncertainty if you do not take kindly to provocative sentiment. You may want to be... (more »)
Wake Up, Ladies!
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Before anyone goes ahead assuming anything, this isn’t your regular quintessential callout for gender equality in this brooding world of male superiority and chauvinism towards the astounding capability and strength of the female gender.... (more »)
Wake Up, Ladies!
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Before anyone goes ahead assuming anything, this isn’t your regular quintessential callout for gender equality in this brooding world of male superiority and chauvinism towards the astounding capability and strength of the female gender.... (more »)
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