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Theism and Society: Prejudices and Presuppositions
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We’re all teens here, which makes specifically clear a certain fact: We have all, at one point or another, been through a unit on evolution in our educational curriculum. These units treat evolution as fact, as if it is not simply a... (more »)
Thoughts on Depression
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Depression is an abyss that almost everyone teeters on the brink of at some point in their lives. As we stand on the edge, there is one person, the person we love the most, who stands in front of us and holds on so we don't fall over the edge,... (more »)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The revolution will not be televised. The revolution is not something that can or will be caught on camera. The revolution must be joined, not watched. The portrayal of the Freddie Gray demonstrations that took place in the streets of... (more »)
When Dad Goes to Prison This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Harrisburg, PA
The plastic orange chair creaks beneath me. The friction of my jeans makes my skin itch. Other kids my age prance around playing tag. I sit patiently with my hands resting under my thighs, occasionally bobbing my head from side to side, humming... (more »)
Bullying: Stand Up
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If you are witnessing bullying, what would you do? Would you take part in it, stand by, or try to discontinue it? Most individuals don’t know the answer, and that’s the main problem in our society. Bullying comes in many different... (more »)
What Is an American?
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The United States is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries in the world. This creates a challenge when classifying those who live here. When I walk down the streets of Cupertino, I see a plethora of different races. Even... (more »)
The Police vs The People
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BREAKING NEWS! A police officer just shot a black man in... Hello readers and welcome to this article about The Police vs The People. In this article, I will be talking about the world issues on crime situations that involves different races.... (more »)
What I Think of Life
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Do you ever doze off one day and start thinking about life? About human characteristics and the past and present? Sometimes I wonder, is our life planned the minute we are born, if we are destined for greatness or the opposite. If every event... (more »)
Why Do Little People Rule the World?
People think it’s always the little man that gets picked on, but that is not always true. Little people always have everyone on their side no matter what. Hey claim to be picked on and desperate but they are just sucking your sympathy to... (more »)
The Effects of the Iranian Hostage Crisis
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On November 4th, 1979 thousands of revenge-seeking Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days. This ordeal is known as the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Some were planned,... (more »)
The Gender Gap: A Deeper Look
By , Lynn, MA
I never gave much thought to inequality in the U.S. I was always accustomed to the idealistic “anything can be achieved if you work for it” mindset that I’ve had since I was younger. I know that nothing is perfect, we have... (more »)
Video Games and Stress
Some people play video games to clear their minds and to de-stress from the world around them. Video games are known to be extremely helpful for helping people focus, but they are also known for being a huge distraction for people because they... (more »)
Suicide Is Selfish This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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You dread the sound of your alarm even though you’ve been awake for hours, staring at your ceiling with tears quietly leaking out of your eyes. Somehow, you’re going to have to leave your bed. It’s so tempting to curl up and... (more »)
Cutting Is Bad
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I'm writing this to give a message cutting isn't good. It's bad. People cut and don't relize that it's going to leave more than they expected. That's how life is. I have sevreal freinds who have cut but I never have. I... (more »)
Being Gay
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What makes them so different? They're humans too. They have eyes, nose, ears, mouths, arms, legs, just like us. Why do we do it? It's not something you can stop. Like they say, 'it's not a choice'. You can't just wake up one day and like the... (more »)
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Corrupting Our Future: A Letter to the Congress
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.  H. G. Wells          We write today to express our distress over the actions of some of our fellow citizens. It seems to us that some have taken it... (more »)
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