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The Life I Have and The Life I Want
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At least once in your life you have thought it would be fun to have the super power invisibility. You could do anything you wanted without being caught. No one ever thought it could happen or be real. Then again, how are people supposed to know... (more »)
Pass It On
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“Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.” -Haim Ginott Adults don’t realize they are the same as teenagers, adults make just as many mistakes a teenagers... (more »)
A Dirty Mess
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Growing up, my mom use to constantly nag me about keeping my room clean, cleaning the kitchen, and cleaning the bathroom. I finally understand why, after having to move out all my grandmother’s stuff after she died. Elderly people should... (more »)
High School
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all the different kinds of people called High School? Well if you haven’t, I wouldn’t suggest it. What with all the jocks and their egos the size of Jupiter. Or the Queen Bees who think they're better than everybody else. The... (more »)
Rejection and Judgement
By , Abha, Saudi Arabia
My fear of rejection and being judged made me become that girl. That girl who barely talks, that girl who gets calls only before exams to get asked about questions (not to hang out or chat), that girl that people approach only to ask about the... (more »)
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Of Beauty
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As a young girl with short hair that could not be elegantly curled or pinned up in any fashion, I was not called a beautiful child. Instead, I was called adventurous. This adjective was very fitting as I enjoyed climbing trees, exploring creeks,... (more »)
To Those Who Take Reading for Granted
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Stories and books, you may hate reading, you may love it, regardless - they’re everywhere. Every life is a story, no matter how boring. If you’ve played a video game, that tells a story. Stories don’t only make things... (more »)
The Teenage Mind
“Wanna hear a joke? High school.” High school is way over-rated.  As students, we stay up late every night doing homework, studying for tests, and stressing over our grades daily.  Our teachers think that we have hours... (more »)
#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 »)
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 »)
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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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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