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When I Grow Up This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
In kindergarten, my class was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Crayons danced across sheets of ­paper to illustrate our dream occupations. Our drawings were hung in the hallway for our parents to see at Back to School Night.... (more »)
Change the World
By , Mount Calvary, WI
In today’s world there is much hate and violence going on in the world such as racism and you say it; the past holocaust. In order to stop all of this suffering, the world will have to change from this to love and forgiveness. This easier... (more »)
By , Valdosta, GA
My mom told me something that really opened my eyes,” you do more for your friends then they do for you.” I never really realized how invested I am in every friendship I have. My debate partner for instance just because of a fallout... (more »)
Stop Putting a Price on Adoption
Imagine that you just got married and you are trying to start a new life. You have had your life planned out since you were little and your main goal in life is to have kids and a family. It has been a year since you have been married and the... (more »)
Don't Shop, Adopt
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Animal shelters take in millions of dogs annually, each looking for a forever home.  While buying a little puppy at the pet shop may be tempting, resist the urge.  Rescuing a shelter dog adds a new family member, reduces expenses, and saves a... (more »)
Literary Canon
Dear Literary Canon Board of Directors, I am writing this letter because I’d like to suggest an admission for your Literature Hall of Fame. The first reason I believe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle should be included in the literary canon... (more »)
How Technology Affects Us 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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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone. The youth of today are constantly immersed in technological advancements that promote nonstop communication and... (more »)
How to Kill a Frog
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How do you boil a frog? You just put it in a pot of boiling water, right? Wrong, the frog would jump out because they wouldn't be used to it. Instead you would put it in a pot of water, then slowly bring it up to a boil, allowing the frog to get... (more »)
Defying Demons
Defying Demons We have all had horrible and internally damaging events scar us for life, but it’s the uphill battle to overcome the pain that defines us. We all haven’t had the love we all feel we deserve, and we all have had to wake up and... (more »)
Aching Implications
To this earth, the destruction has become irreversible. Not due to a hole too deep to climb out of, but do to the attitude that there is no hole. Day to day the millions of people that walk this earth are mostly blind. We are focused only on... (more »)
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Downright Rude
Teenagers get slammed in the media for being disrespectful, impolite, and downright rude. And the media is right, to some extent. As a whole, we are indifferent when it comes to respect and common courtesy. Yet this collective “we” refers not... (more »)
The Undercover Perks of Being a Girl
I know that myself and many others like me, who posses only the x-chromosome, sometimes have the notion that females draw the short end of the genetic stick. A testosterone-saturated life can often appear easier than an existence which requires... (more »)
Green Means Go
The world is facing a growing and catastrophic crisis. No one seems to know how to handle this dilemma. With the casualties growing as the predators increase in number, it’s absolutely necessary that lawmakers and law enforcement officials... (more »)
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My Plea
The pointless lives we live constructed for the soul purpose of conformity and continuous mistakes over endless periods of time. Weak and ignorant the human race looks for inexplicable answers in unspoken areas. We all walk by each other daily but... (more »)
Learn Our Language
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This is a headline story right here! It has to be one of the top issues in the country today. I am referring to the "Press two for Spanish" issue. Why is this even an option? If someone wants to become an American badly enough, they should take... (more »)
are you an addict
I agree with Emma M. in her article that many people consume multiple amounts of caffeine. People may become addicted to caffeine. The average healthy adult should not exceed 400 milligrams. That is less than 2 cans of caffine. I know I drink way... (more »)
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