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Naked and Equal
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When we come to planet earth, we don't come in a Ralph Lauren shirt or a dress by a local brand or even rags. We come naked. All of us- you, me, superstars, beggars, visionaries, the government, everyone. We're all born equal, and... (more »)
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Violent Video Games
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Why are violent video games designed to make you assassinate or kill other players? Some players say that it helps with releasing anger, and some say that it helps young adults enlist in the military. In reality, violent video games are a huge... (more »)
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Why Is It So Hard to Let Go?
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All over the world, people are struggling to overcome their addiction to a drug more powerful than any other. The way that people become attached to other people cannot compare to the way people become attached to heroin. Why does the death of... (more »)
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Why??
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One of the main problems of people, is that no one understands. They don’t understand feelings. And they especially don’t understand reasons. That is why we question “why” so often, because we don’t understand. And... (more »)
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War and/or Peace
Our military, amazing right? I agree. But yet how do we our appreciation? by aging on with other countries? Saying horrible things about other countries and cultures? By discriminating against them? War is caused by all of this, which causes our... (more »)
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Is Freedom Really Worth the Effort?
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Having been the topic of numerous historic debates and speeches, freedom is a human concept sought after almost instinctively. Some altruistically give up their own lives and freedoms for others’, but is that cost too great for the... (more »)
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Freedom Essay
Freedom is something that people should fight for with everything that they have. The definition of freedom is that people can say what they want and not feel like they will get in trouble and that people can act how they want without... (more »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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#10
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 »)
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#11
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 »)
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#12
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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#13
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 »)
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#14
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 »)
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#15
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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#16
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 »)
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