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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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When, and if, my child ever asks me if she will be pretty, I will laugh. I will laugh at her sincere expression as she sincerely asks me, “Mother, will I be pretty?” I will respond, “No, my child, you will never be... (more »)
THH: Every Billion of Us
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Pollution-spewing castles. Fortresses made of steel. Miles and miles of smog clouding the air. We all know one of nature’s greatest enemies lie within factories. …so. That’s it. We’re doomed. (Ahhhhhh?) Everyday people suffer from... (more »)
Child Abuse
By , Aurora, CO
Our world is full of issues. Many of the issues are big and some are small, but issues will be issues. So to begin, I’m going to ask a question. Have you ever seen a child with his or her arms covered in bruises or scratches? If you have,... (more »)
Social Media and Its Connection with Anorexia,...
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The first computer was invented in 1947; the internet followed in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, eating disorders became an epidemic. When the first computer was invented, no one had any idea of the impact it would have in the world, as the same... (more »)
Straight White Men Upset Over Things Not Always...
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The meninist movement has brought forth some very startling news and has come up with a way to combat this news… Shockingly not everything is about white men. Bringing up faults in such movements as feminism, blackout, gay pride, and... (more »)
A Woman's Guide On How To Dress (A...
Currently in America women are starting to dress more and more scandalous. Women are showing more skin than ever before. This is an issue that is plaguing our society, and it needs to be addressed. Because of the way women are dressing, men are... (more »)
Capstone: Gender Inequality This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
I grew up surrounded by Orthodox Jewish women. My mother’s family was one of the most highly respected Jewish families in the city, who was also notorious for gossiping. Early into my childhood I became familiar with the term yenta, a... (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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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 »)
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