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An Argument Against School Uniforms
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There is an ongoing discussion in this nation about school uniforms, whether or not they help with behavior problems, and increase test scores. As an eighth grade student at Delta Middle School, I do not want school uniforms. In this paper I... (more »)
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When I Grow Up This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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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Capital Punishment Is Dead Wrong This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Murder is wrong. Since childhood we have been taught this indisputable truth. Ask yourself, then, what is capital punishment? In its simplest form, capital punishment is defined as one person taking the life of another. Coincidentally, that is the... (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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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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Teens Should Absolutely Be Tried as Adults When...
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Murderers, rapists, and other criminals are being released from jail everyday after serving only very short and lenient sentences. Who are these criminals and what makes them so special? The criminals are juveniles who commit adult crimes. They... (more »)
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Technology Habits
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Technology has become a habit of our everyday life. Wherever we go and whatever we do technology is always around us. Social media has become a part of our life and according to Evan Asano from Social Media Today , “teens spend about 9... (more »)
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Equality is a given...right?
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One day in class I was talking to a friend about these poems we had to do for English. She told me she was going to write about the sexism in the dress codes at school. A boy in my class then turned to us and said that dress codes weren’t... (more »)
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Difference
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There is always controversy when it comes to things that are different. In this day and age, girls on social media feel stressed out or like they don't fit in because they don't have the "normal" body type. A tight stomach,... (more »)
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Media Portrayals vs. Reality
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Mental illnesses cannot be cured if the people suffering from them are shamed. In 2013, the average state only treated approximately 57% of people with mental illnesses. To provide help for these matters, such as psychopathy, sociopathy,... (more »)
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Fist Fights
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So the other day, I saw a video online of these two people that are in a fistfight. They were punching, screaming, and kicking at each other. Then, I see everyone just cheering them on like it's funny like or something. And... (more »)
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Car Safety
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Drivers should not be losing their life due to a defect on a vehicle reminding us that the need for collision prevention technology is needed. It's not just that, it is also how the drivers test is really  effortless so citizens really... (more »)
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Desserts: Good or Bad
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There are some people that think that desserts are not nutritious.  There are some articles that give opinions, along with facts, why sugar is bad for people.  There are even some schools that will not allow desserts with in their... (more »)
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Procrastination and the Impact of Stress on the...
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It’s midnight and once again you’re working on a project that's due the next day even though you had a week to work on it. This postponement is the well-known bane of every procrastinator. Unfortunately, procrastination is a... (more »)
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Dissociative Identity Disorder
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is described as “a disorder characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality states” by the Mayo Clinic. Essentially,... (more »)
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The Issues of Gun Control
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If you had an opportunity to reduce the amount of death and violence occurring in our country, would you take action? Approximately 93 Americans are killed by gun related violence every day.  Enacting more gun control laws would not only... (more »)
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The Solution to Rising Obesity Through Fast Foods
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The United States sits on top of the ladder for the highest Gross Domestic Product, yet our country’s health continues to decline. This is due to the increase in the consumption of fast foods.  Fast foods are synonymous with junk... (more »)
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