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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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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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Technology May Be our Downfall
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The so-called wave of the future. Everything these days is technology driven. We even have computers small enough to fit in the palms of our hands, just a pipe dream 20 short years ago. Most of us Americans can’t go a day without using... (more »)
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Response to Obama's Farewell Speech
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No scandals, no impeachment, no mistresses during Obama's 8 yrs. Like him or hate him he was a good president and it will be very arduous for our next president to live up to Barrack Obama. Barack and his family will be greatly missed. Trump has... (more »)
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Should Certain Books Be Banned?
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I believe that this isn’t fair. I am a teenager and there is all this allocution a part of parents about whether their adolescent should be able to apprehend this or that. By the time your child is a teenager; he or she is exploring the... (more »)
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The Race Box Question
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The U.S. Census Bureau has asked millions of Americans questions regarding their race since 1790. In 1790, the only “races” listed were ‘Slaves’, ‘Free white females & males’, and ‘all other free... (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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A Tree Without Roots
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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots” -Marcus Garvey A significant issue in the lives of African Americans is a subtle, yet important one. I believe the root of... (more »)
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The Power of Resistance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with nonretaliatory acceptance of repression from one’s opponents is ­active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive... (more »)
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#12
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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#13
What Rules........What Curfews?
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Parents give too many rules nowadays, but without rules, teenagers have no guidance. Teens no longer believe in rules and curfews. They believe that now, since they are older, they are more mature and can be more responsible, but truly most teens... (more »)
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#14
between halloweens
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Thoughts from 10/13/08 I have been cut from the cookie-cutter. I am society's bitch. My individuality goes hand and hand with conformity. Any way I could think of to escape is just another part of the trap. It is strange how people think being... (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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#16
Defying Demons
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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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