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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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Pretty
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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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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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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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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 »)
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#10
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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#11
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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#13
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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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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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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#16
America- How About a Round of Applause?
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I just took a test in my ninth grade world history class on The Revolutionary War. Anger and vengeance shook the new world as boat after boat tried to sail in. Gunshots were common, and fighting was required. My people fought. Paul Revere made his... (more »)
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