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An Argument Against School Uniforms
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 »)
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 »)
Capital Punishment Is Dead Wrong This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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 »)
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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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 »)
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 »)
Why We Should Give Native Americans Money
By , n/a, KY
The most logical way to pay back the Native Americans is to pay reparations. The topic of paying back the Native Americans has been forgotten for many years, and it is time to make it a priority too think about paying them back.  ... (more »)
Sometimes, Life Is Cruel
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Viability can be cruel to you. It can give or take something or someone away from you. Creation is something to be lived happily one minute and then the next minute being could make you realize that something horrible is happening or is going to... (more »)
Native Americans v.s. American Injustices
By , Sesame Street, KS
What has America done?    The Americans have done awful things to the Native Americans. The Native Americans deserve to be payed back because of the injustices we’ve done to them such as killing 90 percent of the Native... (more »)
Be a Voice
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“Be a voice, not an echo.” Six words. Six words that articulate the articles I write. I want to be a voice for my generation where other’s voices fail. Where my own voice fails. On this site, there is no one interrupting me. There is no... (more »)
The Muslim Ban
By , nyack, NY
Many people in the United States of America believe that those who are of Muslim descent should be banned from entering the country. However our founding father Thomas Jefferson once said, “ We hold these truths to be self evident that... (more »)
Foundations of a Wise Generation
By , Jacksonville, FL
Is it more preferable to be a wise man in a generation of cretins or a wise man in a generation of the wise? A single wise man's name may last for decades but the work of a generation's wisdom will last for an eternity. It is as much the job of... (more »)
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 »)
The Power of Resistance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“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 »)
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 »)
What Rules........What Curfews?
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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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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