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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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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 »)
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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 »)
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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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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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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.
“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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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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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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#10
between halloweens
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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#11
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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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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#13
Women loves Men looking at her chest instead of...
On November 7, 2008, Glamour Magazines most famous model comments that she loves her job. She has the privilege of men just seeing her as an object rather than an actual human being. Lulu Hon also says, “I love it when men stare at me like a... (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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#16
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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