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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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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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone.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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The Feeling of Joy
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Joy is the feeling of happiness you get when you’re doing what you love. It is the smell of your favorite food baking in the oven, or the taste of ice cream on a hot summer day. It is the sight of your favorite people and snuggling up with... (more »)
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PS4 Is Better Than Xbox One
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The point of view is Ps4 is better than Xbox one The audience’s that one system is better than the other I want their point of view to be the Ps4 is better I have experienced Xbox one and Ps4 before but First I learned that many... (more »)
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Challenge Behind the Art
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When you look at a piece of art most people will see it as it is. They will see the appeal in it, the uniqueness of the work, or maybe even the passion behind it. A funny thing happens when you become a designer, you start to see the struggle... (more »)
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Thoughts
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Today it feels like any other day first waking up then going to school and pay attention to a teacher that speaks roughly 45 minutes on stuff that I personally think we won’t be needing to proceed in life but then again is just my... (more »)
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Strides of Determination
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The dictionary definition of determination is, “the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose.”("Determination." Dictionary.com Unabridged.) However, that definition doesn't do the word true justice. Determination... (more »)
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Animals Want to Live
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“Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. More than 3,000 animals die every second in slaughterhouses around the world. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are... (more »)
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Justice for the Innocent
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Animal testing should banned for all medical, cosmetic, and other experimental purposes in the United States because it is immoral, unnecessary, and inaccurate. Jeremy Bentham, the author of The Principles of Morals and Legislation, once... (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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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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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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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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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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