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  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    It was a dark and solemn autumn night; hopefully it would go uninterrupted, but that was very doubtful. 1940 was not a kind year to London. In the debris filled streets there were ranks of soldiers wandering, waiting, and willing for a fight, of a well-deserved revenge. The surviving city smelled of...
  • Nonfiction > Educator of the Year
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    Mr. White is the best teacher I have ever had. AP Economics is the most challenging course I have ever been faced with. Throughout my junior year I was faced with many challenges, from my rigorous classes to my many extra-curriculars. But he has helped greatly with both and I will be forever gratefu...
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    Throughout the ages men and even boys have chosen to take up arms. Some for glory, some for wealth, but many for country. I, like the many others before me would like to take up arms for my country. A country where you are granted the freedom to pledge allegiance to the waving flag of stars and stri...
  • Nonfiction > Heroes
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    When the public thinks of the “the war to end all wars” in the Middle East, many have envisioned in their minds Peter O’ Toole playing Colonel T.E. Lawrence in “Lawrence of Arabia”. Colonel T.E. Lawrence though was not the only strategist that proved to be a winning leader in a war where m...
  • Hot Topics > Community Service
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    I am currently a junior in high school, and want to attend the United States Military Academy. So far I have volunteered helping out at a retirement home, helping paint a fence at a local cemetery, and doing community service activities with my church and FBLA. I also volunteer at my local VA hospit...
  • Nonfiction > Travel & Culture
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    July 3, 1863, the close to America’s bloodiest battle, Gettysburg. A crisp sunny summer day. This day was not just any day. Pure hell is what could be described of this day. Sights of men mauled and mutilated beyond any recognition of a human being. The cries of soldiers both in blue in gray cry...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The gun is loaded. The gun is polished. It is ready, And so is the soldier, And now, All the soldier can do is wait. Who he will meet is not possibility, But a probability. The soldier marches at a pace faster and faster. “Double-quick!”, his officer yells. The soldier trudges f...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.-Benjamin Franklin. Events seem to be endless for me nowadays. I have one event to do after another, and sometimes I wonder if I do too many. Time for me is used wisely and surely not squandered because of my m...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
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    magine you have been forced to a strange new land because of the way you are. You are packed in darkly painted train. This train is riding the railway to hell on Earth. Next stop, a concentration camp. Your deprived stomach is empty, and you are coughing up blood. The stench in your train car is unb...
  • Opinion > Points of View
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    *My leadership class was told to write on the key ingredients of leadership and these were my responses Courage: My courage is something that has never really been tested in my life. Sure, there have been small instances of my acts of “courage”, but nothing that would put me into the hero cat...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    They have taken many names during their 235 years of existence; Billy Yank, Doughboy, Dogface, Grunt, Leatherneck. They have showed undoubted acts of courage in the abyss of battle. They have gone through hell so our nation could be a little bit more like heaven. I am truly thankful for our American...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Well, I survived the three worst days of high school I have encountered in junior year, exams. I logged in many hours for the five tests I had to take. The first day you take 3 tests. The second you take 3 more. Then lastly, you take two tests with an early release from school. Exams usually start a...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
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    Blood, the red liquid that courses though all of our veins. Currency, the green paper that courses through our minds. We in the civilized world place the highest value on solid currency, because there is very little you can actually obtain with blood in the civilized world, except maybe a complement...
  • Opinion > Points of View
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    “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” This is the idea brought forth in 1977 by Ken Olsen, the president of Digital Equipment, once and a leading vendor in computer systems and software. In 2011 our idea of the necessity of the computer has vastly changed. Rathe...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
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    "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."- Albert Einstein In the Cold War, the end of the world came very close to being in the form of a mushroom cloud, resulting in WWIII. Waukesha, Wisconsin has a little know...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
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    Money, green, dough, cash, the signs of the wealthy, have always been the same throughout the ages. In the novel The Great Gatsby, that respect that all wealthy were supposed to have was split up between the two classes of wealth, the “new” money and the “old” money. Among the rich the “ol...
  • Fiction > Fan Fiction
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    *Speeches are what have rallied armies ever since the existence of war. When all seems lost, the final and possibly deadliest weapon in a general's arsenal is his words. In William Shakespeare's novel Macbeth, a tyrant Scottish leader name Macbeth murdered his way into power and murdered t...
  • Hot Topics > Environment
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    The great white shark, the deeply feared and dangerous creature due to Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws”. This dangerous animal is actually more endangered than it is dangerous. Recently the great white shark has been added to the endangered species list. The great white shark has no other predators t...
  • Hot Topics > What Matters
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    Throughout history there have been two types of people, the victors and the defeated. On war-scarred battlefields, in the many years of conflict, there have always been two generals that commanded thousands. One would be victorious. One would be dead. It would simply be by the keen stroke of leaders...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    Food is something I have come to crave since my service with the Black Prince. Though much has changed since then. It was around the battle of Poitiers in 1356, that my occupation of a cook became a vocation. My service with the Black Prince all began when I answered the call for king and country. I...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    It was a dark and solemn night; hopefully it would go uninterrupted, but that was very doubtful. 1940 was not a kind year to London. In the debris filled streets there were ranks of soldiers wandering, waiting, willing for a fight, of a well deserved revenge. The surviving city smelled of ash and wa...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    Ingredients A complete of nearly complete dictator A strong army The newest technology Support from the people Lands that were once yours usually A good reason Pick off the weakest first Many allies Few enemies at a time Directions ...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
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    The famous African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child” has been quoted time and time again, but it was never so clear as seen in “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee. The two Finch children in the story, Jem and Scout, would be taught life lessons for better of for worse by the ...
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