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  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    November 28, 2012 Sitting on the couch in the Colorado Hall lounge, I breathe deeply as my boyfriend Andrew is ranting to me on the phone. His dad had come home stumbling drunk and thrown the family cat, Blitz across the room. Andrew and his dad have never seen eye to eye. All his life, his dad ...
  • Nonfiction > Travel & Culture
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    As a Jew, I am no stranger to the world of religion. Yes, religion is a very delicate subject matter, with the rising heated debates over the how religious one can be. But, that should not be the reason why everyone should be at each other’s throats over every little comment about religion. So, ...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Alyssa Kay died peacefully in her home after suffering a major seizure on May 13, 2084. She was 90 years old. She was surrounded by family and friends in her New York City apartment. Alyssa was born in Denver, CO at the Children’s Hospital on March 31, 1994 to Alan and Suzanne. She was born wi...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    Andrew Winslow Turner was born on December 16, 1993 in New York City. He is 20 years old and a junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is currently studying to be a firefighter, majoring in fire science. He is studying fire science because he has always loved to play wit...
  • Opinion > Discrimination
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    “If you're a nobody, just imagine a lot of celebrities are in love with you. Narcissism is the best cure for attention deficit disorder.” Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic Having a mental disability like ADHD is not an easy thing. Everyday, challenges are faced and o...
  • College
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    Hannah Renae Hicks was born in Gunnison, CO on September 5, 1994. She is a sophomore here at Western State Colorado University. She is studying Communications and although she doesn’t know what she is going to do with the degree, she explained, “It’s the fastest way to get out of college.” S...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Growing up, my dad has always been a TV watcher. The television on every night, and because he is really into professional sports, there is always a football, baseball, basketball or football game on, depending on what season it is. With the sports stations, come the same old beer/ alcoholic drink c...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Andrew arrives in the Aspen Airport mid afternoon from New York. He is staying at my mom’s house for the week and we plan to have dinner out his first night. When he arrives, his blond hair swept to the side, intense green eyes and stern face can’t help but put a smile on my face. I am so excite...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    It is the year 2004 and I am ten years old. I am lying on my couch at home, watching television when all of a sudden, I am frozen. My right hand closes, my right cheek starts to beat really fast and I am panicking inside. My dad comes in, talking to me, and as soon as he glances at me, he yells for ...
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    July 14, 2010 it is a bright and sunny day in Putney, Vermont. The air was thick with humidity as it is the middle of summer, the hottest time of the year on the east coast. I am walking in group of about six students up the steep hill after my How to Write a Persuasive Essay class to our Learning t...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    Deep breath in, and go. Sophia began jogging slowly through Central Park as the sun shone down upon her blond hair, making it glisten. As she jogged, she began to think about her day, planning out each task she had to get completed in the day’s work. Breathing in and out, slowly and evenly, keepin...
  • College
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    I decided to research the life of a writer as a college career. I enjoy English Literature which is why I chose this career. I have a very creative mind which makes writing so natural for me. The first time I started creatively writing stories was in the eighth grade. Once I realized how well I can ...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    I said mean things, yes. I said mean things and I know I denied them, but I never got to tell my version, of how I felt. I was shot down by your defensive words, so now I will tell my version of the story. Yes, back in the summer of 2011 when you brought your boyfriend over to my house, I was not ...
  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
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    In the world, genocides have been occurring for as long as we canrememberr.The one thing we can do is lead the world to stop the genocides. We need to promote human rights, stop using violence and give Americans all the obligations to stop genocides around the world. If we can lead the world in prev...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    His footsteps shuffle down the hall and she sighs. Glancing up, he’s there, gazing at her. As she opens her mouth to speak, her mouth is dry and she can’t utter a “hi”. She is shy, she knows. But with his confident smile, she knows she would have nothing to fear. But is it possible a geeky b...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Hand in pocket Feel the softness tickle you, laugh Hand in pocket Secretly no one will know the locket Kept in your heart, your mind, but half Of you belongs to another path Hand in pocket...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    A misfortunate time Money tight. Bad paycheck weeks. Hard life. A misfortunate time At home, spouse drama, bickers I’m Worthless, uncaring cheater, lowlife Man of no talent to show a wife. A misfortunate time...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Photo-phobia Savoring Italian cuisine Dining out endlessly Chatter persistent I love your intimate weakness Languishing night owl Video game nerd Leisure I love your tenacious presentation Socially perplexing Hard-boiled egg goodie A blanket, snuggled in your arms Dingy, munchin...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Another day, multimillion Breakup for the heartless cheater Who kneels, begging forgiveness She won’t condone Him, finis for good Train wreck relationship. Assumptions, the termite Of the relationship, anticipating A man matured like sunflowers. He’s crestfallen in betrayal Ca...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Bestowed for two male generations. Snug upon my head. I beam with glee. Dusty, ancient, resembling tradition. My pride like anger, boiling too hot. Men watch the game like devotion to church. Yelling sirens in the middle of the night Pound my eardrums until they bleed. It’s war, gold...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    His chattering drives me as mad as at a hatter. His humor unseemly. He dearth’s the ability to listen. Depressing me like a drooping rose. Conversations ending in a disagreement. Leaving me to shed tears, shunned. Consistently covering up truth. Sweeps me under the rug when I want his...
  • College
    Guide > College Essays
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    Love or drugs. Friends or fame. Peter Breslin, who wrote Vicissitudes of Orpheus and Randy Schmidt who wrote “Karen Carpenter’s Tragic Story”, both expressed the escapes of Orpheus and Karen. Orpheus overdosed on love while Karen overdosed on her body image. Karen and Orpheus fell into an addi...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    It was nearly Halloween night, and people were already setting up the haunted houses in Gunnison, Colorado. This year was the first Halloween for Shane Upton and Renee Andrews. “I just want to let you know Shane, that I get easily frightened,” Renee told him. “Well, getting scared is kind ...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    Luke Andrews looked up from his book and gazed at Savannah Robertson across the room who was engrossed in her book. Oh, she is so beautiful. He thought. As soon as she looked up from her book, his head dropped back down, as he began to read again. When she looked across the room, she sighed. Does he...
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    “Oh boy, today is another day volunteering at the senior center,” Chloe Dawson sighed. “Well, at least it’s nice to bring smiles to people’s faces.” “No Mom, I don’t want to read poetry to the elderly,” Tyler Sanders moaned. “Well, it’s Saturday and I am not letting you sit ...

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