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  • Nonfiction > Interviews
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    On October 12, 2012, I interviewed my mom, Arlene Connell, and discussed with her the changes she has seen in America over the past 30+ years. My mom was born in America and grew up in America; she has not lived in any other country. Following is how she believes American values have changed, and ...
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    It was with a jolt that we came back to reality of time, location, and purpose. My family and I traveled from Minneapolis anxiously awaiting our arrival in Seoul, Korea, a city halfway around the world. This was not a typical family vacation. We weren’t here to sing along to K-Pop or go to an amus...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
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    Every school has kids who are donned: The Drama Kids. Needless to say I am one of them, but at my school, the drama kids, the guys at least, do not exactly fit into the stereotypical flamboyantly gay stereotype that seems to plagued the media, and to some extent Broadway itself. Rather the drama k...
  • Hot Topics > What Matters
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    So, critically speaking, at the end of your life, I highly doubt that any higher deity is going to say, "Hey, you were a great person and you followed all of my rules, but you lived in a society where gay marriage was legal, and thus you are condemned to hell." Point being, I--and most oth...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A sentence, A phrase, A single word, An entity. A paragraph, An essay, A book, An anthology. Millions of words strung together to form, Something greater, Something that can Inspire, Teach, Or even, Hurt. Watch what you say, Because for some your words may make them not want t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    They say their mission is to teach, To inspire the young minds of the next generation, But in reality, They are stunting our creativity, Forcing us to learn how to correctly color in bubbles, Something a kindergartener could do. They tell us that grades will determine our futures, But gues...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Turn on the TV and what do you see? Death, thefts, blood and gore from fights that are not right, But what is right in a world where judgment is considered the norm, Where people starve just to fit the image of ‘perfect,’ Where people cut themselves, Burn themselves, Torture themselves bec...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Black and white lines that bind us to the goods we shouldn’t even have, Little boxes that can be scanned, But really should be banned. For it is these because of these shapes and figures that we, Society, Believe some of our own dumb philosophies. Philosophies that state that goods are l...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Perfect is a word that no one likes to hear, For it brings out a kind of fear, A fear of being not right, That keeps you staying up all night. It claims to not bite, But to your soul it brings an impossible sight. Of perfect girls, Those in magazines, Who on the surface make it seem that...

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