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  • College
    Guide > College Essays
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    Last summer I packed my things into boxes and drove away. I left behind a loving group of people in the name of making happiness my priority. Living in the desert felt like dying. My whole being had been so incredibly weighed down by the toxic energy that I was surrounded by, the anger people unco...
  • College
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    Step One: Acknowledge that you’re losing him. When he comes to school with burns up and down his arms, know that it isn’t “no big deal” like he says it is. When he casually jokes about destructive behavior, notice the haunting look in his eyes that suggests there is nothing casual about it...
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    Isabelle Caro was born on September 12th, 1982 to Marie Caro in Aubergenville, France. Her mother fell into mental illness when Caro was 4 and she became obsessed with restraining Caro’s growth. Mrs. Caro heard that fresh air aided children’s development so Isabelle spent much of her childhood c...
  • Opinion > School / College
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    Two centuries ago Mark Twain said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” In 2009 in a proposal on education reform, Bill Gates said “When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well – and that will unleash powerful market forces i...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    George Orwell’s dystopia novel, 1984, was penned in response to the turbulent threat of totalitarian regimes sprouting up in Europe and Asia in the 1940’s. It took the ideas and philosophies in their infancies and accelerated them into a global epidemic, but such ideas were not new in the realm ...
  • Opinion > Pop Culture / Trends
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    Often we look back on things as if they were flawless. We don’t see the problems because we don’t live them. We don’t see them if no one wanted to talk about them even when they were happening. In the 1950’s we had just gotten back from war and there was pressure to show what we fought for i...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    One can be born poor and with great determination, make a fortune for themselves and one can be born wealthy but through rampant carelessness squander their fortune. Poverty is defined by two factors: circumstance and motivation. Some people fall on harsh time, of no fault of their own but are st...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Anti-consumer spends tons on "vintage" Etsy can't see irony....
  • Opinion > Movies / Music / TV
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    The common perception of comic book characters is that the heroes are good and the villains are evil. It’s that easy and few think much further of them than that. Perhaps this phenomenon was born from the school of thinking that comics are for children. Children who are naïve and incapable of und...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Beguiled prose, fancier fancy and repetition. Kissing at introversion. And docility. Understand you make this hard. Poke at fire beds and tease lions. Script flows from old man lips like Peyton. Hands torture, understanding and a silent laughter. Still giving nothing. Ocea...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Eyes, hands, meat. Fingers touch, ideas twist and contract releasing dopamine and bubbles tickle in utero. Lips whisper closely, waiting in anticipation, nervous. It's new. Happy fog drifts by until, there, there, gone. Irritated, itching at grass stains, and things lost, ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Excuse me, love tell me again why you spin with abandon and antiquity? Slipping in cobwebs beneath expectations of eld and heredity. Showing strength of smoke and falling up like confetti You're torn apart and sewn back together all wrong. Swinging from cloud to ocean, always wet, alw...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Tips of lips in promise of matrimony, of abuse and eloquence. Ugly whispers burn holes in sofa upholstery and we don't know what it means. Saran wrap balloons fill the sky with plastic squeaks and pecks of cheeks. Coffee plastic, candy plastic, oral contraceptives. ...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    It was hot those summers, hotter than it had ever been. And the smell was sweet with despair. An oily film coated everything, leaving you with the constant sensation of being dirty. We shuffled onto the bus. There were bars on the windows and obscenities scratched into the thick white paint that...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I gave up everything to be here. Do you understand that? Do you understand? I gave up my family, to be here beside you. I gave up my friends, so you would call me yours. I gave up my values for you to kiss me like that. I don't know who I am anymore, if I find myself again, will you s...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    This is an awful world, where people no longer count as people, we are degraded, and hated. The rights of the innocent are stripped, long before those of the guilty. Yeah, we may be human, but what is so great about that if all it brings is pain? We are constantly dehumanized, ripped away f...
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    Lying on my back, I remember the things I once held so dear. My Princess Amethyst riding on the back of winged horses, my He-Man fighting mighty battles with his sword and muscle. Sailor Moon and her crew. There was Casper and his laughter, Wendy and her smile. Hiding in my comic books, I dr...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Ringing silence, the beep of the machine, the click of the nurses in the hall. I look over at the one I love, the one who always seemed so strong to me, but now she is pale as a leaf. Her lips quiver and shake, her hands tightly wringing each other. Cancer, I say. The word hangs in the a...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Ugly, nasty, fat and unhappy This is what it means to be american. Picking, hating, loving and despising anyone who doesn't fit in. The rude, the mean, the desperate. The lost, the found, the hopeless. Priorities are crooked, Values are all wrong. Arrogant and lonely, Wanting to fix ye...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We make believe that we are pure. We pursue a falsehood an ideal, that is utterly unattainable. I ask you how you believe in a heaven when we both know deep inside that if there is one, we wont be invited. We're sinners where it really counts, but in our castle of whipped cream and pi...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Slowly part, my lips cooling in the soft breeze. Your eyes flutter open, blue and bright. And you smile, such a warm and inviting smile. Taking me in your arms, so warm and tight. You lean me back into your lap, and bend down to kiss me again. I feel as if I could hold onto this moment f...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Your chest is warm, resting on my back. Your head peeking over my shoulder as I write. Your breath dances down my collarbone, your eyes resting upon my heaving chest. Every part of us, touching, from our hair to our toes. I adore the way you kiss my neck, the way you never let go of me. ...
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