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  • Opinion > School / College
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    I believe that we learn a lot in the teenager years and through high school especially. There are times when high school isn’t the greatest thing in the world, but looking back now, f course I am extremely thankful for the experience. I’m still in the first half of my senior year, but I feel l...
  • Opinion > Entertainment / Celebrities
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    Klarissa Shaffer 9-14-12 4th Hour Characters Characters make a book and break a book. The good characters have a problem, work to solve it, and triumph in the end. A bad character creates the problem, or worsens it, and doesn’t care to try and fix it. A good character is someone who is ...
  • Opinion > Environment
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    Settings I have many favorite settings. They include but are not limited to Thanksgiving, Christmas, the court, the field, the mountains, the piano bench, or just relaxing around the house with my family. To me, the thing that makes a setting is the sights, the smells, the sounds, the activities,...
  • College
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    Who am I and who am I becoming? We must first know who we are to decide what it is we want to become. After 17 years I feel like I know who I am, so the question remains, who am I to become? Tony Robbins said, “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give...
  • Fiction > Action-Adventure
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    Time Travel Creative Story I struggle to wake up, wanting to stay in bed but prodded to arise by the sense that something is awry. I stretch to shake out the last bits of sleep and realize that my bed is hard, cold, damp, and uneven. It is this recognition that gets me up. I rub my eyes and bring...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I have many favorite settings. They include but are not limited to Thanksgiving, Christmas, the court, the field, the mountains, the piano bench, or just relaxing around the house with my family. To me, the thing that makes a setting is the sights, the smells, the sounds, the activities, the mood, a...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    There are many wonderful things in the world. There are countless goods, belongings, and possessions that bring a person elation, contentment, and joy. One person can find happiness and satisfaction in owning the coolest clothes or the best hair, while others can by purchasing the newest boat or the...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913, Rosa Louise Parks did not seem destined for fame. Her mother was a teacher and her father, a carpenter. According to the saying, “Some people are born to greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Greatness was certainly not thrust upon ...
  • Fiction > Scripts & Plays
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    Hamlet, in the castle’s kitchen, baking a rather peculiar omelet. Enter King Claudius Hamlet: Oh, good morrow king! King: What doth thou holdest Hamlet? Hamlet: Thou breakfast, sire. King: (pause) I fear for my life. Hamlet: Surely thou hast nothing to fear. King: Tis true… Hamlet: Dost ...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    Three Amazing Exchange Students I walk into class just as the bell rings. I promptly take my seat, noticing that for the first time all year, there are people occupying the three seats behind me. Curious, I take one more look before Mr. Ellison starts talking. They’re all strange looking boys...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Everything is different up here, peaceful. Worries melt away up here, it’s restful. I wish I could stay right here forever- Would I want to leave this abode? Never. The sights, the views, are incomparable. Everything’s magnificent, nothing dull. The streams, the trees, the plants, the wild...
  • Nonfiction > Sports
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    It’s the second half. The score is tied. We’re on our home field, and this is our most intense game yet. The calumny of our opponent’s aggressiveness has proven to be true. It’s left everyone on their toes. This game is only going to get better. But enough with the soliloquy, let's g...
  • Nonfiction > Heroes
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    “A hero is someone who inspires, motivates, and moves others; courageously, selflessly, and continuously.” (Unknown) A personal hero of mine is my grandma. She is everything this quote describes and more. Abigail Williams is a villain in the crucible. She is a hear-hearted and dissembling person...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A Smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it. ...
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    Life Life is not easy or it wouldn’t be worth it. You have to work for the things you want, bit by bit. Accomplishments are not handed to you on a golden platter, Awards and recognitions are not always part of the batter. You’ll run into trial, disappointment, and loss Because true trium...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing others load, and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” My favorite setting would have to be that of Christmas. I think it is really ‘the most wonderful time of...
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