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    When the sun's out and the weather warm, we teenagers are often bombarded with magazines, billboards, and commercials featuring flawless models with perfect, golden skin-tone glows. Not surprisingly, one unfortunate effect of this is an entire generation of young individuals fixated on the da...
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    If there existed a small precautionary measure that had the potential to save your life, would you take it? At first glance, most teenagers would probably answer that with a resounding "Yes!" However, when applied to the context of wearing a helmet when bicycling, many teenagers' acti...
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    As a teenager, it’s normal to want to keep yourself looking your best. However, sometimes this pursuit crosses the line and can lead you to undertake downright dangerous efforts in the name of beauty. Perhaps the most apparent example of this is the dangerous trend of using tanning beds. The Jo...
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    “You’ve never tried an alcoholic beverage before?” they ask with incredulous looks. The uncomfortable high-schooler begins to blush and mumble a timid “no”, clearly embarrassed in the face of his peers. Unfortunately, too many teenagers today can relate to this type of situation. Accor...
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    As teenagers, it's quite customary to find ourselves battling the vexing forces of peer pressure. Whether it be acting a certain way or portraying a specific image, it seems that society has an unsettling habit of dictating what it deems "cool." One unfortunate result of this is that ...
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    "En sus marcas listos fuere go!" begins the exhilarating song, infusing new life in us as we bust out our greatest moves. The booming beats seem to have a rippling effect, rumbling the walls as the song progresses. "Keep it up!!" shouts the instructor, Beth, as we dive into the l...
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    As I head past the corridor on my way to sixth period, I hear snickers pierce the air. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot a pair of teenagers ducking behind the red brick building, getting a secret nicotine fix. Their voices, their grins seem triumphant. They exhale, blowing billows of smoke that r...
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    When most teenagers hear a phrase akin to “steroids for enhancing athletic performance,” usually what comes to mind are the slew of slang terms associated with steroids, the names of fellow student athletes who have allegedly used steroids, and the fact that steroids have for some reason been br...
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    The glare of the sunlight reflects off her piercing, lime-green blouse, penetrating your eyes. It’s lunchtime on a seemingly typical school day, and she’s in the midst of a crowd of friends, huddled and laughing, speaking a few words and then turning around to scowl at you at intervals. The grou...
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    The most beloved bench ever built is situated atop a small hill in Angel Island, the early twentieth century immigration station located in the San Francisco Bay. Each year I set out on the 125-mile journey — 122 miles in a car, two miles in a ferry, and one mile on foot — so I may once again se...

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