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    "Walking in Her Shoes," by Kaitlin, shows the effect of a mother on her child. In the beginning, the little girl admires the mother. She thinks that her mom is perfect, and she copies her mom's actions. It starts off as innocent. The little girl tries to catch up with her mom's s...
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    I hate the way you've changed, The way you walk now, The way you laugh now, The way you talk now, With a swagger that you've Completely conjured up. You try so hard And notice so little. I know what it's all for- It's for Her- But what of us? Us! Your loving friends. ...
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    In "My First Real Teacher," an English teacher transforms from a cold, two-dimensional instructor to a compassionate human being. Kali, the narrator, was in sophomore year when she met Mrs. Geurin. Mrs. Geurin didn't seem to appreciate her writing as much as her previous instructors h...
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    Silly girl, no one will notice that you brushed your hair twice today. Silly girl, no one will notice that your socks coordinate with your outfit. Silly girl, no one will notice that your skinny jeans are brand new. Silly girl, no one will notice that you put in earrings for the occasion. Si...
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    i know not what love is but heartbreak is my homie i have no idea what feeling complete is like but i know what it's like to be lonely. i thought i was drowning in his four letters and that he was suffocating in mine.  that day, though, when i found out the truth was the s...
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    "You Are a Writer If..." by Claire lists all the ways that makes a person especially unique. Ranging from the smell of paper to blinking cursors, Claire shares what she believes defines a true writer with millions of other teenage writers/readers. I read her piece of work in my second per...
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    "The Pageant" by Maddie C forebodes what may strike us in the future. It's no surprise that girls are becoming mature much earlier than in the past. There are now shows that depict teenage pregnancies, or inappropriate child pageants It's no longer a surprise to see an eleven ...
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    In "The Gift of a Smile," a waitress constantly meets the acquaintance of a homeless man while working. He takes note of the girl's actions and appearance. He notices that her sleeves are always down, unlike the other workers. He comes to the conclusion that scars decorate her wrists ...
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    “The Bone Corset” by “Natalie” touches upon a topic that graces many teenagers today. It personalizes anorexia nervosa, a psychological disorder where the affected person is made to believe that he/she is overweight when in reality, he/she is actually underweight. Anorexia nervosa is charact...
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    “hey” by Addi F focuses on how one text could lead to a bout of turmoil and anxiety. She receives a text from her crush, and even though it only consisted of three letters, her heart races. She scrambles for an acceptable reply. She can’t seem too eager, and she can’t seem too indifferent. O...
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    The drop of your stomach as you step into your new beginning, the bead of sweat that trickles down your forehead, the subconscious wringing of hands and the sense that everyone is bigger than you, smarter than you, looking down on you. Have you been there? Being new is difficult, and it’s hard to...
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    “Liquid Happiness” speaks of happiness. It speaks of the kind of elation where you can’t help but giggle at everything and seconds past as hours. The last time I felt like that was in the middle of a crazy lunch period. I couldn’t help but appreciate what great friends I have. I’d known so...

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