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Emerald City This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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It takes a little effort to get up here. First I had to check the date to make sure my superintendent won’t be around this day (since I wasn’t really supposed to be here). After I had the excruciating job of walking up five flights... (more »)
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Mindset Unbroken
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Before my first day of elementary school, I had known what the expectations were: work hard, study harder. Nevertheless, when high school started, I was a nervous wreck. The idea of “everything that I did now counted towards... (more »)
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The Shot Heard Throughout Fargo
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My journey to completing a full marathon started the second day of eighth grade football.  We were required to wear shorts and helmets because the first week was always “no contact.” Agility stations were on the practice plan... (more »)
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The Spiritual Experiment
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I am choosing to write about the video that was on display at the local art museum.  That piece of art really opened up my mind.  I think I watched it at least twelve times, and each time I came up with a different meaning to the... (more »)
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Soggy Paper
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 “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein   As I sit here looking across Long Lake on this chilly afternoon, a steady flow of raindrops act as a river flowing down... (more »)
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Together for Change
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“It’s a hot and humid day in Swat Valley, Pakistan A young student boards the school bus since walking is no longer safe She sits, chatting with her friends after a long day of exams A man jumps onto the bus and pulls out a gun The last... (more »)
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The Escape Room This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“An Escape Room! That’s what we’ll do.” My relationship with my sixteen-year-old brother is shaped by a tradition we’ve cultivated over the years—homemade gifts. Whether it’s Christmas or Diwali, every year we work together to... (more »)
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My Best Friend Lives in Me
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My favorite TV episode : “Funny Pants” from Season 4 Episode 65b of SpongeBob SquarePants, where Squidward, Spongebob’s cynical neighbor and coworker,  falsely informs SpongeBob that if SpongeBob laughs one more time in... (more »)
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Georgetown University
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Washington, D.C.: When my family and I drove to Georgetown University, we went the back way—past the Georgetown hospital and medical school, through a lane studded with golden-orange trees. We soon reached the main quad, and I was struck... (more »)
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What If This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I’ve never fully understood why college experts place so much emphasis on “commitment.” From as early as middle school, I’ve been told that quality trumps quantity, that I should pick no more than two activities to wholly devote myself... (more »)
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What Dedication Is to Me
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Pondering the meaning of any word can be a struggle, as everyone has their own views of what the word really means; it is all perception. Dedication is one of the words that has many different meanings. To some, dedication is waking up every... (more »)
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What Dedication Is to Me
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Pondering the meaning of any word can be a struggle, as everyone has their own views of what the word really means; it is all perception. Dedication is one of the words that has many different meanings. To some, dedication is waking up every... (more »)
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What Dedication Is to Me
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Pondering the meaning of any word can be a struggle, as everyone has their own views of what the word really means; it is all perception. Dedication is one of the words that has many different meanings. To some, dedication is waking up every... (more »)
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I Have a Name This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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”Hello, I’m Matthew’s English teacher” I had seen it coming, but my heart dropped into my stomach nonetheless as my teammates continued on to pass me, shuffling along as the fatigue of the game set into their... (more »)
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Be Intentional With Your Free Time: It's... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Three months have elapsed since I abandoned everything I was familiar with, moved to Chicago, and embarked on my college career. If I’ve come to conclusion about anything, it’s that the amount of free time I have had in college is the... (more »)
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The Lake
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Get home as fast as I can and hope Dad has eaten and is ready to go. All that is going on in the world is put on hold. It’s time to go water skiing! Run down stairs to get my swimsuit on, run back upstairs to grab my ski. The hardest part... (more »)
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