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Poe's Techniques
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Edgar Allen Poe was a great writer, writing many short stories and poems such as the “Cask of Amontillado”, but do you really know what happened in his pieces of literature?Poe wrote his words in a specific way for a specific... (more »)
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The Value of Experimentation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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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... (more »)
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A Day Awaited for Five Years
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My entire body was engulfed in a cold sweat. My heart was pounding a thousand times in a single second. Yet, somehow I felt at any moment I could let go and everything would still be okay. Monday, April 23, 2018, had been the day I had waited... (more »)
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Traditionalists vs Modernists
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Beginning in the 1920s, the United States begins to undergo an obvious shift in societal values. Cultures begin to transform and new ideas are implemented in to the American population. This change in society brought forth the Modern Culture of... (more »)
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When the Road to College Is Bumpier Than Expected
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Somehow today was my last day of classes in high school. I have no idea how it happened so fast. Elementary school, middle school, and now high school seems like a complete blur. My senior year has been an interesting one to say the least. It... (more »)
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Fix the Mess from the Stress
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What do you call a scholar, an athlete, a leader, and a humanitarian all rolled into one? A high school student whom parents, teachers, and college admissions officers expect you to be. Nowadays, high school students are expected to perform at... (more »)
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It Was Always About the Bread... Until It...
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It was always about the bread… and the cake, muffins, bagels, and buns. How they smelled, how they felt, how they tasted, and how they appeared on the outside. It was never about the inside. All of that changed for me in the summer of... (more »)
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The Latino Complex: What Defines Our Culture?
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Growing up in a Latino household, I was taught both English and Spanish, and I was fluent in both. My parents would use English and Spanish in the same sentence, and I developed an ear for thick accents and mixed verbiage. When I entered my... (more »)
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The Ear Eater
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On a dark, cloudy day near noon, I came downstairs for lunch. The day before it had rained, so everything was wet outside. As I ran down the steps, I saw my mom relaxing on the couch, working on her computer. I bugged her shouting,... (more »)
The Scientists of Tomorrow
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If science is the most hated subject in schools, who is going to innovate tomorrow? It is said that 7 of every 10 students hate subjects such as math, chemistry, physics or biology. These subjects are pretty important in engineering or... (more »)
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Animal Resurrection as a Possible Solution
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Have you ever wished to see a real, living animal species that went extinct? You know it is logically impossible, yet people still hope that someday technology will change this “wish” into a reality. In fact, resurrection technology... (more »)
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Pitch Perfect: A Father’s Obsession and a... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Of all the things I inherited from my father (a passion for the eighties, a deep appreciation of garlic, the knowledge to pop perfect stovetop popcorn), his most influential gift came as a shock. I never imagined that my large, Hispanic father... (more »)
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A Depressing Ally or a Foe?
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Have you ever wondered how is it that creative people have such an affinity for revolutionary, new and unique ideas? About a certain characteristic that most of them have but people never cared to notice until recent years? Well my friend, it is... (more »)
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Concussed in the Moment
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The summer before my freshman year in high school, I was about 250lbs., a perfect size for playing football.  Everyone I knew then loved the sport and was joining the football team, and I definitely didn’t want to miss out on the... (more »)
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Are We Free?
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What is freedom?  Freedom, in terms of this paper that I am writing, is the ability to do whatever you want without being subjected for your actions.  Freedom and the idea of free will is a constantly debated issue between... (more »)
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Perfectionism in College: The Unrealistic and...
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Abstract This paper examines the socially constructed idea of perfectionism and how it affects people, especially college aged students. After looking at several sources and learning from personal experience, I state that the idea of... (more »)
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