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The Free Things in Life
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The world today is consumed with buying the newest technology, the latest fashion and the best car. This preoccupation with money has people nowadays forgetting the best things of life are free. There is a world of wonder beyond the first, most... (more »)
How to Be More Productive and Avoid...
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This is something everyone struggles with. Everyone. This is completely normal, so feel no shame about it. Even I, as a Senior, amidst the important college process, continue to put off my work, even though I know how important it is to reach my... (more »)
Worst Way To Die
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Suicide.  Life, taken away in one of the worst ways possible.  To take your own life…  It’s like taking every dream, every hope, every possible moment of happiness and joy and throwing them into the fiery... (more »)
My Vision for a United Nation
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At a time where the country is so politically, racially, religiously, economically and socially divided, a young person like me can feel like all hope is lost.  Fortunately, it’s not.  I believe in the strength and will of the... (more »)
Now We Burn Art
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“everyone who could draw drew the sea (…) the sea means freedom no one can control or own, freedom for everyone.” - MANSOOR ADAYFI, a freed prisoner from Guantanamo.   The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City has put up... (more »)
What If?
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The human mind is truly the scariest thing of all. Could you believe me if I told you that we are all fighting our own heads. Our subconsciousness, the voices.  Would you believe me? Probably not, why would you? In our heads that would... (more »)
Privilege and Creating Change
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We were sitting in a circle, filled with energy from the exciting end to the week, but dreading the morning when we would part ways. It was then that one girl stood up and read us a letter. It was a letter of appreciation for our support, but... (more »)
The Loose Thread
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I walk the same halls every day. I see the same blue lockers, the same faces, and the same people who are to blame for my fate. As I walk through the never ending halls that bare these familiar faces, I listen to the doors open and shut just... (more »)
#Positivity
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With 2017 over and 2018 starting, this is in remembrance. This is to everyone who was lost. Everyone who was found. To all the heartbreaks you’ve received and maybe even a few you’ve given. To late nights questioning why you should... (more »)
We Only Have One Planet
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I grew up having that ¨clean the school day¨ and of course still have it. Many children and teenager sighs when hearing this. I realize that while writing and thinking about it how valuable it is. It reminds me of environmental... (more »)
What it Means to be Human
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When all the oxygen from Earth was drained, There stood one girl. Her lungs flaring up in pain, But her heart wanting to help those sane. She walked up to the nearest man, Gave him the last breath of oxygen left. She did not care that he was... (more »)
Letter to a Veteran
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Dear Korean War Veteran, I would like to start by saying thank you for your service to the USA. Not many men/women could have done what you did and I am honored that I am able to write to you.   I am a senior at a high... (more »)
Love Yourself
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I want you to take a look at yourself. I don’t mean a quick glance. I want you to spend about 3-5 minutes and just look at yourself. What do you see? Not just superficial, but also inside. Do you like what you see? Now don’t jump... (more »)
A Thankful Canadian
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Dear WWII Veteran, Before I introduce myself I would like to say thank you for your service! The citizens of the United States can sadly sometimes take for granted the veterans like you who are willing to put their lives on the line in... (more »)
To a Vietnam Veteran
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Dear Vietnam Veteran, My name is Molly and I am in high school. Recently I realized that a friend is planning on going into the military. He says I should enlist too, but I couldn’t imagine myself in war. Did you see yourself... (more »)
Mail Call
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Dear Veteran,   I would first like to start out by thanking you for everything you have done to serve our country. Not many people possess the qualities veterans like you have. I am a senior at Arrowhead High School and am writing... (more »)
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