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As a child, I always heard the words coyote, immigrant, Immigration, and I.C.E get thrown around here and there between my family. I never really knew what they meant, but as I started to grow I started to pick up on the meaning of these words.... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
The Sound of One Person Clapping; and its Silence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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For the most part, it goes unnoticed. This noise of mine is often blurred by the surrounding crowd’s loud, stale consolation they offer after witnessing an unfortunate scene. Which, in this case, is a favorable result because my... (more »)
Subsection: Sports Articles  
An Experience I Will Never Forget
By , Wellsburg, IA
I rolled out of bed and BAM the wall was right there - a slab of burnt orange to greet me reminding me I wasn’t at home. Carefully creeping from the bottom bunk,  my tired limbs slowly began searching my suitcase for something to... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
One Problem Makes a Difference
By , North Collins, NY
There are so many words to explain a thought. One thought leads to another without even trying. I would’ve never thought that this would actually happen. There were no signs from god. Why do bad things always happen to people that... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
The Creature in the Apple Orchard
By , beaverton, OR
It all started as a normal trip to the apple orchard. I went with a friend of mine that I don’t want to say his name so let's call him Billy. Billy’s family and mine would go to the apple orchard every year.  My family... (more »)
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The MVP This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Russell Westbrook is my hero. He was picked number four in the 2008 NBA draft, is a six-time All-Star, and won the 2017 NBA MVP award, but his life was not always as great as it is now. In fact, you could say he has lost more in life than he... (more »)
Subsection: Sports Articles  
Runner Down This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The weather is perfect for racing: not too hot, not too humid, not too windy. I dash down the twisted trails in the woods, trying not to stumble on the gnarled roots protruding from the dirt. My spikes puncture the soft earth with every stride,... (more »)
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In Irma’s Path This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma reached St. Maarten. It caused destruction everywhere, knocking trees over, wrecking houses, and throwing cars. The storm was bound to cause some damage for my family, since my aunt and uncle owned a house... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
Digital Detox This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Status Update: Alexa is … Feeling Insecure. As much as it pains me to admit, I use social media for validation. This truth doesn’t make me a shallow teenager; in fact, it’s the reality that most Millennials confront.... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
Repair of Our World This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The plane landed in Tel Aviv with a thud, olive trees and soldiers lining the runway. With the 14-hour journey complete, I was reminded of the reason we’d come to Israel. The body of my grandmother, who’d just passed away, traveled... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
Ohisashiburidesu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I. Ohisashiburidesu. Long time no see. I whisper this to my Japanese notebooks as I swipe away the dust decorating them like faint snowfall. Buried in a box in the back room of my parents’ house, these notebooks truly haven’t felt... (more »)
Subsection: Memoirs  
The Advent Spiral This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A spiral fills the large room, outlined in pine boughs and illuminated by golden wax candles set into the hollowed cores of ruby red apples. Parents sit on one side, some nervous and uncomfortable because they have invaded their... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
A Party of Flavors This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Bibimbap. What’s that? Is it a song, a brand, a person? Actually, it’s a type of Korean dish eaten almost weekly in South Korea. Imagine this. A black, scorching stone pot with vines of steam soaring up from the bottom. It is... (more »)
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Clean Your Plate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When my mother yells in her singsong voice, “Food’s ready!” I, as instructed, trudge from the confines of my room only to be greeted by an unwelcome sight. Arranged atop the flowery tablecloth is a frightening matrix of... (more »)
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Spicy Food and Acts of Bravery This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I guess my appreciation of spicy foods has always been a weird point of pride for me. “I don’t know if I want to order that, it’s way too spicy,” others might say. Ridiculous. For I, the brave and powerful one,... (more »)
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Fallacy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I opened the thin glass door to escape the humidity of Texas, and swung a hard left into the fast food line. I leaned on the pole that held the plastic sign, “Line Starts Here.” Thomas, the cashier, waved and ordered me the usual.... (more »)
Subsection: Personal Experience Articles  
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