I have some MAJOR issues

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Do you enjoy your life right now? Your warm showers... Your house... Your car... Your morning Starbucks... As the more developed and industrialized countries continue to create carbon emissions, the world experiences severe climate change which results in extreme temperatures in certain areas and rising sea levels in others. This causes some areas of the world to experience more natural disasters than ever seen before. And all of this, my friends, contributes to climate migration: the forced mig...


TEAM CHANGETHEWORLD

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She allowed me to live in Nigeria. There I visited a local marketplace and tried some “gray watery Semolina”. She showed me I was not alone in wanting to stay true to my Chinese culture, despite being in America. She from the Phillipines fueled me to argue for legal recognition for climate refugees. She from Mongolia told me to hold my head up high for my future self awaits. She of Kenya revealed to me the realms of ecotourism. She from another land showed me how you can be both a muslim and a...


Dog Days

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China“Xin nian kuai le gong xi fa cai!” The five year old me looked up at a wrinkly rosy face, with my palms up, giddy and excited. “Hong bao na lai!” I pleaded with delight. My grandma looked at me and laughed her usual warming laugh- a sound that was very familiar to my ears for they heard it almost everyday. She handed me a red package with golden writing. My fingers traced the glittering words and I looked at it in awe. Inside was a whole five dollars! I grinned, feeling the skin around my...


Turtle Going Home

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Among the pile of molten brown leaves that were cleaned out of the pool that one morning, I spotted a yellow stone...or I thought it was until it sprouted legs. To my surprise, I found myself staring at the underbelly of a baby turtle no bigger than my palm. What was it doing in our pool? As we push further into the homes of animals, they are forced to adapt to us. Sure, it is common to see birds nesting in the bold lettering that brand stores these days, however, could that potentially be a har...


The New Trend: Depression

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Friendship has a new role in our society today. Adding to our list of duties, we now have the job of preventing our friends from feeling depressed and even killing themselves. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on average, 44,193 people die per year due to suicide, ranking it as the 10th main cause of death in the U.S. A recent assembly at my school was held to combat past suicides and to prevent future ones from occurring. It was about how “comparison” was the root of...


Dear Diary

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Dear Diary, Michelle actually talked to me! A Harvard grad! Can you believe it? She told me her inspirations and what kept her on her path. What stood out to me the most was that she said, “ I simply would not be me if I did not get all A’s, if I did not get a perfect score on my SAT, and if I did not get fives on all my AP exams.” Wow! I wish I was like that. How cool! Well, my AP exams are also coming up… I better do well. I want to go to a college like hers, I need to do this, for my family i...


24 Hours of Love

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Have you ever had a lover that loves you so much that he or she falls head over heels, not only for 180 degrees, but instead does a full 360? Have you ever had a lover who loves you so much that he or she has created, just for you, beautiful landscapes to soothe your eyes? Have you ever had a lover who gave you all you’d ever want, all you’d ever need without asking a thing in return? What about one that never argues with you? One that never blames you for anything? One that is so in love with y...


Let's Not Be Trashy

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The sun is smiling, it casts its radiant waves towards you and embraces you in a warm hug. The salt laced wind whipping your cheeks picks up the edge of your skirt and you watch it dance to the beat of summer. Each grain of sand is a shoe maker, imprinting your feet size across the white barren beach, creating a soft sandal for your feet with each step. You watch in amusement as seagulls peck and caw at each other flaring their wings, puffing their chests, and boasting their dominance. You twist...


Let Us Be True

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What if instead of buying those sweet Nike shoes or those cute Victoria secret undies we took that money to donate to a local charity? What if instead of sitting at your house you walk over to the nearest library and open a book or even *gasp* a newspaper? What if instead of daydreaming about that cute boy/girl in your class you actually paid attention? What if instead of sitting with an open bag of potato chips and watching football, you opt to spectate ABC news? What if instead of posting symp...


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