They Told Me to Dream Bigger

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They told me to dream bigger. You can do it, they say. If you try it my way.And so I did. I tried it their way, but what can I say? I can't find my passion if I try it that way.Working day in, working day out.Yet, I never knew, never knew what my work was about. Good, very good, they go and exclaim. Look at you, we're almost the same! Keep playing this game, and you shall soon see, how glorious it is to be just like me. Here are some seeds to plant in your garden. Then, once ripe, sell the fruit...


If Only Tuna Can Talk

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If only tuna can talk, What would they say? Would they say neigh, Or would they say hey? Would they tell you about the black sludge stuffing their gills? Would they show you how pollution gives them the ills? Would they ask you to be their friend? When they lost all of theirs in the overfishing trend?Oh my, oh my what will they say? About the humans who treated them this way? “What way? What way?” You may exclaim. What way? Does it matter? It’s all the same! The factories dump chemicals down the...


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...


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