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Can Video Games Be Art? | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Can Video Games Be Art? | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

The advent of the 20th century brought with it technological wonders including the airplane, cinema, and the radio...

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Our Generation's Woodstock | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Our Generation's Woodstock | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

The anniversary of the legendary music festival known as Woodstock seems to have passed without much more than a reminiscent remark...

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Sexting: Know the Facts | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Sexting: Know the Facts | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

High-tech has created a new low.The term “sexting” is a combination of the words sex and texting...

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Have the Large Salaries Had a Negative Effect on Sports | Teen Opinion Essay

Have the Large Salaries Had a Negative Effect on Sports | Teen Opinion Essay | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
We all know that the super star athletes make so much money it makes people sick.
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Why Tennis is More Lucrative Than Badminton | Teen Opinion Essay

Why Tennis is More Lucrative Than Badminton | Teen Opinion Essay | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
In case you hadn't known, tennis and badminton are from a similar sporting family – they are both racquet sports.
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Consequences of sleep deprivation for teenagers

Consequences of sleep deprivation for teenagers | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

Many teenagers miss out on a full night's sleep during the school week which impacts on school performance, attention, memory, and has been identified as a cause...

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Celebrities and Their Influence | Teen Essay on Entertainment

Celebrities and Their Influence | Teen Essay on Entertainment | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
Living in a technological era, we have access to the tabloids more than ever before.
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STERIODS | Teen Opinion Essay on sports, steroids, roids, hall of fame, olympics and athletes

STERIODS | Teen Opinion Essay on sports, steroids, roids, hall of fame, olympics and athletes | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

The topic I chose to evaluate in this discussion is steroids. You may ask yourself why a 15 year old would want to discuss steroids, the number one reason I would disapprove of steroids is sports.

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How Technology Affects Us | Teen Opinion Essay on ipod, internet, chat rooms, society and youth

How Technology Affects Us | Teen Opinion Essay on ipod, internet, chat rooms, society and youth | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds...

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Best Degrees for Growing Careers - Yahoo! Education

Best Degrees for Growing Careers - Yahoo! Education | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

Find out which degrees could prove useful in today's job market.

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Should Tv Violence Be Restricted? | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Should Tv Violence Be Restricted? | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

   Should TV Violencebe Restricted? This simple question has a very complicated answer. Some people say we should get rid of the violence altogether. This kind of person is one who watches "Sesame Street" seven hours a day, saves a whale, a spotted owl, a cockroach, or whatever the endangered species of the day is, and gets home in time for a group hug.

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LOL=D | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

LOL=D | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
You've heard it before … that incessant clicking in the middle of the new hit box-office release.
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Still Not Colorblind | Teen Politics Essay | Teen Ink

Still Not Colorblind | Teen Politics Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

I often heard about the presidential election on the news. You  probably did too, if you expose yourself at all to the sickly sun of the American media.

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Drinking Laws | Teen Essay on Drugs | Teen Ink

Drinking Laws | Teen Essay on Drugs | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
     A strong belief of mine is that the drinking age should be increased.
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Plastic Surgery: An Ugly Trend | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Plastic Surgery: An Ugly Trend | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

Society has always valued beauty.In literature, ­attractiveness often symbolizes an admirable protagonist...

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Things to think about:  Does our society value a person's looks over their other attributes?  In which situations is it acceptable for a teenager to get plastic surgery to alter their appearance?

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Are all-electric vehicles practical?

Are all-electric vehicles practical? | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

Are all-electric vehicles practical? Check out this writer's opinion.

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The Homework Revolution | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

The Homework Revolution | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening.
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Should Teens Be Tried As Adults | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Should Teens Be Tried As Adults | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

Should teenagers be tried as adults? Opinions differ.

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Twilight on Equality | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

Twilight on Equality | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that while reading Twilight I was “dazzled” (pun intended)...

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I don't like Lady Gaga. | Teen Essay on Entertainment

I don't like Lady Gaga. | Teen Essay on Entertainment | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
Blasphemy alert. I’m a sixteen year old American girl and I don’t like Lady Gaga.
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Children Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure: 2.3M, Report Reveals

Children Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure: 2.3M, Report Reveals | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it

While the term foreclosure victim generally brings to mind images of struggling homeowners, one report released by First Focus addressed the impact of foreclosures on an overlooked segment: children.

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Cox: NHL’s justice system needs total overhaul

Cox: NHL’s justice system needs total overhaul | Opinion Columns | Scoop.it
The entire disciplinary machinery of the NHL is basically operating the same way it was a half-century ago, and it just isn’t working anymore.
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