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Hello there! I'm a seventeen-year-old from Colorado! I'm a die-hard young adult reader. Seriously, though. On good days, I will have less than ten books in my TBR pile. The library is my heart and soul, because, well…books. To all of you who are friends with books rather than people, I get you. I would ask to be friends with you, but that would be ironic and slightly weird. And that's pretty much the gist of Amy Yoelin!

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Why I Refuse to Weigh Myself During My First Year of College

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 12:52 PM

When I first started college last semester, I was plagued with the question, "Do you think you'll experience Freshman 15?" For those who do not know, Freshman 15 means that by the end of freshman year you could either gain or lose 15 pounds. In part, this comes from the...

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My Bike and Me: A Love Story

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 4:03 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, my father would throw his bike in the trunk of his car and explore new areas to ride, being absent from home two to three hours per day. I was always confused by this. What satisfaction did his bike provide him? It's only a bike,...

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The One Book to Read Before College

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 2:33 PM

As graduation celebrations pass, you may be left with a plethora of self-guidance books given to you by various people as gifts. If you haven't found one that you like, there's no need to fear. I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe will provide you an accurate portrayal of college,...

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A Review: 'One Teen Story'

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Often in our English classes we hear about literary magazines, but have you actually read any? Well, if you haven't, you're in luck! Now more than ever, there are literary magazines geared towards the young adult genre. (Insert happy dance.) One Teen Story has featured various authors, including ones that...

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What Most Teens Are Tired of Hearing

(9) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 10:29 AM

When I hit the age bracket of being a teenager, everything changed -- from the books I read, to the websites I used. At the same time, I found that more and more people would either expect the following from me and my age group, or ask my age group...

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8 Must-Read Young Adult/Middle Grade Authors, Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 11:20 AM

Doesn't this title look familiar? A few months ago, I wrote the same article as you are (hopefully) about to read. After reviewing the list I made numerous times, I immediately regretted not adding other authors. Thus, Part 2.

1. Robyn Schneider
The Beginning of...

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8 Must-Read Young Adult/Middle Grade Authors

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 10:06 AM

If you were to ask what I do for my life, the answer would be writing and reading. I have to limit myself from going to my public library, because I end up taking WAY too many books than I can handle to read. I start to cry when I...

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5 Attainable New Year's Resolutions for Every Teen

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2013 | 11:43 AM

It's that time of year again, where we reflect on what has happened in the last 365 days. Did we complete our resolutions from last year? Do we even remember what they were? I can say that I completely forgot mine. Here are some that the average Joe/teenager/anyone can do:

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Competition Is Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 2:15 PM

I can tell you from experience, both private and public schools have one thing in common: competition. Look around your school. What do you see? I'll tell you what I see: the need to have the most expensive clothing, newest phone, most expensive car, et cetera. Think about it. Do...

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What Does It Mean to Be Gay in Athletics?

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 4:12 PM

As you've probably heard, Tom Daley came out earlier this week. (I recommend that you watch his YouTube video.) The responses vary from being supportive to downright rude (read some of the Twitter posts or YouTube comments). But what does it mean in this day and age to come out...

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7 NaNoWriMo Tips

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2013 | 8:22 PM

Dear fellow writers,

For those of you who don't know, this month is National Novel Writing Month. For those of you who do know, you're probably panicking like I am. With family members running around because of turkey day, everything seems hectic in your life. Mine as well. (I can't...

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