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samantha.aanenson

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

Grow Up

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    Often times when children are young, they are so naive. Children look at the world and see how beautiful and wonderful and how many opportunities it holds for everyone in it. Unfortunately, as older people grow older, they see the world for what it really is, a dark, evil, heartbreaking place. Looking back on my life,  that is the largest thought change I have ever made. I used to care so much about everything that I came across,...

about 2 years ago

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samantha.aanenson (United States) reviewed:

18 for dayzz (365 of them)

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I am honored to have been apart of your favorite memory. Gosh, it was a fun time.

about 2 years ago

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

18

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18 is adulthood.
Good luck out there.
You can buy cigarettes.
You can buy lottery tickets.
You can get your own plane tickets. 
You can reserve your own hotel room.
You get your driver's license renewed.
If you are smart enough, you can graduate high school.
You throw yourself a graduation party and walk across the stage to receive your diploma.
You have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life
You can go to...

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

18

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18 is adulthood.
Good luck out there.
You can buy cigarettes.
You can buy lottery tickets.
You can get your own plane tickets. 
You can reserve your own hotel room.
You get your driver's license renewed.
If you are smart enough, you can graduate high school.
You throw yourself a graduation party and walk across the stage to receive your diploma.
You have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life
You can go to...

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samantha.aanenson (United States) reviewed:

What is Friendship?

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It is a nice sweet little comparison of friendship. Cute!

about 2 years ago

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

Friendship

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Mark Twain once said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great people make you feel that you can become great." Become great, with great people.

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

Violence On Low

PROMPT: Op-ed Competition 2016

    I live in a rural town of about 4,500. Fortunately, growing up in a small town, I have generally never had to be afraid of school shooters. In all actuality however, according to riskology.com when people say “this sort of thing doesn't happen here,” they are wrong (riskology). Not only are they wrong, but they are completely wrong. Shootings are most common in towns with a population around 30,000. 62% of all mass shootings happen in towns with a population...

about 2 years ago

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

Violence On Low

PROMPT: Op-ed Competition 2016

    I live in a rural town of about 4,500. Fortunately, growing up in a small town, I have generally never had to be afraid of school shooters. In all actuality however, according to riskology.com when people say “this sort of thing doesn't happen here,” they are wrong (riskology). Not only are they wrong, but they are completely wrong. Shootings are most common in towns with a population around 30,000. 62% of all mass shootings happen in towns with a population...

about 2 years ago

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samantha.aanenson (United States) published:

Violence On Low

PROMPT: Op-ed Competition 2016

    I live in a rural town of about 4,500. Fortunately, growing up in a small town, I have generally never had to be afraid of school shooters. In all actuality however, according to riskology.com when people say “this sort of thing doesn't happen here,” they are wrong (riskology). Not only are they wrong, but they are completely wrong. Shootings are most common in towns with a population around 30,000. 62% of all mass shootings happen in towns with a population...

about 2 years ago

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Grow Up

    Often times when children are young, they are so naive. Children look at the world and see how beautiful and wonderful and how many opportunities it holds for everyone in it. Unfortunately, as older people grow older, they see the world for what it really is, a dark, evil, heartbreaking place. Looking back on my life,  that is the largest thought change I have ever made. I used to care so much about everything that I came across, but growing up has really changed that. I still have a deep caring heart, but I am much more selective about what I spend my energy caring about.

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18

18 is adulthood.
Good luck out there.
You can buy cigarettes.
You can buy lottery tickets.
You can get your own plane tickets. 
You can reserve your own hotel room.
You get your driver's license renewed.
If you are smart enough, you can graduate high school.
You throw yourself a graduation party and walk across the stage to receive your diploma.
You have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life
You can go to college far away from everyone you know.
You can get yourself in a lot of debt.
You can undergo major stress.
You can be tried as an adult.
Good luck out there.
18 is adulthood.

Friendship Tweet

Friendship

Mark Twain once said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great people make you feel that you can become great." Become great, with great people.

Op-ed Competition 2016

Violence On Low

    I live in a rural town of about 4,500. Fortunately, growing up in a small town, I have generally never had to be afraid of school shooters. In all actuality however, according to riskology.com when people say “this sort of thing doesn't happen here,” they are wrong (riskology). Not only are they wrong, but they are completely wrong. Shootings are most common in towns with a population around 30,000. 62% of all mass shootings happen in towns with a population of 100,000 or less and of that 62%, 87% of shootings occur in towns with a population of 50,000. For every 10 school shootings that have occurred in the last 20 years, 9 have been in schools very similar to the one I attend.
    These statistics may be scary, but I think I may have a solution to help resolve this situation. I believe having an on campus officer at each school in the United States would greatly reduce violence...



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