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Testing My Anger Management Skills 

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After spending three weeks at Rikers last year for beating a girl up, I promised myself I would work on controlling my anger so I wouldn’t get in any more fights.  For a while, I was managing my anger well. I was walking away from confrontations, going to therapy, and successfully using the strategies I […]

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MY FIRST TIME: On a Roller Coaster

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My two older sisters love amusement parks. They are thrill-seekers and go on the scariest rides. Every year, my father and I had the job of waiting on the line for them for their next ride or we’d go to the food court. But on this day, my older sister, Christina encouraged me to ride […]

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My Looking-Glass Self

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I was anxious on the first day of my first college class, The Individual and Society. It was a sociology class that my adviser had suggested I take. I did not even know what “sociology” meant when I signed up. I certainly did not know that something in that class would make my own life […]

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Losing My Friends to Weed

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I had a lot of friends in East Flatbush, Brooklyn who I grew up with. Growing up together made us very close—until my friends got too close to weed. Before that happened, we were always together. We’d go to movies, parties, the park, and if we didn’t have anywhere to go, we’d stay at one […]

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