Essays

The Essays section features persuasive and informational works from the Write On and Science and Math sections of the magazine, as well as featured essays by CK's Advisory Board.

Monday
Apr032017

Being a Sikh in America

Being a Sikh in a post-9/11 world hasn’t always been easy. Growing up, I didn’t always feel proud of my religion. Even now, I often find myself forced to choose between being a Sikh and being an American. Am I Sikh or am I American first?

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Monday
Jan022017

What Is the Meaning of Life?

All throughout history, beginning as far back as 2,500 years ago, people with time on their hands have asked themselves the big questions: “Why am I here?”, “Why is the world the way it is?”, “What is morally right and wrong?”, and the ever famous, “What is the meaning of life?” This way of thinking about humanity’s place in the world became so popular that it earned a name: Philosophy . . .

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Monday
Jan022017

Becoming a Peacemaker: Kids4Peace Boston

Twenty-four kids—12 from Boston, 12 from Jerusalem, 12 boys, 12 girls, 8 Jews, 8 Christians, 8 Muslims—all came together for one life-changing experience. Kids4Peace Boston. This innovative program was created as a chapter of Kids4Peace International, whose mission is to “inspire hope” in the seemingly hopeless Israeli-Palestinian crisis . . .

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Monday
Jan022017

Jewish Refugees of Shanghai

What I love about history is that you can always learn something new. There’s so much to learn and discover once you begin the journey through time. After all, you may not know that Shanghai, China, was a safe haven to the Jews during Hitler’s hunger for power . . .

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Monday
Jan022017

Animal Shelters Need Our Help

When I was little, I used to go to a dog park by my house and find big dogs. I used to ask to pet the dog and play with him or her. My parents would be scared if the big dogs pushed me down by accident. But I always got right back up and started playing again. I always looked forward to going there . . .

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