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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2003 Edition


Whether you're interested in poetry, sports, movie reviews or fiction, there's something inside for you. Find out what other teens across the country are thinking, writing and creating - then send us your work and let your voice be heard!
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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Safe in My Own Pierced Skin By Gabriella P., Brooklyn, NY
Taking It Easy in Newton By Ashleigh C., Newton, MA
Boston College By Christine S., Hull, MA
Clarkson University By Ryan L., Auburn, NY
Louisiana State University By Courtney P., St. Rose, LA
St. Michael's College By David K., Cohasset, MA
University of Miami By Gillian W., Cohasset, MA

Fiction


Grocery Land By Sarah J., So. Setauket, NY
Hansel & Gretel Revisited By Elayne R., So. Plainfield, NJ
Memories & Cigar Smoke By Kelly S., Herndon, VA
Silence By Laura Z., Lubbock, TX
The Means By Leah F., Hudson, MA

Hot Topics


2,003 in 2003 By Jena S., Winder, GA
Landmark Volunteers: Beyond Civilization By Madeline W., Pittsburgh, PA
Locks of Love By Valerie K., Brooklyn, NY
Composting - The Fuel of the Future? By Kendall L., Bexley, OH
Old Man of the Forest By Tao S., Hopkinton, MA
Ours To Discover By Amanda G., Carrollton, TX
Problems on Earth By Dillon R., Riverside, CA
Depression By Jackie K., Avon, IN
It Happened to Me By Anita A., Ludlow, MA
Fan Mail By Debra S., Syracuse, NY
Forced Patriotism By Keith D., Wilmington, DE
More Art, Please By Emily P., Harbor Beach, MI
Rock On! By Darryl H., Springfield, MA
The Pursuit of Tomorrow By Brandy B., CA
One Night By Shareta H., Herndon, VA
Unconditional Love By Lauren
Who Are You Calling Stupid? By Alexandra K., Franklin, MA
Dance Class: My Refuge By Jennifer B., Meriden, CT
Life is an Adventure By Clair S., Panama, NY
To My Parents By Allison M., Ludlow, MA

Nonfiction


'Tis Grand By Claire C., Braintree, MA
Confessions of a News Freak By Madison J., Greer, SC
Cutting Broc By Allison S., Mt. Angel,, OR
Gang Life By Luis T., Union Gap, WA
Gram By Faith D., Barre, VT
Halloween at My House By Kaitlin T., Rockford, MI
Hey, Pop Tart By Rachel S., Williamsville, NY
Lifeguarding on Lovell's Island By Maura M., Cohasset, MA
My Obsession By Tiffany T., Oswego, IL
My World as a Firefighter By Laura F., Enfield, CT
The Perfect Job By Katie B., Elmwood, WI
Skateboarder Tony Hawk By Jeff H., Wexford, PA; Jiadai L., Stony Brook, NY and David G., New City, NY
Brother Christian L. By Ryan L., Auburn, NY
Friend Joel J. By Anonymous
Great-Grandfather Frederick F. By Brittanny L., Brunswick, ME
Mother Cynthia D. By Rebecca D., Franklin, MA
The Real Tony Hawk
Tony
Golf Isn't for Everyone, But it's my Cup of Tee By Matt B., Cheshire, CT
Injured By Tara R., Huntington, IN
The Big Game By Rachel N., Rochester, MN
Brazil By Rebecca S., Vernon Hills, IL
Robben Island By Arwen W., Seattle, WA
To Egypt By Richard C., Rochester, MN
What it Means to be Southern By Lauren E., Slidell, LA
Where Cotton Balls Grow By Sharon W., Troy, MI

Opinion


"Drowning in Information & Starving for Knowledge" By Olga T., Franklin, MA
Cell Phone Annoyance By Michelle M., Hull, MA
I am not a patriot By Eric S., Park City, UT
Minority Report By Monica O., Philadelphia, PA
Pretty Lies By Melanie A., Tazewell, VA
United Nations Security Council By Daniel S., Minneapolis, MN

Reviews


Fearless By Raechel P., Boyne City, MI
Landing On My Feet
Like Water for Chocolate
Shanghai Baby
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Hollywood Homicide By Joshua W., Burlington, IA
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life By Erin M., Corinth, TX
Phone Booth By Amy W., Stafford, VA
Ani DiFranco - Out of Range
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Come Away With Me
De-Loused in the Comatorium
Michelle Branch - Hotel Paper
Robert Earl Keen Jr. - No.2 Live Dinner

Poetry


A Bad Monday By Natalie D., Rio Oso, CA
Along the Canal Path By Kaela N., Lambertville, NJ
Aqueous Reflection By Mike A., San Antonio,, TX
Autumn Senses By Fernando W., Louisville, KY
Blind Times of Steady By Sean S., Abington, MA
Broken Hallelujah By Megan K., Healdsburg, CA
Considering Anna (On Suicide Hold) By Katie M., Oshkosh, WI
Irony By Jennifer T., Street, MD
Late Night Diners With No One Eating By Jen C., Califon, NJ
Leaving By Sarah H., Redondo Beach, CA
Motel 6 Mother By Alex C., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
My Girl By Casey H., Midlothian, VA
Night Quiet By Melissa S., Cincinnati, OH
Procession in the Garden By Avery H., Cincinnati, OH
Refuge By Breanne M., Stafford, VA
Runt By Lisa B., Londonderry, NH
Tar Heel in Exile By Julia M., Silver Spring, MD
Trying to Remember By Ivy Marie S., Loganville, WI
Winter Memories By Lauren D., Millis, MA

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