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Teen Ink Magazine, December 2004 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Gaijen By Justine R., Mason, OH
Get a (New) Grip By Staci M., Easton, MA
Life Through Music By Evan K., San Gabriel, CA
Not Any More By Marianna J., New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago By Nikole M., Galesburg, IL
Duke University By Scott L., Wilmington,, DE
Massachusetts Institute of Technology By Mike G., Hemet, CA
Niagara University By Felicia C., Mesa, AZ
University of Connecticut By Danielle H., Cohasset, MA
Winthrop University By Kevin S., Rock Hill, SC

Fiction


Get Up By Jebediah K., Vashon, WA
Nurturing Nights on Nightingale Lane By Vanessa O., Clarks Summit, PA
Santa versus the Pilgrims: Cage-Match By Brenna B., Bethel Park, PA
The Coffee Toss By Nathan R., Oshkosh, WI
The Pintigans By Anat K., Potomac, MD

Hot Topics


Reaching Beyond 9/11 By Paris S., Pacific Palisades, CA
The Chair By Matt K., Clarkston, MI
Walk for Hunger By Rachel D., Northfield, MA
Another Definition of Homesick By Christopher J., Wilmington, DE
Our Environment By Jeanie C., White Plains, NY
Pollution, Waste and Conservattion By Marianne S., Mendham, NJ
Watershed Moments By Alexander T., Bellevue, WA
A Strong Backbone By Rosalia R., Pleasanton, CA
drugs By Alysan C., Knoxville, TN
Swings & Screws By Michael Z., Keller, TX
A True Hollywood Story By Tiera H., Decatur, GA
Brandon’s Note By Jim S., Kasson, MN
Devastation in Africa By Sean K., Auburn, NY
Holocaust Memories By India S., Willits, CA
Low-Carb Diets = Big Business By Jessie L., New City, NY
Subliminal Advertisements By Jared F., Atlanta, GA
Suggestions By Namphon K., Phoenix, AZ
Thanks, Teen Ink By Cassie J., Dublin, OH
Un-United We Stand By Marlene C., Willits, CA
Walking By Stephanie W., Cedar Hills, UT
blaze me perfect By Jessica C., Royal Palm Beach, FL
Is Unity So Hard to Understand? By Spenser G., San Gabriel, CA
Just a Friend By Anonymous
Hope By Hope R., Clarkston, MI
The Man With the Shell By Madeline L., San Antonio, TX
The Whys By Svetlana S., Jacksonville, FL
What Doesn’t Matter By Clara N., Matthews, NC

Nonfiction


A Day on “42nd Street” By Michael A., Lancaster, NY
A Violin By Mandy L., Mansfield, OH
Are Any Drivers Safe? By Allyson M., Pelham, AL
Are My Boots Big Enough? By Brad D., Mason, OH
Around the Bend By Anshu A., Wilmington, DE
Bowl By Felipe D., Sturbridge, MA
Cardboard Boxes & Christmas Trees By Hannah E., Tucson, AZ
Chat Room Dangers By Heather, WI
Confusion By Cyndel G., Defiance, OH
Distance Doomed Us By Andrea M., New City, NY
Dogs & Boyfriends By Anonymous
Frozen in Time By Kendra H., Overland Park, KS
Her Smile By Felicia H., Appleton, ME
I Know Why the “Stage” Bird Sings By Ashley G., Carrollton, TX
Life Up On Stage By Jennifer S., San Gabriel, CA
Music Lessons By Becky S., Southbury, CT
My Car and My Best Friend By Chelsea Y., McKinney, TX
Nonfiction: Missing Debbie By Danielle M., New York
Nonfiction: Poles in the Treetops By Katey W.
Since I was Eight By Kerry C., Mooringsport, LA
The Divider By Shannon C., Clarence, NY
The Letter By Holly C., Deerfield, NH
The Secret Santa By Colt S., Shreveport, LA
Father David M. By Brittany M., Big Lake, TX
Friend Eddie Lafflin By Kerilyn K., Portland, CT
Grandmother Jeanette Flaningan By Michelle M., Hinsdale, IL
Smoker Robert By Chad D., Boardman, OH
A Dream Within a Nightmare By Sarah H., Farmington Hills, MI
This is a Tennis Team By Michael L., Omaha, NE
Victory By Justin L., Orland Park, IL
10,000 Feet in the Air By Lisa H., Spring, TX
A Proud Iraqi By Hasan A., Coquitlam, BC, Canada
I’ve Never ... By Eva N., Evanston, IL
Summertime in London By Tiffany F., Fremont, CA
Texas, My Texas By Haley T., Cleburne, TX

Opinion


Benefits of the Arts By Lisa L., Spring Valley, WI
Candid Camera By Melissa D., Brooklyn, NY
Capital Punishment By Kiri S., Holland, MI
Give Them the Opportunity By Alison F., Overland Park, KS
Outsourcing By David H., Wilmington, DE
Space Exploration By Michael C., Clarence, NY
Will Albums Become Extinct? By Kristyn H., New City, NY

Reviews


Angela’s Ashes By Frankie G., Warwick, England
Anna Karenina
Holidays on Ice
Night
The Book of Three
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Lovely Bones
Enough By Kristell S., Charlotte, NC
Hero By Caitlin B., Austin, TX
Super Size Me By Peter H., Trumbull, CT
The Nightmare Before Christmas By Ryan S., Glendale, AZ
Damita Jo
Finch
Franz Ferdinand
Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits
North
The Chronicles of Life and Death Unknown

Poetry


A River of Consciousness By Nathan R., Oshkosh, WI
American Dream By Ivy S., Loganville, WI
Cartesian Dualism By Shi-Shi W., Columbia, MO
Consummating Geometry By Katelynn B., W. Des Moines, IA
Golden Years By Emily J., Oxford, OH
Lift Off on Maple Street By Aaron C., Fryeburg, ME
Lost Relations By Mary S., Phoenix, AZ
May 23, 1998 By Karen S., New City, NY
My Grandfather By Joe P., Hawthorne, NY
My Special Place By Megan G., Eau Claire, WI
Night By Melissa F., Sugar Land, TX
the notion By Claire T., Normal, IL
The Penny Garden By Phoebe S., Asheville, NC
Untitled By Lucie S., St. Paul, MN
Untitled By Emily L., Fair Oaks, CA
Waiting By Steven S., New City, NY
Winter Night By Rich M., Congers, NY
Woven Web By Lauren M., Leonard, MI

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