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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2004 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


A Battleground of the Mind By Carling S., Cohasset, MA
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Queens By Noah S., Franklin Square, NY
Tradition! By James C., Louisville, KY

Fiction


My Sofa By Kaylie A., Cary, IL
Rewired By Nicolas Q., Anson, ME
The Day of Defeat By Priya R., Chattanooga, TN
The Salesman By Blaine S., Bellbrook, OH

Hot Topics


Horses Help By Megan C., Peoria, AZ
Hunger By Jessica M., Stony Brook, NY
More Than You Think By Korey W., Phoenix, AZ
Project Books & Blankies By Robyn S., Northridge, CA
Costa Rica By Amanda S., Hull, MA
Disposable World By Sarah R., El Dorado, KS
Earth's Capacity By Katie L., Parker, CO
Some Life Lessons Only Come Organically By Hilary C., San Gabriel, CA
Breathless By Anonymous
My Heart is Enclosed By Michelle R., Wethersfield, CT
A Suggestion By Brandi R., Wahiawa, HI
Aristocratic Athletics By Missy G., and by Mairi T., Ludlow, VT
Gullibility By Joalton N., San Antonio, TX
My Hell By Anonymous
My Order of Protection By Anonymous
Stone Demon in the Flesh Unknown
The Duct Tape Queen and The Road to College By Emily K., Euclid, OH
The Truth By Katelyn C., Hull, MA
Where Has All the Music Gone? By Caitlin C., San Antonio, TX
An Attack on Muslim Self-Esteem By Yousuf Q., Manhasset, NY
I Am Mexican By Brittany R., Overland Park, KS
One Color By Tiera R., Sedona, AZ
9/11 & My Mother By Kristin D., Hingham, MA
A Little Memorial By Anonymous
Absolutely Nothing By Paul M., Fredericksburg, VA
Forgiveness By Kayla V., Portland, OR

Nonfiction


Forever Lost By Daniel L., Williamsville, NY
Friends For Life By Jennifer D., Wichita, KS
Helpless By Meta H., Clarence, NY
Memories Secreted In Beads By Mallory P., Willow Springs, IL
Mother By Lori G., New City,, NY
My Wonderful World By Lilah R., Rockford, MI
On The Road - Almost By George B., Congers, NY
Our Relationship By Haley B., Weaverville, CA
Out of Time By Felicia R., Bolivar, TN
Overflowing With Joy By Lauren H., Bakerstown, PA
P-M-S By Jennifer C., New City, NY
Reflections of a Musician By Amy S., Newton, MA
Rust Bucket By Bobby S., New Lisbon, WI
Strange but True By Rachel S., Williamsville, NY
The Final Piece By Ally P., E. Hartford
The Scent of My Memory By Ruby T., Chicago, IL
The Second Deer By Abby Z., Junction City, KS
DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe By Kathleen P., and Erma D., Boston, MA
Mother Janet R. By Jesse T., Phoenix, AZ
Mother: Jin L. By Beibei L., Wichita, KS
Mother: Joan M. By Lauryn M., Congers, NY
Mother: Marcia H. By Ashley H., El Dorado, KS
Mother: Norma H. By Brenda H., Big Lake, TX
En Garde By Trisha T., Congers, NY
Only 16 By Brittney R., Middletown, CT
The Seal of Darkness By Dave C., San Diego, CA
Before the Wall Fell By Juliane L., Jim Thorpe, PA
Departure By Ruqqiya G., Middletown, CT
England By Amanda A., Westlake, OH
Not-So-Exotic Culture By Katie M., Overland Park, KS
The Pain of Family Trips By Meg S., Cohasset, MA

Opinion


(in)Justice By Josh C., Bellingham, MA
Are We on the Brink of a Depression? By Glen G., San Antonio, TX
The Importance of Music in Schools By Nigel Y., Hemet, CA
The Same Soundtrack By Bonnie K., San Antonio, TX
War on Terrorists? By Marielle D., Suffern, NY

Reviews


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Mary Jane By April W., Rogersville, MO
The Bonesetter's Daughter By Vincent C., Wichita, KS
The Call of Earth Custom User Avatar
The Da Vinci Code Custom User Avatar
Tuesdays with Morrie Custom User Avatar
Becket By Anthony V., Scottsdale, AZ
Big Fish By Lynzy F., Colleyville, TX
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen By Becky P., Ventura, CA
Eurotrip By Derek K., New City, NY
Miracle By Josh P., Grapevine, TX
Secondhand Lions By Madison S., Colleyville, TX
The Passion of the Christ By Denny W., Hemet, CA
Holes Soundtrack By Sarah, Boardman
Let It Be ... Naked By Merrit, Grapevine
Meteora Concert By Johnny S., Blackstone, MA
The Beautiful Letdown By Matt M., Glendale
The Platinum Collection By Taylor, Rockford

Poetry


1 a.m. By Alecia D., Atlantic Beach, FL
A Girl in Any Airport By Chris P., Richmond, VA
A Passionate Precaution Preventing Procrastination By Christopher S., Cleburne, TX
A World Apart By Jessica R., Midlothian, VA
Bev's By Joe G., Richmond, VA
Clear Skies By Paul K., Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth By Aly S., Brunswick, ME
I'll be the first to admit By Mandy I., Plymouth, MN
Innocent By Breanne M., Stafford, VA
No Longer By Kavita A., Downers Grove, IL
On the Obsession with Ikea By Brittany B., St. Cloud, FL
Rolling hips By Jessica M., Bellevue, NE
St. Louis Blues By Claire G., San Francisco, CA
Thoughtlessness By Ryan R., Lexington, KY
Unbridled Optimism By Laura S., Monmouth Junction, NJ

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