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Teen Ink Magazine, September 2004 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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College Guide


Pedal to the Medal By Michelle C., San Gabriel, CA
Steppingstone By Nicole B., Wilmington, DE
To the Board By Nicole R., New Haven, CT
American University By Dorry S., Natick, MA
Colorado College By Jason F., Tequesta, FL
Drake University By Rachel T., Clive, IA
Drexel University By Greg K., Wilmington, DE

Fiction


Black, White & Gray By Jaqueline P., E. Setauket, NY
Blissful Days By Emma Claire S., Mt. Prospect, IL
Breakdown By Blair H., Newton, MA
Epilogue By Sierra B., Pt. Reyes, CA

Hot Topics


I Can Do It By Jane V., Bedford, NY
Mitzvah Makers By Michelle P., New City, NY
T.O.P.S. By Jordan D., Cumberland, RI
You Must Be An Angel By Katie C., Ft. Collins, CO
Fall: A Brief Essay By John H., Fayetteville, GA
Trashload By Lucie H., Fremont, CA
It's Not About Sympathy By Abygail K., New Braunfels, TX
Subliminal Advertisements By Deena P., Waynesville, OH
Yoga By Laura A., Holmdel, NJ
A Dying Desire By Haley, CT
Breathless By Eric W., No. Platte, NE
Hooray By Adam M., Jr. Willits, CA
Keep On Rolling By Chelsey W., Kalamazoo, MI
Strange But True & My Wonderful World By Maureen H., Wethersfield, CT
Teen Ink Is For Everyone By Ceren Y., Istanbul, Turkey
Teen Ink London Writing Program By Sami H., Cumberland, RI
Where's Uncle Sam? By Andrew F., Newark, DE
A True Hollywood Story By Erik B., Cohasset, MA
Special To Me By Alainna C., Gouverneur, NY
There's Always One By Chris G., Charleston, WV
Language By Michelle H., Bridgewater, NJ
Preservation By Maureen H., Wethersfield, CT
What I Would Have Missed By Chelsea O., Atwater, OH

Nonfiction


Bringing Home a Stranger By Anonymous
Emily By Hilary R., New City, NY
Finding Myself By Anonymous
Gamble By Christopher R., Clarence, NY
Gas Prices By Sam E., Kasson, MN
I Never Said Good-bye By Sumayyah T., Hernden, VA
My Dreadful Driving Test By Jacob O., San Antonio, TX
My Powerful Violin By Conor S., San Antonio, TX
Not 5, But 8 By Adam C., Houston, TX
Open Road By Addie P., Anacortes, WA
Rainy Day Man By Sharon W., Troy, MI
Sanity By Lydia H., Waynesboro, PA
She Was Serious By Peng P., Scotch Plains, NJ
Stolen Innocence By Melissa G., Congers, NY
The Power of Friendship By Tracy S., St. Louis, MO
Those Kids By Jenny W., Vancouver, WA
Walking By Chris R., Amesville, OH
Watching the Sky By Gabrielle R., Mattawan, MI
We Were the Coolest By Christine N., Owasso, OK
Singer Mindy Smith By McClain J., Kansas City, MO
Friend Chris By Kat H., Waukesha, WI
Mother Debbie S. By Victoria S., Southaven, MS
Passengers & Crew of Flight 93 By Kim B., Milford, CT
A Lineman By Jake H., Pittsburgh, PA
It's Not About Winning By Mike C., Cohasset, MA
One of Them By Lindsey M., Cromwell, CT
Red Card By Michelle M., Cromwell, CT
Avebury By Sean K., Willits, CA
India Through Newly Opened Eyes By Siddharth K., Poland, OH
The Simple Things By Kirstie S., Lincoln, RI
Vacation By Madeline C., Overland Park, KS
West By God By Shaela M., Middletown, CT

Opinion


America By Derek P., St. Augustine, FL
Devastation in Africa By Cody G., Visalia, CA
Green Wads of Envy By Liam G., Needham, MA
In Disapproval of Failure By Teddy C., San Antonio, TX
Low-Carb Diets = Big Business By Rodica K., Phoenix, AZ
Smoke Over the Capital By Bonnie K., San Antonio, TX
System Overload By David T., Auburn, NY

Reviews


A Severe Mercy Custom User Avatar
Silent Spring Custom User Avatar
The House of the Scorpion Custom User Avatar
The Plague Custom User Avatar
The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw By Adam L., New City, NY
Big Fish By Kyle F., Murray, UT
Mean Girls By Melissa P., Hockessin, DE
Office Space By Brian H., Dudley, NC
Psycho By Matt C., Beverly, MA
Shrek 2 By Allison M., Wilmington, DE
Troy By Erika W., Mary Esther, FL
A la Carte Custom User Avatar
Full Collapse Custom User Avatar
Get Born Custom User Avatar
Recovering the Satellites Custom User Avatar
T.E.N -- The Room's Too Cold Custom User Avatar
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue By Mel D., Hinsdale

Poetry


Cut By Magy L., Gibsonia, PA
Driving To My Grandfather's Funeral By Joseph K., New City, NY
Fading By Sarah G., Mesa, AZ
Grandma's Hands By Sarah B., Milan, IL
July By Elizabeth B., Iola, WI
Kind Enough By Ivy S., Loganville, WI
Midnight Madness By Aly S., Brunswick, ME
Papa By Samantha S., Tucson, AZ
Parking-Lot Girls By Alecia D., Atlantic Beach, FL
Summer By Aimee L., New City, NY
The Jersey Shore By Laura M., New City, NY
The One Left Behind By Brittany B., Dexter, MI
The Strength Of Cotton By Leah K., Fredericksburg, VA
Tired By Bryant J., Milford, CT
Under My Bed By Sara S., Melbourne Beach, FL
Village Glow (August 18th) By Chloe L., Briarcliff Manor, NY
Where Did Everybody Go? By Steven S., Congers, NY
Why Are We Here? By Sheila T., La Conner, WA

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