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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2005 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


A Freshman Again By Ashley C., Nacogdoches, TX
Choices By Nicole W., Cohasset, MA
College Tuition ... Got Money? By Jessica G., Lomira, WI
Grounded for Life By Carolyn P., Middletown, CT
Leaving Home By Adrienne L., Toronto, Canada, ON
Perfect By Sara R., Cromwell, CT
The Anti-Safe By Briana W., Riverside, CA
The College Hunt By Vince F., Wilmington, DE
The Story of the SAT boy By Kevin R., San Jose, CA
Untitled By Angela L., Ellicott City, MD
Would I Die To Receive an Education? By Sean M., Wilmington, DE
Art By Taylor D., Dallas, TX
Learning Style By Lucy R., Burlington, VT
There’s Nothing Like Cerulean By Karina R., Bayside, NY
Boston College By Tess F., Cohasset, MA
Lake Forest College By Armon M., Galesburg, IL
Lock Haven University By Lauren K., Wilmington, DE
Salem State College By Danielle S., Oxford, MA
St. John’s University By Paul H., New York, NY
The Cooper Union By Adam G., New City, NY

Fiction


Adventures in a Small Town By Carrie R., Crawford, MS
Secret Goldfish By Kristin A., Scranton, PA

Hot Topics


Fostering Kittens By Maya T., Portland, OR
Panama Missions By Ali C., Destrehan, LA
Postcards from Home By Emily V., Greenville, ME
What’s “Normal? ” By Gilbert P., Peoria, AZ
Buy Smarter By Jason L., Guilderland, NY
Destructive Construction By Madeline L., San Antonio, TX
Heat of the Earth and the Stirling Engine By Matthew D., Clear Lake, SD
Oceans of... blue? By Sarah L., Wilmington, DE
Blind Strength By Shaela M., Middletown, CT
Takayasu’s Arteritis By Amanda E., Kellogg, IA
Darfur By Namphon K., Phoenix, AZ
Eye Have a Horror Story By Lauren T., Roanoke, TX
Hijab By Abel R., Willits, CA
My Trip Across Country By Ericka K., Wethersfield, CT
No Goyim? By Sara J., Seattle, WA
Outsourcing By Norman B., Newark, DE
Selective Service By Trenton O., Highland, UT
Swing By Heather A., Roscoe, MN
Then & Now By Melissa C., Highland Village, TX
Foreign Born = Second-Class Citizen By Susana L., Pasadena, CA
It’s Everywhere By Desarae, Auburn, NY
My Problem With Piggy By Michael, Wilmington, DE
A New Perspective By Michaela G., Auburn, NY
Horses By Brittany P., Charlotte, NC
Keep Talking By Bonnie K., San Antonio, TX
Learning Love By Addie G., Waukesha, WI

Nonfiction


A Conversation By Nora Jean P., Waukesha, WI
At 15 By Joe, San Diego, CA
Getting the Hang of It By Jennifer B., Pembroke, MA
Library Geek By Kelly W., Burien, WA
No License to Drive By Anonymous
Out of Love By Julia G., New City, NY
Red Means Stop By Jennifer F., Hartwood, VA
Tableau By Anonymous
Temperature Changes By Rebecca, Delmar, DE
Zippers By Lindsey M., Cromwell, CT
Brother Thomas W. By Ben W., Carmel, IN
Father - Charlie H. By Katie H., Wexford, PA
Surprise Friends - Neighbors By Claire K., Omaha, NE
Uncle Sgt. Bradley John Hansen By Conlee L., Ferron, UT
Bat Boy By Tony M., Alliance, OH
On the Offensive By Mason G., Dallas, TX
There Are Running Shoes in Hell By Amanda D., Baltimore, MD
Unknown
A Family Brought Together By Michael Z., New City, NY
A Landscape Shared By Emily C., Durango, CO
Americans ... A Novelty? By Ryan S., Glendale, AZ
Chameleon By Esther G., Maneheim, PA
The Delta By David S., Clarksdale, MS
Upstate & Downtown By Caitlin Q., Hull, MA

Opinion


“A” for Effort? By Nicholas B., Wethersfield, CT
A Slap in the Face By Mikaela S., Houston, TX
Canadian Beef By Travis M., Elkton, SD
Close, but No Cigar By Justin W., Wichita, KS
Education Today By Andrew R., Eau Claire, WI
Made In China By Krista Lee B., Hopedale, MA
My “American Dream” By Shalom S., Juneau, AK
Oh, Mr. Bush ... By Sara Noor P., Geneva, Switzerland

Reviews


Atlas’ Revenge By Matthew B., Wellington, FL
Dangerous Girls Custom User Avatar
Much Ado About A Lot Custom User Avatar
Pride & Prejudice Custom User Avatar
The Perfect Score Custom User Avatar
The Plot Against America Custom User Avatar
Cellular By Preethi F., New City, NY
Meet the Fockers By Jarrod S., Marlow, OK
Ocean’s Twelve By Perry L., New City, NY
Open Water By Ernest H., Hockessin, DE
Ray By Barbara C., San Antonio, TX
Rocky By Philip M., Monticello, IL
Secret Window By Katie M., Hemet, CA
The Phantom of the Opera By Brittany W., Springfield, MO
The Terminal By Kelly C., Hemet, CA
El Corazón By Michael G., Wilmington, DE
Legacy By Briselda G., Phoenix, AZ
The Very Best of John Coltrane By Eric W., New City, NY
Transatlanticism By Jonathan S., Duncan, OK
Waking Ashland By Aimee W., Braintree , MA

Poetry


A Beautiful Mind By Devan T., Twinsburg, OH
A Fresh Morning By Gabrielle D., Park City, UT
Braver By Kimberly C., New City, NY
Happiness By Beth Z., Woodbridge, VA
How to Amuse Yourself During Math By Sara S., Southwick, MA
I Grew Up By Anna D., Toronto, Canada, ON
in lieu of an orchestra screaming melodies of worthless expulsion into our hollow heads By Christine W., Holmdel, NJ
Making a Point By Risa T., Oshkosh, WI
Marshmallows By Kristina D., Glendale, CA
My Only Wish By Melissa S., St. Louis, MO
Old Folks Home By Arnora A., Chicago, IL
Run By Melanie D., Port Jervis, NY
Runaway By Samantha B., Dry Ridge, KY
Showdown By Ricky H., Gilmanton IW, NH
Turning By Jessica S., Hamilton, OH
Untitled By Jessica B., Joaquin, TX
Untitled By Anna M., Rochester, MI
Untitled By Justin T., Marietta, GA
War By Sasha F., Takoma Park, MD
Yankee Stadium By Stephanie B., Congers, NY

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