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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2006 Edition

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College Guide

Better Than Everest By Jacklynn P., La Vista, NE
College Bound By Matthew L., Boardman, OH
Don’t Be Like Me By Shawn E., Akron, OH
Looking Ahead By Sarah J., Amery, WI
Louder, Please By Libby C., Greer, SC
Mount Holyoke By Eliza D., Phoenix, AZ
Moving In By Sarah G., Phillipsburg, NJ
New Eyes By Sean M., Dallas, TX
The Effort By Emily W., Kew Garden Hills, NY
The Student’s Soliloquy
(with thanks to William Shakespeare)
By Nils S., Cohasset, MA
To My Future Roommate By Ally K., Briarcliff Manor, NY
Triumph of the Tiger By Lauren S., Vinita, OK
At the Airport By Daisy J., Medina, MN
Chess By Igor S., New City , NY
Coping By Christine I., Poolesville, MD
Grandmother’s Voice By Marci N., Lowville, NY
Lens By Amanda B., Kailua, HI
MIT By Cassandra D., Papillion, NE
Obsession By Bryan H., Wyckoff, NJ
Roots By Renae B., Ashland, NE
Arizona State University By Elijah B., Glendale, AZ
Baylor University By Rebecca L., Harker Heights, TX
Marist College By Amanda P., Poughkeepsie, NY
Pace University By Tim K., Congers, NY
Penn State University By Jack W., Auburn, NY
University of Delaware By Melissa C., Cohasset, MA
University of Evansville By Whitney G., Kempton, IN
Wesleyan University By Kaitlin H., Berlin, CT


Art Was Everywhere By Cleveland D., Martinsville, IN
Jade Green & Jade White By Daphne Quynh-Nhu L., Makanda, IL
Rapunzel Revisited By Janna P., Houston, TX

Hot Topics

Cure By Brittanny T., Wyckoff, NJ
Hospital Elder Life Program By Benjamin S., Brooklyn, OH
Locks of Love By Megan M., No. Platte, NE
Recycle Book Bags By Jessica Z., Seaford, DE
Slaves By Angela A., Los Angeles, CA
Tranquility of My Woods By Mitchell D., Rice Lake, WI
Winning with Wind Power By David J., Richmond, VA
Beep By Josephine F., Huntersville, NC
Filthy Secret By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC
Teens & Booze Don’t Mix By Sheila L., Grandville, MI
A Better Fuel - Ethanol By Steve K., Ravenna, OH
A Poem for My Father By Rachel H., Ravenna, OH
A Writing Career Born of Teen Ink By Jessica B., Tallahasee, FL
America’s Problem By Evan G., San Antonio, TX
America’s Problem By Greg V., No. Platte, NE
At Cici’s Pizza By Morgan H., No. Platte, NE
Gullible Girl By Janel, Newark, DE
Jack By Colton F., Highland, UT
Love, Love, Love By Nicole D., Newark, DE
No Respect By Kole H., No. Platte, NE
Ocean’s Eyes By
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condescension By Laura K., Reno, NV
Diversity? By Imani M., Duluth, GA
The Boss By Andrea C., Andover, MA


Our Last-Minute Revelations By Lucas D., Hull, MA
Window By Corey M., Kennerdell, PA
Band, Panik By Jonathan T., Sacramento, CA
Mayor David Cicilline By May M., Greenville, RI
Nurse Alison S. By Kaitlyn R., Westfield, IN
School Custodian Charles F. By Shannon M., Hull, MA
Flash By Anonymous, Unknown, NJ
It’s True! By Kyle S., Grandville, MI
Oh, Baby By Heather M., Gouverneur, NY
Peter Pan’s Allure By Sarie H., Kailua, HI
Run in with Death By Rebecca F., Marietta, GA
The Interview By Maryann P., River Grove, IL
Dress Code By Bradley B., San Antonio, TX
Last Game By Steven C., New City, NY
The Game of Golf By Kim C., Centerville, OH
The Tryout By JC C., Springfield, MO
An Unexpected Journey By Nicole F., New City, NY
Kodiak Island By Vince F., Wimberley, TX


Caught in the Middle By Lillie W., White Bluff, TN
I Was Never Alone By Rachel S., Warwick, NY
Ignorance and Greed By Jess B., Cohasset , MA
Name-Brand Colleges By Christine C., Berwyn, PA
Ode to Wal*Mart By Drew T., Birmingham, AL
Prussian Blue Promotes Racism By Beth K., Dedham, MA
Logic By Mike M., St. Charles, MO


Claws By Theresa M., Cameron, MO
Memoirs of a Geisha By Bapalapa2, Wichita, VA
Riding Lessons By Bapalapa2, Wayland, VA
Summerland By Bapalapa2, Pacifica, VA
The Pact By Bapalapa2, New City, VA
Fun with Dick and Jane By Isaac S., Ripon, WI
In The Mix By Nicole B., Bedford, NY
Match Point By Noelle B., Glendale, AZ
Never Been Kissed By Hannah J., Hemet, CA
The Family Stone By Katie C., Boardman, OH
The Truman Show By Aly L., Wyckoff, NJ
Arcade Fire “Funeral” By Bapalapa2, Stafford, VA
Classic Rock By Malcolm F., Bedford, NY
Ghost in the Shell: A Stand Alone Complex Volume 2 By Bapalapa2, Portage, VA
Illinois By Bapalapa2, Des Allemands, VA
Jethro Tull “A Passion Play” By Bapalapa2, Lombard, VA
Jimmy Needham "For Freedom" By Bapalapa2, Colleyville, VA
House By Sam M., Arlington Heights, IL

Summer Guide

3D Life Adventures By Liliane W., W. Orange, NJ
Outward Bound in Costa Rica By Ruthie R., Miami, FL
Oxford Royale Academy By Loris T., Dedham, MA


Acrobats By Brittany Y., Spruce Pine, NC
Alone By Marissa C., Lower Gwynedd, PA
Animal Antics By Lindsay B., New City, NY
Balloons By Christina H., Palo Alto, CA
Charles By Ryan C., Mount Prospect, IL
elegy: the woman in red-orange By Megan S., Wyckoff, NJ
Half Full By Melody S., Santa Cruz, CA
Moonbath By Sara F., Ridgewood, NJ
Mrs. Lewis By Megan D., Florence, SC
Playing Ropes By Sara P., Hartland, WI
Sweep The Masses By Alex W., Papillion, NE
The Antaeus Dream By Katherine T., Troy, MI
The Art Gallery By Chris R., Woodbridge, VA
The Flood By Quincy L., Phoenix, AZ
The Malcontents By Stephanie L., Plymouth, MA
Virginia Girls By Samantha C., Charlottesville, VA
You Left Me By Haley L., Shrewsbury, MA

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