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Teen Ink Magazine, December 2006 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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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


A Bit of Advice By Dorry S., Natick, MA
Dentist Dreams By Sang S., Culver, IN
I Am By Iris H., San Gabriel, CA
Poker By Greg C., Northboro, MA
Bucknell University By Matt D., Wilmington, DE
Marist College By Meredith K., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Saint Mary’s College By Callie A., Oconomowoc, WI
The College of William & Mary By Kara W., Cohasset, MA

Fiction


Abyss By Diana V., Oakland, CA
Butterscotch Cookies By Susan L., Wilmington, MA
Reflections By Emilie C., Auburn, NY
What We’ve Got Right Now By Eva V., Setauket, NY

Hot Topics


Giving Thanks By Brandon M., Newark, DE
My Nursing Home Journey By Anonymous
The Other Side By Kate W., Voorhees, NJ
Through the Laughter By Cayce P., Mt. Juliet, TX
All Natural By Michele B., Rochester Hills, MI
Being Green By Melissa W., Coquitlam, Canada, BC
Nuclear Waste By Nancy R., Roslyn, NY
Sunshine Follows By Jiaxing X., Temple City, CA
Blinding Light By Kristen P., Wyckoff, NJ
Driving Me Nuts By Emily R., Hillsdale, NJ
More Sleep = Better Health By Steven F., Andover, KS
Organic Food By Mallory S., Carmel, IN
Angels By Anthony R., Fruita, CO
Austria vs. Australia Unknown
Bay Path College is for Me! By Tiffany Y., Greenwood Lake, NY
Fat Camp By Courtney K., Dell Rapids, SD
Hero: Kevin By Anonymous
Homeschooled By Jessica B., Tallahassee, FL
Red Balloon By Jocelyn W., Oak Bluffs, MA
The Voices Unknown
They Flooded the Ghetto By Corey P., Vineyard Haven, MA
Max By Charlotte R., Cohasset, MA
The Problem With Partners By Maggie D., Winnetka, IL
Balance By Elizabeth K., Mesa, AZ
Beauty in the Ugly By James B., Hattiesburg, MS
Butterfly Effect By Erin E., Ridgway, PA
Three Values By Kristina R., El Dorado Hills, CA

Nonfiction


Big Toys By Bailey M., Cannon Falls, MN
Comfortable Enough? By Ashley D., Chestermere, Canada, AB
Crossroads By Scott M., Clarkston, MI
Decisions By Kelly H., Littleton, CO
DUI By Ariana H., Woonsocket, RI
More Than Records By Will C., Phoenix, AZ
Some Rainy Day By Carleigh S., No. Platte, NE
Susan: A Poem By Susan L., Wilmington, MA
The Cafeteria By Alexandra G., Westport, CT
Flutists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway By Hannah M., Lexington, MA and Sarah S., Natick, MA
Father Randy P. By Alison P., Bennington, KS
Holocaust Survivors Henry & Luba E. By Daniel E., Jim Thorpe, PA
Uncle Bruce By Anonymous
Before, During and After the Interview
Meeting the Galways
Books: Then and Now By Daisy J., Medina, MN
Talk to (Some) Strangers By Frances W., Woodbury, NY
The Darkness By Jose, Bronx, NY
The True Meaning of Christmas By Brigit C., Brielle, NJ
A Practice Session for Life By Ashley B., Woonsocket, RI
Giving Up the Gold By Kristin O., Cedaredge, CO
Tee Time By Lindsay R., Davisburg, MI
A New York Dream By Abby H., Gilbert, AZ
Pour Quoi? By Rachel L., Elkhorn
York By Joyce B., Lawrence, KS

Opinion


Alphabet of War By Maxx C., Congers, NY
Celebrity Obsession By Camryn R., Pascoag, RI
Save the Arts By Catherine H., Watertown, CT
Web Safety By Rachel D., Greenville, RI
Wrong By Kyle W., Wading River, NY
WTC Memorial By Scott C., Woonsocket, RI
A Cruel Place By Tyler G., Aurora, CO
Do We Know Why? By Hillary L., Stony Brook, NY

Reviews


Breakfast at Tiffany’s By Phoebe P., Newbury Park
Eats, Shoots and Leaves By Brittney D., Stony Brook
Looking for Alaska By Michael L., Grantville
Supercars: The World’s Top Performance Machines By Jonathan S., Findlay
The Namesake
Thief of Time By Josh B., Phoenix
O Brother, Where Art Thou? By Stefan S., Holmdel, NJ
The Departed By Charles M., Choasset, MA
The Illusionist By Kai W., Brooklyn, NY
Wonder Boys By Brittany A., E. Satauket, NY
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Obie Trice “Second Round’s On Me”
Stars “Set Yourself on Fire”
The Mars Volta “Amputechture”
The Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness”
The Sword “Age of Winters”
Gilmore Girls By Ruthie W., Toronto, ON, Canada
Heroes By Colleen R., Cohasset, MA

Poetry


Baby Suggs By Kathryn T., Mason, OH
can it By Natalie V., Alamo, CA
Deliverance By Karin C., Clifton, NJ
Divorce By Vikas J., Maharashtra, India
Duped Again By Rachel S., Grand Rapids, MI
Farmer’s Elegy By Vivian B., Brighton, MI
I Found Your Photo in a Drawer By Annie C., Fredericksburg, VA
i travel alone By Jessi L., New City, NY
I Was a Worm By Christine S., Arlington, VA
if By Shannon O., Dallas, TX
If You Were Less Than Human By Larissa K., Adamstown, MD
Patience, In the Flesh By Russell C., Versailles, KY
Silly Little 2:31 Train By Evan R., Warren, NJ
The World You Long To See By Caitie D., Jacksonville, FL
Toy Soldier By Jimmy A., Plano, TX
Tsunami’s Wrath By Danielle K., Los Angeles, CA
Waiting to Turn By Audrey K., Park City, UT

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