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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2006 Edition


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College Guide


Burping Tommy By Christopher G., Sussex, NJ
Elephant Noises By Bridget O., Jim Thorpe, PA
Something About Mary By Ally K., Briarcliff Manor, NY
Brown University By Lauren S., W. Hempstead, NY
Connecticut College By Mia L., Cohasset, MA
Duke University By Kelsey B., Cohasset, MA
George Washington University By Bobby M., New City, NY
New York University By Chris O., Cohasset, MA

Fiction


Crayon Girl By Matthew S., Mason, OH
Ocean’s Eyes By Catherine K., Belleville, IL
The Breakup By Caitlin F., Quincy, MA
The First Time By Rebekah G., TX

Hot Topics


Give a Little By Erica N., Auburn, NY
Helping My Fellow Man By Sean M., Wilmington, DE
The Animals Left Behind By Evan G., San Antonio, TX
Ditch Styrofoam By Katie C., Boardman, OH
Environmental Unity By Siobhan L., Kamuela, HI
Of Mess and Men By Thomas C., Kailua, HI
Cancer By Toni H., Leeton, MO
Not the Answer By Anonymous
Winter Window By Ray F., Youngstown, OH
A Beard By Nina M., San Francisco, CA
Breaking the Silence By Laurie S., New City, NY
Cell Phones By Ariana S., Hawthorne, NY and Stefano P., Thornwood, NY
College Ads Unknown
Competitions By Jenny B., No. Olmsted, OH
Ellison By Kevin M., Wilmington, DE
Fighting Tyranny: A (Modest) Proposal By Bonnie K., San Antonio, TX
Friday Knights By Mike H., Minneola, MN
Material Nation By Ashley G., Tobyhanna, PA
My Dream By Janel H., Lakeside, MT
The Mountain By Anonymous
Undercover Agent By Tony S., Streetsboro, OH
At Cici’s Pizza By Chatra H., Richmond, VA
Cornrows By Kesi A., Springfield Gardens, NY
Days of the Afro By Maria B., Belle Glade, FL
Freddy By Carly K., New City, NY

Nonfiction


Cleft Lip By Nicole S., St. Peters, MO
Emotional Baggage By Melanie K., Buffalo Grove, IL
In Memory By Ana A., Phoenix, AZ
Jack By Anonymous
Let Me Down in Pieces By Anonymous
Lion By Jeff Y., Plano, TX
Love, Love, Love By Anonymous
Princesses By Ashley S., Lipan, TX
Take a Chance By Matt J., Auburn, NY
The Drive Home By Andy B., Saginaw, MI
Thief By Charles D., New City, NY
Three-Mile Remedy By Laura P., Trumbull, CT
Chef “Bobo” - Robert Surles By Barbara F., New York, NY
Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks By Megan D., Stockbridge, MI
Girlfriend Bernadette L. By Joseph B., Glendale, AZ
Sister Jessica S. By Isabel S., Phoenix, AZ
Talk Show Host Oprah Winfrey By Andrea D., Bellingham, MA
The Soul Never Left New Orleans By Graeham H., Marlboro, MA
A Thousand Words By Lindsey M., Cromwell, CT
About a Vent By Laurie S., So. Plainfield, NJ
Compliments By Summer W., Phoenix, AZ
Fashion Summer By Alexandra A., New City, NY
Good-bye By Amanda, TX
Letting Go By Dorothy ., PA
Love? By Anonymous
Stop & Smell the Dandelions By Ashley B., Hahira, GA
The Dance By Rebekah R., Lexington, KY
The First Nine Words By Ariana M., Montpelier, VT
Death of a 7-time Champion - Remembering Dale Earnhardt By Chris H., Cannon Falls, MN
No Respect By Hunter B., Shreveport, LA
Stages of the Race By Monika F., W. Lafayette, IN
The Unexpected By Heather P., Higganum, CT
Fact from Fiction By Alexandra F., Germantown, TN
Sweet Home Indiana By Elise B., Tangier, IN
Warm, Fuzzy Mushrooms By Dingyun C., Missouri City, TX

Opinion


America Ain’tDone Nothing For Me By Quiashialyn P., Calumet City, IL
America’s Problem By Kelly D., Woonsocket, RI
Art Takes No Breaks By Matthew L., Boardman, OH
Declaration of Independence from Men By Caitlin B., Dumfries, VA
These Times By Claire N., Statesboro, GA
Valentine’s Day By Celesta K., Phoenix, AZ

Reviews


Broken Chords Custom User Avatar
Cold Sassy Tree Custom User Avatar
From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank Custom User Avatar
Hard Love Custom User Avatar
Last Man Down Custom User Avatar
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! By Andrew T., Yorktown, NY
The Ice Queen Custom User Avatar
The Joy Luck Club Custom User Avatar
Anchorman By Dusty W., Hemet, CA
Bewitched By Courtney L., Poland, OH
Coach Carter By Keisha B., Phoenix, AZ
Must Love Dogs By Sarah B., Phoenix, AZ
Rent By Krista B., Getzville, NY
The Chronicles of Narnia By Kristin O., Cedaredge, CO
Bloc Party-- Silent Alarm Custom User Avatar
Lennon Lives Custom User Avatar
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Custom User Avatar
Norah Jones-- Feels Like Home Custom User Avatar
Staind - Chapter V Custom User Avatar
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall By Jeremy P., W. Windsor, NJ
Tool - “Lateralus ” By James S., Williamsville, NY

Poetry


“Meninism” By AJ C., Gilford, NH
Convoluted By Matt C., Beverly, MA
Echoes of Silence By Jessie L., New City, NY
Face By Marie C., Caspar, CA
Freeze By Carolyn C., Crown Point, IN
Gullible Girl By Amber W., Sturgis, MI
Hide and Seek By Diana F., Scotch Plains, NJ
Illusion By Kimberly B., Hilton, NY
In Mr. Lincoln’s Footsteps By Martin H., Cincinnati, OH
Ode to My Heart By Kensley H., Lebanon, MO
Sequestered: On Three Separate Occasions By Jeseka L., Conyers, GA
Stare By Stephanie P., Newark, DE
The Beginning By Sandra H., New City, NY
The Converted By Tara V., Brookline, MA
The Love (after Mary Oliver) By Jake P., Califon, NJ
The Perfect Lie By Alisha S., Chalfont, PA
Vioin Recital, May, 1994 By Victoria B., Brooklyn, NY
Wasted Freeze By John S., Orrville, OH

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