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Teen Ink Magazine, December 2007 Edition

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College Guide

Collecting Nuts By Blain M., Cohasset, MA
Healing By Elyssa H., Highland Park, IL
Journey of Words By Melanie B., Roslyn Heights, NY
Steps By Amy D., Mason, OH
Fairmont State University By Tricia B., Canfield, OH
George Washington University By Kelsey K., Reading, MA
Northern Arizona University By Jessica L., El Mirage, AZ
United States Coast Guard Academy By Stephanie D., Newark, DE


Between By Lindsay J., Helena, MT
Dethroned By Shining L., Mason, OH
John Takes Both By Zachary B., Rockwall, TX
My Dream By Jacob W., Heath, TX
My Golden Years By Nicole M., Urbandale, IA
My Son By Bryndan S., Amery, WI
Never Knew By Lisa W., W. Roxbury, MA
Right From Wrong By Molly H., Bristol, CT
Tarnish By Melinda H., Dayton, OH

Hot Topics

A Charitable Christmas By Brittni W., Cascade, IA
Building Foundations By Deesha S., Plainsboro, NJ
Great Salvation By Justine N., Moline, IL
Fish Are Friends, Not Food By Colleen C., Auburn, NY
Inspiration from Sea Turtles By Carmel A., Grand Junction, CO
Dyslexia By Chelsea N., Pittsburgh, PA
My Schizophrenic Sister By Anonymous
Under Pressure By Duygu P., Bursa, Turkey
Bittersweet By Lucas D., Monticello, IL
Climate Change and SUVs By William S., Edgartown, MA
Disappointment By Melissa H., Boise, ID
Grandpa By Rachel J., Monticello, IL
Hairspray By Preston B., Boise, ID
I Act With Delight By Alessandra A., Wethersfield, CT
Like a Cigarette? By Dan H., Oak Bluffs, MA
Political Humor By Jim S., Owings Mills, MD
Sweet Perfection By Amanda S., Mogadore, OH
Teen Ink By Wendy C., Avondale, AZ
Vegetarianism By Erica B., Wethersfield, CT
Sophie By Gabrielle G., Mandeville, LA
The Man Who Teaches By Veronica R., San Antonio, TX
The Many Faces of Me By Shelby C., Newark, DE
You’re Not the Only Ones By Lance C., Auburn, NY


Back to Basics By Elizabeth H., Wellesley, MA
Chelsea, Bay and Me By Haley G., Lewes, DE
Dear Members of the U.S. Military By Lisa N., Hemet, CA
Disconnect By Robert W., New Knoxville, OH
Frosh By Gabriella P., Brooklyn, NY
Let It Snow By Laura M., Chappaqua, NY
She Forgot to Leave By Rachel M., Buffalo Grove, IL
Sickly Sweets By Courtney S., Auburn, NY
Silent Waltz By Taylor D., Wyckoff, NJ
The Power of Prcrastination By Michael D., Lawrenceburg, IN
Unity By Lauren C., Woonsocket, RI
Wish List By Jennifer P., Massapequa Park, NY
The 5 Browns By Violetta K., New York, NY and Alice T., Brooklyn, NY
Holocaust Survivor By Elizabeth L., Brooklyn, NY
Steve Prefontaine By Benjamin J., El Dorado, KS
Thomas By Guadalupe Q., Avondale, AZ
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In the Dark By Claudia B., Bellevue, WA
My Prince Will Come By Kayla D., Cameron, WI
Passage By Ujjayini B., Charlotte, NC
White Room By Alex W., Niskayuna, NY
Whole Milk and Cement By Swati P., Hatfield, PA
Fantasy Land By Aliza F., Auburn, NY
Never Quitting By Christopher H., Wrentham, MA
Surviving the Slopes By Larissa C., Grove, OK
Friendly Skies By Colin Y., Coal Valley, IL
Ramen Lament By Stephanie G., Davisburg, MI
Road Trip By Michael B., Albuquerque, NM
Simple Gifts By Kara W., Cohasset, MA
Snowball Fight By Jess C., West Point, UT
There Be Dragons By Emily K., New York, NY


A Sea of Gray By Bethany L., Seaford, DE
Don’t Blame MySpace By Natalie W., Phoenix, AZ
Ignorance By Austin M., Brookings, SD
Kids Should Vote By Amanda M., Franklin, MA
Uniforms Understood By Katie L., Bellingham, MA
Violent Gaming By Jonathan G., Palo Alto, CA
What I Hate By Cassie H., Auburn, NY


Alive By Samantha O., Baton Rouge, LA
Freakonomics By Molly R., San Diego, CA
In the Forests of the Night By Jim S., Owings Mills, MD
State of Fear By Jack V., Bedford Hills, NY
The Guardian By Katarina M., Galesburg, IL
Blood Diamond By Erin F., Phoenix, AZ
Disturbia By Chelsey Z., Canfield, OH
O Brother, Where Art Thou? By Haley S., Pelham, AL
The Lives of Others By Olivia P., New City, NY
The Nightmare Before Christmas By Chanelle W., Charlotte, NC
“Arroz con Mango” By Kristin H., So. Pasadena, CA
“Eat Me, Drink Me” By Feather B., Wilmington, DE
“Hairspray” Soundtrack By Courtney R., Canfield, OH
“MTV Uplugged in New York” By Jess I., Brooklyn, NY

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Dreams By Mercedes R., Queens, NY


Mary’s Lamb and the Beast By Holly R., Fruita, CO
Sunset Song By Xiangying L., Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada
The Sun May Go Down By Elliot E., Kirksville, MO
August By Christina O., Rocky Hill, CT
Beautiful Static By Brittany M., Pretty Prairie, KS
Chemistry Equations & Geometric Theorems By Crystal A., Lancaster, WI
Fifty Years By Alison S., Kirkwood, MO
Fronts By Olivia C., W. Palm Beach, FL
In My Mind By Jenny P., Highlands Ranch, CO
Incorrigible Road By Alyssa B., Setauket, NY
Inspiration By Meg B., New York, NY
Mall Mission By Lindsey S., Cromwell, CT
Ominous Winds By Victoria R., San Antonio, TX
Petrified By Willow A., Grass Lake, MI
Recorded Fantasy By Heidi M., Lexington, KY
The Attics By Lalita R., Winchester, NH
Yellow and Brown By Rachael R., Dacula, GA
Loved One By Brian C., Abington, MA
Personal Statement By Anonymous
Winter Morn By Collin B., Flower Mound, TX

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