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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2007 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


15 Skills You Need For College By Christine S., Arlington, VA
AP Classes: Worth It? By Rachel G., Los Alamitos, CA
Dear Colleges: About Your Letters By Ilana S., Deerfield, IL
SAT Flunking Out By Jackson G., Danvers, MA
Sister I’ve Loved By Emily W., St. Peters, MO
The Score By Ashley Z., Chapman, KS
Top Career Choices of the Future By Kate D., Clairsville, OH
A Valiant Voice By Natalie P., Doylestown, PA
Beauty Queen By Angela C., Salem, MA
My Black-Box House By Natalie A., Hamden, CT
My Color By Michael C., San Antonio, TX
Small Town By Amber M., Jim Thorpe, PA
The Shell Game By Erin F., Boise, ID
Belmont Abbey College By Thomas V., Westbury, NY
St. John’s College By Christine T., Irvine, CA
Truman State University By Jeff S., St. Louis, MO
University of California, Los Angeles By Connor D., Monticello, IL
University of Chicago By Esther K., Port Washington, NY

Fiction


My Father’s Wish By Yiwei H., Toronto, ON, Canada
The Picture Across the Room By Elizabeth V., Darien, CT
Waiting for the Mail By Quinn H., South Euclid, OH
Men Marching By Alexandra L., Fort Worth, TX
The Thirst By Luke M., Magnolia, TX

Hot Topics


One Child at a Time By Aliza S., Ambler, PA
SADD By Kelsi C., Buford, GA
Zoo-per Girl! By Arika R., Enterprise, FL
Ode to My Cup By Jack F., Wilton, CT
Peace By Ashley M., Fort Myers, FL
The Story of Our Feathered Friends By Courtney D., Bradford, AR
Don’t Sweat It By Mercedes K., Perry, MI
Evil Clown By Jessica C., Colleyville, TX
Sinfully Sober By Jessie L., New City, NY
A Voice Forever By Rachel F., Streetsboro, OH
Air Force Academy By Brandon L., Middletown, DE
AP Classes By Kimberly R., Peoria, AZ
AP Classes By Alex J., Wilmington, DE
Book Banning By Alysha S., Dell Rapids, SD
Climate Change and SUVs By William S., Edgartown, MA
Friday Nights By Barrett P., No. Platte, NE
My Friend and I By Sarah W., Oak Bluffs, MA
One Thousand Stars By Erika V., Boise, ID
Opening Night By Kelbie L., Phoenix, AZ
Stop Cheating Yourself By Megan R., Dell Rapids, SD
The World As We Know It By Julian S., Phoenix, AZ
What I Wish I Had Known By Derrick L., Charlotte, NC
Being Different By Jason G., Commack, NY
Black Albino By Tanika S., Leicester, England
The Power to Choose By Jasmine N., Fairfield, CA

Nonfiction


Dirt By Melisa F., Fukuoka, Japan
Hair of the Damned By Maia S., Palo Alto, CA
Lia, My Sister By Katie W., Richland, WA
Ode to the Funeral By Anna Z., Denver, CO
RESPECT By Richard C., Defiance, OH
Unique New York By Meg B., New York, NY
Journalist Gail Collins By Darina S., Warren, NJ
Benjamin Franklin By Anisha R., Hemet, CA
Unknown Rescuer By Kimberly G., Hawthorne, NY
Zaria Titus By Carrie W., White Heath, IL
Grandmother Cecilia Marie S. By Kyra S., Parker, CO
Changing Leaves By Lalita R., Winchester, NH
Dark Waters By Ashley B., Littleton, CO
Friday Night Mass By Elizabeth D., Bedford, NH
Ode to Michael Jordan By Eddie D., Bedford, NY
Stroke, Kick, and Breathe By Shannon T., Enterprise, KS
Going Home By Saiema A., Vestal, NY
Proud Heritage By Samira S., Brooklyn, Ny
Star Struck By Katy Y., Springfield, MO
Thanksgiving in Italia By Darina S., Warren, NJ
The Longer You Wait By Elizabeth M., Rockport, ME

Opinion


A Theory on the War By Michael M., Memphis, TN
Acts of (Selfish) Kindness By Daniel R., Woodbridge, CT
Teen Magazines Lack Substance By Natascia L., Montreal, QC, Canada
What Happened? By Sarah E., Sammamish, WA

Reviews


Catalyst By Auriana A., Anthem, AZ
Eye of the Needle By Alex E., Phoenix, AZ
Hang-Ups, Hook-Ups & Holding Out By Madison M., Simpsonville, SC
Manhunt By Michael S., Saddle River, NJ
Native Speaker By Matt G., Swarthmore, PA
Small Wonder By Joan B., Marietta, GA
Happy Feet By Lerin R., Cypress, TX
Mean Creek By Ian N., Silver Spring, MD
Munich By Soham G., Bridgewater, NJ
Z By Augusto C., West Lafayette
“Hello, Good Friend” By Marissa M., San Diego, CA
“Life in Cartoon Motion” By Stephanie C., Smithtown, NY
“Light Grenades” By Brittany N., Akron, OH
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” By Damien S., Villanova, PA
“Stadium Arcadium” By Grace W., Wyckoff, NJ

Poetry


Autumn By Marissa A., Wrentham, MA
Cold By Gracie B., New Paltz, NY
Colors White By Allison G., Fairfax, VA
Crossley Road By Sheenamai L., Cathedral City, CA
Daughtering By Stephanie S., Grosse Pointe, MI
Discourse of a Catholic Suicide By Lauren K., Ijamsville, MD
Fade By Sam J., Leamington, ON, Canada
Falling By Anna R., St. Paul, MN
Holiday Forgeries By Amanda K., Livonia, MI
Lake Elizabeth By Alicia S., Arlington Heights, IL
Life is Over There By Melanie L., Los Angeles, CA
Passing of the Storm By Farah M., Congers, NY
Peace By Alana M., Queens, NY
Perdition By Nicole G., Hamburg, PA
Postmen By Minhal B., Chicago, IL
The Neighborhood By Abram B., Morristown, NJ
To Those Caught in Color By Mallika L., Bangalore, India
Writing Process By Eleanor E., Salem, OR

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