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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2008 Edition

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College Guide

Confidence in College By Kayla K., Macomb, MI
Dear Roommate By Allison W., San Diego, CA
Five-Letter Words By Tracy U., Woburn, MA
Gateway to College By Caitlin J., Stockbridge, GA
Junior Year Blues By Cassandra C., Greenville, OH
Just a Trim By Stephanie K., So. Plainfield, N
Panic Like You Mean It By Emma F., Essex, CT
Say “No” to Summer School By Leah R., Pacific Palisades, CA
A Road Awakening By McKenzie N., Cabin John, MD
Community By Michael B., Hull, MA
In the Bathroom By Martin B., New City, NY
My Generation By Kari D., Mooresville, NC
The Highway By Harrison J., New City, NY
Tiny Influences By Kristen H., Freedom, WY


Black Coffee By Cathy C., Damascus, MD
Muhammad Ali By Nadia M., Painfield, IL
Neighbors By Ally R., Yutan, NE
Shadows By Christine H., Enfield, CT
The Future Is Coming By Melissa H., Sheboygan, WI
The Ugly Kid By Cory S., San Clemente, CA
The Cloak By Caitlin H., Winston-Salem, NC

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Sweet Sixteen By Courtney L., Locust Valley, NY
What Remains By Courtney W., Jenison, MI
Better Pesticides By Matt G., Grove, OK
Paper or Plastic? By Sophia A., Medford, NJ
Step Outside By Cliff M., Cohasset, MA
Make a Wish By "Sarah", Needham, MA
Wheat-Free By Brittney H., Phoenix, AZ
Draw In the Fishing Line By Kyle C., No. Platte, NE
Just a Color By Carl B., Boise, ID
Miles Levin By Peyton R., No. Platte, NE
My Epiphany By Alison G., Phoenix, AZ
Poetry By Jamie D., Newark, DE
Poetry Submissions By Lillie W., White Bluff, TN
Proverb Man By Daria C., Brooklyn, NY
Secrets and Mistakes By Fancisco C., Glendale, AZ
Silent Cry By Meghan S., Phoenix, AZ
The Silenced Sorcerer By Sammie R., Boise , ID
Woes of a High School Singleton By Leah N., Phoenix, AZ
No Laughing Matter By Nicole L., Miami, FL
The F-Word By Sara W., Indiana, PA
Value By Kirslyn S., Fredericksburg, VA


Defining Sisters By Lauren R., West Chester, PA
Brother, Rohan H. By Shefali H., McLean, VA
Everyday Heroes, Ordinary People By Jenny W., Sunnyvale, CA
Grandfather, Gerard T. By Keegan W., Dallas, TX
Life With a Killer By Bethany L., Georgetown, DE
War Heroes, Tuskegee Airmen By Daniel C., Glendale, AZ
Aid Workers Lisa Dougan and Matt Wood By Catherine N., Wheaton, IL
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Barbie Dolls and Hot Pants By Ave T., Palm Bay, FL
Disenchanted at the Discothèque By Antonio R., Monroe, CT
Emergency Room 11 By Malcolm L., Plano, TX
How It Feels to Heal By "Susie", NH
Kidnapped By Anonymous, kent, WA
Major League Gaming By Jacob N., New Lisbon, WI
Night By Erica F., Farmington, NY
Popular Misconceptions By Lauren M., Tucson, AZ
The Boy Who Lived By Chris D., So. Plainfield, NJ
Girl Power By John T., Auburn, NY
Tough Love By Evan M., Madison, WI
Under the Lights By Chris D., Nanuet, NY
A State of Wonder By Caity Rose V., Chester, CT
Alfresco in the Tetons By Warren K., Essex, CT
Arachnophobia By Corianne H., Naperville, IL
Miss Red Cliff By Mariah D., Ashland, WI
My First Day of School By Sai P., Newark, DE
Pioneers By Heidi H., Rockville, MD


Get Out the Vote By Jessica C., Pittsburgh, PA
Hamocide By Steve E., Upland, IN
Never Again? By Shampa P., Greenville, NC
The New Age of Politics By Caroline M., Astoria, NY
Top Five Reasons... By Kaylee C., Lincoln, NE
Unfair Taxes By Keith B., Pittsburgh, PA


A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah By Emily H., Wyckoff, NJ
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls By Sarah M., Galesburg, IL
The Taker by J.M. Steele By Ari A., Bedford, NY
Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes By Max Z., Bloomington, IN
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix By Elizabeth H., Carlsbad, CA
Wooden by John Wooden By James M., Glendale, AZ
Into the Wild By Alexis A., Cedar Park, TX
Super Size Me By Kathryn W., Calver, England
The Amityville Horror By Jessica St. A., Ottawa, ON, Canada
The Great Debaters By Rebecca C., Phoenix, AZ
Waitress By Halley B., Springfield, OR
"Juno" Soundtrack By Lauren C., Los Angeles, CA
Blink-182 - "Blink-182" By Allison S., Hull, MA
Demon Hunter - "Storm the Gates of Hell" By Ben M., Sturgis, MI
Kelly Clarkson - "My December" By Sarah W., Brantford, ON, Canada


A Single Bird By Lisa K., Port Washington, WI
Eyes of Paradise By Elisha L., Canton, OH
Grandfather By Mariangela D., Edison, NJ
Grateful By Nikki S., No. Andover, MA
Hush By Oriah A., Los Angeles, CA
I'm Watching By Mary A., Rockwall, TX
In the Eye of the Beholder By Lindsey P., Middletown, CT
Mad-Libbing Your Life By Susan S., Louisville, KY
Math Notes By Kaylie H., Mesa, AZ
Perfection By Priscilla A., Spring, TX
Perseverance By Kathrin D., Rocky Hill, CT
The American Dream By Delaney M., Montclair, NJ
The Rose By Andy K., Overland Park, KS
The Unspoken By Meredith S., Roslyn, NY
to tend to you By Kathy T., Philadelphia, PA
White as Poisoned Snow By Amanda B., Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Canada
To the Government, Regarding Katrina By Devon R., Goshen, CT

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