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Teen Ink Magazine, December 2008 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Lost and Found By Jesse K., Grand Ledge, MI
Where Do I Belong? By Anastasia Q., Hallandale Beach, FL
Rowan University By Lisa F., Wilmington, DE
Sacred Heart University By Karin B., Attleboro, MA
Stanford By Damayanti D., Houston, TX
Whitman College By Elise W., Mesa, AZ

Fiction


Kosher Salt By Aliza G., Woodbridge, CT
Relinquishing Luminosity By Mel N., Faurborn, OH
Robert April By Kathryn M., Fredonia, KS
Multiples By Tyler W., Spring Hill, FL
Opulence
Author Julie Anne Peters

Hot Topics


Becoming Catherine By Melissa S., Hull, MA
Bikers for Babies By Monica B., Port Jefferson, NY
Library Lessons By Kalyn F., Winter Springs, FL
Metamorphosis By Krystal L., Sugar Land, TX
My Christmas Vacation By Kenny S., Oyster Bay Cove, NY
Short But Sweet By Fallon C., Hull, MA
Special Olympics By Brady P., Kearney, NE
Bee Trouble By Charlotte G., Heath, TX
Go Green This Holiday Season By Tehreem R., Huntington, NY
Are You an Addict? By Emma M., Stafford, VA
Inner Strength By Chloe G., Rye Brook, NY
Keep It Simple By Melissa W., W. Newton, MA
A Hair's Strength By Yeda P., Phoenix, AZ
My Fear of S By Kurtis L., Phoenix, AZ
My Paper Is Like an Onion By Emily G., Litchfield Park, AZ
Teen Drinking By Ashley M., Dell Rapids, SD
The Journey By Keren A., Brooklyn, NY
The Pact By Hadiya M., Brooklyn, NY
A N∑rd’s Life By Melanie T., Attleboro, MA
My Sweet Mint Story By Daniel C., Hopkinton, MA
Pulling Our Weight By Eva O., 376882, Ireland
Unconscious

Nonfiction


A Story of Procrastination By Anonymous
Home By Zoe, Sidney, NE
My Family Tradition By Kristee S., Tucson
The Perfect Tree By Merritt H., Greer, SC
Why I Love Winter
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin By Caroline L., Greenwich, CT
Craig Hasse, History, Arrowhead Union High By Zach T., Okauchee, WI
Jeffrey Grimm, Biology, Solon High By Cathy H., Solon, OH
Suzi Ze, English/Social Studies, East Avenue Middle By Abby P., Livermore, CA
Actor Jackie Chan By Gary C., Brooklyn, NY
Foster Sister "Alexandra" By Ana G., Blackstone, MA
Grandfather and Holocaust Survivor Mark Orbach By Rachel O., Great Neck, NY
The Way of a Cherokee
Toy Story By Kathryn J., Sierra Madre, CA
Speed By Christian B., Wayland, MA
The Rainmaker By Tess D., Palatine, IL
Christmas In India
The Sparkle in a Nation By Michelle B., Brooklyn, NY

Opinion


Plastic Surgery: An Ugly Trend
Save a Tree By Travis G., Hemet, CA
Not All Zoos Are Inhumane By Maribeth F., Brecksville, OH
The Power of Resistance By Kathryn P., Cumberland, RI

Reviews


A Child Called ‘It’ By Dave Pelzer
Ana's Story by Jenna Bush By Sarah H., Medford, USA
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert By Ian S., Glendale, AZ
Midway: Battle for the Pacific by Capt. Edmund L. Castillo
American Beauty By Carly F., Newark, DE
Pineapple Express By Jack G., Wilmington, DE
She's the Man By Rachel F., Hemet, CA
Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) By Wendy C., Avondale, AZ
Flyleaf – “Flyleaf” By Keren A., Brooklyn, NY
Jack Johnson – “Sleep Through the Static” By Mary L., Wyckoff, NJ
Josh Groban – “Noel” By Abby W., Hockessin, DE
Kate Nash – “Made of Bricks” By Christina R., Spring Valley, IL
Megadeth – “United Abominations” By Alex K., Glendale, AZ
Spoon – “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” By Paul C., Monaca, PA
One Tree Hil By Mike T., Brooklyn, NY
Etrian Odyssey II By Shelly H., Brooklyn, NY
Fable 2 By Robert G., Glendale, AZ
Skate By Matt A., N. Miami Beach, FL
Spore By Rodrigo S., Phoenix, AZ
TNA Impact! By Roland Z., Brooklyn, NY

Poetry


Reading
A Tropical Paradise By Madison F., New City, NY
As Sir Winston Churchill Said
Blinded By Lauren G., Clarkston, MI
Bookworms By Madeleine B., Wexford, PA
Child Soldiers By Courtney C., Eaton, CO
Distance
Elemental Love By Nicole B., South Plainfield, NJ
Everything Beneath By Edye P., pittsburgh, PA
Instructions for the Substitute Me By Elizabeth T., Ashburn, USA
Just to Let You Know By MaryEllen, CT
Malevolence
Mama By Kate M., South Plainfield, NJ
Moment By Aleah D., Holland, MI
Sickness By Jenna B., Scottsville
Silent 'Scape By Dhruv K., Herndon, USA
Stars and Shadows By Kiersten W., Mason
Unwanted Rain By Katie B., South Salem
National Spelling Bee By Gabrielle L., Clayton, USA

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