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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2008 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Big Sister By Robyn N., Mason, OH
My Atkai By Damir A., Highland Park, IL
Timothy By Stephen P., Woburn, MA
Bennett College By Jessica B., Charlotte, NC
Drexel University By Jamie P., Wilmington, DE
University of Akron By Eleni V., Canfield, OH
University of Cincinnati By Madisyn V., Canfield, OH

Fiction


Catharsis By Kevin K., St. Louis, MO
Dreams By Katryna S., San Pablo, CA
Icarus By Caitlin M., Farwell, MI
Lonely Man By Augusto C., W. Lafayette, IN
Secrets By Corinne S., Rye Brook, NY
The Merchant’s Girl: A Lament Custom User Avatar
The Rose He Carried By Christian J., New York, NY

Hot Topics


A Spring of Hope By Brittany Y., Coconut Creek, FL
Stories from a Soup Kitchen By Rachel M., Fallon, NV
Man’s Best Friends By Lisa D., Ardsley, NY
Sleeping Giant By James H., No. Haven, CT
Bad Nuts By Katie L., Bellingham, MA
Choices By Renee L., Bloomington, IL
Jealousy By Sarah S., Clinton, CT
Awkward Passage By Anonymous
Burying the Truth By Meagan M., No. Smithfield, RI
Opening Night By Kass M., Bellevue, WA

Nonfiction


Caught By David H., Pewaukee, WI
Dents and Kisses By Mary G., Ridgway, PA
Don’t Text By Chris J., Cumberland, RI
Insomnia By Patrick F., Dell Rapids, SD
Irony at the DMV By Lauren M., Raleigh, NC
It’s Not Worth It! By Anonymous
Just One of Those Days By Brigit C., Brielle, NJ
Keys to Independence By Paige B., Shreveport, LA
Lost By Ruth F., Lawton, MI
My Father, My Coach By Brooke F., Wilmington, DE
Parallel By Brett B., Park City, UT
Tested By Athina M., Wolfeboro Falls, NH
The Accident By Michelle S., Clinton, CT
The Reckless Streak By Kiera M., Cannon Falls, MN
The Witch from the DMV By Dustin S., Cameron, WI
U-Turn By John C., Troy, OH
Underage Drinking By Elizabeth B., Auburn, NY
Zipline By Haley B., Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Father Jose Luis R. By Erika R., No. Platte, NE
Literary Character Jane Eyre By Seanna B., Hull, MA
Wildlife Expert Steve Irwin By Shambavi S., Hilliard, OH
Immigrant Ramzan S. By Aysha S., So. Setauket, NY
Wife of Soldier Tammy K. By Mary G., Johnston, RI
Listening By Umesh P., Atlanta, GA
Mutton Busting By Mackenzie S., Henderson, NV
New Kid Syndrome By Amanda M., Franklin, MA
The First Time By Bronwyn C., Niskayuna, NY
The Pursuit of Happiness By Jenny T., Cameron, WI
True Achievement By David R., La Crosse, WI
Diving By Ollie B., Cohasset, MA
Don’t Call It Frisbee By Eric D., Auburn, NY
Nostalgia on Wheels By Ryan B., Hull, MA
Steroids By Allison C., Millville, MA
Eye-Opener By Danielle R., Auburn, NY
Loving Hands By Ilona M., Brooklyn, NY
Mulberry Leaves into Silk Gowns By Brenda Y., San Antonio, TX
Summer in West Africa By Fatoumata W., Bronx, NY
The Gion District By Tara L., Holly Hill, FL
Turbulence By Kyle M., Overland Park, KS

Opinion


Dear Congressperson By Ben C., Mount Vernon, WA
Freedom to Sag By Kedrick W., Shreveport, LA
Open-Book Tests By Mykayla M., Cumberland, RI
Watch Your Rhetoric By Robert S., Wheaton, IL
Drinking Laws By Lianne H., Palatine, IL

Reviews


A Tree Grew in Brooklyn By Olivia A., Galesburg, IL
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By Erik B., Bear, DE
Side Effects By Laura K., Fowler
The Bone Collector By Elizabeth H., Carlsbad, CA
The Face on the Milk Carton By Sarah F., White Heath, IL
The Five People You Meet in Heaven By Jannelle H., Peoria, AZ
The Fountainhead By Amber C., Orlando, FL
Across the Universe By Tess K., Westlake, OH
Dan in Real Life By Erin D., New City, NY
Lars and the Real Girl By Farah M., Congers
On Golden Pond By Sarah C., Bedford
Shoot ‘Em Up By George V., Canfield, OH
The Darjeeling Limited By Halley B., Springfield, OR
“Graduation” By Abraham R., Phoenix, AZ
“Lucy Gray” By Forrest N., Wilmington, DE
“Minutes to Midnight” By Emily P., Grapevine, TX
“Some Loud Thunder” By Paul C., Monaca, PA
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Soundtrack By Hannah G., Bloomington, IN

Poetry


Bedsprings By John C., Troy, OH
How I Get My Ideas By Michelle S., Unionville, CT
Little Compton By Andres S., Providence, RI
Live Out Loud By Anna B., Roanoke, VA
Money By Nicholas N., Bethesda, MD
Ode to the Funeral By Anna Z., Denver, CO
Squeezing My Life Into a 4 x 4 Cube By Kayla S., Reno, NV
Sunk By Patrycja H., Evanstown, IL
The Birthday Candle By Bethany C., Wilmington, MA
The Diary of a Prehistoric Cavewoman By Victoria E., Floral Park, NY
The Jesus Christ Law By Alyx C., Madison, AL
The Listener By Laura S., Park City, UT
Truck Driver By Farah M., Congers, NY
Winter By Diandre P., Point Pleasant, NJ
You By Riley B., La Jolla, CA

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