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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2008 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Metamorphosis By Roberto C., Pharr, TX
My Sanctuary By Kimberly S., Mt. Zion, IL
The Stalwart Tree By Min Sun K., Culver, IN
College of St. Scholastica By Karl H., Elmwood, WI
Ohio University By Maddie K., Canfield, OH
University of California: Los Angeles By Stefanie G., Wilmington, DE
University of Chicago By Bryanne H., Canfield, OH

Fiction


15-Minute Wait for the Results By Emily B., New Market, MD
Bus 72 By Kevin L., Lynbrook, NY
Can I Help You? By Sam B., Cohasset, MA
Chalkboard Scribbles By Aubry B., Port Charlotte, FL
Haunted By Kaily D., Aptos, CA
Just Friends By Jessika R., Keller, TX
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Hot Topics


Katrina’s Legacy By Jill C., Natick, MA
Keep Your Head Up By Caroline R., Bethlehem, NH
Radio Waves By Marisa N., Phoenix, AZ
I See the Planet Crying By Kaitlyn M., Ellicott City, MD
The Blowing Rocks By Meryl L., No. Scituate, RI
What Would Thoreau Do? By Anne G., Sudbury, MA
Eye Surgery By Rachael B., Pewaukee, WI
I Choked By Meghan H., Wyckoff, NJ
My Struggle with Bulimia By Lindsay, Clayton, CA
No Body Is Perfect By Molly M., Norfolk, VA
Terrifying Diagnosis By Madalyn M., Overland Park, KS
Confessions of a Shoplifter By Patrick F., Dell Rapids, SD
Dear Congressperson By Janan Z., Staten Island, NY
Don’t Text By Michael D., Hawthorne, NY
Drinking Laws By Austin G., Colman, SD
Heroes By Juana M., Thornton, CO
Listening By Vigan B., Thornton, CO
Loving Hands By Michelle P., Brooklyn, NY
New Kid Syndrome By Mary Kate H., No. Platte, NE
Open-Book Tests By Kyle C., No. Platte, NE
The Accident By Rebecca T., Neenah, Wi
The Reckless Streak By Aaron B., Colman, SD
You By Kindra J., Boise, ID
Being Ordinary By Jared, Clearwater, FL
Islam and Terrorism By Dalia B., Grapevine, TX
Shine Your Light By Susie S., Cascade, IA

Nonfiction


My First Day By Ariel D., New Port Richey, FL
The Farm By Cristiana L., Millwood, NY
Father, Juan M. By Marielle M., New York, NY
Friend, Emily R. By Taryn M., Wyckoff, NJ
Grandfather, Walter U. By Ruthee D., Provo, UT
Shakira By Desiree De D., Phoenix, AZ
Immigrant Giovannina F. By Sandra M., Park Ridge, IL
A Tough Lesson By Amanda, Minneota, MN
Breathe By Andra L., Acworth, GA
Fallen Arches By Cayla T., Alexander, AR
Fear Is a Monster By Cara Y., Douglas, MA
How I Became a Lifeguard By Kirby S., Kansas City, MO
In Charge By Megan M., Hartland
It’s a Small World By Breanna L., Medway, MA
No Problem By Abby F., Cohasset, MA
No Shame in Waiting By Ashlee H., Springfield, OR
Unexpected Tips By Mark S., Wyckoff, NJ
Breaking for the Hurdles By Erin H., Brewer, ME
Clutch By Sally M., Cohasset, MA
The PHL By Marc S., Franklin Lakes, NJ
A Planet Gone Wrong By Hannah V., Brattleboro, VT
Paradise By Michael R., Hemet, CA
Pierced By Zareen R., Hemet, CA
The Wedding By Susie N., Portland, OR
Tour De France By Melinda B., Welland, ON, Canada

Opinion


Appreciate Your Activist By Devon D., Merritt Island, FL
Is Conscription Slavery? By Hanna S., Newton, MA
Keeping Music Real By Abby H., Newton, MA
Of Textbooks and Empires By Irma F., Rockwell, TX
Writing Silence By Nathan H., Natick, MA

Reviews


Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich By Anh D., Aurora
Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas By John R., Wichita, KS
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez By Nathan R., Wichita, KS
The Lost World by Michael Crichton By Matthew M., San Francisco, CA
High School Musical 2 By Christina C., East Brunswick, NJ
Juno By Halley B., Springfield, OR
No Country for Old Men By Ashley T., Avondale, AZ
Ocean's Thirteen By Ibrahim J., Canfield, OH
Sweeney Todd By Jayson B., Fort Wayne, IN
We Are Marshall By Julia C., Rowler, MI
Albert Hammond Jr. - "Yours to Keep" By Martin B., New City, NY
Finch – “What It Is to Burn” By Brian C., Phoenix, AZ
Justin Timberlake - “Futuresex/ Lovesounds” By Dalia B., Grapevine, TX
Taylor Swift - "Taylor Swift" By Kelsey O., Canfield, OH
Young Wild Things Tour By Larissa L., Miramar, FL

Poetry


Aquarium Journey By Farah M., Congers, NY
Drowned in Thought By Sondra H., Cohasset, MA
Elegant Rose By Adria O., Edgewood, WA
Flurry of Frozen Fury By David V., Clarkston, MI
Gray Minutes By Alyssa D., E. Northport, NY
If I Were in Charge of the World By Jessica B., Easton, PA
Peer Edit By Lindsey D., Overland Park, KS
planting bones By John C., Troy, OH
Sweater of a Soul By Deanna L., Marina, CA
The Invite Said “And Guest” By Stephanie M., Sydney, Australia
The Wedding By Kirah R., El Cajon, CA
The World Stops By Howell Z., Charlotte, NC
This is the Year By Jake S., New York, NY
Underneath By Johanna T., Geneseo, IL
Why History Is Trivial By Elizabeth H., Ringgold, GA
Snapshots of a Village by the Sea By Marika T., Fort Bragg, CA

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