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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2008 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Better Barbie By Jesse K., Grand Ledge, MI
Star Struck By Ray W., Mason, OH
Still Life By Harrison J., New City, NY
Air Force Academy By Laura D., Hemet, CA
Eastern Illinois University By Sarah F., White Heath, IL
Ohio State University By John K., Canfield , OH
Plattsburgh State University By Jane G., Au Sable Forks, NY

Fiction


Dangerous Business By Peter M., Bronxville, NY
If I Knew French By Theresa O., Buffalo Grove, IL
In Search of Mother By Lucinda D., Nanuet, NY
Rain to Quench the Desert By Patricia B., Hudson, OH
What Wholeness Tastes Like By Karin W., Boylston, MA

Hot Topics


I Remember Aceh By Jessica B., Bandung, Indonesia
Orphan Lessons By Hewon Y., Alexandria, VA
Hard-Boiled Egg By Chloe V., Benicia, CA
Dangerous Addiction By Drew H., Mesa, AZ
Give Blood By Elizabeth B., Auburn, NY
It Whispers By Kevin B., Oakton, VA
Borderline Insanity By Tanner C., Phoenix, AZ
Freedom to Sag By Ari H., Thornton, CO
Freedom to Sag By Sarah D., Hemet, CA
It's Not Worth It! By Alissa B., Brooklyn, NY
Keeping Music Real By Maggie V., No. Platte, NE
Lethal Lunch By Brittani R., E. Stroudsburg, PA
Love Focus By Lani H., Boise, ID
My Generation By Emily D., Underhill, VT
New Kid Syndrome By Lucy H., Brooklyn, NY
No Body Is Perfect By Wendy C., Avondale, AZ
R.I.P. #21 By Leonardo V., Thornton, CO
Writing Silence By Gustavo S., Vineyard Haven, MA
Kindness By Felicia D., Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Proud of My Ethnicity By Kalila H., Middletown, CT
Tainted Game By Seiya A., Brooklyn, NY

Nonfiction


At War By Ryan T., Shreveport, LA
Dedication By Samantha J., Baldwinsville, NY
I Never Asked By Allison B., Houston, TX
Mukluks Monsters By Georgia S., Fairhope, AL
Pictures of You By Melissa A., Hemet, CA
Standing Tall By So Yeon P., Culver, IN
Surrogate Mother By Hannah S., Boise, ID
Mother: Estela Q. By Natalie Q., Phoenix, AZ
My Father By Stefanie C., Staten Island, NY
Parents: Stephen and Nida S. By Samantha S., Hemet, CA
Bye, Nick By Judson M., Essex, CT
Generation Gap By Michael C., Voorhees, NJ
I Was Six By Jordan S., Greeley, CO
Listening By "Erin", Hull, MA
Stand By Me By "Karen", Tinley Park, IL
Stealth Ambush By William S., Edgartown, MA
The Best Day By Kaitlyn H., Wilmington, DE
The Final Exam By Chris D., So. Plainfield, NJ
The Whirlpool By Beau P., Layton, UT
Waiting By Elizabeth F., So. Plainfield, NJ
9 Things to Love About Baseball By Eric M., Stoughton, WI
Behind the Mask By Melissa S., Portland, MI
A Joyous Harmony By Leonel M., Porter, TX
Balloon By Menka V., Milford, MA
Escaping Civil War By Adebunmi S., New Brunswick, NJ
My Elephant By Phillip N., Los Angeles, CA
The Silver Soldiers By Alissa B., Brooklyn, NY

Opinion


1984 and My Political Perspective By Brett G., Chester, NJ
Am I My Brother's Keeper? By Danisha N., Indianapolis, IN
History in the Making By Shavana B., Drexel Hill, PA
Life Unofficially By Jeff Z., Briarcliff Manor, NY
Pledge of Allegiance By Nigel H., Gibsonia, PA
Political Poetry By Sima R., Albuquerque, NM
The Music in Children By Harrison S., Rancho Santa fe, CA
The Modern Zoo By Patrick K., Bedford, NY

Reviews


Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause By Tara D., Port Elizabeth, NJ
Holes by Louis Sachar By Jeff I., Portland, OR
Looking for Alaska by John Green By Jake C., San Francisco, CA
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky By Alejandro D., Aventura, FL
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham By Tyler C., Glendale, AZ
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer By Amanda J., Fox Island, WA
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova By Hannah G., Calera, AL
Becoming Jane By Danica K., San Diego, CA
Finding Forrester By Kaitlyn W., Jackson, MI
Hannah Montana By Amberly H., Nicholasville, KY
I Am Legend By Josh F., Cascade, IA
Sicko By Lucas G., Oshkosh
The Eye By Shaili S., Newark, DE
"There Will Be Blood" Soundtrack By Brandon T., Easley, SC
Casting Crowns - "The Altar and the Door" By Alex K., McDonough, GA
Ingrid Michaelson - "Girls and Boys" By Rebecca R., Hemet, CA
Stars - "In Our Bedroom After the War" By Emily P., Barrington, NJ
The Number 12 Looks Like You - "Mongrel" By Andrew L., Linneus, ME
The Spill Canvas - "No Really, I'm Fine" By Marisa S., Westfield, NJ

Poetry


Benign Maternity By Katherine G., Piggott, AR
Black Coffee By Ashley G., Arlington Heights, IL
Chalk Children By Lauren A., York, PA
Curbside Manner By Allison W., San Diego, CA
Dear Dad By Suzannah W., Syosset, NY
Home Videos By Allison F., Stafford, VA
I Will Be a Story By Victoria S., Asheville, NC
In Death By Lexie S., Walnut Creek, CA
may i By Eleanor N., Washington, DC
Mechanical Love Poem By Lizzy T., San Francisco, CA
Middle School Graffiti By Marta C., Toronto, ON, Canada
My Father's Hands By Rachel F., Spokane, WA
Permanent Ink By Gina B., Mequon, WI
Players By Andrea L., Buffalo Grove, IL
Pure By Angela C., Stafford, VA
Safe Haven By Megan K., W. Deptford, NJ
Sunday Brunch By Kim B., Eagle River, WI
To Him By Hillary D., Chesterfield, VA
Where Were You By Darina S., Warren, NJ

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