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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2008 Edition

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College Guide

Father's Example By Sahdia K., Wichita, KS
The Bitter and the Sweet By Miranda, Killeen, TX
Twins By Katherine R., Chester, CT
California State University, Long Beach By Raquel M., San Diego
Champlain College By Jenn R., Attleboro, MA
Sewanee University By Breland B., Sewanee, TN


Ash Wednesday By Ellen S., Londonderry, NH
It Was Time By Michael S., Cincinnati, OH
Nate and Estella
The Echo By Jennifer L., Holton, MI

Hot Topics

For Megan By Jenni G., Greenwood Village, CO
The Miracle of $300 By Yuni C., Portland, OR
Volunteer Dad By Rob E., Houston
A Better Alternative? By Victor Z., Brooklyn, NY
A World in Danger By Raymond L., Stuart, FL
Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane By Tehreem R., Huntington, NY
Meth By Sonja E., Phoenix, AZ
Teen Drinking By Sarah B., Los Gatos, CA
Tic Attack By Raven H., Holbrook, MA
Call Of Duty By Victoria B., Phoenix, AZ
Ending Voter Apathy By Adrianna C., Canfield, OH
Ending Voter Apathy By Kevin D., Canfield, OH
Michael Vick: No Hero By Adam M., Canfield, OH
The Pickle By Emily G., Litchfield Park, AZ
The Skirt
Homeschool Blues By Catie F., Jessup, MD
My Fear of S By Alexandria F., Martinsville, NJ


A Hair's Strength By Stephanie S., 237 0081, OH
Contaminated By Naomi, Asheville, NC
Eyes of Silver By Jonathan B., Park Ridge, IL
My Paper Is Like an Onion By Jasline S., Lebanon, OH
The Zodiac and Me By Joyce L., Mason, OH
Triathlon By Tom W., Berwyn, PA
Waiting By Anna H., Ligonier, PA
Fall Out Boy
Author, J.K. Rowling
Four Nazi Resisters By Tessa J., Hopkinton, MA
Grandmother, Charlene W. By Ashley C., Houston, TX
Home Alone By Ashlyn Z., Clinton, CT
My Struggle By Matt B., Porter, TX
The Abyss Inside By Dustin G., Reno, NV
The Creature By Danielle F., St. Joseph, MI
A Goal By Jordan D., Phoenix, AZ
Earning Varsity By Samantha D., Dresser, WI
Heart of a Champion By Ashley M., Akron, OH
Instincts By Maura Z., Glen ellyn, IL
Ode to Cheer By Erin D., Maple Valley
Phelps' Golden Touch By Kaitlyn T., West Granby, CT
Riding On
Sammy By Chris F., Elkhorn, WI
Steroids and Baseball By Collins U., Woonsocket
Strike By Richard L., Glendale, WI
Ten Quick Steps By Tricia W., Mason, OH
The Perfectionist By Kenneth J., Phoenix, AZ
Watching a Legend By Rebecca R., Short Hills, NJ
A Tour de France By Samantha D., Solon, OH
Fifteen Rupees By Maha K., Islamabad, Pakistan
I Didn’t Even Know Her By Gary C., Brooklyn, NY
Made in Thailand By Daniel R., Albuquerque, NM


Aftershocks in China By Thomas H., Bronx, NY
Ending Illegal Immigration
Meaty Facts By Tyanna C., Fruita, CO
Go Veggie With Style


The 39 Steps By Henry B., Bedford Hills, NY
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland By Jessica D., Wallingford, PA
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow By Christian F., Jim Thorpe, PA
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You by Hanna Jansen By Jannelle H., Phoenix, AZ
Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughn By Ben C., Littleton, CO
Slam! by Walter Dean Myers By Anika J., White Plains, NY
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger By Brittany H., Jericho, NY
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer By Katey T., San Jose, CA
American ­Gangster By Jacob F., Preston, MN
Blow By David A., Amery, WI
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day By Halley B., Springfield, OR
Space Jam By Alex K., Suffern, NY
"Once" Soundtrack By Samantha M., Elizabethtown, KY
Death Cab For Cutie – “Narrow Stairs” By Rebeccah P., Phoenix, NY
Idina Menzel – “I Stand”
Michael Bublé – “Call Me Irresponsible” By Jamie S., Stephenville
Wolfmother – “Wolfmother” By Sean S., Cannon Falls, MN


A Collection of Weather By Madeleine B., Wexford, PA
Barefoot By Alicia C., Millburn, NJ
Boreas Breath By Brett C., Hopatcong, NJ
Daddy's Womb By Carl H., Staten Island, NY
Daydream By Caitlin C., Chicago, IL
Evolution By Elizabeth C., Maitland, USA
Liar By Alison G., Kensington, CA
Pressure in the Pocket By Brandon T., Thomson, GA
Stonehenge By Maddie T., Salt Lake City, UT
Superhero By Julie W., Alta Loma, CA
The Earth Sighs and Heaves By Melina P., Parma, OH
Wallflower Season By Becca D., Edmond, USA
Winter By Kaily D., Aptos, CA
Wishing for Amnesia By Mona Daniella H., New York, NY

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