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Teen Ink Magazine, September 2008 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

Life as a Game By Drew R., Mason, OH
Paleontology By Dagenet S., Richmond, VA
Risks By Theo J., Culver, IN
Ohio State University By Ellen S., Canfield, OH
Penn State University By Jessica M., Wilmington, DE
Stanford University By Alexandra B., Monticello, IL


Cabin Fever By Christopher Q., San Diego, CA
High School Satire By Joel F., Oakton, VA
Live Dangerously By Stephanie T., Turlock, CA
Seasons By Nadia D., Statesboro, USA
Within the Sanctuary By Ricardo M., East Stroudsburg, PA
The Healer By Lucia T., Cedar Park, TX

Hot Topics

Broadway at Sunrise By Margaret S., Rockville Centre, NY
Those Who Carry Nothing By Lauren H., Towson, MD
Autumn By Abigail E., Glen Allen, VA
Butcher Bird By Molly L., Anchorage, AK
Greed, Apathy, Politics By Jenny W., Sunnyvale, CA
Healing By "Sadie", Akron, OH
Saving Dad By Michael W., Houston, TX
Walking a Thin Line By Yael P., Los Gatos, CA
Artists, One and All By Andrew J., Denver, CO
Inspiration By Joseph K., Bear, DE
Thanks, Authors By Zareen R., Hemet, CA
The Modern Zoo By Taylor K.
The Real Thing By Angel G., Bear, DE
Modern-Day Rebel By Justin M., Wilmington, DE


9/11 By Conner S., Flower Mound
Dear Freshmen By Samantha S., Akron, OH
Dear Jack By Jack G., Hayes, VA
Dear Seniors By Alli D., Lake Villa, IL
Outgrowing Harry
Ralph Nader for President By Jaclyn E., Jim Thorpe, PA
The Phone Call By Chad P., Louisville, KY
The Symphony By Jennifer M., Centreville, MI
Screenwriter Tom Fontana By Martin B. and Meg B., New City and New York, NY
Grandmother, Er Su W. By Sophy W., Brooklyn, NY
Heroes of September 11 By Alice A., Brooklyn
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House By Kelly Ann T., Hollywood, FL
Pamela Alexander: A Profile in Courage By Laura S., Cincinnati, OH
The New Girl By Annie K., Eau Claire, WI
Meeting Mr. Fontana
Opening Night By Amanda M., Merrick, NY
The Notebook By Michael J., Culver, IN
The Pact By "Janet", Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The Skirt
Two Stones By Leslie W., New York, NY
Whistle-Blowing Robots By Amanda S., Barrington, IL
Long to Linger By Arthur B., Phoenix
Michael Vick: No Hero By Brandon B., Newark
Race to Fame By Nicole M., S. Plainfield, NJ
Courtesy By Catherine G., Odenton, MD
Global Citizen By Celine J., New York, NY
Israel By Rachel O., Great Neck, NY
Leaving Eagle Eye By Megan M., Warwick, NY
Princess Nerezi By Kathy W., Alamo, CA


Call of Duty By Krista H., Rockwall, TX
Ending Voter Apathy By Erica G., Wolcottville, IN
Freedom By Nadia M., Plainfield, IL
Give Us Our Rights By Michael D., Newton, MA
Influence in Washington By Amanda R., Roslyn Heights, NY
Barack Obama for President By Matthew S., Jim Thorpe, PA
John McCain for President By Heidi H., Rockwall, TX


Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho By Amy H., Rockwall, TX
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals By Henry B., Bedford Hills, NY
21 By Isiah L., Denver, CO
American Teen By Maria P., Framingham, MA
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World By Michael B., Middletown, DE
Superhero Movie By Evan F., Rockport, ME
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian By Sarah M., Kalamazoo, MI
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly By Daylen P., Thornton, CO
Between the Buried and Me – “Colors” By Matthew S., Defiance, OH
Coldplay – "Viva La Vida" By Richard-Michael C., Mission, TX
Jonas Brothers By Bethany A., Wilmington, NC
Nas – “Illmatic” By Chris O., Wilmington, DE
The Black Keys – “Attack & Release” By Caroline G., Westport, CT


Pen By Amanda S., Barrington, IL
A Recited Truth By Mollie H., Argyle, NY
Campfire By Jennifer G., West Chester, PA
Countless Time By Kiefer T., Baldwin, NY
Family By Kelsey M., Barrington, IL
Found in Translation By Tessa S., Boulder Creek, CA
In Their Beds
Lost on the Surface By Jouna J., Palm Bay, FL
Love Poem to Free Association By Keely L., Chester, WV
Paint Me as You Please By Tigger G., Helena
Parlor By Ariana F., Port Jefferson
Ponderings on My Carpet By Kelsie A., Indianapolis
Sky By Suzannah W., Syosset
Sweet Scrub By Kara W., Saratoga, USA
The Journey By Josh B., Cincinnati, united states
To Mend By Chelsea B., Wichita, U.S.A
What I Could Never Tell My Mother By Margaret W., Reston, VA
Whispers and Dust By Faith S., Puyallup, USA
Lune By Victor G., Manassas, VA

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