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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2009 Edition


Whether you're interested in poetry, sports, movie reviews or fiction, there's something inside for you. Find out what other teens across the country are thinking, writing and creating - then send us your work and let your voice be heard!
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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


College Application Tips
How Public Schools Fail By Owen W., Nahant, MA
Is the SAT Useless? By Caitlin S., Smithfield, RI
My Childhood Roommate By Marissa C., Grand Junction, CO
Parting Ways By Nicholas M., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Failing Successfully By Candace M., Berea, KY
How I Became an "Old Man" By Hao W., Culver, IN
Perfect Chemistry By Sminu B., New City, NY
Tall Chai By Meredith S., Lexington, KY
The Jungle By Amy Z., New York, NY
Waiting for the Bus By Rose B., Savannah, GA

Fiction


Purple Sands
Monsoon By Kate F., Fountain Hills, AZ
Her, Him, and the Receptionist
Improvising By Onjuli D., Hastings, United Kingdom

Hot Topics


Deep Time By Asher E., Atlanta, GA
Pipe Dreams By Daniel M., Glendale, CA
Ripples
Through The Storm By Anonymous
Zombie By Christian D., Uxbridge, MA
Acting By Mathew S., phoenix, AZ
Dear Peers
Dusty Windows
Islands in the Stream By John V., Canfield, OH
My Favorite Shirt By Rachel H., Brooklyn, NY
My Favorite Shirt By Rebecca B., Canfield, OH
Niñitas By Ruby B., Phoenix, AZ
Rejection By Hillary S., Dell Rapids, SD
True Love, Aisle 2 By Rebecca C., Brooklyn, NY
Change the Channel By Anonymous, Franklin, MA
Stargirl
Why Not? By Anthony S., Wilmington, DE

Nonfiction


Guavas
Outgrowing Titanic By Isabel E., New York, NY
Peep-Rex By Hannah F., Oak Ridge, TN
School for the Blind By Paola A., Los angeles, CA
Slammed By Hanna T., Glen Ellyn, IL
The Hospital Visit By Catherine O., Arlington Heights, IL
Grandmother - Anna P. By Barbara P., Bucyrus, OH
Teen - Rachel Joy S. By Jessica H., Brooklyn, NY
A Nature Walk By Hanna C., Louisville, KY
Daredevil By Victoria P., Laurel, MD
Ping Pong By Anonymous, Mason, OH
Winter Run By Ben B., Newark, DE
A South African Song By Quinn N., Hopkinton, NH
A Summer of Excess By Taylor W., Kearneysville, WV, WV
Bad Gamble By Kate H., Fullerton, CA
Boot Camp Adventures By Laura R., Dillon, CO
Five Senses By Zainab V., Plainview, NY
Spiritual Shock By Alison G., Wyckoff, NJ

Opinion


Teach Your Children Well By Laura C., Arlington Heights, IL
A Caring Rebellion By Morgan T., Heath
Internitwit
Twilight on Equality

Reviews


A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks By Stephanie S., Prosser, WA
Firestarter by Stephen King
Life of Pi by Yann Martel By Alison R., Whitmore Lake, MI
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen ­Hawking By Yongzuan W., Culver, IN
When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago By Luar O., New Castle, DE
Confessions of a Shopaholic By Vicky A., New City, NY
Nights in Rodanthe
Revolutionary Road
The House Bunny By Jake O., Bloomington, IL
Where The Wild Things Are
David Archuleta -
Judas Priest - "Painkiller"
Portishead -
Streetlight Manifesto - "Somewhere in the Between" By Christos S., Wyckoff, NJ
Call of Duty: World at War By Evan W., McDonough, GA
Cave Story By Derek Z., New York
Fallout 3 By Fernando P., Glendale, AZ
Mega Man 9 By Brandon T., Akron, OH

Art / Photo


A Long Journey By Julia E., Roslyn, NY
Africa on Fire
Apple iPod
Boxer Pledges Excellence By Sophie M., Wolfforth, TX
Breaking free By Mike B., Harrisville, RI
can't touch this
In the pages of your diary..
Jump Angle
Learning Is Power
Mother Nature
Night By Chyi-Dean S., North Tustin, CA
Our Failure to Care leaves us Blind By Norah G., Ocean Springs, MS
Pablo Jose
Pilloo By Mallika D., Tampa, FL
Summer Breeze, She is
this is me By Uzair M., faisalabad, Pakistan
Tongues By Megan B., Cincinnati, OH
Underwater By Ariana T., Overland Park, KS
Vintage Beauty

Poetry


A Cannibal In Love By ZiXiang Z., Ridgewood, NY
Anti-Hero
Birthdays
Home Sweet Home By Hayley N., north barrington, IL
I Got the Joy! By Lydia H., Thiensville, WI
Letter to Individuality
Remnants on The Mantle
Secret Swan By Jaden G., Shawnee, KS
Thanatopsis By Naseef T., Voorhees, NJ
The Empty Streets By Jessica B., Wayne, NJ
The Game
Traveler By Alexander P., San Francisco, CA
Violin in Childhood By Jade J., jackson, TN
Whale Song By Jaden G., Shawnee, KS
When I am Dead
Writer's Block

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