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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2009 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Love Letter to The New Yorker By Michael B., White Plains, NY
Muddled Images By Anonymous
The Road Less Traveled By Sanghee L., Fresno, CA

Fiction


Confident By Allison S., Hamburg
Counting Snowflakes By Halley B., springfield, OR
Do You Remember? By Emily K., Sudbury
On the Beach By Irene R., Richland, United States of America
Summer Skin By Maria D., Phoenix, AZ
Monkey Bars By Taylor C., Westminster, CO
Not That Cool By Robert H., Delaware, OH

Hot Topics


Saving Survivors By Emily W., Roslyn Heights, NY
Building Damages By Ashly F., Rockwall
On Our Shoulders Now
An Unplanned Visit By Kirtley R., Brattleboro, VT
Aunt Debbie By Joe B., Akron, OH
The Antibiotic Epidemic
Feedback for
Feedback for "A Story of Procrastination” By Courtney T., North Platte, NE
Feedback for "Christmas in India" By Sean K., North Platte, NE
Feedback for "November"
Feedback for "Winter" By Mary H., Monticello, IL
Dear Peers
Simple Man By Anonymous
Words Have Consequences By Grace F., Woonsocket, RI

Nonfiction


Acting
First Kiss By Bianca K., Grand Rapids
Flowers and Dust By Xuanni (Mimi) G., Syracuse, NY
For You By Alyssa S., Kemp, TX
God's Backyard By Chandler D., Corte Madera, CA
How to Slip Away Unnoticed from a Bad Date By Elise Y., Charlotte, NC
In the Beginning By Sandra M., Norwood
Inspiration
Islands in the Stream By Ariel D., Jenison, MI
Puddles By John K., New York, NY
The Bundle of Boy By Olivia D., West Nyack
The Follower By Cara M., Pleasant Plains, IL
True Love, Aisle 2 By Molly K., Ithaca, NY
True Nightmare By Sophie W., San Diego, United States of America
Unnamable Forces By Dustin G., Reno, NV
What “Crazy” Means to Me By Catherine P., Metairie, LA
Actor, Comedian, Author Steve Martin By Andrew S. & Shelli G., New Hyde Park, NY
John Lennon, Musician/Antiwar Activist By Zaid Q., Hemet, CA
Malcolm X, Civil Rights Activist By Devon J., Phoenix, AZ
Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Activist By Dongeun (Jane) S., Davis, CA
Human Comedy By Andrew S., New Hyde Park, NY
Learning from Steve Martin By Shelli G., New Hyde Park, NY
Midnight Mile By Rachel M., Double Oak, TX
The Blue Jersey By Jeyoung P., Vancouver B.C.
Miso Queasy
My New World View By Emily C., Rockwall, TX
New Summits By Michael R., Wyckoff, NJ
The Human Paradox By Sarah S., phoenix
Vessel of Song By Jeff Z., Briarcliff Manor, NY

Opinion


Luv 2 Txt By Christina C., Hopedale, MA
Addressing Racism by Ignoring It By Kari S., Tiburon
My Favorite Shirt By Kim C., Hendon
Unshelving Classic Books By Sarah S., Orcutt, CA

Reviews


Wicked By Joseph C., Franklin Square, NY
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin By Ashley Z., Oxford, CT
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon By Patrick S., Homer, AK
Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler By Jeni D., Wyckoff, NJ
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks By Ivy G., Grandview, WA
We Think, Therefore We Are by Peter Crowther By Teresa K., Staten Island, NY
Dan in Real Life By Kaitlin K., Rockwall, TX
Elephant By Maurice G., Wilmington, DE
Made of Honor By Alyssa B., Dell Rapids, SD
The Happening By Sara R., Stony Brook, NY
Demi Lovato – “Don’t Forget” By Meghan B., Houston, TX
Dr. Dog – "We All Belong" By Catherine S., Wilmington, DE
Jay-Z – “Reasonable Doubt” By Jasmine F., Phoenix, AZ
Vampire Weekend – "Vampire Weekend" By Kira B., Wyckoff, NJ
“Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion” Soundtrack By Erica W., Brooklyn, NY
“Mamma Mia!” Soundtrack By Taylor B., Grapevine, TX

Poetry


A Play On A Play On Words
A Work in Progress
All I Need Is a Friend By Ryan M., Mt. Prospect, IL
Cope By Alison G., Kensington, CA
CSHR: Georgia C By Andrew D., Long Grove, IL
Divorce By Caitlin K., evansville
Faulty Cleaning By christine G., Glendale, CA
Flame By Karah J., Schnecksville, PA
Heartbreak By Alyssa S., Hamilton
Humanities By Dakota D., Westwood, KS
I Take Back My Tears By Lilyan H., tallahasee, FL
Knowing Nothing of This ’Til Then By Edye P., pittsburgh, PA
Listen By Kelly M., Mineola, NY
Nothing Like By Griffin D., Los Angeles, CA
Our Relationship Would Be Easier If You Could Just Play Nice By Megan B., Gilford, NH
Pledge
Summer Swims in the Sea By Sarah E., Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Walking on Caroline Avenue By Tara S., Portland, OR
Words By Amanda P., Palenville, United States of America
You and the Rain By Rachel N., Wilmington, DE
Your Heart Was My Home Until You Handed Me an Eviction Notice
Moving On By Monica C., Union, NJ

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