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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2009 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Flying By Lindsay G., Hewlett, NY
My Inspiration By Meg H., Jamaica, NY
Silence By Katherine W., Arlington Heights, IL
University of Delaware By Caprice T., Newark, DE
University of Maryland By Danielle W., Wyckoff, NJ
University of Portland By Carlos N., Phoenix, AZ

Fiction


A Wish For Her By Emily K., Sudbury, MA
Spreading Love By Emily X., Warren, NJ
Sugar By Molly H., Bristol, USA
The Anonymous By Sarah L., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
The Thread By Aliza G., Woodbridge, CT
High Stakes By Joan B., Marietta, GA
Time By Katie S., Kewaskum, WI

Hot Topics


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The ABCs of Korean By Dongeun (Jane) S., Davis, CA
A New Trail By Jocelyn S., Saint Louis, MO
The Green Invasion By Sarah Jane M., Fremont, MI
Beating Anorexia By Jackie W., North Hampton, NH
Confessions By Amy, San Antonio, TX
Fitting In Custom User Avatar
Flaming Out By Mollie P., Auburn, NY
I Went Numb Custom User Avatar
Life with TS Custom User Avatar
A Story of Procrastination Custom User Avatar
Homeschool Blues By Emily E., Hastings, NY
Macho Diary By Navil P., Thornton, CO
Teens in the NBA By Alonzo D., Phoenix, AZ
Where Do I Belong? Custom User Avatar
Living It Down By Adam S., Cumberland, RI

Nonfiction


Hopelessly Addicted By “Amy,” Tucson, AZ
Hypochondriac By Tim M., Auburn, NY
It's Raining Hair By “Martha,” Herndon, VA
Jawbreaker By Tori C., Kendall Park, NJ
Lessons from Grandma By Mallory N., Middletown, CT
Sick of Being Sick By Michael M., Flower Mound, TX
Silent Suffering By Evan R., Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Up All Night By “Allison,” Dell Rapids, SD
Grandfather Rex By Courtney A., Wyckoff, NJ
Musician Kurt Cobain Custom User Avatar
Sister Abby By Michelle A., Phoenix, A
Diabetic Teen Laura C. By Cassie S., Canfield, OH
EMT Meghan B. Custom User Avatar
Goggles By Madison R., Mesa
November By Anonymous
Cutting Weight By Saige R., Loma, CO
Fast Lane By Linda D., Garden City, MI
An American in Belgium By Shelby B., Marcinelle, Belgium
Grandma’s Soup By Kathy C., Mason, OH
Landing By Nora T., Grinnell, IA
Maria By Samantha L., Mason, OH
Outbreak By Auran B., Palm Coast, FL

Opinion


Genetic Engineering By Diana P., Rockwall
Teen Baby Trend By Chandler C., Woonsocket, RI

Reviews


A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Custom User Avatar
Raising Atlantis by Thomas Greanias By Stuart S., Hockessin, DE
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky By Rachel T., Floodwood, MN
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand By Brittany H., Jericho, NY
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Custom User Avatar
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Custom User Avatar
High School Musical 3 Custom User Avatar
The Royal Tenenbaums By Alex F., Flower Mound, TX
Twilight By Leah S., Peoria, AZ
Chicago – "The Chicago Transit Authority" By Zackary O., Glendale, AZ
Evanescence – By Payal K., Arlington Heights, IL
Skank – "Siderado" By Lucas A., Wilmington, DE
Taylor Swift – By Kristen D., Katy, TX
The Beatles – By Mike Y., Canfield
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Smallville By Alyssa C., Phoenix, AZ

Poetry


The Lost Generation By Kiersten W., Mason, OH
Carry Me Home By Anonymous
Dasha: Of an Estival Goodbye By Robert F., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Heaven's Gate Custom User Avatar
Hopeless Love By Carissa W., Montgomery
The War at Home By Paul M., Akron
A Plain-Girl Angst By Elisira A., Grandville
All Sounds Off Custom User Avatar
Another Metaphor of Life Custom User Avatar
Apple Red By Alyssa S., Hamilton
Beauty is the Beast By Bridget W., El Dorado, KS
Black Crow Compromise By Pharyne S., Indianapolis, IN
Breaking Spring By Tara S., Portland, OR
Chaos Theory By Debbie G., Arlington Heights, IL
Circus Custom User Avatar
Cloak of Words By Tho B. T., Seattle, WA
Cotton Candy Custom User Avatar
Darkness Custom User Avatar
Devon By Teresa P., Brooklyn, NY
Discarded By Yi T., Livingston, NJ
Empty By Daniel D., Grandville
Ending Hunger Custom User Avatar
Everything's Magic By Jessica C., Hercules
For The Lives Lost In Pursuit. By Edye P., pittsburgh, PA
Fragile By Cheng N., New City, NY
free fall By Mitra J., Cincinnati, OH
Genetics By Alexandra B., Oak Ridge, TN
Grandmother's Attic Custom User Avatar
Great-Grandma's Death By Marina R., Soquel
Hoffmann's Nightmare By Gabrielle H., Fayetteville, AR
Home By Katelyn F., Pine City, NY
I Saw An Old Woman The Other Day Custom User Avatar
Impulsiveness By Cynthia M., Dulles, VA
In the Ink By James B., Fredonia, NY
inspiration at hand By Ellie D., Chevy Chase, MD
Instant Coffee By Sydney R., Nashua
Last Night Custom User Avatar
Machine By Julianne R., Redwood City, CA
Magic Number By Rebekkah M., Fulton
Mermaids By Melanie F., Long Island, ME
No, You Cannot By Kayla B., Cypress, CA
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Only You Custom User Avatar
Open Sunlight By Faith B., Mount Shasta, CA
Our Sun Custom User Avatar
Prideful, Arrogant Girl Custom User Avatar
Prisoners in Black and White By Kiersten W., Mason
recover youth By Robb G., selmer, TN
Rembrandt's By Nina B., Bala Cynwyd, PA
Remind me By Marika T., Fort Bragg
replica By Natalie V., Alamo
Sadistic Omen in Virginia By Kiel B., South Plainfield
See me tomorrow if we have it enough to pain it away By Austin P., Deacatur, IL
Sleepless Nights By Anonymous, Waldorf, MD
Slow Daybreak Custom User Avatar
Soul Hospital By Sarah N., Irvine
st. lawrence river By Lauren T., Ottawa
The Acrobat By Anonymous, Park City, UT
The Band By Phoebe S., Ridgewood, NJ
The Doors By Monica K., Dekalb
The Lost By Michael B., Coventry, RI
The Love Constitution By Jenna B., Scottsville, NY
The Love of This World By Madeleine B., Wexford, PA
The Memory Tune Custom User Avatar
The Prodigal Daughter By Laura F., Voorhees, NJ
The Way of the World Custom User Avatar
The Words Of Reality By Natalie V., Shaker Heights
To Twist One's Thumb By Lizzie S., Hinsdale, IL
Touch By Anonymous, Little Rock, AR
Typical Custom User Avatar
Unshared Secrets Custom User Avatar
Warning By Abbye W., Oxford, MA
Waterfall By Sadie W., Batavia, NY
Whose Blood Runs Red Custom User Avatar
write By Erika S., San Lorenzo, CA
Idiosyncratic Custom User Avatar
Masquerade Custom User Avatar
The Meaning of Love? By Kiana B., Alto, TX
Wordless Protest Custom User Avatar

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