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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2009 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


Black Stool By Colton W., Lubbock, TX
Super Ikonta By Connor C., Irvine, CA
The Story of None By Jessica B., Fabius, NY
Austin College
Bucknell College By Bruce R., New City, NY
Long Island University, C.W. Post By Sarah Y., Harpers Ferry, WV
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill By Dana C., Wilmington, DE

Fiction


On the Top By Aliza G., Woodbridge, CT
Sparrow
The Color Of The Inside Of My Mouth
15th and Main By Maggie C., Mayfield Village, OH
Instances
Passing Cars By Julia H., Arlington, VA
Time of Death By Grace Hoo H., Palatine, IL
Toy Soldiers By Michelle M., New York, NY

Hot Topics


Hard Times in the Big Easy By Ariel R., Plano, TX
Lunch with Joyce
Pinnacle By Maddie T., Salt Lake City
The Tree By Blair H., Chester
Will California Be Left High and Dry?
Baked or Fried?
Grandma
I Am a Donor
Feedback for "Breakup Letter"
Feedback for "John Lennon" By Dina B., Brooklyn, NY
Feedback for "Puppy Cruelty: Mills" By Victoria N., Wilmington, DE
Feedback for "The Cost of Prom" By Robert O., Wilmington, DE
Feedback for “Bikers for Babies” By Adrienne L., Newark, DE
Feedback for “Inspiration”
Feedback for “My New World View” By Danielle S., Dell Rapids, SD
Feedback for “Saving Survivors” By Katie C., North Platte, NE
Feedback for “So Long, Wonder Years”
Feedback for “True Nightmare” By Jordan R., Denver, CO
Armenian Genocide By Dan K., Wyckoff, NJ
True Colors
Yaya By Sophia P., Linden, NJ

Nonfiction


A Family in Prison By Anonymous, vero beach, FL
Childish Games By Anonymous
Driven By Elizabeth Y., Middleburgh, NY
Mind Game By Dennis T., Mason, OH
Mother's Day
My Boyfriend's Car By Kelli S., Zebulon, NC
My Bus By Sam H., Dixmont, ME
Stop Talking, Start Driving By Lisa D., Cumberland, RI
Sunday Accent
Sunlight Through the Smoke
Survivors By Ashley K., Wyckoff, NJ
Thank you, Father By Anonymous
The Automotive Landscape By Ryan S., Auburn, NY
The Best Kind of Superhero By Becki S., Avon, CT
The Cup By Heather L., Friendswood, TX
The Long Way By Kayla D., Cameron, WI
Uncle Billy By Emily D., Wilmington, DE
Actor Lucas Grabeel By Jay T., Syosset, NY
Actor Zac Efron By Jay T., Syosset, NY
Actress Vanessa Hudgens By Jay T., Syosset, NY
Father, Wen Z. By Victor Z., Brooklyn, NY
Mother, Anita B. By Kayla B., Elmwood, WI
Mother, Dawn T. By Lauren T., Hull, MA
Lost and Found By Anonymous, Westport, CT
It's Over By Andy T., Fairmount, ND
Motocross Memento By Derek H., Cameron, WI
Sailing By Katie M., Hull, MA
Basel: A Sensory Tour By Jessica C., Glendale, AZ
Coming to America
Just Being By Logan B., Cohasset, MA
The Road to Hana By Sarah T., Palatine

Opinion


A Curved Construction By Alexis R., Clarkdale, AZ
Still Not Colorblind By Aaron S., zebulon, NC
What Is An American?
Batman and Our Psyche By Lucas R., Parkdale, OR
For Love or Money? By Kaleigh L., Heath, TX
When I Grow Up By Sara D., Wyckoff, NJ

Reviews


Blink by Malcolm Gladwell By Daniel S., dallas, TX
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey By Ashley B., Carrboro, NC
Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo By Jeremy L., Stamford, CT
The Innocent Man by John Grisham By Shelby W., plano, TX
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot By Julia G., Dexter, MI
The Stranger by Albert Camus By Ryan C., Phoenix, AZ
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind By Taylor L., Dell Rapids, SD
Marley and Me By Devon G., Grapevine, TX
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist By Veronica S., Rockwall, TX
Seven Pounds By Kristin G., Heath, TX
Angels & Airwaves - "I-Empire" By Andrea C., Lemont, IL
Kanye West - "808s and Heartbreak" By Nick C., Wyckoff, NJ
Muse - "Black Holes and Revelations" By Joey P., Wilmington, DE
Video Games Live
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles By Danielle P., Lyn, Canada

Art / Photo


1966 Chevelle
A Tired Smile By Anna Y., Hernando, MS
All grown up?
All In A Golden Afternoon
Audacitherapy By Andrea S., Stanardsville, VA
Balcon Andino (Andean Balcony)
Car-Radio Idol Unknown
Flagler
Friends 'Till the End!
Geisha, Keeper of the Fire Dragon
Hands
Ice Angel By Jessica F., Bradford, MA
In Plain View
Lights
locked
Look Up!
messy.
Nature in a Tie Dye Shirt By Meagan W., Lubbock, TX
observant
Rest By Trent M., Centerville, IA
Riding on a Sunday
Super Boy By Sophie M., Wolfforth, TX
The Quick Fire Pace Of Shubuya Station By Sarah L. H., Wolfforth, TX
Waiting By Anna L., Hampstead, NH
Work Hard, Play Hard By Cole S., Wolfforth, TX

Poetry


Economic Breakup By Kelsea A., Dallas, TX
After Wounded Knee By Elise L., Carmel, IN
consolation By Cynthia M., Chevy Chase, MD
Corrupt
Ginko Biloba Supplements By Adora L., lebanon, NH
Gravelly Point By Mackenzie H., Arlington, VA
Heart and Sole
maybe next time
Memories
Nerd By Rodney W., Dallas, TX
On Love
Porch Light By Taylor B., Clarkston, MI
Shade By Danielle C., Durham, CT
Shotgun Slumber By Megan B., Gilford, NH
Time Takes a Breath By Keegan W., Dallas, TX
What Be an Africa to Me By Nicholas H., Austin, TX
Why I Write By Emily M., NW Washington, DC

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