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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2009 Edition

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College Guide

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College ReviewsUniversity of San Diego By Christina M., San Diego, CA


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Around the Rosie By Jose P., Fort Morgan, CO
The Violinist By Maddie D., Washington, DC
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Letters to the EditorBooks By Jamie S., North Platte, NE
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Letters to the EditorSexting: Know the Facts By Dina H., phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorThank You By Gabriella C., Newark, DE
Letters to the EditorToy Soldiers By Marissa H., Littleton, CO
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Pride & PrejudiceTall, Dark, and Nappy By Kayla W., New Haven, CT
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Fall Rituals By Celia S., Dallas, TX
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More Than a Season By Emily H., haverhill, MA
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Celebrity interviewsDrew Barrymore By Mollie S. and Monica W., Natick & Framingham, MA
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Personal ExperienceAm I Cain? Custom User Avatar
Personal ExperienceEchoes By Jordan M., Fayetteville, AR
Personal ExperienceLove, Jim By Katelyn L., Hamden, CT
SportsA Game to Remember By Megan R., Mesa, AZ
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SportsJosh Hamilton’s Comeback By Joe R., Amery, WI
SportsJust Dance By Matthew R., Akron, OH
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SportsThe View from the Bench By Meredith D., Rockwall, TX
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Travel & CultureOrdinary Excitement By Mishaela P., Benevides, Para, Brazil
Travel & CultureShark Dive By Marisa P., Yardley, PA


Modern Slavery By Miriam G., Chappaqua, NY
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Injustice for the White Plumes By Stephanie T., Harrington Park, NJ
Football at Its Best By Corbin S., West Jordan, UT
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Book ReviewsAn Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore By Bree W., Plano, TX
Book ReviewsIshmael by Daniel Quinn Custom User Avatar
Book ReviewsJump Ball by Mel Glenn By Michael L., Brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsLast Shot by John Feinstein By Ryan Z., Brooklyn Park, MN
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Book ReviewsThe Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci By Alex K., Commack, NY
Movie ReviewsGod Grew Tired Of Us By Tess G., Mt. Kisco, NY
Movie ReviewsObessed By Cana N., Charlotte, NC
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Movie ReviewsWristcutters: A Love Story By Joan B., Marietta, GA
Movie ReviewsX-Men Origins: Wolverine By Matthew G., Miami, FL
Music ReviewsEnslaved - Vertebrae By Ian L., Jaffrey, NH
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Music ReviewsWe the Kings - We the Kings By Tiffany C., Colleyville, TX
Music ReviewsWidespread Panic Live By Trey L., Demopolis, AL

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Autumn's Breath By Elizabeth S., Congers, NY
Memory By Stephany X., Plano, TX
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All the Same By Meaghan D., jamison, PA
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B.B. By Jared H., Lincoln, NE
Bated Breath By Kathryn A., Arlington Heights, IL
Blackbird By Emily M., Scotch Plains, NJ
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Freckles By Emma L., Carroll, OH
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Into the Void By Cheryl C., Buffalo Grove, IL
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Little Fire By Cozette J., Mesa, AZ
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Medication By Brittne W., Glasgow, MT
Mom By Anonymous, Bozeman, MT
My Circle By Becky M., Wichita, KS
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Out of Tune By Jillian S., Pittsburgh, PA
Paper Skulls By Jaden G., Shawnee, KS
Passport By Liz K., Hoffman Estates, IL
Picket Fence By Farris P., Mukilteo, WA
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Some Wordplay By Anonymous, Mississauga, Canada
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Summit By Ben G., Littleton, CO
Switch By Alanna D., Bayside, NY
The Color Line By Emily C., san francisco, CA
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The Running Back’s Ambition By Matt C., Wexford, PA
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The Wall Around My Heart By Julia Q., New Orleans, LA
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Urge By Anonymous, Cedar Park, TX
Waitsburg By Katie T., Mount Prospect, IL
Welcome to South Carolina By Luke N., Orlando, FL
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What Is Left Behind By Becky M., Wichita, KS
When the Night Has Left By Kelly M., Jacksonville, FL
Words By Jean-pal B., Anchorage, AK
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Leaves By Elizabeth R., Auburn, CA
Ribbon By Anonymous, Bolingbrook, IL
A Death By Isabelle L., Placitas, NM
A Word's Worth By Ali C., Rockville, MD
Change By Alexia W., liberty township, OH
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