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Teen Ink Magazine, September 2009 Edition


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College Guide


College EssaysPerfect Custom User Avatar
College EssaysSweet Dreams By Molly P., New York City, NY
College EssaysVital Signs By Ronni S., Cleburne, TX

Fiction


The Other Side By Andrew L., Saratoga, CA
Dead Leaves By Daniel T., Portland, OR
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Dirty Laundry Custom User Avatar
Graduation Day Custom User Avatar

Hot Topics


BullyingDear Friend Custom User Avatar
Community ServiceComputer Skills for Retirees By Adam S., Alpine, NJ
Community ServiceRebuilding Hope By Ellen B., State University, AR
EnvironmentBicycle Commuting By Max Z., Bloomington, IN
EnvironmentThe Gardening Womb Custom User Avatar
HealthFad Diets By Mollie S., Plainwell, MI
HealthGet Moving! By Kayla G., Goodyear, AZ
HealthiCan’t Hear By Tania J., Colleyville, TX
Letters to the EditorHappy Endings By Melanie P., Scottsdale, AZ
Letters to the EditorHeroes of Sept. 11 By Brianna M., Wilmington, DE
Letters to the EditorIs the SAT Useless? Custom User Avatar
Letters to the EditorIt's Over By Jordan L., Dell Rapids, SD
Letters to the EditorTeenInk.com Custom User Avatar
Letters to the EditorWhen I Grow Up By Dennis J., Thornwood, NY
Letters to the EditorWhen I Grow Up By Ashley V., Trent, SD
Pride & PrejudiceCan't Fly Custom User Avatar
Pride & PrejudiceMy Name By Mohammed H., New York City, NY
Pride & PrejudiceOrange Bracelet By David C., Mason, OH

Nonfiction


Advanced Math By Alan M., Arlington, VA
Camille By Nika A., Los Angeles, CA
Car Ride Custom User Avatar
Dear Freshmen Custom User Avatar
Golden Summer By Anonymous, Palm Harbor, FL
In Memoriam By Heidi S., Mattapoisett, MA
My 9/11 By Kenny K., Gibsonia, PA
My Towers Crumbled Too By Anonymous, Kenner, LA
The Gift Horse Custom User Avatar
The New Student By Marnie L., Lubbock, TX
HeroesFriend Vince By Mikaela W., upper saddle river, NJ
HeroesGirlfriend Tara W. By Tylor H., Junction City, KS
HeroesGrandfather Robert Z. By Robert H., Chapman, KS
Puppies and Lost Innocence Custom User Avatar
SportsAt Home on the Field Custom User Avatar
SportsOff the Blocks By Patrick L., Chicago, IL
SportsRound 1 By Carlos N., Phoenix, AZ
Travel & CultureA Day in Marrakech By Bryce G., New Ringgold, PA
Travel & CultureLouisiana Warmth By Emma C., Babylon, NY
Travel & CultureOne Breath By Sarah A., Marietta, GA
Travel & CultureRaised by Apaches Custom User Avatar
Travel & CultureThe Middle-Eastern Teen Scene By Mahnoor S., Islamabad, Pakistan
Travel & CultureTimes Squared Custom User Avatar

Opinion


Modern Patriotism By Scott O., University Place, WA
Lighten Up! Custom User Avatar
Sexting: Know the Facts By Katie B., Auburn, NY
Bathroom Politics By Jordan A., Santa Monica, CA
Thoughts at the Park By Anonymous, Cincinnati, OH
YouTube Generation Custom User Avatar

Reviews


Book ReviewsThe Fourth K by Mario Puzo By Jessica C., Dexter, MI
Book ReviewsThe Freedom Writer's Diary by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell Custom User Avatar
Book ReviewsThe Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins By Anonymous, Westminster, CA
Book ReviewsThe Usual Rules by Joyce Maynard By Jessica C., Dexter, MI
Book ReviewsThree Cups of Tea by Greg ­Mortenson with David Oliver Relin By Claudia S., Plano, TX
Movie Reviews17 Again By Janelle C., Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Movie ReviewsPaul Blart: Mall Cop By Daniel S., Littleton, CO
Movie ReviewsPonyo By Remy L., Denver, CO
Movie ReviewsRepo! The Genetic Opera By Jayson B., Fort Wayne, IN
Music ReviewsBritney Spears - Circus Custom User Avatar
Music ReviewsMos Def - The Ecstatic Custom User Avatar
Music ReviewsThe Fray - The Fray Custom User Avatar
TV show reviewsGlee Custom User Avatar

Art / Photo


A Day in Paris. Custom User Avatar
America. By Pooja B., Naperville, IL
American Girls Custom User Avatar
Call My Name Custom User Avatar
Dance Indian Custom User Avatar
Depth of Wisdom By Ellie S., Mt. washington, KY
Discovery Of The Mayans: 2012 Custom User Avatar
dramatic symphony Custom User Avatar
Drought Custom User Avatar
Every rose has its thorn Custom User Avatar
Flight Custom User Avatar
Footprints in the sand By Madeleine C., murrieta, CA
Green-Eyed Monster Custom User Avatar
Impact Of Love By Jordan W., Lubbock, TX
In the Wild By Kseniya O., Conesville, NY
Induced Wrath Custom User Avatar
Ivory Blinds Me Custom User Avatar
Jaszy Custom User Avatar
joy Custom User Avatar
jungle of life Custom User Avatar
Metamorphosis By Emma J., tuck, GA
Music: Food For My Soul By Caleb H., wolfforth, TX
Oh the Cheese Custom User Avatar
pitching Custom User Avatar
Playing at Sunrise. By Charlotte M., Naples, FL
Playing With Hearts Custom User Avatar
Portrait of a Lady Custom User Avatar
Revealed With Fire Custom User Avatar
Rough Custom User Avatar
Sahara By Nicholas O., Dobbs Ferry, NY
Senior Pictures Custom User Avatar
spinning By Emily F., Cape Town, South Africa
Talking to Me? Custom User Avatar
Through My Lens Custom User Avatar
Wind at My back Custom User Avatar
You're Never Too Old To Play With Leaves Custom User Avatar
Zombinvasion! Custom User Avatar

Poetry


(nervous) breakdown -> depression Custom User Avatar
(Un)masked Custom User Avatar
A Learner's Permit Custom User Avatar
A lot of things... Custom User Avatar
A Show for the World to See Custom User Avatar
Aboriginal By Julia R., Omaha, NE
An Ode to Swinging Custom User Avatar
antique, or just unwanted Custom User Avatar
Asthmatic By Alice B., Hopkinton, MA
Bath Time Custom User Avatar
Because Custom User Avatar
before By Anonymous, Brier, WA
Bullet Point Life By Temi O., Delanco, NJ
Calculating By Kelsey T., South Bend, IN
California By Debbie G., Arlington Heights, IL
Charlie Brown's Annual Kicking Of The Football By Amy H., Wolfforth, TX
Cold Hands Custom User Avatar
Comfort Zone Custom User Avatar
construction By Devan B., Park City, UT
Contradictions Custom User Avatar
Crickets Custom User Avatar
Death By Jose M., mount prospect, IL
Deja Vu By Kira E., Boulder, CO
Detention Center By Randie A., Tenafly, NJ
Don't Cross Me By Katie D., Waxhaw, NC
dragonflies By Fatima M., Fremont, CA
Dreams By Peter C., Southwick, MA
drowning Custom User Avatar
Everything I do + One Mistake = Yelling and No Thanks Custom User Avatar
Facebook By Jo-Dean S., Minneapolis, MN
Faded Custom User Avatar
Film Custom User Avatar
Got a Cold Custom User Avatar
Grandma's Hands By Tia H., Haines, AK
Hands By Cam C., Cincinnati, OH
Heartwreck Custom User Avatar
Hors de Paris By Cara D., Glastonbury, CT
I Cannot Write You Off Custom User Avatar
I want to ... By Anonymous
July Darkness By Allison B., chesterfield, MO
Just Do It Custom User Avatar
Keep moving forward By Chris B., Hartland, WI
Kiss Custom User Avatar
La Attaque Called Feminine for a Reason Custom User Avatar
Leaving My Mother in the Kitchen for Things I Don’t Really Need To Do Custom User Avatar
Memorial Day Custom User Avatar
Newsweek By Edye P., pittsburgh, PA
Noon Custom User Avatar
On the Border By Melissa U., pittsburgh, PA
Perhaps You'll Think of Me Custom User Avatar
Piano Keys Custom User Avatar
Poetry is never easy By Amy D., louisville, KY
Portland At Night Custom User Avatar
Pushing for the Past By Hannah M., Bath, NY
Reminds Me of Summer By Alex K., Evergreen, CO
Robert Frost By Antonia C., Lake Forest Park, WA
Seasons Custom User Avatar
Security Custom User Avatar
See the world Custom User Avatar
Shangri-la By Georgina C., needham, MA
shh silence Custom User Avatar
Sol Invictus By Jennifer A., Phoenix, AZ
Sour Summer By Maggie A., Greensboro, NC
Tear into this poem By B.t. C., Chicago, IL
The Architect Custom User Avatar
The Goldfish By Melissa K., Wexford, PA
The Non-Hitchhiker By Rebecca S., San Francisco, CA
The Savage Kind of Peace Custom User Avatar
We Wonder Custom User Avatar
What the hawk perhaps sees Custom User Avatar
When Words Betray You By Sarah B., Prentiss, MS
Who I Am Custom User Avatar
Who is Left to Love?? Custom User Avatar
Abandon By Hannah V., Monticello, IL
Done Before By Meloni W., Thomson, GA
exile By Christos S., Wyckoff, NJ
Frustrations Custom User Avatar
Night and Day By Michelle L., Cypress, TX
Sunday with the Family By Benjamin B., Mandeville, LA
To Think of Nothing By Katelyn C., Monticello, IL
Water Cycle By Garrett M., Chicago, IL
What I See With My Eyes Closed By Chaya Lieba B., Flushing, NY
You Bend Until You Break By Michelle G., Peoria, AZ
Walking Through the Woods By Elizabeth R., Auburn, CA

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