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Teen Ink Magazine, December 2010 Edition


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College Guide


College ReviewsDuquesne University By Kendra F., Canfield, OH
College ReviewsEmerson College: A Gem in the Heart of Boston Custom User Avatar
College ReviewsKansas Wesleyan and Simplistic Progress By Anonymous, el dorado, KS

Fiction


Catalyst Custom User Avatar
Three-Bit, Run-On Fairy Tale Custom User Avatar
Blessings of Public Transportation Custom User Avatar
Early Morning Sunshine By Mike H., Omaha, NE
My Mother's Bowl Custom User Avatar

Hot Topics


Community ServiceHats for Jenny Custom User Avatar
Community ServiceMy Summer with Denise By Rebecca G., Middleton, WI
Community ServiceOne Is Greater Than None Custom User Avatar
Community ServicePencils With Purpose Custom User Avatar
Community ServicePuzzles to Remember Custom User Avatar
Community ServiceToday Custom User Avatar
Community ServiceWarm Hands, Warm Hearts Custom User Avatar
EnvironmentHow You Can Save the Wetlands By Clay M., Chesterland, OH
EnvironmentLife Has Changed Custom User Avatar
HealthAll in My Head By Sarah G., Wilmington, DE
HealthEyes Wide Open By Zachary B., Los Angeles, CA
HealthThe Fairest Custom User Avatar
Letters to the EditorAccused By Edmond L., Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorAlzheimer’s and My Dad By Mia A., Oak Bluffs, MA
Letters to the EditorArt Gallery By Chloe F., Boise, ID
Letters to the EditorBlackened Waters Custom User Avatar
Letters to the EditorDear Litterbug By Emily K., Oak Bluffs, MA
Letters to the EditorGetting Published By Jessica G., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorThank You, TeenInk.com Custom User Avatar
Letters to the EditorVarsity Versus Gym Class By Audrey N., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorYou Got Hit by a Car, Remember? Custom User Avatar
Pride & PrejudiceLiving With Him, Living Without Him By Hannah K., San Diego, CA
Pride & PrejudiceThe Inner Life of the Nerd By Anonymous, Plano, TX
Pride & PrejudiceThe Skin I’m In Custom User Avatar

Nonfiction


Green Blanket By Lauren M., Phoenix, AZ
To Be a Superhero By Sara S., Cincinnati, OH
MemoirA Mile From Bedlam Custom User Avatar
MemoirReally Nice Things Custom User Avatar
Personal ExperienceBlood and Butter Custom User Avatar
SportsAccomplishment By Melissa M., Tenafly, NJ
SportsBad Move, LeBron Custom User Avatar
SportsSnowboarding Custom User Avatar
Travel & CultureBinayo Walks By Ameerah A., Rose-Hill, Mauritius
Travel & CultureIsn’t It All? Custom User Avatar
Travel & CultureMy Costa Rican Excursion By Kourtney B., Boise, ID
Travel & CultureQueen of the Kasbah By Anonymous, Brattleboro, VT
Travel & CultureThe Trees Custom User Avatar

Opinion


Guys, Let’s Grow Up Custom User Avatar
The Case for Stem Cell Research Custom User Avatar
Heavy Reading By Jayran M., Auckland, New Zealand
America the Beautiful? Custom User Avatar
Cultural Evolution Custom User Avatar

Reviews


Book ReviewsJohn Adams by David McCullough By Alder F., Homer, AK
Book ReviewsSchoolgirls by Peggy Orenstein Custom User Avatar
Book ReviewsStones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson Custom User Avatar
Book ReviewsThe Lost Symbol by Dan Brown Custom User Avatar
Book ReviewsThe Magicians by Lev Grossman Custom User Avatar
Movie ReviewsHow To Be By Jackie M., Glendale, AZ
Movie ReviewsLet the Right One In Custom User Avatar
Movie ReviewsRamona and Beezus Custom User Avatar
Movie ReviewsThe Breakfast Club By Shannon O., Wilmington, DE
Music ReviewsChristophe Maé On Trace La Route Custom User Avatar
Music ReviewsDavid Archuleta Christmas from the Heart Custom User Avatar
Music ReviewsDir En Grey Vulgar By Becca E., Mesa, AZ
Music ReviewsJohn Mayer Concert By Devan S., Wyckoff, NJ
Music ReviewsPink Floyd The Wall Custom User Avatar

Art / Photo


"A slice of life." Custom User Avatar
a librarian's love Custom User Avatar
A Walk In Dreams. Custom User Avatar
Bambi II Custom User Avatar
Batman By Erin H., Carrollton, TX
Beauty in the Unknown Custom User Avatar
Best Friends. Custom User Avatar
Circle Human. Custom User Avatar
Dreaming of Being A Super Hero By Marnie L., Lubbock, TX
Excuse me, I'm looking for Goose Creek State Park? Custom User Avatar
F E A R ! By Kalani W., Wolfforth, TX
Feeding Seagulls Custom User Avatar
First Snowfall Custom User Avatar
Freedom Custom User Avatar
G-Squared By Brittany E., Houston, TX
Hidden Custom User Avatar
I want out Custom User Avatar
Ink. Custom User Avatar
Interior Reflux Custom User Avatar
Like a baller Custom User Avatar
little piglets By Nicholas O., Dobbs Ferry, NY
Looking Up Custom User Avatar
Main St. Custom User Avatar
Nerds. Custom User Avatar
Road to Nowhere Custom User Avatar
Senegalese Women Custom User Avatar
Simple Memories Custom User Avatar
Snow Day By Shelby T., Nashville, IN
Studious Custom User Avatar
The King of Tanzania By Megan C., Dulles, VA
The public transit system: a culture bouquet Custom User Avatar
They'll Say You're No Different Custom User Avatar
Tiffany Bracelet Custom User Avatar
Two Veiws Custom User Avatar
where to go? Custom User Avatar

Poetry


Break me By Edward O., Wilmington, DE
Forgotten Beauty By Monique F., Phoenix, AZ
Gone By Liz L., Cannon Falls, MN
Health Risks By Jacob A., Gilford, NH
Imagination By Bailey V., East Moline, IL
Innocence Custom User Avatar
It’s Made of Cheese By Mark G., Gilford, NH
Limited Custom User Avatar
No More Custom User Avatar
Old Soul Custom User Avatar
Step Off By Dinah L., Middletown, CT
Stuttering Never Felt So Good By Cassandra Rae C., Milford, MA
A Child's Eyes Custom User Avatar
A Pond By Anonymous, Loveland, OH
A Silent Teacher By Seung Won B., Tenafly, NJ
Albemarle Dreams Custom User Avatar
Black Is Not All Me Custom User Avatar
Blissful hours are not owned Custom User Avatar
Bored Thoughts in the Dentist’s Office Custom User Avatar
Broken Butterfly Custom User Avatar
Caffiene Custom User Avatar
Closed Custom User Avatar
Conversation With My Therapist Custom User Avatar
Corner Swanston and Bourke Custom User Avatar
Courage and the Lion Within Custom User Avatar
cut me open Custom User Avatar
Deafening Silence Custom User Avatar
Descending into Reality Custom User Avatar
Diary of a High School Logician Custom User Avatar
Distance Custom User Avatar
Graveyard Custom User Avatar
His Storm's Rage Custom User Avatar
I Had a Dream Custom User Avatar
Impressions of a Cloudy Day Custom User Avatar
Leave Me Custom User Avatar
Leaving Us Early Custom User Avatar
Life After War Custom User Avatar
Light Bulb Custom User Avatar
Mama's Boy Custom User Avatar
Mother Custom User Avatar
My Milky Way Custom User Avatar
Never Say Goodbye Custom User Avatar
Nocturnal Musings Custom User Avatar
Norwegian Wood Revisited Custom User Avatar
Only I Know (verse 1) Custom User Avatar
Passing Time Custom User Avatar
Pebbles Custom User Avatar
Poet’s Creed By Marlea K., Schoharie, NY
Porto Ottiolu Custom User Avatar
Questionable Color Custom User Avatar
Rainy Day Poem Custom User Avatar
Recess Custom User Avatar
ribCage Custom User Avatar
Seven Years of Bad Luck Custom User Avatar
Severed Romance Custom User Avatar
Sidewalk Chalk Custom User Avatar
Sisterhood Custom User Avatar
Skinny & Blonde Custom User Avatar
So I leave Custom User Avatar
Stilettos By Kimberly C., Glimanton, NH
Strings Custom User Avatar
Sugar and Ice Custom User Avatar
Tattoos Custom User Avatar
Temptation Custom User Avatar
The Food Critic Custom User Avatar
The People at the Mall Custom User Avatar
They Don’t Know Custom User Avatar
This Won’t Stop ­Until You Stop Custom User Avatar
Three Meters By Anonymous, Portland, OR
Time Out By Anonymous, Needham, MA
To Hear Not There Custom User Avatar
Tokyo Custom User Avatar
Uncontrollable Custom User Avatar
Vocabulary By Anonymous, West Chester, PA
Walking Custom User Avatar
We Walked Like Jackals Custom User Avatar
What Lies Beneath My House Custom User Avatar
What’s on my mind Custom User Avatar
When you were young Custom User Avatar
Where I'm From Custom User Avatar
Wonderland Custom User Avatar
You were right Custom User Avatar
An Early Spring Morning Custom User Avatar
Sidewalk Silence Custom User Avatar
If I could talk only one short day more Custom User Avatar
Imprint Custom User Avatar

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