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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2010 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysDefining Me By Molly P., New York City, NY
College EssaysLove in All Its Forms
College EssaysMr. Fix-It
College ReviewsBoston College By Maria P., Framingham, MA
College ReviewsLehigh University By Bruce R., New City, NY
College ReviewsPace University By Bianka G., New York, NY
College ReviewsUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore By Ana L., Wilmington, DE


Author Anna Jarzab By Joan B. & Aliza G., Marietta, GA, and Woodbridge, CT
Her Fleece Was White as Snow
Running Amok By Yelena V., Johnston, IA
The Dirty Feast By Rosa P., East Dummerston, VT
Defying Love
I Should Switch to Decaf

Hot Topics

BullyingMy Notebook By Lindsey M., Cameron, WI
Community ServiceA Chance for a Fairy Tale By Emma C., Auburn, NY
Community ServiceTalking to Dogs
EnvironmentBe Hydro-Smart! By Missy C., Athens, OH
EnvironmentGot Junk Mail? By Maurice G., Wilmington, DE
EnvironmentGray Tree on a Cold March Morning By Brian V., Brewer, ME
HealthLuke’s Story By Niki K., Marionville, MO
HealthWhen I Was Born By Brad B., Solon, OH
Letters to the EditorAdvanced Math By Stephanie Y., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorCome to Think of It By Kaitlin D., Jacksonville, FL
Letters to the EditorFallen Birds By Katie C., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorOrange Bracelet By Carter N., Monticello, IL
Letters to the EditorSomebody By Kathleen R., Jacksonville, FL
Letters to the EditorThe Different One By Ellie S., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhy We Write By Catherine V., Jacksonville, FL
Letters to the EditorWish List
Pride & PrejudiceMy Autistic Angels By Sara M., Cambridge, MN


A Snapshot Into the Past By Rebecca T., Saratoga, CA
Blue By Lisa W., West Roxbury, MA
Left in the Cold
White By Emily G., Highland Park, NJ
Why I Traded My Boyfriend for a Fish By Kayla G., Goodyear, AZ
Educator of the YearChristopher Poss By Bradley J., Cleburne, TX
Educator of the YearMichele Baun
Educator of the YearPatrick Cantagallo
Personal ExperienceA Betrayal of Trust By Anonymous, Mesa, AZ
Personal ExperienceHigh School: A Love Story
Personal ExperienceThe Day I Threw a Kegger By Allie R., Knoxville, TN
Personal ExperienceWaltzing
Personal ExperienceYou Say Good-Bye By Julie W., Dublin, OH
Personal ExperienceYour Guardian Angel By Katy M., Cameron, WI
Travel & CultureA Kenyan Morning By Timnit K., Leesburg, VA
Travel & CultureBitten by the Moving Bug By Kirsten J., Tampa, FL
Travel & CultureMy City and Yours By Amanda P., metairie, LA
Travel & CultureOff to Paris By Carrie A., Denver, CO
Travel & CultureTet, My New Year By Vicky N., Heath, TX
Travel & CultureThe Night of Broken Glass By Ian S., Virginia Beach, VA


Can Video Games Be Art? By Carl S., San Jose, CA


Book ReviewsAll But My Life by Gerda ­Weissmann Klein By Brett C., Phoenix, AZ
Book ReviewsPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen By Rachel C., Grapevine, TX
Book ReviewsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls By Monique F., Phoenix, AZ
Book ReviewsThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald By Meagan S., McDonough, GA
Book ReviewsThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Movie ReviewsCoco Before Chanel By Hanna U., staten island, NY
Movie ReviewsDrag Me to Hell
Movie ReviewsGhostbusters
Music ReviewsAlmighty Defenders – The Almighty Defenders
Music ReviewsMiley Cyrus – The Time of Our Lives
Music ReviewsNirvana – Nevermind
Music ReviewsOwl City – Ocean Eyes By Anne S., Yarmouth, ME
Music ReviewsSt. Vincent – Actor
TV show reviewsDegrassi: The Next Generation By Jennifer L., Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsHouse

Art / Photo

"I want to be an only child"
50's By Yvette R., west chester, PA
Baby and Dog By Julianne D., Louisville, KY
Beautiful Disaster
belong together.
Bring me the light
Caged 2
Coffee Song
curiosity. By Toria R., Bethesda, MD
Dandelion Mare
Dark and Light
Duo By Jessica F., Bradford, MA
Eiffel Tower By Katie G., Webster, NY
find your own way
Flight to freedom
Going Green By Erica P., Lubbock, TX
Holding Hands By Tanner H., Kaysville, UT
I Wish
It Lives
Ivy's second coming
Memories By Zea Marie H., Conover, NC
Mirror By Louis A., Buckeye, AZ
Niche By Susannah B., Greenwich, CT
Oh Wise One
Once Upon A Fairytale.
Remorse By Kelsie W., Lubbock, TX
Saguaro By Jeremy L., Stamford, CT
She Doesn't Know
Silenced By Katherine C., Lansing, KS
Small Town Kids
Smile By Valerie S., Pikesville, MD
Temptation By Anna L., Hampstead, NH
The Murder Party
Waking Dream
Water Drops


A Warranty on Memory
Adam and Eve By Stephany X., Plano, TX
Anatomy of Feeling By Erin M., Philadelphia, PA
Anti-Fairy Tale
As the Wind Blows
Ballet Studio
Beautiful Sinner
Behind These Sunglasses
Beneath It All
Black and White
Breaking Stone
Cancer By Mary A., San Diego, CA
Chapter One By Stephanie C., Vancouver, Canada
Crash By Erin C., Waldorf, MD
Dreams of Tomorrow By Dan B., Middletown, DE
Drown By Elisha L., Canton, OH
Elegance Is Black and White
Firefly: Only You Can Free Yourself
First Kiss
Fish Hope By Mary D., Palo Alto, CA
hello tourist By Holly M., South Plainfield, NJ
In the Piano Room
Industrial Revelations
Joyously Unrestrained
Just in Case
Little Origami Girl
Lost Words
Love Is a Train Wreck By Angelo S., Myrtle Beach, NC
Love of Mine
Magnolia By Genevieve N., Winnetka, IL
Monster Movie Mash Up
Mr. Molotov (Cocktail, That Is)
My Disability, CP By Heather M., Baltimore, MD
New Hamswhere
Not Tonight By Anonymous, Ellicott City, MD
Ode to an Incoming Call
Ode to the Almond By Darrick S., Grants Pass, OR
Of High School Sweethearts
Over the Wind
Pen and Paper
People Lie to Children
Rachel on the London Eye
Reverberate By Marie M., pinecrest, FL
Shared Airplane Blanket
Shattered By Alexander P., San Francisco, CA
Shiver, Shiver
Sick! By Bailey W., Overland Park, KS
Silence, Seamstress
Simple Phone Call
Smile By Claudia M., Miami, FL
Southern Whispers
Spearmint By Dakota D., Westwood, KS
Stairwell to Perfect
Summer in January
Summer Love
Sunday in the Kitchen
Surrounded By Christos S., Wyckoff, NJ
Swings By Alexandra C., Glenside, PA
The Family Stump
The Fountain By Erin O., Ottawa, Canada
The Longest Day of the Year
The Tree Folk
tick … tock … tick By Samantha M., Benson, AZ
Tiny Little Poems
Traces of Summer
Traveler By Mindy H., Saratoga, CA
Watching Us
wedding number four
Winter By Julia K., harrisburg, PA
XV: Reborn
’Neath the Olde Green Pine By Adrian M., Shoreline, WA
a poem about your skin By Alyssa S., Kemp, TX
Common Relations
Cupid's Pitchfork
I Am Napoleon with a Waterloo
Journey on the Wall
On the Street Corner
Remember Him
Return Policy By Andrew D., Long Grove, IL
Satan in Love (With an Angel)
Tell me that you won’t forget me
The Idea of Staying By Maxfield P., San Francisco, CA
When she looks the prettiest
Without Him …
You removed your soul, then proceeded to remove my heart
Believing Is Deserving

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