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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2010 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysGood-Bye North Shore, Hello Me
College EssaysThe Magic of Giving


Authors Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus By Lauren K., Eagle, ID
The Nevada Motel
I Kissed the Boy Who Hit Me
In Search of Faith By Molly V., Newport Beach, CA
The Visit
Tissues By Shirl Y., Hsinchu, Taiwan
The Big Three

Hot Topics

BullyingSilent No More By Anonymous, Raynham, MA
EnvironmentAgent Orange By Tehreem R., Huntington
EnvironmentAnimal Cruelty Must Stop
EnvironmentEven in Nature
HealthExtra Obstacles
HealthFinding Serenity By Anonymous, Moonstone, CA
HealthLove Shouldn't Hurt
HealthRise Above By Joseph S., Evergreen Park, IL
HealthThe Blind Side of Truth By Sarah D., Cannon Falls, MN
HealthThe Scare By Destiny H., Grove, OK
Letters to the EditorA Bulky Burden
Letters to the EditorAn Environmental Killer By Stephanie Y., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorKudos, Teen Ink
Letters to the EditorLobster & Butter By Nikki M., Canfield, OH
Letters to the EditorLOL =D By Amy P., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorModern Patriotism
Letters to the EditorMy Ex-Teen Icon
Letters to the EditorPursue Your Passions
Letters to the EditorShe Has Cancer By Sara S., Canfield, OH
Pride & PrejudiceDefining Femininity
Pride & PrejudiceWe’re Cool Like That By Sojourner A., Philadelphia, PA


Educator of the YearAmy West
Educator of the YearMichael Reynolds By Sam D., Louisville, KY
HeroesGrandfather Lee S. By Laura C., Arlington Heights, IL
HeroesJack Johnson
HeroesMother Gayle V.
MemoirMove In Day For a Charlie's Angel By Becky M., Wichita, KS
Personal ExperienceGhosts in the Sand By Genevieve N., Winnetka, IL
Personal ExperienceMarching Into History By Emily H., Honolulu, HI
Personal ExperienceMeeting Barack Obama By John Q., Anaheim, CA
Travel & CultureJackson Heights
Travel & CultureJust One Photo By Stephanie F., Richmond Hill, On, Canada
Travel & CultureLiving in Senegal By Amandalee A., Jacksonville, FL
Travel & CultureThird World By Zakaria E., columbia, MO
Travel & CultureTwo Countries By Nathalie L., Ananindeua, Brazil
Travel & CultureYou Smell Like Fish By Keziah O., New Brighton, MN


Ending the War on Terrorism By Kelsey F., Carbondale, CO


Book ReviewsFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner By Maureen M., Plano, TX
Book ReviewsFreeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe By Cynthia L., Westfield, NJ
Book ReviewsFriday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger By Jimmy B., Plainville, MA
Book ReviewsNothing Feels Good by Andy Greenwald By Rachell L., Sydney, Australia
Book ReviewsRant by Chuck Palahniuk By Kendra F., Canfield, OH
Book ReviewsWarriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals By Tess G., Mt. Kisco, NY
Movie ReviewsHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Movie ReviewsNew Moon
Movie ReviewsPirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Music ReviewsAce Frehley – Anomaly
Music ReviewsBrand New Concert By Ryan R., Phoenix, AZ
Music ReviewsColbie Caillat – Breakthrough
Music ReviewsColdplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Music ReviewsJack’s Mannequin – The Glass Passenger By Kate T., Webster, NY
Music ReviewsTegan and Sara – Sainthood
TV show reviewsFrontier House By Shane B., Wilmington, DE
TV show reviewsThe Secret Life of the American Teenager By Tricia K., Peoria, AZ

Art / Photo

a lonesome cowboy's only friends
a nice day By Annie W., Mount Laurel, NJ
Alice in Wonderland By Meagan M., Pasadena, TX
All You Need is Love
Barack Obama Sketch
Cold / Hurt
First Frost
Flower's Song
Frost and Fire
Hand Study #1
Hymns of Saints Forgotten
I Am Hollywood.
In the dark By Ariana T., Overland Park, KS
Lion of Judah
Meadow By Laura S., New South Wales, Australia
New York City Skyscape
Perfect Wagonride
Portfolio Madness I
salt and papper
Sending a Love Letter By Jessica C., Aurora, IL
Snow Day By Scott B., Chester, CT
Sweet things and Bee Stings
That's the Spot
The Horned Piper By Rachel Y., Lubbock, TX
we are counting on you
where i want to be
White-Washed Tracks By Laurie C., Tuscaloosa, AL
Window sitting
world at my feet
You're My Cuppycake


3 minutes and 47 seconds
A Class
A Piece of My Father
A Poet By Kiel H., Las Animas, CO
After Life By Brandi W., Danville, NH
Anxiety Attack By Sara B., Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Black Hole
Carry My Tune
Crush By Logan S., Danville, VA
Enter at Your Own Risk By Anika N., Northville, MI
Famous By Charlee R., Anchorage, AK
First Winter Here By Melita S., Berlin, VT
For How Long By Anonymous, Arlington heights, IL
Greed But No Friends By Nicholas M., Bunbury, Australia
Hapless Blindness
I Shall Run
John, Michael, Christopher By Alexis F., bethesda, MD
let us submerge
Letting Go
Lotus Blossoms and Seashells
made for the sky By Adriana V., Princeton, NJ
Make Sure to Leave the Window Open By Amber A., La Junta, CO
Meant To Be By Rebkha M., Ossining, NY
October 17th By Allison M., Fairfax, VA
Of Days to Come
Oil By Sophie B., Newton, MA
One Moment
One Tree Love
Pay No Attention to Me wind'schime, malacca, Malaysia

Picture Stories
Pleasing and Pretending
Poetry By Anonymous, Charlotte, NC
Rest Stops
Rhapsody on a Sunny Spring Morn By Jarnickae W., Nassau, Bahamas
Snow By Maggie O., Mandeville, LA
Sophomore Year
Stand Still Look Pretty
Staying Here
substantial By Carlie H., Baltimore, MD
Terrible Technology By April F., Albrightsville, PA
The Albatross
The Cypress Shelf
The Downpour By Morgan G., Gibsonia, PA
The Flames By Emily S., Easton, CT
The Hudson
The Lemons
The Other Side of the Sky By Elizabeth R., Auburn, CA
The Path By Tionna M., Enumclaw, WA
The Right Way of Things
The Street
Those Who Judge Me
Through the Cracks in the Window
Time Bomb By Cody T., Gahanna, OH
Tinkerbell By Julia R., San Francisco, CA
Undesirable tea for undesirable people. By Malvika J., Chicago, IL
United We Fall
We Are Today
When Death Comes By Micaela D., Dayton, OH
White Space By Skyler G., Fayetteville, AR
you can't say I never wrote you a poem
Act I
An Essay on the Subject of the Author's Reasoning
Body of Hope
Cold Rain
Cotton-Candy Lies
Crossing Three Novembers
No Glory in My Morning
On Names By Jenny B., Atlanta, GA
She Equals Me By Burkey K., Decatur, GA
The Bird House
The Funeral By Beatrice G., Edmonds, WA
The Paper Girl
The West
Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday
First Haiku
Casualties of War By Kat D., Rehoboth, MA

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