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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2010 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


Fiction


Nothing By Emily K., Sudbury, MA
Receive
Writer Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Hunger Pains
Beneath the Bus By Julia C., Bethesda, MD
Departure By Nicole B., Chula Vista, CA
Drunkard's Gem By Kaitrin A., Salem, CT
Gumbo
Summer Tastes Like Cherries
The Opera
The Wall
Wither
Blue Rival, Yellow Bunny
Just Like You
The Lies We Tell
Icarus By Rachel L., Groton, MA

Hot Topics


HealthSeeking A Sense Of Self
Letters to the Editor"Dear Agony" By Irissa C., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorAnswering Whispered Questions By Benny L., New York, NY
Letters to the EditorHeroes: Kimberly H. By Jason D., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorLamentations of a Bus Girl By Katie C., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorLetter to a Future Date By Caroline D., Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorWelcome Home By Jesus M., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhen I Was Born

Nonfiction


Educator of the YearDr. Heather Held, English
Educator of the YearGina Travalini, French By Grant M., Newark, DE
Educator of the YearLynnae Erickson By Taylor C., Rochester, WA
Educator of the YearMegan McDermott, Science
Educator of the YearMelanie Gaddy, History
Educator of the YearRobert Lingenfelter, History By John L., Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearStephanie Hunt, World History
Educator of the YearSusan Geisz, Gym and Health By JenNise C., Sterling Heights, MI
HeroesTank Man
MemoirGood News
Personal ExperienceA Lesson in War By Hayden L., Spring, TX
Personal ExperienceAudrey Palmetto
Personal ExperienceConfined
Personal ExperienceThe Heart of Life is Good By Stephanie S., Rice Lake, WI

Opinion


Music Education in Schools
Shopping in Secondhand Stores

Reviews


Book ReviewsBook of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Book ReviewsEnder's Game by Orson Scott Card
Book ReviewsGrendel by John Gardner
Book ReviewsHistory of the World by J. M. Roberts
Book ReviewsHunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
Book ReviewsMonster by Walter Dean Myers By Spencer B., Chapel Hill, NC
Book ReviewsThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Book ReviewsThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison By Alexa C., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Book ReviewsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Book ReviewsThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Art / Photo


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By SETH K., springfield, OH
A Waiting Photographer
Americana: Ukulele
As proud as a peacock, until all it's feathers are ripped apart.
Backward Ballerina
Birds of a Feather
brooklyn botanical garden
Carefree By MEGHAN T., SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Catherine Ernshaw
Caution
Clenched Fist
Clues
Darkness
deserts and suns
Eclipse.
Graduation By Ruth C., Pleasanton, TX
Grief
Harmonious Hound
Harriet's Travel
Home Sweet Home
Honey is Sweet
I Believe in Faeries
Lady Gaga Drawing
Life As We Know It
Make A Wish and Hope for the Best
Make Me Hollywood
Management
Paint
Parody Of Life's Reality By Cameron Z., Lubbock, TX
Playing and Pretending
Reach
Rose
SaltWhite
Searching for Details
Sister
Spot of Color
Study nature 2
Tangy!
The End Of The Rainbow
The Fear In Her Eyes
The Fireman
The Sweetheart Tree
The Violinist
Time won't stand still
together forever
Trapped By Dama D., Altamont, NY
Umbrellas
Village Beauty
where do i go from here?
Woman in Hyde Park
woosh

Poetry


Black and White World
Cartwheels on Your Resume
Ghost Town By Marlea K., Schoharie, NY
Girl in the Window By Sam B., Brick, NJ
Hog's Back Mountain
I Envy Her By Willow S., Culver, IN
Limits
My Cooking
Ode to Jonathon Krivay, Dec’d
Rainbow Family
The Forage
This is Just to Say
You Can't Write a Poem About Peanut Butter
In the Shadows of a Once Existent Wood
The Result
(Why)
A Kindergarten Class By Andrew N., Fishers, IN
A Random Act of Kindness By Caitlyn S., Cannon Falls, MN
A Small and Restless Bee
Abby By Mathew S., South Plainfield, NJ
Adam and Eve
adieu, adieu
age four
An Ode to Cats
As The Clock Chimes
Because I Can't Say Good-bye Anymore
Between the Music and Us
Bitter Satisfaction
Blunt
Bon Voyage
Butterfly By Anonymous, Palo Alto, CA
cardio-vascular surgery
Child Slave in Ghana
Church Bells
Cliché
Competing Ants
Crash
Crooked By Morgan B., Buffalo Grove, IL
Digging
Do I Want to Live Forever?
Ego Treadmill
Ephemeral, Eternal
Escape
Evergreen Spirits By Alysia W., Gibsonia, PA
Fantasies
Finding the Strength to Say It's Over
Flying
Funny
Generations
Good-bye
Good-bye
Graduation
Grandma Irene By Morgan B., Buffalo Grove, IL
Growing Up
Headdress
Her Work
Hidden
Homage to Eliot, Love Letters for Chopin...
Hope
Horizon
I am nothing By Anonymous, Ivins, UT
i miss you
I Was Mistaken
In Reverse By Beverly B., Mequon, WI
Incarnate
It's 10:46 and I'm Alone
It's Jazz
JJ <3
Just Ask Her By Anonymous, Springfield, IL
Laces
Lament for a Broken Love
Last August
Late-Night Phone Calls
left orbit
Legacy By Logan S., Danville, VA
Let me Go (An Ode to Overprotective Parents)
Letting Go By Anonymous, Vancouver, WA
Lex-Town
Little Girl
Little Pebble
Lobster Cage By Iris K., los gatos, CA
Lost and Found
Lost Sanity
Magic
Massachusetts In Morning
Midnight Beach
Mirror, Mirror By Emanuella R., Brooklyn, NY
Moments
Monsters
Morbid Sigh
My Pandemic
My Sociology
Nearly Identical By Dana R., Higganum, CT
Never Understand
Never, Not Once
Notes
Nothing To Report
October Ninth By Bailey M., Lyle, WA
once upon a time
One drop
One Idea
One Step
Only One
Opa's Camera By Zoe H., Bridgeton, NJ
Open Your Eyes
Pa's Song
Pieces of Me
Pimples
Playing Fair
Poetry
Question By Joy M., Livingston, NJ
Recurring Dreams
Red
reflection
Remembrance
Ripping
s'now s'later
Semi-Colon
Shame
Shattered
She Never Said, "Let Them Eat Cake"
Sister Rachel By Christian S., Arlington Heights, IL
Sky
Something Strange
Star By Nazish K., Elmont, NY
Summer
Sweater
tactless
Taste
The Differences Between
The First Day Of My Life
The Jewel
The Not-So-Promising Possible Future
The Perfect Illusion
The Pine Tree
The Question of Truth By Ryan F., South Plainfield, NJ
The Rain
The Rational Man
The Right By Anonymous, Dobbs Ferry, NY
The Shirt By Zach S., Hartford, WI
The Winter Rabbit By Mike R., South Plainfield, NJ
Things Look Nicer Underwater, Except You Can't Breathe
This is a poem without a name By Anonymous, Bradford, PA
This Is Me Trying
Three
To An Ex-Boyfriend
To Hold You
Tug of War
Turkey-Armenia Pact Hits Snags/Love Poem
Underage
Unique
Unlocked
Vincent van Gogh
Walk
What Does a Mafia Boss Eat for Breakfast?
When I saw you
When I Sleep
whom life engraved
Wildfire
Wilt... (to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower) By Anonymous, Charlotte, NC
window frame of time
You Can’t Write a Poem About Walmart By Philip H., Mt. Prospect, IL
Young Girl By Anonymous, New York, NY
I Told Myself I Wouldn't Say This
Second Chances
You're Smart But
That Vile Child
Cigarettes By Anonymous, Paris, France
Livin'
Spin with me

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